The Mysterious Quest is an open-world survival horror action-adventure video game developed by Compulsion Games and published by Gearbox Publishing for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It's a spin-off sequel of We Happy Few.
Played from a third-person perspective, the game combines role-playing, survival, and light rogue-like elements. Taking place within modern times, followed the 23-year-old woman named Daisy Hastings who was raised in an abandoned town. She suffers from a disorder called schizophrenia because of the bad memories she had during her troubled past. Daisy notices the picture of her family includes her grandfather. She remembers her grandfather who escaped from Wellington Wells because of Wellies and Bobbies in 1964. Daisy must find the clue before it's too late.
In the single-player mode, the players must control one of the three characters in different chapters. They can change their outfits from either shelter, stores, or their bedrooms. They can also look at the statue from the player's details. The players change the weapons by looking at the quick select on the right side of the screen. They can also look at (ideas).
The cutscenes begin 10 years ago. When the woman was crying inside the farm, the man was taking care of the baby until they heard some gunshots. It was the assassins. They were targeting Daisy's father. Then he runs away with the baby and his wife from the assassins. He notices that they ran out of ammo.
They escaped and decided to risk their lives for Daisy. Later, they found the secret underground bunker to hide from the assassins. Then, Peter Hastings puts his baby on the bed and sings a lullaby. Made her happy and sleepy. Later, her parents watch their daughter grown up as they still teach her to walk. Then, a few years later. Daisy finally knew how to walk. She now lives in Wellington Wells but Daisy notices that Wellington Wells was very different from in the 1960s. Then, Daisy saw her grandfather who lives in an old house at. She asked him a question about her grandmother. Arthur was so proud that she was talking about her grandmother.
So she was taking him to walk through Wellington Wells. Suddenly Arthur saw the hospital where the downers were been captured by the doctors. Then she notices the headmistress (who is now shut down) at Parade District, St George's Holm, and Hamlyn Village. Arthur saw the Department of Archives, he went inside the apartment. Arthur walking through the office until he saw something from his office.
It was his old office from 1964, he discovers the office that looks different from in 1964. Meanwhile, Daisy is looking at the St. Genesis Church where she went inside the church and investigate the lab until she found the bottle of Joy pills. She decided to open the cap and taking out the pills. Daisy saw the Joy pills that she remembers that Joy pill was been invented by Harry Haworth in 1954. He asks the scientists about testing the Joy pill. The scientists begin to test the joy pill so someone tried to take it. Then the customer takes it to make him happy and forget it. The scientists glad that joy pill is worked, so they sell to everyone at Wellington Wells and take their joy pills to forget the very bad things. But unfortunately, they went insane and has been overdosed because they take their Joy too much.
Daisy went to her home and head to her bedroom where she discovers the pills are coming from mood booths that made by Harry Haworth. She notices a book that says "The History of Wellington Wells" and read it. According to the book, it's a mystery that many wellies have been disappeared or "gone on holiday". She also saw the picture of Foggy Jack (which is Uncle Jack who is the comedian, TV and radio host of the Wellington Wells broadcasting services before having a breakdown and disappeared.).
Daisy notices the mask on the floor which she remembers the citizens wear the happy mask so nobody could see their actual faces and also become happy. She saw the old newspaper of the Hastings brothers on June 4, 1947. Which she remembers that her grandfather swaps the ID card with his brother when he was at the train station. She scurrying the stairs to see her grandfather about his brother has been taken away by the Germans and sent to Germany.
But her grandfather is already gone after Daisy went back to her house. Meanwhile, in London, Daisy was in her house, reading the newspaper that she found earlier. She saw the pictures of her friends, Max and Kate. Daisy knows them since they are kids. Max and Kate are both now lives in different houses with their families. Daisy must visit her friends' houses. Later, she walks to the park where Kate is playing the bagpipe. Kate surprised that her childhood friend has been arrival. Daisy waves to Max at the stage after finishing singing "The Make Believes Life". Max shows a guitar to Daisy and Kate which make them proud and jubilant. Before Max asks Daisy and Kate a question, they heard a siren of the police car and fire truck rushed across the King's Road. Daisy, Max, and Kate must check out to see terrible happening at King's Road.
They gasped in shocked as they see people run away and a bunch of dead bodies due to the King's Road massacre. Daisy must check it out to see someone who shooting victims and covered in smog until she realized that someone shooting to turn out to be the assassins. Daisy takes cover behind the car after she dodges the bullet from their rifts. She takes a breath as Daisy saw the handgun on the ground, grabs it quickly, and check it if there're some assassins are still here. She aims at one of the assassins and shoots at them. Some are killed and injured by Daisy.
She begin to dodge the bullets from assassins' rifles while running. One of the assassins got shot on the forehead and killed while others are injured. Daisy dodges the bullets that they fired at her. But, as they reloaded their rifles, Daisy warns everyone about the bombs that they are going to blown everything. As they run for their lives, the bomb are already blown up around the street. The streets are nothing but destroyed by the bombs. At the news, Kevin talks about what happened at King's Road bombing. Ryan turns off the telly and returns to his work, but before that, his son Robert who is making the noise by playing the loud music. Ryan angrily walks to the stairs and went to Robert's bedroom where he asks his son to turn the volume down. Robert sighs as he walks to the radio and turns the volume down. He then sits on the chair where Robert reads the book in anger. Later, Daisy went to the Starkey Residence, only the three people are still here who are Kate, her mother Jennifer, and her great-great-grandfather Ollie. She confused as tells Kate that where are other Starkey members. Suddenly, they came back from somewhere, only holding a bag of yams.
