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Dread Nautical

Zen Studios, Zen Studios
Apr 29, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

36%

Critics Recommend

God is a Geek
7.5 / 10
GamingTrend
55 / 100
GameMAG
5 / 10
Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10
COGconnected
63 / 100
Nintendo Life
5 / 10
PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10
Pure Nintendo
7 / 10
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Dread Nautical Announcement Trailer | PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, EGS | RPG by Zen Studios thumbnail

Dread Nautical Announcement Trailer | PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, EGS | RPG by Zen Studios

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Dread Nautical Trailer | Apple Arcade | Strategy RPG by Zen Studios


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Critic Reviews for Dread Nautical

Dread Nautical does a lot of things well but it feels a bit unpolished on Nintendo Switch.

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Dread Nautical offers minimalistic graphics and gameplay. The core gameplay loop is too repetitive to be interesting beyond a few hours. Survivors, combat, and looting all needed to be fleshed out more to create more engaging systems. Dread Nautical is a cruise I won't regret skipping.

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GameMAG

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5 / 10
GameMAG

Dread Nautical is an example of how a great concept can turn into an equally brilliant disappointment. The game boils down to collecting items, searching for survivors, destroying a boss or a cluster of opponents, and repeating the same thing. Add to this a crooked camera, average graphics, poor balance of characters and ammunition, completely non-scary world where there is a collection of Necronomicon pages, but there is no place for the sticky horror of Lovecraft, and you get a mediocre product that you dont need to play.

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With tons of character customization options and non-irritating procedurally-generated level design, Dread Nautical has enough meat on it to justify several playthroughs. Tactics fans shouldn't hesitate to pick this one up.

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Dread Nautical has a fantastic minimalistic art style with a classic polygon feature that adds to that retro feeling.

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Performance issues could be (at least, partially) ironed over with likeable, interesting characters and a compelling mystery, but Dread Nautical just doesn't deliver one.

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This game has been so much fun to play. Even when I am cursing at the screen during a boss fight, Dread Nautical has me coming back for more.

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Dread Nautical provides a very good turn-based adventure underneath an unfortunately cartoonish presentation. It can't quite figure out if it wants to be scary or goofy, but the gameplay and level designs are deep enough to keep players engaged throughout.

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