The Last Friend

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 9 critic reviews
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7.5 / 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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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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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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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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