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 (3,607 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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October 20

Update Released (1.2.12787 )

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.2.12787

Bug Fixes

  • Added missing Polish translations of Shorts.
  • Added additional blocking volumes in Hospital for stability.
  • Remove first church tie as ghost tie.
  • Fix a bug where Objects that were previously jointed respawned,
    they would respawn objects they were previously jointed to.
  • Fix a bug where reset objects would have incorrect rotation.
  • Fix a bug where ragdoll body may disappear.

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October 15

Update Released (1.2.12737)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.2.12737

  • Fix for Medical Mess Unicode character Watermelon Objective issue (German, Polish, Korean)
  • Fix for Russian subtitles not loading in Shorts

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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
43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I really don't understand. Why would I want to play a game where I'm just a normal, boring dad? The dude doesn't even look interesting.

They should replace him with an octopus.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It's just a normal game about a normal man. I don't know what all the hype is about.

10/10 eight tentacles up
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Octodad is a game about an octopus. But not just any octopus. He's married. He has children. He wears a stylin' suit. He's Octodad! The player will control Octodad as he goes about his "normal" life, undertaking seemingly mundane tasks for his family.

Its sounds very simple, but the controls....the controls make it a huge challenge. And that's where this game shines! The controls make for some hilarious moments, and that's what this game is all about. It's not meant to be serious, but more of a fun, relaxing adventure full of laughs and mishaps. It has a very lighthearted story, and you come to love the brave, fatherly octopus. Don't ask how he had 2 human children though...

The controls are...well, atrocious. You use the mouse to manipulate his arms and legs. Pressing Spacebar toggles between moving your arms or legs. You press and hold the right mouse button and move the mouse in the direction you want the arm/leg to move. It sounds easier than it really is because the mouse is very sensitive, so a slight move will send his arms/legs everywhere, toppling everything nearby over! Be careful how much commotion you cause, as a bar across the bottom of the screen fills up when you are nearby any people and they see you knocking stuff over. When the bar is full, that's it! Your disguise is blown, and you restart from your last checkpoint. After a little while the player should get used to the sensitivity of the mouse and be able to complete most tasks in a relatively short time...just expect several tries as you go!

If you liked and enjoyed games such as Surgeon Simulator 2013, Probably Archery, or even Ampu-Tea, you owe it to yourself to give Octodad: Dadliest Catch a try. The antics you will get into is well worth the pricetag.

9/10, Recommended!

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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Apparently it matters more if someone sees you screw up than if you hit your kid over the head with ketchup.
10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
"I've seen enough hent-"

no im not going to make that joke.

This game include:

-Octopus Simulator
-Wedding Simulator
-Shopping Simulator
-Dad Simulator
-Segway Simulator
-Titanic Simulator

Mosty breezy, with a few frustrating moments that will probably make you rage a bit. No violence, just weird-ness. Recommended, tho not really worth fifteen bucks.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
My hand cramped up trying to quickly climb an escalator. I screamed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
What can I say about octodad, it's a game where you play as a octopus with a human wife and two human kids. and is one of the most fun games iv'e ever played. Thats all I can say without spoilers to be honest.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
PIEEEEEE
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
yes
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Octodad Dadliest Catch has some of the weirdest controls i have ever seen in a video game but the for lack of a better word unique (shut the poopzedoodlez up if my spelling sucks) but one reason i see alot of people not wanting Octodad is JUST about the controls and honestly people who complain about 1 problem in a game/movie/book and call a game/movie/book horrible just because of 1 problem make me sick (but in some cases i can agree huge example Creativerse) even with the weird controls the humor which the only other game i have seen in forever that is mainly based around humor is ♥♥♥♥ing goat simulator of all things (even though i like goat simulator) plus you have to admit it's extremly fun to listen to stacy in the deep sea part of the aquarium level (example) "daaaad, if you leave me here some fish will adopt me and make me live in the ocean I DON'T WANNA EAT KRILL!" it's funnyier if you see it for yourself by BUYING THIS HILLARIOS GAME
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
You play as an octopus who somehow manages to breath on land, raise human children and interact with his wife in a series of blubs and still make sure she understands him.
He is gaming's greatest hero.

11/10 IGN
420/360 MLG
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
So funny, short but really funny :')
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
How has Octodad has babies if he have tentacle ♥♥♥♥♥?


11/10 The wonders of life
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I would *NOT* recommend this for singleplayer experience - the game is simple and only lasts 2-3 hours, even with the recently released extra levels.

With a friend or few, this game is a blast for the time it lasts. A funny and diffrent kind of co-op experience to lighten up the mood. I don't recommend it for the full price, but grab it during sales.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
What can I say about Octodad? Well, if anything, it is a little wacky. Okay, it's VERY wacky. But thats what makes the slapstick humor all the more enjoyable. Octodad has some pretty good moments, and a story that at least I'll never forget. The multiplayer is fun, with multiple players controlling his limbs at once, and the Steam community is brimming with user generated content, so that'll keep you coming back. I reccomend this game to anyone that likes a little humor, and enjoys a hearwarming story. I give this a 9/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Great game, but (kind of really) short. Still recommend it though!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
a very good game, would live the game to be more challenging though as it was a bit too easy to compleate and would also like more levels but overall its a fun game to play :)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Extremely original game that I think has influced a lot of comedic gameplay in other games. Very fun, the story line is pretty good as well. It's mostly for comedy and getting a good laugh but it's still difficult at times. If you have a hard time with camera mechanics making you feel ill then this probably isn't a good idea to buy.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Hilarious game, loved it!
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