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The Sinking City

Frogwares, Bigben Interactive
Jun 27, 2019 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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PC Gamer
66 / 100
7.8 / 10
No Recommendation
2.5 / 5
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
3 / 10
Game Revolution
3 / 5
8.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Sinking City

An occasionally entertaining detective game blighted by poor writing, rote combat, and a dreary open world.

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7.8 / 10.0

While occasionally frustrating, The Sinking City's compelling stories, exciting environments, and memorable characters make for one of the better Cthulhu lore games around.

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No Recommendation / Blank

Frogware's most ambitious title to date sees it take on the Cthulu mythos, but unfortunately it makes for one of its most flawed games too.

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The Sinking City's engrossing premise is ultimately betrayed by counterintuitive systems and bleak monotony.

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The Sinking City succeeds at creating a memorable world and twisting narrative that pulls players beyond its mediocre gameplay

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Clumsy design, tedious storytelling, and often game-breaking technical limitations sap The Sinking City of any real terror or intrigue.

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The enjoyable Cthulhu detective story is enough to be worth seeing through, but it’s a mystery why the other parts of the game couldn’t be as strong.

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Overall, as much as I adore the story and atmosphere of The Sinking City, it definitely feels like a budget title at times. If you can get past the weak combat, harmless jank, and enjoy a solid detective experience that won't hold your hand and throw tough choices your way, you shouldn't pass up on it. Even more so if you're a fan of Lovecraft. Because as the Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be and that's a good enough reason for me!

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