The Sinking City

Rating Summary

Based on 137 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 137 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

7.8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

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
Jun 25, 2019

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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66 / 100
Jun 25, 2019

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2019

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

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3 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

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

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Unscored
Jun 25, 2019

Great investigations and ancient horrors are hidden by frustrating action

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Jun 25, 2019

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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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

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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Hobby Consolas
Javier Sólvez López

Top Critic

62 / 100
Sep 13, 2019

The Sinking City is a faithful adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft´s universe. As in other versions, some mecanics are pretty interesting and make it an interesting adventure, but this port to Nintendo Switch has many technical flaws and the open world structure feels "empty", long loading times aside.

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