Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory

Lead a team of four Troubleshooters of dubious loyalty, who (mostly) obey orders from Friend Computer, a paranoid and irrational artificial intelligence.

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory

Paranoia is a CRPG that takes place in humanity's last idyllic refuge, Alpha Complex, which is controlled by Friend Computer.

All citizens enjoy a life of joy, cheerfulness and cleanliness. Questioning the benevolence of Friend Computer is an act of treason. Having access to information beyond your security clearance is an act of treason. Refusing to drink your daily dose of Bouncy Bubble Beverage is an act of treason. Treason is punishable by summary execution.

Stay alert! Trust no one!

Traitors are everywhere, plotting to destroy The Computer, Alpha Complex itself, and our precious way of life. Identify them, report them – or eliminate them as the treasonous scum they are. Keep your laser handy!
You lead a team of Troubleshooters with RED security clearance. Your job is to find trouble – and shoot it. Friend Computer monitors your every move, alert for any sign of treason, and will undoubtedly reward you for prompt and heroic action in defence of Alpha Complex – or punish treasonable acts, possibly by assigning you to be used as reactor shielding.
• A retro-futuristic world filled with technologies as wondrous as they are deadly
• Create and lead a team of four Troubleshooters working for Friend Computer
• Choose your specialisations from 9 available skills
• Unique character progression through cloning (if you die, you progress!)
• Tactical combat system with active pause inspired by classic CRPG games
• Original enemies, including malfunctioning robots, aggressive drinks dispensers and defective clones

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory Ratings & Reviews

  • 8%
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  • 48
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God is a Geek
by Mick Fraser
7.5 / 10
The combat could be more exciting and its over-reliance on walking and talking can be a bit tiring, but Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory remains a challenging and rewarding experience nonetheless.
by Charalampos Papadimitriou
2.5 / 5
The game is an interesting experience purely for its world and general atmosphere, but ultimately it fails to come together due to the lack of depth in its mechanics, character development, and world lore.
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Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory System Requirements



OSWindows 7 64-bit
OSWindows 10 64-bit
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 or AMD FX-4350
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7600 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage7 GB
Storage7 GB
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 6870
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
Languages Supported
  • TEXT: English
  • AUDIO: English
Paranoia® & Copyright © 1984, 2016, 2019 by Eric Goldberg & Greg Costikyan. All Rights Reserved. Cyanide S.A., Authorized User Published by Bigben Interactive and developed by Black Shamrock and Cyanide Studio.