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Black Salt Games, Team17
Mar 30, 2023 - PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

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Critics Recommend

8 / 10
PC Gamer
89 / 100
No Recommendation
3 / 5
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
4.5 / 5
7 / 10
6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Dredge

Dredge's slow dive into Lovecraftian horror intermingles with its simple fishing and sailing mechanics to create an approachable boat management sim that's as unsettling as it is relaxing.

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Dredge is a fantastically twisted fishing horror full of charm. It snags in parts but still successfully reeled me in from start to finish. A beautifully dreary bite-sized mystery.

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No Recommendation / Blank

Blending fishing with Gothic horror and Lovecraft is a fine hook, but Dredge is too defined by simple loot-and-upgrade rhythms to reel you in.

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Overall, Dredge is a nice, enjoyable fishing game with a low-fat horror coating. The mechanics, upgradability, and weird fish variety are enough to make for a lightweight and engaging time. But if your primary interest is in the narrative or atmosphere, you may find yourselves disappointed.

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Metro GameCentral

6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Part fishing simulator and part Lovecraftian adventure but while the two concepts work together surprisingly well, they both feel disappointingly undercooked.

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Dredge makes sure to weave in gentle horrors that ensure you can never fully relax

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Dredge's engrossing gameplay loop and dark, Lovecraftian themes elevate a simple fishing game into something far more intricate and engrossing than its cheerful veneer may suggest.

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Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.

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