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 tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan...
User reviews: Very Positive (4,412 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 30, 2014

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"A horribly frustrating yet enjoyable physics-based try-not-to-fall-on-your-arse simulator, starring a perfectly normal man."
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April 30

Update Released

Fix for missing Russian "Shorts" menu translation.

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January 21

Update Released (1.2.13414)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.2.13414

    Major
    • Chinese language support
    • Japanese language support
    Minor
    • Add helper forces and flashing lights for Kelp jungle gym area.
    • Adjust kitchen camera in Restaurant.
    Bug fixes
    • Properly clear Shorts levels checkpoint after completion.
    • Improve location of tie in tie screen.
    • Fix story timer best time.
    • Korean proofreading changes.

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Reviews

“Smartly built, endlessly entertaining, and unexpectedly heartwarming, Dadliest Catch manages to turn an utterly ridiculous concept into one of the most surprising games in recent memory.”
9/10 – EGM

“Octodad is a great example of a game that conveys a message through gameplay. In conjunction with its story, characters, and setting, the controls offer an empathetic look into the life of an extreme outsider trying to fit in and trying to do right by his family. I love that. Gaming is growing up, and Octodad is some of the best evidence of that.”
91/100 – VentureBeat

“Octodad: Dadliest Catch has one of the great comic premises ever attempted in video games...For much of Dadliest Catch's playtime, everything works in a kind of chaotic harmony, creating comedy out of every day situations that are, unsurprisingly, ludicrously challenging for a cephalopod in a suit.”
4/5 – Giant Bomb

About This Game

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 tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family.

In this sequel to the splash hit Octodad, our cephaloprotagonist has gotten himself in a bind between his wife’s mounting mistrust, and a disastrous trip to the local aquarium! Are you dad enough to control the titular octopus father as he strives to hide his nautical nature from his family while keeping his tangled tentacles intact?

In Octo-ber 2010, a group of university students released the original Octodad into the world. Despite everyone being convinced that the game was about a normal human dad, the game was a cult hit, gained critical acclaim, and was an Independent Games Festival Student Finalist in 2011. Octodad received enough attention that the team decided to run a Kickstarter, form the game studio Young Horses, and create a bigger, better, more polished game about Octodad. Two and a half years after beginning production, Octodad: Dadliest Catch is ready to flop awkwardly into your arms.

Key Features

  • Octodad’s wacky physics create hilarious moments that are different every time. Be surprised by the randomness of Octodad’s flailing or express your own sense of humor by making Octodad do silly things.
  • An all-new adventure that explores Octodad’s world, relationships and backstory.
  • Complete Octodad’s sartorial style by collecting and wearing a variety of hidden neckties.
  • Gather family members and/or friends to control Octodad's limbs in co-op mode with 2 to 4 players. Up to 4 times the limbsanity!
  • Gain access to the (Windows Only) level editor that the Young Horses used to create Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Create your own ridiculous levels for Octodad to squish and flop through and submit them to Steam Workshop.
  • Play mod levels created by the Steam community and the creators of Octodad on Steam Workshop. (PC/Mac/Linux)
  • Experience Dadliest Catch’s unique control scheme with various control inputs, including X360, DualShock4, Mouse + Keyboard, Mac multitouch trackpad, Windows 8 touchscreens, DirectInput, and XInput controllers which all can be remapped to any configuration a player may want.

Soundtrack

Written and Produced by Seth Parker.
Artwork by Chris Stallman.

You can find more music from Kozilek here.
Ian McKinney's Bandcamp is here.
and more of Whitaker Trebella's tunes are here.

If you purchased the soundtrack DLC the files will be placed in your Octodad Dadliest Catch folder in the Steam Directory: ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\Octodad Dadliest Catch\Octodad Dadliest Catch Original Soundtrack\ (Right click Octodad Dadliest Catch in the Games list -> Local Files -> Browse Local Files).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Core HD Graphics 3000/4000, NVIDIA 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: NOT SUPPORTED: ATI Radeon X1600, Intel GMA950, NVIDIA Geforce 7050
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450, AMD Radeon HD 5670 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Core HD Graphics 3000/4000, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better (ATI Radeon X1600 NOT SUPPORTED)
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: NOT SUPPORTED: ATI Radeon X1600, Intel GMA950
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 650M, AMD Radeon HD 6750M or better
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer, other unsupported distros may work
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Core HD Graphics 3000/4000, NVIDIA 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better (Open Source Drivers NOT SUPPORTED)
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: lib32-alsa-plugins or libasound2-plugins:i386 and libasound2-plugins-extra:i386 may be required.
    • Additional Notes: NOT SUPPORTED: ATI Radeon X1600, Intel GMA950, NVIDIA Geforce 7050
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450, AMD Radeon HD 5670 or better
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
122 of 165 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
WHERE DO THE KIDS COME FROM!?!!?!!?!??!
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45 of 52 people (87%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
*Pours child a glass of milk*

"Thanks dad!"

