Game Preview This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. 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. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who don’t take kindly to people who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules. ***1960s Dystopian England*** Set in a retrofuturistic 1960s, you will find a city ravaged by war and rebuilt by delusionally happy people. Everything appears to be happy in Wellington Wells, including the roads, the people, and its omnipresent television personality, Uncle Jack! However, it’s a beautiful world on the brink of collapse. You will discover the history of this world, and how it came to be just so beguilingly happy. ***Suspicion and Joy*** We Happy Few is about surviving in and escaping from a procedurally generated world, where you must learn to hide in plain sight. If you act out of turn, or you’re not on Joy (the local happy pills), the locals will become suspicious and will rapidly turn your frown upside down! Forcefully. You will need to practice conformity, stealth and combat if you want to survive long enough to escape. ***A Mature Story*** We Happy Few’s characters are not typical video game heroes. They are flawed and not particularly heroic, warped by the trauma their world has been through. Each character has their own storyline that reacts to the events of the world around them, and their place within it. Our stories are definitely not appropriate for children, but are laced with dark humour, hope, and even a spot of redemption. ***Features*** In We Happy Few, you will experience: - A procedurally generated world, meaning that everyone’s experience will be unique, - A range of difficulties for new and experienced players alike, - Permadeath, if you want to satisfy all your masochistic needs, - Three modes: sandbox, story and Wellie mode, - A unique soundtrack, and - A fully voiced, cinematic, first person story. And you can play it in your own style: - Fill your basic needs (hunger, thirst, and sleep) to survive, - Learn how to interact with the other members of your society, and choose stealth, conformity or combat, - Encounter dozens of in-game unique events, - Conform to the specific local habits by learning to behave accordingly, and taking your Joy, - Collect recipes, scavenge items and craft dozens of weapons, tools and devices, fight with your bare hands or the crazy weapons you create, watch out for traps, or learn how to use them to your advantage. Note: not all of these features will be available during Game Preview! They will become available as we develop them, leading up to the full release of the game. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at *PEGI RATING IS PROVISIONAL

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One

Additional info

Published by
Compulsion Games Inc

Approximate download size
3.74 GB

  • Age rating
  • Pan European Game Information


Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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HotBlooded WOLF

Platform: Xbox

needs the shop sorting out

when buying a item from the top u end up buying the middle the highlight is flickering on a different item i will change my rating ofter its sorted and put a good word in for thing well thaught out game add safehouse customization and trophy room for doing stuff and possibly hitman jobs and robberys would make earning money fun

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


What a brilliant game so different from the norm a real sense of escapism playing the trial. I am left desprate for the completed game its mindblowing sceneiro and interactive wacky world is both encapturing and dark. I could see a film of this model and story in the future plus it reminds me of the 1980s film They Live but no aliens just a brilliant plot a definte for all gamers who went to immuse themselves in a different world 5 stars to the makers

6 out of 8 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Improving all the time

I really hope this game gets finished........WHAT A TRIP!!!! Thoroughly enjoying so far, weird and wonderful. Please shell out and support, this game is going to be awesome

5 out of 6 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Good game but I didn't get very far

Overall, I enjoyed my 45 mins on the game. the story to me was non-exsistent and my charecter got hungry\ thirsty and tired very quickly but the scavange to survive system worked perfectly. I feel however, that I needed more time to test the game considerring its a game preview and they may not update it... It's easy to like 45 mins of any game.

11 out of 11 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


I love this open world game, and even without the story (yet!), it is one of my favourite games.




Platform: Xbox

An enjoyable start

As you would expect from a Game Preview there are several bugs but is still enjoyable and shaping up to be a great game. looking forward to the full release.

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

It looks like it will be a great game

i liked the whole concept of the game, its very different and seems more like a movie. Straight away youve got this compassion for the main character (which you know very little about). within the first 5 minutes you feel a slight sense of impending doom. they are still working on this which means this rating is based on what has been completed so far. Thanks fo reading.

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Happy,happy,joy. JOY!

A few tweeks (graphics, collision detectors etc) and the delivery of promised content makes the missing star appear. Could be the prescription mature gamers need to lift our spirits.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

It's not much now, disapointing but still fun

After following the game awhile I knew it was going to be a survival game. But after playing the intro it made it feel like it could work being more linear and story-driven. But We Happy Few just feels like another survival game, a weird one at that. The kind you die of thirst right as you find something interesting in the potentially well crafted dystopian world. I understand it's still early days but even the future looks unoriginal and not what people want or could be. But for now, kind of fun and can and will go somewhere.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Amazing, lots of potential

The crafting is easy to understand, the world and music is outstanding, and while the story is incomplete the foundation for a great storydriven survival game is there already, be warned though the game has many bugs and performance issues which will no doubt be fixed overtime, 10/10, so much potential,BUY IT!

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.



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