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Cat Quest (Series) Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 4 days ago.

Author: Thom Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Cat Quest 2 is an adventure game, the sequel to Cat Quest, about a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. You explore and talk to characters who send you on quests to kill enemies in caves or retrieve hidden items. The addition of two player in the second game makes it easy to play with a friend on the couch and explore the world as cat and dog together.

The war between the cats of Felingard and dogs of Lumpus brings two kings together who journey to reclaim their thrones. As you progress you can switch characters to suit the current challenge. Each feline or canine hero uses a blade, staff or wand during combat. Magicians can pick from 16 spells and all characters can upgrade abilities and weapons using coins and experience orbs that are awarded from quests. You are able to unlock new cosmetics to customize your cat or dog.

It's a relatively light introduction to the role-play and adventure genre. Along with simple controls and cute characters, the progression is steady while still offering a challenge to more experienced players.

But more than a watered-down version of older games, Cat Quest has a real identity of its own. The cat and dog puns abound (sorry), but it really works well. It doesn't take itself overly seriously which makes it more appealing than some of the Mario and Luigi adventure games. But it takes the role-play mechanics very seriously and turns out a finely tuned experience that older-focused games would be proud of.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-13 year-olds

Release Date: 13/09/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Developer: The Gentlebros (@TheGentlebros)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 9 hours and 13 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play 2 players in Cat Quest 2 in shared screen mode on Switch, PlayStation and Xbox.

CostsCosts

Cat Quest usually costs £9.99 to £12.99. 

Cat Quest

Cat Quest Demo

PlayStation Store PS4 Free

Cat Quest II

XBox Store Xbox One £12.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £12.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. On iOS, Cat Quest 2 is free but only available with Apple Arcade.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence. Combat is in real-time and against various fantasy enemies, using a sword combos or magic spells to do damage. Enemies flicker when hit and when their health is depleted, they fade away. When the player’s character is defeated, he falls to the ground until the other character revives him. All violence is mild, but the action can get frenetic. There are several boss battles present, some of which are against intimidating or menacing characters.

Rated 9+ on the iOS app store.

Skill Rating

8-13 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although the visuals look appealing to very young players, there is a considerable challenge here. Once children are able to strategise and willing to repeatedly lose to progress this becomes much more fun.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Cat Quest Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@TheGentlebros) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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