The Last Friend Reviews

The Last Friend is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

A lovely game with even lovelier four-legged protagonists. A simple game, but also a very fun one.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2021

The Last Friend is a likeable, charming little game with some funny dialogue, and a big pile of lovely fluffy doggoes to fall in love with.

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80 / 100
May 23, 2022

This is the way I want to play tower defense from now on. The Last Friend isn't a challenging first attempt at combining tower defense and beat 'em up, nor good at telling a quality story, but it has fantastic mechanics. Weak difficulty aside, each world brought imaginative enemies and bosses and surprises that made it worth seeing what came next.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2022

The Last Friend is going to keep you busy. You'll say "aww" a LOT, because the dogs are so cute. If you have an itch for a fantastic tower defense game, and a beat 'em up, rolled into one cool adventure, this is the game for you. At 14.99, you don't have much to lose. It gets a little "ruff" at times, but not enough to turn it off. Well worth it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2021

The Last Friend is a hell of a fun time, combining action-packed combat and flashy tower defense into a killer package. It's a bit short and too easy, but these dogs will have their day.

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9 / 10
Apr 23, 2022

Similarly to the many doggos it stars, it’s tough to find much to dislike about The Last Friend. Fast-paced tower defense action, a gorgeous art style, satisfying progression, and a goofy story make this one an easy recommendation. Plus, you can pet all the dogs! What more could you want?

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7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

The Last Friend has you setting up dog-operated turrets and beating up bad guys in this fast but unchallenging game.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

The Last Friend is a combination of Tower Defense with Beat-Em-Up elements, where a human teams up with an army of dogs to save more of them. It's a thrilling adventure, with fast-paced gameplay and colorful visuals. It's a little too easy and limiting, despite the variety of dogs you'll encounter along the way. However, defeating enemies with the help of our best friend is rewarding.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2022

While not being memorable for its story, The Last Friend shines brightly with its mix of level variety, beat-em-up combat, and dogs. There are no stale moments, which is hard to pull off for a Tower Defense-style game. Even after thinking you have a handle on how to conquer a level, a new curveball is thrown your way. Overall, Every dog lover at The Stonebot just showed how great man’s best friend truly is. There is love and care in almost every aspect of this game that will make The Last Friend stick with me for a long, long time.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2021

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an underrated arcade game with aesthetically pleasing visuals and a great soundtrack. For the casual players, The Last Friend may be your cup of tea. However, for those looking for a challenge, this game might not stick with you in the long run especially with the lack of replayability once you finish The Last Friend.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2021

Tower defense with beat em up perfectly combined, giving a fresh gameplay that suits both genres. All accompanied by an entertaining cartoon style plot and with dogs. Lots and lots of dogs.

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5 / 5.0
Sep 29, 2021

The Last Friend is truly a gem. Polished gameplay, tight controls, superb, charming art, and just that wow factor that makes you want to play for hours on end. It’s one of those games that I hesitate to call perfect, but honestly, I can find so few flaws, I’m awfully tempted to. I’m already counting down the days until it comes out on the Switch so I can download it and have it on the go as well.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2021

The Last Friend presents itself as a very fun title and has a balanced challenge. Planning your dog team is a fun activity, as is building combos with Alpha. However, the feeling is that the game lacks a bit of body. Augmenting the post-game with more stages and/or missions would help extend the lifespan and encourage the player to create more dog combinations. Although some issues need to be fixed, it is an excellent option for tower defense fans.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

The Last Friend is a solid casual experience featuring a fun, if cheesy story and characters.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2021

The Last Friend isn’t an overly deep game but some of the classics aren’t either. It is a knowing mix of beat ’em ups and tower defense titles wrapped up in a beautiful glossy finish that would make a collies coat seem dull. The pacing is more akin to a mobile title than a night long raid, but that’s all part of this game’s overwhelming charm. If you have a few hours to spare then, whether it’s collecting all the canine cohorts or bashing end of stage bosses, you’ll find The Last Friend puts a smile on your face.

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