Dread Nautical

Zen Studios, Zen Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
66
Top Critic Average
40%
Critics Recommend
Based on 25 critic reviews
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Dread Nautical

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 29, 2020
PlayStation 4Apr 29, 2020
Xbox OneApr 29, 2020
PCApr 29, 2020

Developer: Zen Studios

Publisher: Zen Studios

Genres: RPG, Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy

Your cruise was so relaxing until the monsters from another dimension showed up to kill everyone. A tactical turn-based RPG with roguelike elements, Dread Nautical combines immersive gameplay with a cartoonish—yet captivatingly eerie—tone. Supernatural forces have overwhelmed a cruise liner called Hope with mysterious malevolent monstrosities. Fight them off as one of four unlikely heroes. Manage your scarce resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to fight alongside you. You’ll need them for any hope of escaping this “vacation” alive. Traverse all 20 decks of the to unlock the mysteries of the Hope. Think several steps ahead during each battle, plotting the optimal use of each character’s action points. Your weapons, bandages, and other items deteriorate, and your resources are very limited. Make sure your companions rest, or panic may overtake them. Oh… And expect to die. A lot.

Dread Nautical Critic Reviews

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

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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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