Game details

Game:
Catherine
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Adventure
Release Date (US):
July 26th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
July 26th, 2011
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Atlus
Publisher:
Atlus
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
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About Catherine

In this mature adventure game from the company that brought you the Persona franchise, you play a carefree guy in the normal world whose grip on reality comes unglued when he meets the woman of his dreams. Vincent is a fashionable 32-year-old with no ambitions in love or work. One day, Vincent meets the game's titular character, Catherine, and is instantly charmed by her. But although there is love in the air, things don't always work out the way one would think. After this chance meeting, Vincent begins having strange nightmares, and it is in this unsettling state of hyper-real slumber and waking life that this innovative adventure game takes place.

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PSU Review Score
8.5
Avg. user review score:
8.7

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Summary

Catherine is a mind trip, blending the impact of real life decisions, the nightmares of finally growing up, and the fear of dying young. While the core puzzle-platforming offers nerve-wracking excitement, players are likewise gifted with an engaging, authentic story.

We like

  • The clever plot and narrative style
  • The intensely challenging puzzles
  • The solid replay value

We dislike

  • The repetition that kicks in during the game's latter stages
  • The occasional camera angle hiccup
  • Some of the story elements are confusing

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

The Mature rating on Catherine is an understatement, but not because of its anime-style partial nudity, overtly-suggestive sexual themes, devilishly-crafted cut scenes, and frequent use of alcohol. Catherine deserves an M for its mind-bendingly realistic adult themes that force the player to make decisions that are all too true to real life. That’s not to say that every person cheats, or even thinks about cheating, but t...

Catherine News

  • Catherine gets U.K. launch trailer

    Deep Sliver has dreamt up a seductive Catherine launch trailer for you to feast your eyes on in celebration of the game's U.K. release tomorrow. The quirky puzzle/adventure title originally released in Japan back in February 2011, and hit North America last summer. PSU’s Adam Dolge put the ...

  • Catherine Euro pre-orders come with extra goodies

    Gamers who pre-order upcoming adult thriller Catherine ahead of its European release will receive a special art booklet and soundtrack, publisher Deep Silver has announced. Better get your copy reserved sharpish, though, as these extra goodies won’t be available unless you pre-order. U.K. g...

  • Catherine gets European release date

    Quirky adventurer Catherine will be released in Europe on February 10, 2012, publisher Deep Sliver has confirmed. The game will be available in two flavours: standard (£49.99) and Stray Sheep Edition (£54.99). The latter packs a number of goodies including a Rave T-Shirt and comes serve...

  • Catherine dated for Europe, gets Stray Sheep Edition

    Deep Silver’s confirmed that steamy adventurer Catherine will be released in Europe in February 2012. Furthermore, the game will launch not only in bog-standard retail form, but also in the shape of the sumptuous Stray Sheep Edition. Named after the in-game bar in which dreamy protagonis...

  • Catherine has sold over 500k worldwide

    Atlus parent Index has confirmed that sheep-infested puzzler Catherine has flogged over 500,000 units globally. Released in Japan in February and July in North America, Catherine‘s success has resulted in Index recording a healthy profit year-on-year.  The quirky title has become Atlus&...

  • Catherine's European release date pulled back into 2011?

    European gamers have been extremely patient in getting their hands on the highly acclaimed horror puzzle-platformer Catherine - especially since it has already been out in Japan since February and July for the U.S. However, according to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), it seems as th...

  • Catherine coming to Europe in early 2012?

    According to the chaps at MCV, quirky adult outing Catherine will be hitting PAL territories in Q1 2012. The game was previously released in Japan and North America in January and July, respectively, and is to be published in Europe by Deep Silver. Up until now however, a release window has remaine...

  • Atlus reveals first week Catherine sales numbers, boasts with cake

    Having already stated that Catherine has broken sales records for the company, Atlus today tweeted a picture that gives us a rough idea of how many units were moved off shelves during first week sales.  The cake pictured above was made in celebration of hitting the 200,000 copies sold in the...

  • Catherine breaks sales records for Atlus

    Having just been released, and reviewing quite well, Catherine is reportedly the largest launch that Atlus has had for a game yet.  "Catherine has exceeded our highest expectations," Tim Pivnicny, VP of Sales and Marketing at Atlus, told IGN. "It released last week to tremendous...

  • Catherine hitting Europe this year

    Atlus has secured a publishing partner in Deep Silver to bring quirky adventure Catherine to PAL regions later this year. Speaking on the move, Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver, commented, "We are very proud to be able to publish Catherine in all PAL territories as a Deep Silver ga...

Catherine Features

  • Game of the Month - July 2011

    Ah, summer. A chance to enjoy the finer things in life, such as the sunshine, ice cream, and long walks on the beach. For us gamers though, it’s a time to catch our breath and finally beat some of the titles that have been unceremoniously shoved to one side lately, on account of the fact we&rs...

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