Submerged: Hidden Depths Reviews

Submerged: Hidden Depths is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2020

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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