In Other Waters

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 46 critic reviews
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Recommended
Apr 2, 2020

Hypnotic art, otherworldly audio and captivating writing meet in an undersea exploration game that wants you to take your time.

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80 / 100
Apr 1, 2020

A gentle and engrossing underwater sci-fi game that will have you thinking about more than what lies beneath the waves.

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8 / 10
Apr 7, 2020

Minimalist adventuring that's original, clever, and soothing – and a perfect example that gameplay and atmosphere is always more important than high-tech graphics.

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6.3 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

In Other Waters succeeds more as an exercise in world building than as an exciting adventure game

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9 / 10
Apr 13, 2020

In Other Waters tells a tense, absorbing mystery through exquisitely minimalist means.

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8 / 10
Apr 27, 2020

With an engaging sci-fi story and its minimalist style, In Other Waters manages to draw you into its mysterious story and brings the alien environments to life through your imagination. There are some performance issues that can detract from the experience, but overall, In Other Waters is a journey worth taking.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2020

In Other Waters is a unique, dreamy experience that rewards your patience and time. It features one of the most elegant and thoughtful UIs in a game, and a clever, precise text to build a world worth exploring.

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Unscored
Mar 31, 2020

It is really very good, though. It’s very meditative. Calming. It’s possibly exactly what you need right now.

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90 / 100
Apr 5, 2020

In Other Waters' best quality is just that: it makes you feel like you're in other waters. It's a well written exploration game that, while short, provides an interesting story. If this is the form the classic text adventure returns in, In Other Waters leads the charge with its immersive soundscape and imagination sparking descriptions.

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PC Invasion

Top Critic

6 / 10
Apr 2, 2020

In Other Waters is beautiful, but somewhat clunky and boring.

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