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505 Games, Giant Squid
Aug 2, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5

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8.4 / 10
PC Gamer
88 / 100
Easy Allies
4 / 5
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
7.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Abzu

Unique and visually striking, Abzu doesn't quite make the most of its underwater setting but remains a highly compelling adventure.

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8.4 / 10.0

Abzu takes the graceful feel of movement and subtle push toward discovery that I've enjoyed in similar exploration games like Journey and Flower and builds a refreshing-yet-simple underwater adventure around it. The colorful settings, beautiful soundtrack, and basic controls made it a great experience that constantly piqued my interest, even if it never challenged me to master it other than deciphering its cryptic environmental clues. Instead, Abzu relishes in giving you freedom to simply enjoy exploring the fascinating deep blue sea.

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There are few games quite as curious and beautiful as Abzû, and fewer of its kind on the PC. It’s a short, dense journey filled with intense wonder and inherent beauty, and every inch is worth seeing.

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Absolutely gorgeous and a joy to behold, but sticks too close to Journey's formula for its own good.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A disappointingly direct copy of Journey that offers an incredible audio and visual treat, but lacks the deeper meaning of the original.

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Abzû isn't for everyone, but it has its rewards if you stop to enjoy them

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Abzu is gorgeous and calming but a little shallow

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