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Catherine Classic

4.5 out of 5
24 User Ratings
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Dive into a puzzle action-adventure like no other with Catherine Classic. Grab your Steam PC key now and experience a tale of love, betrayal... and terror!
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About Catherine Classic

About this game

Catherine: a tale of love, betrayal, and the terror of commitment. Experience the mature action-adventure-puzzle game unlike any other from the makers of the Persona series, now enhanced for PC in all its Classic glory. Is love over? Climb to the top or die trying.

Explore the pleasures and horrors of love as Vincent, a man with a hard choice to make: marry his long-time girlfriend Katherine or move on to the incredible blonde he just woke up next to — named Catherine! But beware! Make the wrong choice, and you could end up dead. Delving into themes of free will and the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make, this action-adventure-puzzle game is an experience unlike anything else.

From ATLUS’ all-star team that brought the Persona series to life, and animation by Studio 4°C, known for anime movies ‘Memories’ and ‘Tekkon Kinkreet Black & White’, Catherine Classic is a masterwork in stylish presentation and design.

 

A Choice to Make

Vincent’s heart is torn between two women. On one side sits Katherine, the girl who intends to wed Vincent someday. On the other, Catherine, who appeared out of nowhere. Both of them pull at his heart and soul… The story can take many paths, and the outcome of this romantic horror tale can go to unimaginable places.

Nightmarish Puzzles

Move the blocks to create a path and climb a nightmarish tower while fleeing from the monsters chasing you. The lowest levels of blocks fall as time passes. If you’re not constantly moving, you’ll fall with them. There’s no time to waste!

The setting changes each night, rising higher and higher into the heavens. The more stages Vincent overcomes, the more complex the strategies required to progress will become.

Various obstacles impede Vincent’s path. Some blocks are traps, waiting to skewer unwary climbers. Others explode, damaging everything around them. The sheep in the nightmare are desperate to survive until morning, too. They’ll get in your way, mess up your blocks, or even try to shove you off. You’ll need your wits and the help of strange items that can deal with the sheep, remove hazards or create new paths if you want to reach the top!

 

Three Game Modes

Play through Vincent’s twisting story of love, lust, and self-determination in Golden Playhouse.

Take on the tower’s challenges for high scores, single player or local co-op, in Babel.

Face other players in local multiplayer to determine who is the better climber in Colosseum.

Enhanced for PC

Catherine Classic brings to PC the original version of ATLUS’ unparalleled classic action puzzler, now enhanced for modern PCs.

  • Japanese Voice Over available for the first time in the West
  • 4K resolutions
  • Unlocked framerate
  • Customizable keyboard and mouse controls

Is love over? Climb to the top or die trying.

Game Details

Release Date:
February 01, 2019
Developer:
ATLUS
Publisher:
SEGA
Rating:
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 18
Supported Languages:
English +
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported
Genres:
Puzzle
Story Rich

Adventure
Themes:
Anime
Narrative

Horror

Surreal

Psychological Horror

Great Soundtrack
Play Styles:
Singleplayer
Local Multiplayer

Choices Matter

Local Co-Op
Collections:
Horror Puzzle
Puzzle Adventure

Story Puzzle

Scary Adventure
Features:
Local MultiPlayer
Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation 


PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 (8.1) / 10
Processor: Intel Core i3 (2.9 GHz) or AMD equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: DxX10 compliant video card with 1 GB VRAM (Nvidia GeForce 8 Series or higher AMD RadeonHD 4870 or higher Intel HD 2000 or higher
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 20 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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PC Gamer

73 / 100
"An odd hybrid of life sim and puzzle game where both flawed halves somehow work well together."

Game Revolution

60 / 100
"Catherine is a fascinating experiment, but it’s rather uneven and has not aged well."

Wccftech

85 / 100
"Catherine is a genuinely funny, fun and altogether unique experience, even now. It merges brilliantly challenging puzzle gameplay with an Animé adult-romance story that is as...
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3.85%
~12 Hours
44.87%
~20 Hours
38.46%
~40 Hours
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
2.17%
Easy
3.26%
Just Right
27.17%
Tough
59.78%
Unforgiving
7.61%
Don't Ragequit! 59.78%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
5.88%
Played It
6.86%
Halfway
7.84%
Beat It
67.65%
Conquered It
11.76%
Completionist! 11.76%  of players have Conquered It

Catherine Classic User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 24 ratings
72% of users would recommend this.
4.5

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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Recommended

John
Verified purchase
Great quality game. It's a must have to add to your game collection. Interesting story and a fun puzzle game.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
This was a fantastic game! The graphics and music were great, and the story was mighty interesting! The puzzles are fairly straight forward to understand but that doesn't meant that it's easy, if you play on normal or above then expect quite a challenge on the later levels, where if you don't win then most of the time it's because you messed up somewhere, not all the time tho, there are some areas that have RNG, mostly on some bosses and on the end game stages with the mystery blocks, which could be infuriating if the puzzles weren't already tough enough. On the last boss as well, if you retry after dying, then the camera takes forever to actually see you, and it can lead to more deaths and frustration. The story is basically about relationships and cheating, which I found to be pretty good, especially with all the endings, so you can choose whichever route you want and all the choices you can make that can keep people alive and control the Freedom/Order meter too. I've got to say, the quotes that they throw on the loading screens are sometimes interesting, sometimes weird, but definitely add to the charm. Although the other bits of RNG are the babel stages, which are the hardest areas in the game and their walls cycle between presets, it's a good thing it's just an optional area (assuming you're not going for all the achievements). Overall, pretty good puzzles, nice story, and generally good. Give it a go.
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If you enjoy puzzles or adventure games, it's a must have.

King Baard
Verified purchase
I played this game, my wife watching, and loved every minute. Enjoyed the multiple ending aspect, loved the story and puzzles. Really nice to have a puzzle game with more depth to it.
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It’s good! Buy it! Play it!

Alex
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This game is a master work of story telling, puzzle design and visuals. A real treat for any lover of games like Intelligent Qube and the like. The moral ambiguity presented in the choices made and the mutilple endings are the cherry on top.
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Great!

M
Verified purchase
Fun puzzle game with a great atmosphere, great OST and interesting characters.
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Recommended

IDK
Verified purchase
Lovely game where your forced to strategize as you climb a tower in combo with a story about being faithful or not to your partner as you explore the irl and dream world.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 27% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 67% of GameFAQs users said Catherine Classic is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Catherine Classic is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
No, Catherine Classic is not currently playable on Steam Deck.

Steam account required for game activation and installation 


PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 (8.1) / 10
Processor: Intel Core i3 (2.9 GHz) or AMD equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: DxX10 compliant video card with 1 GB VRAM (Nvidia GeForce 8 Series or higher AMD RadeonHD 4870 or higher Intel HD 2000 or higher
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 20 GB available space

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 16 hours. 90% of users played Catherine Classic for over 12 hours.
82% of critics on Metacritic recommend Catherine Classic. The Metascore is 80 out of 100.
72% of Fanatical users recommend Catherine Classic. The average review score is 4.5/5
Catherine Classic was released on February 01, 2019
Catherine Classic is published by SEGA
Catherine Classic was developed by ATLUS
Fanatical users tagged Catherine Classic as Puzzle, Story Rich, and Adventure
Fanatical users tagged Catherine Classic as Anime, Narrative, Horror, and Surreal
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Catherine Classic as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Catherine Classic as having Local Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Catherine Classic as having Local Co-Op
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Catherine Classic as Puzzle
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Catherine Classic as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Catherine Classic as Adventure

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