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Under the Waves

Parallel Studio, Quantic Dream
Aug 29, 2023 - PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
3 / 5
Hobby Consolas
70 / 100
7 / 10
IGN Spain
8 / 10
Game Rant
3 / 5
3 / 5
The Games Machine
8.9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Under the Waves

A story about loneliness and grief, set in a retro-futuristic 1970s and told from the perspective of a deepsea diver, which is less interested in action than creating the right atmosphere.

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A deep dive into an emotionally resonant, thematically intriguing, and visually striking abyss, Under the Waves' waters are choppy at times, but there's pearls to be found amidst the turbulence of its enthralling ocean.

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It lacks a good polish (in the form of a patch) to correct the technical problems, but if you like games that give a lot of importance to exploration and are not afraid to navigate a gigantic underwater level, Under the Waves is a hidden treasure in the depths.

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It's not perfect but it is unique and it's a joy to explore the depths of the north sea in your cute little submarine.

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Under the Waves offers a unique experience, masterfully combining fascinating underwater exploration with an emotional story

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Under the Waves delivers an incredibly emotional story about grief and its ability to manifest in the realities of those who attempt to evade it. While the title's main narrative is powerfully effective, its secondary focus on environmentalism, fueled by a real-world partnership, diminishes the overall impact of the experience. Though its close-up visuals and optional objectives are marred by technical issues, the core of Under the Waves' gameplay is enough to keep players engaged in its mandatory tasks. The story of Stan is one many fans will resonate with, as it captures the difficult thoughts that accompany grief. Unfortunately, Under the Waves doesn't quite deliver a gaming experience deserving of such meaningful concepts.

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Playing a professional diver maintaining undersea oil pipes may sound like an odd premise for a game, but it's so peaceful down there

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Under The Waves is an incredible journey of memories. Developed by Parallel Studio and Quantic Dream, the work combines the environmental theme with a moving and engaging story, also strong in a well-implemented play structure. Must have absolutely.

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