Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 8, 2012
    It is unbelievable that a game this complex costs only $0.99. It is worth at least three times that much. If you like adventure games mixed with arcade games, then you won't want to miss this.
  2. Jul 2, 2012
    The developers at The Game Bakers already proved they could make a great game with Squids last year, and now with Squids Wild West they have turned it into one of the deepest and most enjoyable franchises on iOS.
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    This game could sell for $35 on the 3DS and it wouldn't be out of place next to the other pieces of software available for the system.
  4. Jun 28, 2012
    Squids Wild West takes what felt like a fun, but otherwise short turn-based title and polishes it in to a far more rounded-out experience; it's Squids as it should have been, but we don't mind the wait!
  5. Jul 21, 2012
    For a ridiculous price, Squids Wild West features an interesting story, great amounts of content and a brilliant strategic-action-rpg hybrid gameplay. Definitely one to pick up.
  6. Aug 2, 2012
    Dropping a dollar or two on this title is an absolute no-brainer-and while you're at it, and pick up the original at the same time. On the iPhone, they rarely come better than this.
  7. Jul 6, 2012
    Squids Wild West isn't fundamentally different from its predecessor, but it's a great follow-up. It's also an excellent chapter in the story of Squids, one with dramatic tension, clever dialogue and all those kinds of good things.
  8. Jul 5, 2012
    They did such an excellent job imbuing the heroes with personality while creating a gorgeous world for them to explore, pulling art from the Old West and merging it with cool undersea scenery; everything has a nice summery feel. Even the title screen that features parallax scrolling is cool. A nice touch, indeed.
  9. Jun 28, 2012
    Squids Wild West may not be a game for those who are hardcore turn-based strategy fans, as the amount of entropy involved in the game does derail some of the careful planning. But for the Angry Birds set looking to get in to a new type of game, Squids Wild West is a fun introduction.
  10. Jul 6, 2012
    For just 0.79 euros you get an addictive, fun and full of humor strategy/ RPG game that will keep you good company.
  11. 85
    With all the content included in the game, the superb quality of the gameplay, and the fantastic soundtrack, SQUIDS Wild West is one game you should absolutely download for you iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
  12. Aug 8, 2012
    Fun stuff. [Sept 2012, p.31]
  13. Jul 6, 2012
    Featuring a variety of characters in distinct classes, strategic gameplay, and an evil goo to vanquish, Squids Wild West builds upon the original's solid foundation and makes for an even more enjoyable experience.
  14. Jun 28, 2012
    Every bit as enjoyable as its predecessor, Squids Wild West is a cleverly designed tactical RPG that anyone can play.
  15. Jun 28, 2012
    Squids Wild West doesn't have the element of surprise of its predecessor, nor even a deep revolution in its concept. But its highly-polished world and its accessible yet enticing gameplay make it a must-have for this platform.
  16. Jul 2, 2012
    This entry of the humorous and charming Squids series improves on the gameplay without making any major changes, while its plot takes on a surprisingly emotional and serious tone.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 6, 2012
    To me it's more like a cross between pool and sumo wrestling with RPG elements. It's awesome, original, looks beautiful and has tons of character. Play it! Full Review »
  2. Jul 18, 2012
    Fantastic game. I've heard Squids described as "a crossover between Angry Birds and Final Fantasy Tactics", which is a totally apt description, and Squids is a takeoff on neither. It takes the tried and true pull-and-release gameplay and adds such a tactical element to it that the result is utterly brilliant. Squids Wild West is a natural extension of the Squids engine, featuring new graphics, new levels, new characters, and updated gameplay. If anything, this game is more tactical than the last, with excellent boss battles, more tactical one-on-one fights, and even new gameplay mechanics in some of the bonus levels. I despise games that you can play without thinking, and Squids is the opposite of that. Full Review »