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Dredge (2023) is a fishing adventure set in a remote archipelago called ‘The Marrows’ with a dark past. You explore the surrounding waters to fish for hundreds of different sea creatures and other resources. It stands out for the clever rhythm-based fishing mechanics and the sinister story told by the locals you meet.

You start from your new home and explore the land and sea to complete quests and visit neighbouring islands – each with unique opportunities, inhabitants, and secrets. Get back home to sell your catch, and upgrade your boat to dredge deeper for long-buried secrets.

As you progress you catch all manner of valuable fish you store them in your hold making use of the available space with Tetris-like placement. Care is needed as danger is everywhere in the form of sharp rocks, shallow reefs and threats that lurk in the fog at night.

The result is a game that combines a mystery narrative with more-ish fishing and upgrading. Everyone you meet has their own story and each new creature you discover offers unique benefits. It's a dark and lovely combination that draws you in to take ever more questionable risks with each voyage.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Dredge 16 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 5 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Collecting and Traversal game with Action, Narrative, Rhythm and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 13 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Bad Language. The game also features some scary scenes and situations, including red eyes appearing in fog at night. Scary sea creatures may also attack the player's boat. When the boat is hit, cargo is lost. If the boat is hit too many times, it sinks and the game ends.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence, Use of Tobacco, Mild Language, Animated Blood.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger players need to be willing to persevere and learn the fishing mechanics. Understanding the narrative is important for the developing relationships. Navigating the world and it's seas is also important to find the best catches.

CostsCosts

Dredge usually costs £19.99 to £21.99. 

Dredge

XBox Store Xbox X|S £21.99
XBox Store Xbox One £21.99
XBox Store PC £21.99
Switch Store Switch £21.99
Steam Store PC £21.99
PlayStation StoreSALE PS5 £19.99 £12.99 until 17/07/2024 Free

PS Plus Extra

PlayStation StoreSALE PS4 £19.99 £12.99 until 17/07/2024 Free

PS Plus Extra

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
You can purchase Deluxe Edition which offers special fishing rods. These can also be purchased individually. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/03/2023

Price: 35% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Collecting, Traversal (Action, Narrative, Rhythm and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 26 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Weather

Developer: Black Salt Games (@BlackSaltGames)


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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