Kate waves at her brothers, Mack and Ollie as they enter the house. Ollie tells her about having a class tomorrow from ???.
- Daisy Hastings
- Max Boyle
- Kate Starkey
- Nora Miracle
- Robert Byng Jr.
- Kevin Ackroyd
- Jack Worthing Jr.
- Shelly Verloc
- Amy Verloc
- Sally Hastings
- Peter Hastings
- Ryan Byng
- Caroline Ackroyd
- Jennifer Starkey
- Andrew Starkey
- Todd Verloc
- Marie Verloc
- Security Guards
- Arthur Hastings
- Sally Boyle
- Ollie Starkey
- Victoria Byng
- General Robert Byng (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Uncle Jack Worthing (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Aunt Jane Worthing (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Percival Hastings
- Petunia Hastings
- Annie Hastings
- Fiona Hastings
- Joy Doctors
- Headboys (mentioned only)
- Ploughboys (mentioned only)
- Nick Lightbearer
- Dr. Anton Verloc
- Foggy Jack (mentioned and picture only)
- Petunia Penny
- Lionel Castershire
- Reg Cutty
- Gemma Olsen
- The Weird Sisters (mentioned only)
- Shitty Day Kid/Sam Williams
- Edmund Macmillan
- Victory Memorial Soldiers (mentioned and statue only)
- Cap'n Strawbeard (statue only)
- Peggy Allgood
- Frederick Hastings (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Maeve O'Niall Hastings (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Margaret Oliphant (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Margaret Worthing (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Mr. Boyle (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Mrs. Boyle (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Anne Boyle (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Elizabeth Boyle (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Roger Bacon
- James Maxwell
- Virgil Dainty (mentioned, picture, and statue only)
- Roger, James and Annie in: As Above, So Below
- Return of Lightbearer
- Solve the Mystery of Missing Person
- The Indian Reporter
(Daisy runs to the museum where people investigating the crime scene and see the bagged dead bodies.)
Daisy: What's going on here, officer? Last night, I was read newspaper about someone murdering both woman and man. The killer must be here somewhere.
Police Officer #1: Someone stabbed the victim with a stone knife then dropped it on the floor. The killer left at the museum. And by the way, I found the bloody broken glass that killer attacked victim.
(Daisy, Max, and Kate walk to the bowling alley called TBD where the Verloc sisters are playing.)
Daisy: Hi Amy! Hi Shelly! How are you? Are you going to challenge us?
Amy: Oh yes, Daisy. We're going to challenge you to play bowling. Let see us if we could do that.
Daisy: Let's do this!
(Daisy walks through the streets of Hamlyn Village while taking a picture on her phone.)
- This game is based on We Happy Few, Watch Dogs, The Evil Within, Bioshock, Sleeping Dogs, The Last of Us, Resident Evil, Until Dawn, F.E.A.R., Life is Strange, Cyberpunk 2077, and Dead Space.
- The game features the outfits, including a bonus outfit, posters, DLC, and a collection.
- This game was featured and mentioned in #E3 2021.
- This game was participation for the Microsoft's Halloween.
- The elements are shared with The Evil Within, F.E.A.R., ???, ???, and ???.
- This game was similar to We Happy Few. They both set in England.
- The songs from We Happy Few can be heard in the game.
- This game contains extreme violence, blood and gore, strong language, strong sexual content, drug use, and disturbing content.
- This is the first survival horror game that sets in modern day.
- This game has some Easter eggs and secrets.
- The characters have returned from We Happy Few (as elderly people).
- This game have a collection box called ???.
- Wellington Wells has returned from the game.
- Some NPCs can be friendly while helping the player during the quest.
- After the credits, Daisy, Max, and Kate are going
- This game will be like Watch Dogs: Legion, Sleeping Dogs, and The Evil Within.
- This will combine Sleeping Dogs, The Evil Within, Until Dawn,
- The Mysterious Quest will get some secret endings.
- This game is a part of the "We Happy Few" universe.
- Unlike We Happy Few, The Mysterious Quest used both the First-Person View and the Third-Person View during the gameplay and cutscenes.
- Many of the NPCs doesn't recycle generic appearances in The Mysterious Quest.
- There will be a cheater ending if you chose to use the cheat code to gain access to the commands from the beginning of the game.
- There's a happy mask from We Happy Few.
- The poster of Japan can be seen in Daisy's room.
- The animation style of the game is the same as We Happy Few.
- When the police officers ask Daisy about what happened to the museum, it's referenced to Black Panther.
- Daisy sings God Save The Queen which it's referenced to the national anthem of the United Kingdom.
- During going back in time to the 1960s with the time machine, Daisy says "Great Scott!" which it's referenced to Back to the Future.
- Daisy fixes the history of World War II by going to the United States, to help Great Britain to defeat the Germans at the war.
- During the scene where Max is studying, it's referenced to The Little Prince.
- When Daisy was chasing the gangster which is similar to Sleeping Dogs.
- Her parents usually treat her well. It's referenced to The Boss Baby.
- When Daisy fights the thugs at the bar and other places, it's referenced to The Sleeping Dogs.
- When Max and Daisy look at the old photos of the Hastings family, it's referenced to The Evil Within.
- When Kate has been kidnapped by Ryan Byng, it's referenced to Super Mario Bros where
- When Max and Daisy are singing together in the rain, it's referenced to A Star is Born.
- Max and Kate both have a bunch of weapons, it which is similar to the scene where Shaun
- When Max, Daisy, Kate, and everyone are singing while holding their hands, it's referenced UglyDolls.
- During the chase scene where Daisy drives
- During the dirty cheater ending, Daisy's computer has been hacked by unknown hacker.