Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Reviews Summary

Summary: 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

Rating Summary

Based on 68 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

52%

Critics Recommend

Based on 68 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Feb 3, 2014

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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7.8 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2014

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

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45 / 100
Jan 31, 2014

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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Jan 30, 2014

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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5 / 10
Jan 30, 2014

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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5.8 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2014

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

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7 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2014

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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6 / 10
Feb 2, 2014

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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Jan 29, 2014

Some late-game issues not withstanding, Dadliest Catch is a charming, bizarre, genuinely likable little game.

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Yes
Apr 22, 2014

An often hilarious bit of video-game slapstick that makes up for its shonky second half with delightful gags and a lovably clumsy protagonist.

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