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  • Summary: We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set ofWe Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 60
  2. Negative: 5 out of 60
  1. Aug 9, 2018
    90
    Despite the performance issues, We Happy Few is a must-own title for any gamer who loves survival open world titles and quality world building.
  2. Aug 20, 2018
    75
    We are always attracted by dystopian worlds, and We Happy Few’s is a hell of a ride. In spite of some gameplay issues, including the combat, Compulsion’s new game is a great experience to enjoy.
  3. Aug 13, 2018
    70
    It’s hard to criticize a game that offers so much originality, humor and satirical atmosphere. We Happy Few, unfortunately, lets its narrative and characters get bogged down in a desperate and, at times, tedious struggle to survive the game’s brutal environment.
  4. Aug 9, 2018
    65
    We Happy Few is going to go down as a cult hit. If you can muster the strength to get past its janky gameplay, there's a whole lot to love here in the world and characters. But the fact remains that this adventure is one that could have used a bit more refinement.
  5. Aug 23, 2018
    60
    If you can see past the casually designed mechanics and truly immerse yourself in the environment and narrative aspects of We Happy Few, there’s plenty to see here. Unfortunately for those probing a more wholesome experience, We Happy Few falls short.
  6. Aug 9, 2018
    60
    Much like Contrast before it, We Happy Few shows off plenty of potential with its original and engaging world from a team whose passion and heart clearly shines through. Unfortunately, the random nature of the world ultimately hampers this ambition, and is held back further by lackluster stealth and inconsistent dialogue.
  7. Aug 10, 2018
    40
    There are just too many hurdles to overcome to enjoy We Happy Few, and not enough Joy in the world to cast them aside.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 42
  2. Negative: 17 out of 42
  1. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    I am so surprised to see any negative or mixed reviews on here... The game is so unique, utterly bonkers, and really great to play. It suckedI am so surprised to see any negative or mixed reviews on here... The game is so unique, utterly bonkers, and really great to play. It sucked me in from the first second, and I have been playing for hours since. Hopefully people will come to realise and love the game like I and others in the future - it is really great. Expand
  2. Aug 15, 2018
    10
    Made an account to give this game a 10. Reminds me of the beginnings of most of my favorite RPG series. Ambitious and I want more content likeMade an account to give this game a 10. Reminds me of the beginnings of most of my favorite RPG series. Ambitious and I want more content like this. Go buy it. Expand
  3. Aug 16, 2018
    9
    Es un grandissimo juego obviando los problemas de rendimiento. La mayoria de críticas tienen un criterio estúpido y simplista, que denota queEs un grandissimo juego obviando los problemas de rendimiento. La mayoria de críticas tienen un criterio estúpido y simplista, que denota que no han jugado mas de 2h. Qualquier missión secundaria de este juego le da patadas a qualquier main quest de un assassin's creed. Grandíssima relación horas/€. A mi me costó 30€ en una pagina de claves i me ha dado 30€. Genial. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2018
    6
    Bought this game back in early access before the Gearbox publishing deal, it's a pale shadow of the rogue-like experience that convinced me toBought this game back in early access before the Gearbox publishing deal, it's a pale shadow of the rogue-like experience that convinced me to chip in my $30. The final result has a compelling story but is plagued by watered down mechanics, a skill system than inevitably removed all difficulty from the experience, and most detrimentally a whole slew of bugs and glitches. The early access release from 18 months before release was more functional. If I had paid the full $60 price tag I'd have gotten a refund asap, but I know signed up for an early access game and I've made my peace. If the sandbox mode restores the old resource meters I might revisit my score... I really really really wanted to like this game. Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2018
    4
    Overall, the game had more cons than pros, like the struggle of having to drink water and eat food every 15 minutes. Another problem that IOverall, the game had more cons than pros, like the struggle of having to drink water and eat food every 15 minutes. Another problem that I have with the game is that there are a LOT of bugs. A bug almost completely made it so that I could not get to the next scene, but I eventually got past it. Most of the game is just you running around the world to the next objective, which gets repetitive real fast. One of the only good parts about the game is the setting and how well it was made, which earned the 4 from me. I would not recommend anybody to get this game until they fix the bugs. Expand
  6. Feb 4, 2019
    3
    We Happy Few é sobretudo um jogo mal organizado e sem identidade. Se inspirou em grandes jogos, mas cai em um limbo de más execuções e aindaWe Happy Few é sobretudo um jogo mal organizado e sem identidade. Se inspirou em grandes jogos, mas cai em um limbo de más execuções e ainda deixa evidente que não passa de uma cópia. O jogo tinha um potencial gigantesco para se tornar um clássico, mas desperdiça tudo facilmente. Expand
  7. Feb 19, 2020
    0
    Bad.
    Just. Plain. Bad.
    Not worth even on sale, heck, not even worth your time to play this garbage.

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