Submerged: Hidden Depths Reviews
When I first played this game, I thought it bore a striking resemblance to Sea of Thieves. The game’s art style, sea exploration, and colour palette were very similar, but I was very wrong.
For the two protagonists of Submerged: Hidden Depths, Miku and Taku, the allure of a sunken abandoned city, taken over by a dark presence is too much to resist.
Submerged: Hidden Depths is an exploration game that aims to bring peace and tranquility to players. However, it is best not to try to finish this game quickly. Take your time, find the collectibles, explore everything to see, and complete the game. This is because there is a lot to see, a lot to take in, and a lot to appreciate here.
If you want to relax calmly in exotic landscapes, Submerged: Hidden Depths is exactly what you need.
Review in Greek | Read full review
Submerged: Hidden Depths succeeds in being a relaxing exploration game. With a gorgeous world, good puzzles, and an ample amount of collectables to uncover, it wouldn’t be surprising if it started appearing on those ‘top ten cosy games’ compilations on TikTok.
Beyond a couple of creative missteps, Uppercut’s sequel also feels reluctant to leave the wading pool and investigate its true interactive potential.
Submerged: Hidden Depths is an exploration based game that capitalizes on it strengths in a way that allows it to excel at the pinnacle of its genre.
All in all, would I recommend this dip into the ocean blue? Absolutely, but only if you consider what you’re getting into. There’s no denying this game is eye-candy of the sweetest caliber, with rarely any part of the vine-strangled world lacking vividly colored details. That said, you have to go in knowing that this is a perfect example of peaceful gaming, with no death or combat in sight. Exploration is the name of the game here, and it’s best to go into Submerged: Hidden Depths with low tension, an open mind, and a good pair of headphones. Admittedly, it’s on the short side, but if you’re eager to uncover the secret of these decaying cities, you’ll find the perfect game to scratch that urban exploration itch.
While the gameplay is very pacifist and relaxing, Submerged: Hidden Depths devalues its strengths by insisting on a gameplay that refuses to evolve over the five hours of the campaign.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
With no timers, no combat and barely any challenge Submerged: Hidden Depths is a super chill if overly shallow adventure that makes a good palate cleanser between bigger titles.
It may not do anything particularly unique, but its bite-sized ocean world to explore feels relaxing, not threatening, and I appreciate that fact.
Submerged: Hidden Depths is a must for those of you that prefers to enjoy a relaxed experience in which exploration is the key. Unfortunately, if you seek for something more (some action and challenges) maybe you need stay way from this title.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A relaxing collect-a-thon adventure game, Submerged: Hidden Depths is visually stunning with graphics that are comparable to those of big budget titles. Although the story lacks depth and the main mission can feel a bit repetitive, if you want a game that is very chill and completely devoid of stress, this is worth picking up.
At the end of the day, random glitches aside this is indeed a relaxing exploration game. You identify interesting locations, make your way to them, explore the area and collect things. This is a very inoffensive way to game for a while and I would recommend it. Yes, ‘Submerged: Hidden Depths’ could be described as a One-Trick Pony, but if you are a fan of this particular trick, it could be worth your time and money.
Submerged: Hidden Depths is one of the most relaxing and chilled games I’ve played in a long time, almost acting as ASMR as you glide through the ocean waves and listen to the ambient sounds. Although the experience will most likely last less than ten hours, even if you’re aiming for the platinum, it’s a very magical and visually stunning experience – you’ll also feel very satisfied upon completing all of the collectable trophies. If you’re looking for a game to play at your own pace, feel rewarded for exploring, and casually discover new things, then you should check out Submerged: Hidden Depths today.
Submerged: Hidden Depths starts as a relaxing experience and utilizes its beautiful visuals and nice tunes to the fullest but half way through the play time, it unfortunately starts to feel monotonous and repetitive.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Submerged: Hidden Depths is an easy to play and relaxing exploration game about the adventure of two siblings drifting through a desolate watery world. It’s a great game to unwind with, though its running performance on the PC does let it down a tad. But if you enjoy a game, as I do, where you are free to explore and can get past the performance issues, I recommend giving Submerged: Hidden Depths a try.
Miku and Taku's adventure is wholesome and simple to digest. It does not require the player to keep control schemes in their head or to feel like their hand is being held the entire way. Instead, this installment of Submerged asks that you lean back, hop on your boat and look around the peaceful world full of things to find.
Submerged: Hidden Depths sticks to its game promise all the way in its brief 4-6 hour journey, offering a violence-free adventure that stops at just the right time before it completely loses the player. While there are many interesting mechanics involved with this game, we’re given a bare-bones experience overall and I actually hoped for more of the story over than the game I was playing.
Submerged: Hidden Depths is a good sequel - it doesn't do too many new things, but delivers a great atmosphere and a relaxed experience. Also suitable for anyone looking for something like The Last of Us but without the weapons.
Review in German | Read full review