Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    100
    Squids is a rarer find than an all-natural Tahitian pearl. From the gameplay to the graphics to the sound, everything here is pitch-perfect. More importantly, it's impossible to come away from the game without wearing a damn idiot grin on your face. It's great.
  2. Oct 12, 2011
    90
    SQUIDS is a fantastically fun game with a great, whimsical feel.
  3. Feb 6, 2012
    80
    Squids combines tactics and RPG in a game that has clearly been thought, and crafted with the touch platforms in mind. As a results, it works really well, and the overall quality of the production, visuals, sounds, and gameplay for such a little price make it a real teat for iOS gamers (and later Android ones).
  4. Jan 17, 2012
    80
    Squids merges the Angry Birds firing mechanism with top-down billiards-like physics, then welds the result to a cute, if short, role-playing adventure.
  5. Nov 1, 2011
    80
    Squids is remarkable in that it cooly throws out a lot of the garbage I associate with the genre and turns it on its head with a kinetic combat mechanic that keeps you in control without sacrificing any strategy.
  6. Oct 19, 2011
    80
    Squids is a fun tactical RPG with likeable characters, great music, and a learning curve that eases new players in. Getting this one is a no brainer.
  7. 80
    Squids emerges as a turn-based strategy game that delivers on many aspects, but it isn't flawless. The game is unquestionably a beautiful audio/visual experience, but sadly too short to allow it to be savoured as it ought to.
  8. Oct 16, 2011
    80
    Featuring a charming graphical style, simple slingshot controls, and light RPG elements, Squids is a promising title that's fun for all ages.
  9. Oct 14, 2011
    80
    The characters are cute and well designed, the levels are challenging yet not brutal, the music is bright and lively, and flinging the squids around the screen is a ton of fun. And we can all use a bit more of that, right?
  10. Oct 14, 2011
    80
    Like a bowl of deep-fried calamari with sliced lemon and mayonaise, every bite is a delight. It's just a shame about the pricing model.
  11. Oct 24, 2011
    60
    Squids is clever, but it's a cleverness that can slowly give way to devious manipulation: the game has fallen for the easy money of microtransactions, and it's fallen hard.
  12. Oct 17, 2011
    50
    Squids has a lot of good ideas and can be fun at times, but also tends to feel a bit rough, leading to some frustration.

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