Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

An adventure game/visual novel developed by 5pb, a Japanese studio known with immense experience with the genre. Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness takes place in the world of Psycho-Pass, a popular science-fiction anime series. We are introduced to a grim version of 2113, in which a complex computer system called Sybil monitors the actions, thoughts, and emotional state of the inhabitants, creating a criminal behavior estimate for every citizen. If the probability is too high, the troublemaker is pursued by the police that neutralizes him on the spot. The game, taking place during the first six episodes of the animated series, enables us to assume the role of two new members of the investigating outfit: Takuma Tsurugi, an executor who’ve been sentenced by the system, but chose to join the police forces, and Nadeshiko Kugatachi, a woman with without memory who works as an Inspector, a person supervising the work of Executors. The game sees us follow the plot, shown through text, pictures, and short animated sequences. From time to time, we are given a choice of a few alternative actions, while our decision affect the possible outcomes of the story.

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PC / Windows
Game Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PC) Cover
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness | PC

Adventure, cyberpunk, science fiction, Detective, manga and anime, dystopia, visual novel

Companies responsible for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

5pb. | game developer

NIS America | publisher   Official website

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness release date for PC:

game language:
English

24 April 2017 | Worldwide

24 April 2017 | Europe

24 April 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (XONE) Cover
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness | XBOX ONE

Adventure, cyberpunk, science fiction, Detective, manga and anime, dystopia, visual novel

Companies responsible for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

5pb. | game developer

5pb. | publisher   Official website

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
Japanese

28 May 2015 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4) Cover
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness | PS4

Adventure, cyberpunk, science fiction, Detective, manga and anime, dystopia, visual novel

Companies responsible for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

5pb. | game developer

5pb. | publisher   Official website

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness release date for PS4:

game language:
English

24 March 2016 | Worldwide

16 September 2016 | Europe PAL

13 September 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

PlayStation Vita
Game Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PSV) Cover
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness | PS Vita

Adventure, cyberpunk, science fiction, Detective, manga and anime, dystopia, visual novel

Companies responsible for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

5pb. | game developer

5pb. | publisher   Official website

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness release date for PS Vita:

game language:
English

24 March 2016 | Worldwide

16 September 2016 | Europe PAL

13 September 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness for PC / Windows is a Japanese science-fiction visual novel/adventure game developed by 5pb, the authors of numerous games with a similar gameplay style, including Corpse Party: Blood Drive, or Robotics; Notes.

Plot

The game takes place in the world of Psycho-Pass – a Japanese animated series describing a grim vision of 2113, in which an advanced computer system called Sybil monitors the actions, thoughts, and emotional state of all citizens, calculating a probability of a criminal behavior for each person. If the probability is too high, the police forces engage in a search for the culprit, either arresting or eliminating him on the spot. The campaign of Mandatory Happiness takes place parallel to the first season of the series.

We follow the story of two novice members of Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division, the outfit responsible for carrying out the Sibil sentences – Takuma Tsurugi, also known as the Executor, who’ve been sentenced to death as a result of a too high probability, but managed to save his life by joining the police forces, and Nadeshiko Kugatachi – a man without memory, and an Inspector supervising the work of Executors.

Mechanics

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a classic visual novel adventure game. This means that most of our playthrough involves following the plot, shown through text, pictures, and short animated sequences. From time to time, we are left with a choice of a few alternative outcomes – the choices made in that moment have a serious influence over the story, leading it on one of a few alternative paths. As a result, the player has to complete the game more than once to learn all of the alternative stories.

Aside from typical constrictions of a visual-novel, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness offers much more freedom and nonlinearity than most games from this genre. Even the choice of the hero changes the plot drastically, while choices; small, as well as major ones are numerous and also influence the Sibil estimate. This means that less cautious players can end their playthrough prematurely and with unresolved cases.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i3 3.1 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness trailer

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Zwiastun gry Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, japońskiej przygodówki visual novel od studia 5pb.