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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Kevin Zuhn, Young Horses, Inc
Jan 30, 2014 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

52%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
7 / 10
PC Gamer
45 / 100
IGN
7.8 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Game Informer
5.8 / 10
Polygon
7 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

Octodad: Dadliest Catch has its charms emerging from its ludicrous gameplay and wonderful sense of humour. Critics do not is a love-it-or-hate-it game due to its gameplay being inherently complicated, but many of them agree its worthy of a shot


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Critic Reviews for Octodad: Dadliest Catch

It's a shame Octodad leans so heavily on traditional gameplay tropes like boss fights and stealth sections in its second half, especially when the opening sections suggest something quirkier and more inventive - but taken as a whole, it's still a minor triumph.

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Starts out funny, but quickly becomes frustrating. A wonderfully weird and original concept that falls flat like its jelly-limbed hero.

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IGN

7.8 / 10.0
IGN

Octodad revels in its brand of absurdist physical comedy, but also tells a touching tale.

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It might be brief, but Octodad is definitely worth checking out for anyone interested in a charming, hilarious experience. Also, you get to play as an octopus, which... you know, is pretty awesome.

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That the controls are frustrating and imprecise is kind of the point, but what's less forgiveable is how poorly Octodad seems to understand its own premise.

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Funny at first, but the jokes wear thin as harder objectives set in

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When the bizarre controls make mundane tasks impossible, Dadliest Catch is just too funny to be frustrating. When it piles on the weight of traditional video game challenges, controlling the tendrils of an uncooperative marionette becomes instantly less appealing.

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch has moments of comic brilliance, but much of it is uninspired, and it ends before it really even gets going.

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