In Other Waters
Top Critic Average
Hypnotic art, otherworldly audio and captivating writing meet in an undersea exploration game that wants you to take your time.
A gentle and engrossing underwater sci-fi game that will have you thinking about more than what lies beneath the waves.
Minimalist adventuring that's original, clever, and soothing – and a perfect example that gameplay and atmosphere is always more important than high-tech graphics.
In Other Waters succeeds more as an exercise in world building than as an exciting adventure game
In Other Waters tells a tense, absorbing mystery through exquisitely minimalist means.
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.
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.
It is really very good, though. It’s very meditative. Calming. It’s possibly exactly what you need right now.
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.
In Other Waters is beautiful, but somewhat clunky and boring.