We Happy Few
Trailers and gameplay
Retrofuturistic 1960s England
Set in retrofuturistic 1960s England, you will find a city ravaged by war and rebuilt by delusionally happy people. Everything appears joyful in Wellington Wells, including its roads, its people, and its omnipresent television personality: Uncle Jack! But, it’s actually a world on the brink of collapse. Come and unveil its dark history, and discover how and why its residents came to be so beguilingly happy.
Three Interwoven Narratives
Play as three flawed characters who must contend with their own guilty pasts and connections to the mysteries surrounding Wellington Wells. Each has a unique storyline in which they interpret and react to the dramatic events around them. Experience dozens of encounters with your very offbeat - and very English - fellow Wellies.
A Dystopia of Your Very Own
In We Happy Few, no two playthroughs are alike. While the citizens of Wellington Wells will always want to ensure that you’ve taken your Joy, the procedurally-generated world will ensure that your experience with We Happy Few is different and unique. Wellington Wells is never quite like you remember it.
Take Your Joy…or Don’t. The choice is yours.
Customise your We Happy Few experience. Choose from a range of difficulties for new and experienced players alike. Masochistic? Try permadeath! Collect recipes, scavenge items, and craft dozens of weapons, tools, and devices. Creep, clash, or conform your way through puzzles and encounters. Fight with the crazy weapons you can craft, or fight with your bare hands and don’t kill anyone!
We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. In this alternative 1960s England, conformity is key. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.
Discover the retrofuturistic city’s dark history as you play through the intertwined narratives of three quietly rebellious citizens of Wellington Wells, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, as they face their pasts, prepare for the future, and engage in activities that aren’t exactly status quo in the artificially enthused society.
4K: 4K Ultra HD not available on the Xbox One or Xbox One S consoles.
HDR: HDR functionality available with supported games and TVs.
Xbox One X Enhanced: Enhanced features for Xbox One X subject to release of a content update. Games information at xbox.com/enhanced.
- Gearbox Publishing
- Compulsion Games
- Action Adventure, Psychological Thriller
- Xbox One
- Release date
- 10 August 2018
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Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, We Happy Few is an action/adventure game in which you hide, fight, and conform your way out of a delusional Joy-obsessed world.