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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

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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 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  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 28, 2014
    8
    Octodad is one of my favorite games of the year. It's colorful, charming and just funny. The gameplay is ridiculous and somewhat genius. It'sOctodad is one of my favorite games of the year. It's colorful, charming and just funny. The gameplay is ridiculous and somewhat genius. It's just a very fun and re-playable game. That's all there is to it. 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. May 26, 2014
    7
    Fun entertaining game. The story is heartwarming. The levels are fun and the sheer ridiculousness of the game is worth having friends withFun entertaining game. The story is heartwarming. The levels are fun and the sheer ridiculousness of the game is worth having friends with you. It's a tad short and i thought the aquarium level was dragged on for a bit. Expand
  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. May 15, 2018
    6
    Fun for the most part and charming enough to get by, but some frustrating sections and a poor art style keep it back. Plus the game has someFun for the most part and charming enough to get by, but some frustrating sections and a poor art style keep it back. Plus the game has some boring sections. Expand
  7. Mar 11, 2017
    0
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch seems like a nice game. It has pretty good visuals, creative gameplay and an ok story. The problem is that it's reallyOctodad: Dadliest Catch seems like a nice game. It has pretty good visuals, creative gameplay and an ok story. The problem is that it's really boring. It's boring. It's very boring. IT'S BORANG. Expand

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