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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Rating Summary

Based on 68 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

52%

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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

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 21, 2014
Xbox OneAug 25, 2015
Wii UOct 29, 2015
PCJan 30, 2014

Developer: Kevin Zuhn

Publisher: Young Horses, Inc

Genre: Adventure

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Critic Reviews

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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'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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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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