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Sea of Solitude

Electronic Arts
Jul 5, 2019 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6.5 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
64 / 100
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Easy Allies
7.5 / 10
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
USgamer
2 / 5

Sea of Solitude Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

Powerful Narrative

Sea of Solitude's poignant narrative is as clever as it is powerful.

Shallow Gameplay

Simplistic gameplay leaves Sea of Solitude feeling shallow for most of its playtime.

Poor VO and Dialogue

Subpar voice acting undermines Sea of Solitude's excellent narrative.

Sea of Solitude is an interesting concept built on top of mediocre gameplay, although it's unique take on mental health does make it stand out from the crowd.


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Sea of Solitude: Official Teaser Trailer | EA Play 2018

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Critic Reviews for Sea of Solitude

IGN

Unknown Author
6.5 / 10.0
IGN

Sea of Solitude gives you a beautiful world and an intriguing story but the gameplay fails to evolve enough to make this a compelling adventure.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A brief, frequently beautiful meditation on mental illness that can be overly blunt in its messaging.

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Sea of Solitude is a gorgeous adventure that knows its way around mental illness, but doesn't make great use of the medium to tell its story.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A thoughtful exploration of the monsters people can unwittingly become, although it often struggles to offer a compelling gameplay experience.

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Easy Allies

Bradley Ellis
7.5 / 10.0
Easy Allies
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Sea of Solitude provides an insightful look at mental health and its characters evolve in meaningful ways

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Sea of Solitude tells a poignant story about loneliness that's only let down by its tedious gameplay.

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Not even striking art direction and sincere storytelling can save the unfortunate nature of Sea of Solitude. Marred by dull action and, at worst, frustrating sequences, Sea of Solitude ends up feeling like twice the length of its runtime. Those monsters and that world sure are gorgeous though.

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