In Other Waters Reviews

In Other Waters is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Wccftech
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

In Other Waters is engrossing, beautiful and perfectly balanced both in terms of immersive gameplay and intriguing narrative. Its relaxing without being boring, and thoughtful without treading the same tired sci-fi tropes.

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69 / 100
Mar 31, 2020

I like In Other Waters and wish I could give it a higher score. It's a nice experience. Its a special and experimental experience - however, it's an experience that is flawed in too many ways and the title torpedos itself again and again. Also, I can't always follow the story. This could have been my game of the year but bugs in the Switch version and confusing elements don't let it be.

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7 / 10 stars
Mar 31, 2020

In Other Waters tells an intriguing tale that will get you thinking, but only if its slow crawl to the finish doesn't turn you away.

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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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6 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

In Other Waters definitely doesn’t do a good job of engaging you right from the get-go with its radar-like visuals and confusing interface. However, if decide you to stick with it, you’ll end up being rewarded with a surprisingly interesting story and a gameplay loop that’s way more immersive than I could have ever imagined.

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Yes
Mar 31, 2020
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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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But Why Tho?
Maia Rose
8 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

A beautifully crafted atmospheric narrative driven game, In Other Waters, dives deep into the life of a scientist uncovering a mystery in the only way she knows how; trial and error, observation and data collection. While initially a steep learning curve once the player has immersed themself into the game and figured out the mechanics it’s a mesmerizing game that’s hard to put down and hopefully leaves players with a new understanding of the world around them.

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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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10 / 10
Apr 1, 2020

The narrative is by far the most engaging and wonderful I’ve had the pleasure to experience this year so far.

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Apr 1, 2020

The game offers a refreshing focus on its sense of place rather than ease of play.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2020

I had an amazing time with In Other Waters. It's a game I'd happily play over and over just for the overall combination of colors, sounds, and exploration. The story acts as a reminder of why we should treat our oceans, and each other, with more kindness. If you're even remotely interested in marine biology, you'll never put your Switch down.

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8 / 10
Apr 1, 2020

One of the most striking video games of recent years, In Other Waters blends systemic exploration and pure narrative in a way few other games try.

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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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PC Invasion
Top Critic
6 / 10
Apr 2, 2020

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

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4 / 5.0
Apr 2, 2020

In Other Waters is a thrilling, non-violent gem focusing on discovery of life among the stars in a place humanity didn’t think to look. This game proves that sometimes simplicity is best, its minimalist approach to complicated technology an absolute triumph. The immersion is incredible, considering the genre, and the concept is dramatically fresh to the point where I literally feel in awe of how much has been accomplished by so little.

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77 / 100
Apr 3, 2020

With full control of the expedition that engages the player from the moment the game starts, In Other Waters is highly interactive and unapologetically detailed, a little slower and a lot more reading than I would have preferred, but an overall impressive experience.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 3, 2020

Admittedly this is a game that requires players, from the word go, to get onboard with the idea that pace isn't paramount and that its complicated controls also serve the greater aesthetic on show.

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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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Apr 5, 2020

In Other Waters mixes a unique perspective with relaxing gameplay and excellent music to create an experience worth trying out.

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