Submerged: Hidden Depths Reviews

Submerged: Hidden Depths is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2020

Submerged: Hidden Depths exists on its own chill plane – an exploration game that is truly about exploration and little else. Though some may feel that Submerged is lacking in mechanics, those that get onboard with its subdued vibe will find a lot of beauty in the experience. This is a gorgeous game, and exploring its mysteries is a reward in itself.

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8 / 10
Dec 7, 2020

Submerged is a wonderful, melancholic exploration game, that builds a more defined and evocative world than many AAA games do.

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84 / 100
Dec 8, 2020

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.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2020

Despite a lack of combat, Submerged: Hidden Depths is a great narrative experience filled with exploration.

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Ben Sellwood
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2022

While enjoyably relaxing and full of wondrous exploration, Hidden Depths manages to shrug off its strap-line sub-name and contains very little depth in content.

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Wait
Mar 10, 2022

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.

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WhatIfGaming
Nick Nikolov
8 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

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.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

A simple adventure offering a short journey across a ravaged world, unfortunately the story doesn't unfold as well as it could have done and the puzzles and platforming sections are very basic. Still, this is a relaxing trip worth setting sail for.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

Submerged: Hidden Depths is not only beautiful to look at, it offers a nice change of pace from the open world RPG titles out there.

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6 / 10
Mar 10, 2022

There's no mechanics, really, to speak of. There's no combat for us to discuss. You can't even jump on command — only at specific places. Submerged is a chillout experience about exploration with a slight story and basically nothing else, and honestly, we're okay with that. Not everything has to be explosions or sad-times-my-kid-died-and-now-I've-grown-a-beard depressing drama. Pop on Submberged as a palette cleanser between more involved titles or as an escape from the horror of reality and you'll be fine. This is fine.

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Liked-a-lot
Mar 10, 2022

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.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

Although Submerged: Hidden Depths can work excellently in concept, it is advisable to play the game in short sessions. Otherwise, you will get desperately bored.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

Submerged: Hidden Depths is an interesting experience that will certainly bring back those who loved the first installment in the series. The exploration is engaging, the world has plenty of secrets to discover, there are plenty of cool moments to be a part of. The lack of conflict makes the game stand out from the crowd and will certainly attract an audience.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

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.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

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.

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8 / 10
Mar 10, 2022

Relaxing and lovely, Submerged: Hidden Depth doesn't have much in the way of gameplay, but it's still a nice experience for anyone who wants to explore its sunken world.

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XboxEra
Harm0nica
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

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.

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7 / 10
Mar 10, 2022

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.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 10, 2022

Given our memories of the first game, it would have been a miracle if Submerged: Hidden Depths had just been a merely fine distraction.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2022

Submerged: Hidden Depths mostly treads the same water as the first game but does so while improving on certain things. The gameplay is simple and combat free so that anyone can set sail in this world and enjoy it and it is just long enough to not end up feeling boring. The world is gorgeous to behold and the music is equally as enjoyable. If you find laid back exploration games like this boring than this won’t be for you but for everyone else this is a voyage worth setting sail on.

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