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In Octodad: Dadliest Catch, the player takes the role of a loving fiancé and father of two kids. He is also a octopus in a suit who lives unrecognized in the human world. The majority of the time is spent with mundane tasks, e.g. preparing the protagonist's wedding ceremony, but unfortunately one person knows the secret: a crazy chef who is in the mood for sushi...

This is commercial and further developed successor to the freeware game Octodad. While the objectives themselves are not too complicated, e.g. doing the dishes, the challenge comes from the fact that each limb is controlled separately. Of course this makes coordinated movement hard and, along with the deliberately oversensitive physics simulation, results in chaos and slapstick moments. However, making chaos when other people are watching fills up a suspicion meter which eventually causes Octodad to be recognized and leads to a game over. Sometimes there are small stealth sequences in which the protagonist can't be seen at all.

After finishing the campaign, the six levels can be replayed in order to find hidden ties or beating the developers' best time. In co-op mode, each player controls one limb (or two with less than four participants). The level editor is exclusive to the Windows version, but the user levels can also be played on Macintosh and Linux.


Octodad: Dadliest Catch Windows Bonus story - trying to cook some pizza
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Windows I'm feeling sick
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Windows Squeezing through the freezer to get the pizza
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Windows No, the party has not started yet, you silly octopus!

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch Screenshot
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Screenshot
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Screenshot
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "オクトダッド タコと呼ばないで" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Octodad: Tako to Yobanaide" -- Japanese title

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IGN Germany PlayStation 4 May 09, 2014 8 out of 10 80 Windows Feb 05, 2014 80 out of 100 80
GameZebo Windows Feb 07, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Wii U Nov 05, 2015 78 out of 100 78 PlayStation 4 Apr 28, 2014 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jan 30, 2014 70 out of 100 70
Way Too Many Games Nintendo Switch Nov 29, 2017 7 out of 10 70
APGNation PlayStation 4 May 02, 2014 6.5 out of 10 65
Switch Player Nintendo Switch Nov 13, 2017 3 out of 5 60
Can't Stop the Movies Windows Jul 02, 2015 Unscored Unscored


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The game was financed over the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The developers received $24,320 after asking for $20,000.

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