Percentile Rank

Cat Quest is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

GamePitt
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2017

Cat Quest is a great top-down cute Diablo style game which anyone of all ages can enjoy. It has a solid combat mechanic, a great story and a decent amount of content. After a while, some of the requests can get a bit re-pet-etive but this is quickly resolved by the game throwing in new enemies and abilities to play with.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Aug 5, 2017

Cat Quest is a game about a cat going on an adventure, nothing more and nothing less, but I'll tell you what: it's a bloody good adventure.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

Cat Quest is an excellent and charming action RPG for all ages. Combat is enjoyable, and the usual elements in the genre, like inventory control and stat tracking, never become overwhelming. The quests flow smoothly into one another, and the adventure is just the right length. Most of all, the game is charming, and despite the story and game mechanics not delving too deep, thisis a title you'll want to keep playing until it's 100% complete. For adventure and action-RPG fans, Cat Quest is a must-have.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

Whether you're a cat lover or not, Cat Quest creates an ideal blend of charming graphics and traditional hack-and-slash gameplay. Despite holding back on a few things, the satisfying combat and convenient loot system show that The Gentlebros have a tremendous understanding of RPG mechanics and – to let the cat out of the bag – it could pawsibly be my favourite game of the year.

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COGconnected
86 / 100
86 / 100
Aug 7, 2017

Cat Quest is a delightfully charming experience, one that people may overlook as a kids game, and they would be sorely mistaken.

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VGProfessional
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2017

Cat Quest is a little game inspired by the Legend of Zelda, full of furry adorable creatures and witty humor. For its little price, I would jump in and not judge the book by its cover, as this Action-RPG has more quality content than some of the biggest AAA releases nowadays.

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SwitchRPG
Apr 8, 2019

Cat Quest is, without a doubt, one of the most charming and adorable games in the eShop library. And while its combat system and core gameplay can become a bit repetitive at times, its storytelling and brevity still allow it to be an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

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We Got This Covered
Jan 5, 2018

Cat Quest is a lightweight action-RPG that doesn't demand a lot of your precious time yet provides a deep enough experience to scratch a much deeper itch. It's a purrfect addition to the Nintendo Switch lineup.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

Full of fun and a joy to get lost in, Cat Quest is only a few whiskers short of being the purrfect game.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

An adorably charming action RPG, Cat Quest might not hold a great deal of challenge for veterans, but youngsters, genre newbies and especially cat owners will find much to love in its epic tale of furious furries.

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Nintendo Insider
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 4, 2017

Did I mention that as a cat you have to fight an army of dragons controlled by an evil mage? I’m not kidding, it’s a purrfect combination of crazy and fun. It’s pawsome. The cat’s pajamas. It’s refreshing to find a game that doesn’t take itself seriously, but can also deliver interesting takes on tried and tested video game tropes that stay entertaining.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 21, 2017

Cat Quest turned out to be a low impact game with a high emphasis on fun.

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GameSpew
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 9, 2017

Seven hours or so after starting your adventure the main quest will be over, but it speaks volumes that you'll probably still want to go and explore the world and grow stronger still. It's not because Cat Quest is deep or meaningful, it's because it's just fun, and that's all a game needs to be.

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GameSkinny
Nov 27, 2017

Despite a few drawbacks, this light RPG hides a challenging and worthwhile experience under its cute exterior.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 14, 2017

Despite some irritating writing, and some difficulty balancing issues, Cat Quest is an amazing RPG. It takes the best features of other RPGs, and distils them down into a simple cocktail of fun mechanics and memorable moments. This should do good to scratch an itch for those who have never played a game like it, and those who swear by them. In short, this is a solid title, with few issues really holding it back.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

Cat Quest is a lovely action RPG that will be enjoyable for newcomers to RPGs and veterans who like cats.

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RPG Fan
79%
79%
Sep 6, 2017

Cat Quest is a good, short RPG that any cat lover will enjoy; just don't go into it looking for anything more than cute kitties and tons of feline puns.

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Worth Playing
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2018

Cat Quest offers cute visuals, solid RPG action, and an overall charming feline adventure, and it's best enjoyed in bursts to avoid the otherwise repetitive quest structure.

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IGN Italy
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Colorful and fun, Cat Quest is a simple action-RPG with a great heart. And lots of cats.

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GamesBeat
78 / 100
78 / 100
Nov 10, 2017

It feels like the Gentlebros were having a blast making this game. After beating the boss, there are plenty of other side quests to go on if you'd like, and the generous save system makes it possible to play it for just a little while and then put it down. Cat Quest doesn't reinvent the RPG genre. Instead it just does it well, with some cute cats to boot.

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Nindie Spotlight
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2017

Overall I really have enjoyed my time with Cat Quest and am impressed that the humor and theming is simply icing on the cake and not a replacement for solid gameplay. While it isn’t a hardcore game by any means I think its light action is pretty compelling and very well-suited to the portability of the Switch. If you’re in search of a very light action RPG that has a plentiful amount of charm Cat Quest is quite satisfying.

