Curse of the Sea Rats
Embark on an epic, hand-animated, ‘ratoidvania’ adventure, where your crew has been turned into rats by a pirate witch! Explore a vibrant world, face challenging bosses, and unlock unique abilities - either alone or in local co-op!
Curse of the Sea Rats is a ‘ratoidvania’ platform adventure with lovingly crafted, hand-drawn animations. Embark on the epic journey of four prisoners of the British empire, transformed into rats by the notorious pirate witch, Flora Burn. To regain their human bodies, they will have to fight dangerous bosses, uncover the secrets of the vast Irish coast, and ultimately capture the witch who cursed them.
Lavish Art & Animation
Hand-drawn animation inspired by classic cartoons, combines seamlessly with detailed 3D environments to create a stunning 2.5D platforming experience.
Freedom & Exploration
Explore the 18th Century Irish Coast and a navigate a vast non-linear map comprised of more than 300 rooms and passageways.
4 Playable Characters
Discover 4 playable characters, each bringing a unique playstyle to help overcome both enemies and the environment! Play alone or with up to 3 friends in local co-op.
Enhance & Upgrade
Improve your character’s unique abilities as your adventure progresses - unlocking new special skills, boosting your offence and defence, or learning powerful magic!
Challenging Boss Battles
Cross swords with a large cast of nefarious bosses, study their attack patterns, and experiment with different characters to emerge victorious!
A Huge Adventure
Interact with a vibrant cast of fully voiced NPCs, in a campaign with 12+ hours of content. Can you complete every quest, find all the secrets, and unlock every ending?
Curse of the Sea Rats DLC & Add-Ons
Curse of the Sea Rats Ratings & Reviews
- 32%Critics Recommend
- 66Top Critic Average
- FairOpenCritic Rating
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by John-Paul Jones
7 / 10
Curse of the Sea Rats is a perfectly fine Metroidvania effort. The hand-drawn art is gorgeous for the most part and the combat together with the platforming are both well executed and ultimately satisfying. However coupled with the absence of some odd quality of life features, a general lack of polish and a lack of any real ambition, Curse of the Sea Rats arguably struggles to elevate itself in an increasingly competitive genre filled with top-tier efforts.
by Matt Sainsbury
What I’m saying is that I’m not entirely sure who is going to enjoy Curse of the Sea Rats. I do know that there’s going to be an audience out there for it, because while it has several issues it also has many redeeming qualities. However, when it’s one of a few million Metroidvanias that are already on the Switch, I fear that Sea Rats will struggle to find that audience, despite being a clear passion project from everyone involved.
by Sam Stewart
Despite jarring bugs and inconsistencies, Curse of the Sea Rats is a well-designed game with a clear direction. Petoons Studio succeeded in making an accessible Metroidvania that can be enjoyed by gamers of varied skill levels. Its art, simplicity, and smoothly escalating challenge make it a great way to introduce a younger audience to the genre. If the rough edges are smoothed away, a real gem lies beneath.
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Curse of the Sea Rats System Requirements
OS versionWindows 10
OS versionWindows 10
CPUIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom II X2 550
CPUIntel Core i3-2100 or AMD FX-4350
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GT 730, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 6670, 1 GB
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1 GB or AMD Radeon HD 6870, 1 GB
- Audio: English
- Text: Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), English, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, German, Japanese, French, Korean, Italian, Russian, Spanish (Spain)
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