The We Happy Few reviews have dropped ahead of the game’s release tomorrow, giving you an idea of what to expect from the dystopic post-war adventure. For the game’s interesting premise, however, it’s received a mixed reception – in our own review, Jack Yarwood says:
“Beneath We Happy Few’s flaws is an excellent story, some clever first-person exploration, and a bunch of stunning design work. But the rest of the experience feels profoundly self-conscious and unsure of what it actually wants to be, imposing on you in some areas while remaining hands-off elsewhere.”
Jack offers the game a 5/10, which is a little under the average that the game seems to have earned across the board. At time of writing, Opencritic puts We Happy Few at a 66, while Metacritic takes it just a hair higher, at a 68 (although both of those scores are subject to some degree of change). To give you an easy snapshot of who thought what, we’ve put together a selection of We Happy Few reviews. Unless otherwise stated, all reviews are on PC.
We Happy Few review scores:
- GamesRadar+ – 4/5
- Destructoid – 5/10
- Polygon – Unscored
- Game Informer – 78/100
- PCGamesN – 5/10
- Eurogamer – Unscored
- TheSixthAxis – 6/10
It’s a mixed bag then, if you were planning on picking the game up and are now doubting your decision, you can take some solace in those GamesRadar and Game Informer scores. It’s also worth pointing out that some of what contributed to lower scores seems to have been bugs and pacing issues that could be more relevant to review builds than the finished product.
We Happy Few releases tomorrow, August 10.