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  • Summary: Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentaclesOctodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 90
    Even when the overall challenge of living a day in Octodad’s shoes bears too much weight, the game is amusing enough to quell most of the frustration.
  2. Apr 23, 2014
    80
    A joyful experience from start to finish, a must have title for PS4 owners.
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    78
    It’s a real gem of an experience and for $10-$15 dollars, depending on whether or not you have a PlayStation Plus account, it’s certainly a game worth spending your time and money on.
  4. Apr 22, 2014
    70
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game that embraces its craziness.
  5. May 2, 2014
    70
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch may not be a triple A game, but Young Horses have been smart enough to make it catchy, with a particularly endearing hero. Unfortunately, Octodad suffers from an imprecise gameplay, a sometimes crazy camera and approximative collisions. It remains a good experience, maybe too expensive though.
  6. May 8, 2014
    65
    Don’t get this until the bugs are patched out.
  7. Apr 30, 2014
    50
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a case of love or hate. Many will love it for the different experience and because of all the silliness of the protagonist, while others simply will feel they are wasting their time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 5, 2014
    9
    I was very skeptical about this game before it came out but I bought it anyway and gave it a second try.

    I was very glad I went ahead and
    I was very skeptical about this game before it came out but I bought it anyway and gave it a second try.

    I was very glad I went ahead and got it as the game is hilarious!

    I love the ideas the game has and some simple level designs made it feel like a perfect game, and by that I mean the true meaning of what a game is about... having fun.

    It has a lot replay value, I have now completed it and I am wanting to play through it again already.

    The only thing I ask is that there is a sequel and its a lot longer then this one was.
    I honestly enjoyed it and there are trophies I need to go back and get, I always play through a game once and then I look at the trophies there are to unlock.

    Great fun, I was never bored while playing, Please make another one!
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  2. Apr 23, 2014
    9
    I like the game. Simple as that. The game has everything I wished for: humor, crazy controlls and an coop-mode. The only reason why I'm notI like the game. Simple as that. The game has everything I wished for: humor, crazy controlls and an coop-mode. The only reason why I'm not giving 10/10 is because the game was way too short. That's all. Expand
  3. Feb 27, 2015
    8
    Listening to the OctoDad song this game is meant to be goofy and just fun to play. It is, the story progresses at a good pace and the controlsListening to the OctoDad song this game is meant to be goofy and just fun to play. It is, the story progresses at a good pace and the controls are wonky on purpose to make you feel like octoDad. Only at the end where I had a few camera issues did i feel a bit frustrated but it's a fun game overall. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2014
    7
    *Haven't finished the game yet but I'm very close*

    Good: - The humor is done splendidly - The interaction is very well done, you can
    *Haven't finished the game yet but I'm very close*

    Good:
    - The humor is done splendidly
    - The interaction is very well done, you can pretty much interact with everything
    - The grocery store level has to be one of the best levels in a video game, I don't think I've played a game where you can "shop" .. virtual shopping as a requirement (Without menus/talking to a npc) would be a neat idea. :P

    Bad:
    - Graphics are subpar
    - The wife's voice is very irritating to me.
    - The story and game are too short (even for its price)
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  5. Mar 2, 2015
    7
    What is this games!?: A whimsical world right out of a 1960s tv show with the perfect white family except with you, the dad, being a secretWhat is this games!?: A whimsical world right out of a 1960s tv show with the perfect white family except with you, the dad, being a secret octopus. The entire point of the game is to be as inconspicuous as possible about moving around and interacting with the world. The difficulty comes from the controls. You control each individual limb as you try flop around as little as possible.

    Pros:
    -Funny background dialogue
    -Interacting with the world is pretty funny (I hit my wife on the head with a coffee mug....on accident...really)
    -It is a game you want to show to friends AND there is even co-op.

    Cons:
    -Short game. Possibly 4 hours
    -I myself could only play the game for about an hour at a time before it starts to get annoying
    -Is it fun? Or just so strange that it is entertaining? I can't tell.
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  6. Aug 17, 2014
    7
    Had a great laugh playing Octodad with my little brother. Hilarious game, just far too short for my liking (finished it in an afternoon). TheHad a great laugh playing Octodad with my little brother. Hilarious game, just far too short for my liking (finished it in an afternoon). The artwork and 3D models are quite inconsistent. Octodad - great 3D model and textures but everything else is a step down in quality (if not multiple steps down for some) Expand
  7. Jul 13, 2014
    7
    a fun game to play with your friends, this game is more of a goofy game for kids.me and my friends enjoy this game weather we co-operate ora fun game to play with your friends, this game is more of a goofy game for kids.me and my friends enjoy this game weather we co-operate or not. yet i feel like the game is just a bit to easy and there must be more challenge to it. Expand

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