Submerged: Hidden Depths Reviews

Submerged: Hidden Depths is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2022

While your mileage may vary, and your perspective on the story can be widened through collecting more of the aforementioned diaries, I found that Submerged: Hidden Depths has nothing worth remembering even a few minutes after setting the controller down.

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Apr 19, 2022

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.

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85 / 100
Apr 13, 2022

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.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2022

Submerged: Hidden Depths feels like what the first game should have been. The main story is more interesting now, but the ancillary story lacks gravitas since the game can spoil the ending for you. The actual gameplay is easy for anyone to manage, which makes for an enjoyable experience. Some of the stuff you're collecting now actually serves a purpose, even if it's cosmetic. The experience is short if you're just going after the main storyline, but it feels just right. For those who want the equivalent of a walking simulator with more to do, Hidden Depths is well worth checking out.

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90 / 100
Apr 5, 2022

Submerged: Hidden Depths is the perfect game to play when needing a break from the more stressful or narrative intense experiences. Featuring a powerful orchestral score, relaxing exploration and puzzle solving, and a subtle yet interesting story about the bonds of family and the power of hope, Submerged surprised me and provided me with one of my favorite experiences of the year.

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Apr 2, 2022

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.

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Apr 1, 2022

Submerged: Hidden Depth didn’t quite hit me as strongly as its predecessor. It is a more rounded and proficient take on the vision, but ultimately it is also the exact same vision as its predecessor and, this second time around, the impact just isn’t the same. However, it is still a beautiful, emotional and poignant bit of art, and we should all be sending our politicians copies to play. Otherwise, we’ll all find ourselves travelling around our crumbling, drowned cities soon. Just like Miku and Taku do here.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2022

If you want to relax calmly in exotic landscapes, Submerged: Hidden Depths is exactly what you need.

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Mar 22, 2022

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.

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5.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2022

Beyond a couple of creative missteps, Uppercut’s sequel also feels reluctant to leave the wading pool and investigate its true interactive potential.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2022

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.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 18, 2022

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.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2022

‎Submerged: Hidden Depths is a quiet, puzzled, simple game where the exploration of a city literally submerged in water is encouraged. Even with its flaws, it is a unique experience that we can spend in one or two afternoons -everything depends on the hours you play in each one-, seeing how both brothers are gradually forging an unbreakable relationship. A remarkable artistic and sound section, but too simple in the playable, which may be what is sought by its creators; but it could have been exploited more without being overwhelming for the player and maintaining that constant search for relaxation.‎

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2022

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.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2022

It may not do anything particularly unique, but its bite-sized ocean world to explore feels relaxing, not threatening, and I appreciate that fact.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2022

Despite not expanding on its gameplay ideas enough to avoid tedium, the ambience, atmosphere, and ease of play do make Submerged Hidden Depths a competent addition to its genre.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2022

Free of any combat, and largely of any challenge whatsoever, Submerged: Hidden Depths is the perfect game to relax with. Its colourful visuals and contemplative soundtrack will immerse you in a world that feels sombre yet hopeful, as you explore every nook and cranny on your modest ship. Though for some the action may prove to be too basic. Still, if you’re after a game that you can chill out with while unravelling the fate of a caring sister and her brother, this is well worth checking out.

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95 / 100
Mar 11, 2022

Submerged: Hidden Depths is an extremely relaxing and beautiful game. Its simple gameplay and lack of combat make it an easy title, which added to its story, pleases the whole family. If you like hunting for collectibles, you can put it at the top of your list and you won't regret it.

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Unscored
Mar 10, 2022

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.

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Unscored
Mar 10, 2022

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.

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