Catherine for PlayStation 3
PS3

Catherine

Jul 26, 2011
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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

20 Reviews
7.88
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.
Game TrailersJul 19, 2011
Catherine's flamboyant visuals make you feel like you're watching an anime at times. The game doesn't hold to its highest standards consistently throughout the experience, though, often relying on its over-the-top art direction to get by. The way the game mixes 2D and 3D animation stands out at first, but it's a short-lived novelty. The soundtrack comes with an assortment of catchy pop and jazz tracks that never get old, and the voice work, while rough in a few spots, will make you forget there's no option for Japanese audio with subtitles.
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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