Call of the Sea

Rating Summary

Based on 54 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 54 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2021

Mystical journey on a tropical island is what we all need during this period of closed borders.

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Recommended
Dec 9, 2020

A dazzlingly different debut with a haunting sense of place and adventure.

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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2020

Through engaging puzzles and a captivating story, Call of the Sea provides an excellent, poignant adventure.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2020

Clever puzzles and an engaging narrative make Call of the Sea a voyage worth taking

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2020

If the writers weren't so eager to spoil their own surprises, I think we'd be looking at one outstanding narrative-driven adventure here. As it is, Call of the Sea is a pleasing piece of pulp fiction and a decent test of your puzzle-solving skills.

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7.2 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2020

Call of the Sea could be considered as a puzzle and exploration video game where the first element weighs much more than the second; although both depend on each other to exist. Thus and with a series of puzzles that will take the player into a smooth back and forth between the frustrating process of looking for a solution to the problem and the satisfaction of finding it, Call of the Sea offers a proposal that complies with all the basic rules of the genre and the topped off with a colorful artistic design and a plot that delivers what it promises.

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80 / 100
Dec 11, 2020

Quotation forthcoming.

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TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

9 / 10
Dec 8, 2020

Call of the Sea's original setting, narrative, and overall feel totally hooked me – even when I wasn't playing I found myself working over the puzzles in my head. If you're a fan of emotional stories and challenging logical puzzles then you should dive straight into this adventure.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2020

Call Of The Sea is a good debut, that uses puzzle and riddle-based gameplay to tell an atmospheric story. Its weakness lies in a conception of riddles that is not always very clear, source of some moments of frustration, and in a limited duration. It will probably not remain among the most notable examples of the genre, but we must give credit to the fact that it manages to offer an alternative vision of the Lovecraftian narrative universe, potentially capable of satisfying those who do not always want monsters or scares.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2020

Puzzles with a great design (mostly) and a story that captures without remedy from the first minute. A must for lovers of narrative adventures and puzzles.

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