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Geeks Under Grace
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2017

Cat Quest was a charming and satisfying lite-RPG adventure with a cute cast of characters and visually pleasing world to explore.

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Areajugones
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2017

Cat Quest is a game that stays with the roots of the ARPG genre and makes fun of it in every aspect. A brave and rogue game that is really fun and nice due to its simplicity and duration. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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Use a Potion
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2017

Whilst Cat Quest doesn’t offer an in depth RPG experience that smashes through the boundaries of game design, it doesn’t stop it offering a thoroughly entertaining adventure to embark on. It prides itself on its simplicity with almost all aspects of the game having an easily accessible feel, yet it is thanks to this approach that the game feels so satisfying to play and easy to find yourself hooked into. Add to that the charming game world and it’s hard not to find yourself absorbed into this tale of felines and Dragons. It’s over fairly quickly and doesn’t do anything that’ll blow you away, but overall Cat Quest offers a charming little adventure that even the most hardcore of RPG purrr-ists will be able to enjoy.

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Video Chums
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

If you're looking for a simplistic yet fun action RPG set in a charming world then Cat Quest is a definite must-buy game.

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Gamer Escape
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 5, 2017

Still, it’s an above-average trek down a narrow and familiar path; a dalliance not to be furgotten. If you enjoy classic Zelda games, cute cats, and bad puns, give it a chance. (Especially if there are kids around.)

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Cubed3
7 / 10
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Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 7, 2017

Cat Quest is an ideal little RPG to introduce to youngsters, especially given the charming pun-filled script and plentiful kitties, but those jumps in difficulty can mean a helping hand may be required on more than a few occasions. Despite its looks, though, the older generation with a love for all things feline will find a lovely, if short, Zelda-like adventure worth giving a go.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 17, 2018

While somewhat flawed and sprinkled with some minor annoyances, such as treasure boxes demanding back-tracking to unlock, and a lack of a proper quest log, [i]Cat Quest[i] succeeds with what it has to and is meant to be - being a fun game filled with cat puns without ever giving the player reasons to forget this. It is adorable, quirky, fun, cute, clever, and cool all at the same time, just like the cats it is inspired by. It truly shows that oftentimes less is more.

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Switch Player
Nov 23, 2017

Cat Quest is a purr-leasing experience that pits cats against dragons in table-top action adventure. The combat provides engaging feedback whilst the cat-izens offer plenty of – mostly humorous – cat-based puns that both draw you into the world of Felingard.

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NintendoWorldReport
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

This is a game that is aware of its goofy setup and relishes in a sea of cat puns and insanity. It's not a terribly long game - I rolled credits within a few hours - but it's a fun romp with a straightforward and entertaining action RPG style. Cat Quest is a game that likely won't stick with me for too long, but it was a pleasant time basking in cat gags and beating up on foes with swords and magic.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Cat Quest's combat can get stale and the lacklustre dungeon design definitely hampers exploration, but the surprisingly entertaining story and cool loot system is enough to keep you engaged to see it through to the end, if, you're playing in short bursts.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 16, 2017

Cat Quest is a decent little game that we'd definitely recommend, with a charmingly cute presentation and a solid combat system that together form an overall enjoyable experience. Although you will definitely feel the pangs of repetition, there's just about enough here to keep you engaged until you reach the title's satisfying conclusion. If you're a big RPG fan or you're a cat purr-son, then Cat Quest is going to be right up your alley.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 6, 2017

As polished as Cat Quest may be, it does have a few downsides. The strong focus on cats and endless supply of cat puns is obviously not a world everyone will want to immerse themselves in – especially if you are a dog lover. However, if you are willing to overlook this and the basic design, what is on offer is a functional role-playing game that can be played for short or longer periods of time by players of all ages and cat lovers alike.

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Wccftech
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2017

Cat Quest does exactly what it says on the tin - this is a full RPG experience, condensed into a few hours of play, stuffed to the brim with adorable kitties and cat puns. If you want a short but sweet RPG with plenty of moments that will make you smile, Cat Quest can be a great choice, especially for kids.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 15, 2017

Cat Quest is definitely good fun for a few hours and can be quite humorous, but a lack of depth to the basic gameplay loop means it gets repetitive and it's easy to lose interest.  Once you reach that point, tolerance for cat puns wears thin and the bright, cheerful aesthetic, while nicely realised and attractive enough, isn't enough to keep people coming back. The only thing left to look forward to is the quirky side quests, which can be written well enough but again, are based around cat puns.

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WellPlayed
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

A cute hack-and-slash RPG with a lot of charm that falls short of the mark thanks to its inescapable tedium

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

Cat Quest is a mobile phone game turned Switch RPG that has an adorable facade, cat puns, and not much else.

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 14, 2017

I'm glad that this is not a game that outstays its welcome, but at the same time it's not a game I'll remember, beyond that adorable skipping run of my adorable little furrball.

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Spaziogames
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2017

Cat Quest is strongly hindered by its original mobile game nature, but even with the excessive semplification of mechanics and short longevity it can bring a smile to gamers, providing to be accessible even for inexperienced players

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