Catherine for PlayStation 3
PS3

Catherine

Jul 26, 2011

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Developer: Atlus
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

As Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game's titular diversion, players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle. Catherine's core themes-those of free will, of the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make within them, marry perfectly with the intense, terror-filled gameplay that serves to accurately reflect Vincent's growing sense of anxiety. It is an experience wholly unlike any to come before it, and is certain to leave gamers talking and thinking about Vincent's tribulations long after the credits have rolled.

Critic Reviews

22 Reviews
7.89
Angelo M. D'ArgenioJan 26, 2011
If you like strange demonic games like the MegaTen series, mind-bending puzzle games like Q-bert, or if you just want to see the issues of marriage, pregnancy, and relationships dealt with in a way no game has dealt with them before, get Catherine and play it now. It is easily one of the best games—if not the best game—to come out this summer, and it will have you second guessing your relationships and fearing your own dreams for many nights to come.
Jeff GerstmannJul 28, 2011
It's certainly not awful, but too many aspects of Catherine felt like they were actively trying to push me away. More variety in the gameplay would have helped, as would more meaningful interactions with the game's cast. As it stands, the coolest thing about Catherine is that there really isn't anything else out there like it. If that's enough for you, you'll probably have a better time with the game than I did.
Martin GastonFeb 06, 2012
It's a shame the ending lets the game down, then, as Catherine presents an intriguing proposition for the human condition - that life will force all of us into a crossroads, and it's only through grabbing the sheep by the horns that we can really become ourselves. Push the wacky surrealism aside and you've also got a detailed, down-to-earth world that you'd never expect as you first slide the disc into the tray, alongside a set of subtle questions that will invoke sentiment and thought.

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