*Atempts to set down milk jug on table*

*Milk jug proptly leaves my hand at 100000mph and smacks my son in the face*

Son: "*grunt*" *walks off*




11/10 would assault children with milk again.
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Life as a family man is good. You have a lovely wife, two childrens and wounderful house. Life is easy!..or it should be, but it's not, because you're an Octopus, but no one suspects a thing!

This game's controls for PC version, is wanky. That is why it's recomented to use ps3 or xbox controller, but sadly, I don't own one. So for the PC people, it's hard and frustrating sometimes to pick up coffe beans, pour some milk, or try to climb up slippery stairs. Some levels are easy, and some hard, but like every level in the game, has some difficulty spickes. And everytime when you just fail to do one simple thing more than 5 times, you just want to conteniue, and then you just randomly do it.

The look is cartoonish, and it looks pretty. Also the humor is good. And the game has it's moments. So if you like fun cartoonish games with good story, I recomed to buy this. PLUS the DLCs are free, but a bit short. Still, it's worth of every penny.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Finally, a place where I can abuse my wife without the damn cops showing up.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
"Net profits are up!" - A fisherman

9.0/10 (must play with a friend for full funny haha experience tho)
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
The book was better
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
blub/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
If you wanna' be a dad, then this is Great for you. Counting that I'm Female but... nevermind.
In this game, I think it's obvious what's happening, by the Title?.
You are playing as an Octopus who is about to get married to a Human. What's funny, is that None of them notice that you are an Octopus? Ridicilous.
You have 2 children, and a wife. You have to do chores, clean up, Play with children, make coffee (xD) ...
It is very fun because you control the Octopus with your mouse and your keyboard [Duh] but it's different than any other game. Because you use your mouse to control one part of his body, and keyboard for another.
Or either you can use joysticks, and also there is Co Op where you can play with a friend!

I recommend this because I recommend this xD

Rate: 11/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
*blurb of game recommendation*
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28 of 48 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
"Boring" game. Just about a normal "guy" doing normal stuff
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
You are Octupus dad. Bump around aimlessly, do chores, destroy property and try to move your slimey body around without drawing suspicion to the fact that you're not a human dad and you're whole life is a lie while listening to your children and wife make comments about how awesome of a dad you are.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
A short yet quite humorous and creatively challenging game.

Getting to grips with the limb control, even with a controller is no easy task, which can lead to some frustrating yet funny outcomes. The overall humor of the game takes away the frustration when you just can't quite get Octodad to control himself enough to perform a seemingly simple task without creating total chaos, sending objects flying while blubbering to himself or even getting his legs stuck through objects [and sending more objects flying because of it].

It's a game that leaves you wanting to prevail and nail tasks given to you and is enjoyable to play solo or with a friend. It's still frustrating at times but the overall humor and challenge makes it worth it in the end.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
You play an octopus who can dance.

10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
(highly enthusiastic, praise-singing review blub)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
my name is jeff
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
This is like all the games you want rolled into one
Disguise Simulator
Shopping Simulator
Family Simulator
Octopus Simulator
Helicopter Simulator
Lawncare Simulator
Being-high-in-public Simulator
Wedding Simulator
Aquarium Simulator
Arcade Simulator
This list goes on

10/10, Game of the year all years, would blub.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
I played the original Octodad game and really enjoyed the concept and mechanics. I really like the characters and the objectives in the game can be very fun, but they can also be incredibly frustrating particularly in the last parts of the game. I don't think the controls are that great, they are actually pretty annoying and make it really hard to enjoy the game sometimes.
Overall its a light-hearted, silly game with even sillier game mechanics but definetly worth a play if your into this kind of thing.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Touching story. 10/10
Horrible fingerspamming while using the mouse instead of a controller. Had to take several breaks to cool down. 10/10
Short and intense ♥♥♥♥. 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Playing this game in coop is the definition of hell..... 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
you're a dad. He is also an octopus. He has a wife and kids. Thats why you need this.
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