Sunless Sea - Zubmariner is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

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Recommended
Oct 18, 2016

Failbetter provides an exquisite expansion to Sunless Sea that runs deep.

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90 / 100
Oct 25, 2016

Verdict: The dangers of the abyss are well worth facing for Zubmariner’s bounty of fantastic stories and strange adventures.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Apr 22, 2020

A gothic masterpiece of weird fiction and roguelike exploration, that gives you the freedom to do whatever you want in one of gaming's weirdest fictional worlds.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2018

Sunless Sea is a unique title. A rogue-like set in a Lovecraftian nightmare with table-top RPG elements backed up by some truly excellent writing. The slow pace, and narrative delivery may well put some players off though.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2018

An intimidating and slow burning prospect, for those who can look behind its challenging facade Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition soon reveals itself to be a masterly work that deftly marries great writing with fine tuned roguelike mechanics.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2018

Failbetter Games have brought upon themselves a trademark capable of enduring over time, born with Fallen London back in the day and now present in both Sunless Sea and the upcoming Sunless Skies. This is by far the best way to experience the studio's vision and their unique take in narrative driven games.

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2.8 / 5.0
May 11, 2020

It appeals to a certain type of gamer, one who embraces the challenge and has the patience to explore the lore which is waiting for you.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
7 / 10
Apr 23, 2020

If an experienced fan of rogue-likes, there is a lot to enjoy in this package.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

If that doesn't impress you, then the fear of losing a few hours' worth of progress will surely do.

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75%
Jan 21, 2019

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition is a brutally challenging strategy/sim release on PlayStation 4 that will test your skills in full. You're getting the main game as well as the Zumbariner expansion, hence the name of this edition, with a single purchase, making this the definitive console version of the game. You'll spend hours trying to micromanage things to make the most of your Echo so that you can keep your ship fueled and in tiptop shape and your crew properly fed so that they don't have to resort to eating the rats on the ship… or any diseased former crew members. Are you up for the challenge?

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2018

PS4 version of exploration game with deep, compelling world has a good feeling but terrible controls.

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5 / 10
Nov 1, 2016

Sunless Sea is a good game and Zubmariner brings a solid amount more of that goodness into the fold…  But for anyone who has played the game somewhat extensively, I would proceed with caution because for me, a lack of anything really new was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back.

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9 / 10
Sep 5, 2018

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition is a solid release that fans of the roguelike genre will greatly enjoy. There is a lot to do, and the randomly generated nature of each run means you will get to aim for new objectives, as well as try to stay safe from new hazards and… things. The fact that the Zubmariner expansion is included means you're also going to face new enemies, find new ports, new treasure and more, which makes it even easier to recommend this gorgeous looking and challenging roguelike on PS4.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2020

Sunless Sea has a really great atmosphere that should be ripe for exploring, but unfortunately it falls flat when it comes to core gameplay elements. Story bits are slow to develop and failed to hook me, while the act of sailing itself is mundane. That’s not to say it’s devoid of good ideas, but it’ll take someone who doesn’t mind a slow burn to fully enjoy.

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6.2 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2020

Sunless Sea is an interesting roleplaying an roguelike game with some survival elements. This game takes place in the dark universe of Fallen London, the player is a captain of a steampunk ship who has one ambition to achieve.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2018

If you are looking for something different, something deeper, but want to maintain the darker presence of a Lovecraftian novel, then Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition on PlayStation 4 is most certainly your game. With patience and perseverance you may even be able to survive well enough that you do not need to eat your crew… A note of fair warning though, is that this game is less about pushing off from a dock and blowing everything up but rather about managing supplies, fuel, food, and terror as you work to perform quests throughout the Unterzee. With a port that seems meant to be, Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition is the perfect game to pick up as we roll into Halloween 2018.

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81%
Oct 26, 2016

Sunless Sea far surpassed any expectations I had laid out prior. The rich lore and exposition of its game play and narrative intertwine with its massive map to create a powerful web of content. To add to that, the method in which the game is structured allows the player to experience hours of content; and this isn’t your random claim of ‘at least thirty hours of gameplay!’

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