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Video GameOctodad: Dadliest Catch Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and @GrowingUpGamers.

OverviewOverview

Most games design their controls to be easy and accessible. Octodad: Dadliest Catch takes a different approach. Using a combination of sticks and buttons, it creates an awkward, stomach-churning feeling of having too many limbs that you can’t directly control. Traversing the simplest of rooms and completing simple tasks like opening a cupboard become brain-achingly tricky. It’s the kind of peculiar difficulty that quickly results in a heady mix of frustration and hilarity as you blunder your way through each level, limbs failing and sending furniture flying, to the gleeful screams of others in the room.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/01/2014, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Narrative, Puzzle, Simulation and Stealth

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Young Horses (@YoungHorses)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete. To complete the single-player story will take around 7 hours and then another 10 or so to collect everything.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.

Rated for younger players in Australia.
Rated PEGI 7+ with violence. In the US it is rated EVERYONE 10+ by ESRB with cartoon violence and crude humor.

CostsCosts

Octodad: Dadliest Catch usually costs £11.49 to £11.99.
 

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.49
Steam Store PC £11.99
Switch Store Wii U £11.99
Switch Store Switch £11.99
App Store Mac £11.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Octodad: Dadliest Catch Accessibility Report documents 1 accessibility feature:
Motion control is available on PlayStation and uses one Move controller to control each leg one at a time. When you’re commanding Octodad’s arm, you simply move the controller where you want it to go, and press the Move button to latch your suckers on to nearby objects.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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