Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 21, 2019
    87
    Catherine Classic is a good choice to review the fantastic journey of love, madness and dreams, which happened 8 years ago, before Catherine Full Body's releasing.
  2. Jan 14, 2019
    86
    Unusual puzzle platformer with great anime presentation, which thrills especially with its adult story.
  3. Jan 10, 2019
    86
    The mixture of dialogue adventure, mystery thriller and challenging puzzler didn’t lose a beat. Seven years after its console premiere this still is a captivating experience.
  4. Jan 22, 2019
    85
    Catherine Classic is a port to PC of one of the more unique and surreal gaming experiences around. Scary, thought provoking, and beautiful to behold, Catherine combines horror, romance, puzzles and platforming into a must play experience for anyone. Highly repeatable and challenging gameplay defines this true classic cult hit that begs to be discovered and rediscovered despite outwardly obscuring its true nature behind the standard expectations of a game in this style.
  5. Jan 10, 2019
    85
    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 equally compelling as it is entertaining. It features interesting and deeply flawed characters, particularly the protagonist whose emotions directly affect the challenges he'll face. All of this contained within a game that has aged particularly well due to the colourful and Animé-style design.
  6. Feb 7, 2019
    80
    Catherine Classic may not be the definitive way to experience Vincent's journey of self discovery, mainly due to some pesky technical issues, but it is a solid port nonetheless, with a few improvements of its own. Faster loading times, crisper visuals, and dual audio support, elevate the title from beyond just another bog standard PC port. It is unfortunate that English audio clips in when playing in Japanese, but Catherine is so thoughtfully designed, and so well-written that it's easy enough to endure the port's more disappointing qualities in favour of the incredible experience underneath. Catherine Classic is a great alternative to the PS3 original, if flawed.
  7. Jan 30, 2019
    80
    As a conclusion to this improved edition, Catherine: Classic brings us back a title that has already gone through the consoles of two generations. And it does not have much more improvement than seen in previous editions, apart from some graphic improvement. Still, it's still a very good game, complete, with replayability and hours. It becomes heavy in some places, because the story slows down and does not advance as fast as we would like, making the experience longer than we would expect.
  8. Jan 14, 2019
    80
    Catherine Classic continues to be one of the most fascinating and unique games of last generation. And the good news is, you no longer need to hook up your last-gen console to enjoy this gem of a game.
  9. Jan 11, 2019
    80
    The journey to finding out what it means to you is certainly one worth taking.
  10. Jan 10, 2019
    80
    An adult video game that is neither exploitative nor pretentious, but instead weaves a fun yet incisive tale about all too human characters.
  11. Jan 10, 2019
    80
    Catherine is a fantastic game, and it being on more platforms is great news, even if it doesn’t offer any new content or relevant new features.
  12. Jan 16, 2019
    78
    Quotation forthcoming.
  13. Jan 10, 2019
    73
    An odd hybrid of life sim and puzzle game where both flawed halves somehow work well together.
  14. Jan 18, 2019
    69
    Catherine Classic is a fun puzzler, with a great art-style and a fairly catchy narrative. But Vincent lacks appeal as a protagonist, he’s just so bumbling and incompetent and irritatingly unsure of himself. If nothing else hooks you, the puzzles will — but I’m questioning why this game is a classic, I just don’t think I got it.
  15. Jan 10, 2019
    60
    Catherine is a fascinating experiment, but it’s rather uneven and has not aged well.
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  1. Largely, though, Catherine Classic is a pretty fantastic rerelease of a cult hit that people have nattered on about endlessly since its debut. Being able to finally play it on PC is wonderful, and having other game modes — Babel, where you unlock harder stages by getting gold trophies on normal or hard mode in the campaign, and Colosseum, a competitive multiplayer mode — gives it a lot of replay value.
  2. Jan 10, 2019
    All told it’s a solid little package, however, and Catherine is still full of charm in how it delivers its whacky, mind-bending storylines – even though how it approaches some topics is deeply flawed.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. Jan 16, 2019
    8
    Catherine is a fantastic game, and it being on more platforms is great news, even if it doesn’t offer any new content or relevant new features.
  2. Jan 15, 2019
    10
    This game has a great storyline with a lot of endings, and the gameplay is a good mix of Dating sim and one of the best puzzles that humanityThis game has a great storyline with a lot of endings, and the gameplay is a good mix of Dating sim and one of the best puzzles that humanity has invented. Full Review »
  3. Jan 12, 2019
    10
    muy buen juego uno de los mejores, único, me encanto su estilo de estrategia y la historia!!!