Sunless Skies

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
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90 / 100
Jan 31, 2019

The sharpest writing around, wrapped inside a surprising adventure that's tough but rarely unfair. Failbetter's finest hour.

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Essential
Jan 31, 2019

All the verbal artistry of Sunless Sea scattered across a gorgeous steampunk cosmos that's a little easier to navigate and thrive in.

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9 / 10
Feb 1, 2019

A wonderfully refined sequel that takes everything that was great about the original and expands and improves upon it, making for a much more accessible experience for everyone.

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8.8 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2019

A fascinating, immersive trek. Sunless Skies excels at world-building and begs to be experienced by anyone who enjoys a dark story

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8 / 10
Feb 6, 2019

The follow-up to Sunless Seas is an adventure that conjures up a journey of endless wonder, where seemingly anything is possible.

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Unscored
Feb 1, 2019

When I’m not playing Sunless Skies, I find myself musing about what will happen the next time I jump on.

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8.7 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

Sunless Skies is a refined and more organic successor for Sunless Sea. The skies above London are full of intriguing events and charming characters depicted through a fancy, sharp and magnetic writing. The hybrid gameplay which mixes “choose your own adventure” elements with a classic RPG/roguelite scheme works well and offer a deep and satisfying experience. If you don't mind read walls of text and embrace the rhythm of the slow gaming, Sunless Skies is one of the best games around.

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Jan 31, 2019

This imaginative and darkly humorous sci-fi survival game has you fearfully chart a vast, hostile universe

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Jan 31, 2019

Sunless Skies is a wild, mysterious RPG that blends together a plethora of traits from multiple genres. The result is something unique, engaging, and incredibly fun.

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88 / 100
Mar 29, 2019

Despite being loads more forgiving than the first brutal installment, Sunless Skies is wicked hard.

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