Games Encyclopedia Top Games PC PS5 XSX PS4 PS3 Xbox One Xbox 360 Switch Android iOS Rankings Images Companies
The Sinking City (PC cover
Game Box forThe Sinking City (PC)

The Sinking City

A detective adventure game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The production is set in the 1920s, in the fictional city of New England, suffering from a supernatural flood.

Adventure | TPP | survival horror | sandbox | Detective | RPG elements | Cthulhu | action adventure | interwar period | EA Play

This game is a nominee for the Best Games of 8th Generation. If you think it deserves the award, cast your vote!

The Sinking City Release Date

27Jun2019

PC PS4 XONE

12Sep2019

Switch

19Feb2021

PS5

28Apr2021

XSX

Games similar to The Sinking City

Grand Theft Auto IV

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

L.A. Noire

The Sinking City is an action adventure game in a horror convention, enriched with RPG elements, developed by the Ukrainian studio Frogwares - authors of warmly received productions devoted to the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Interestingly, the described title was initially created as Call of Cthulhu, which was to be published by Focus Home Interactive. However, when the creators came under Bigben Interactive's wing in May 2015, they had to significantly rebuild their work, making it an original game inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft.

Plot

The Sinking City takes us on a journey to the United States in the 1920s to the gloomy town of Oakmont, Massachusetts, which was hit by a massive flood caused by supernatural forces. Detective Charles W. Reed was responsible for investigating this case. He learns not only the causes of this phenomenon, but also encounters madness and doubt, which is becoming more and more prevalent both people of Oakmont and in himself.

Mechanics

In The Sinking City the action was presented from the third person perspective (TPP). The authors make available to us a city consisting of several districts (the game world is the largest of the previously created by the Frogwares studio), in which we move both on foot, as well as using a boat or a diving suit. The driving force behind the game are the tasks assigned by neutral characters in any order, each of which can be done in several ways (including using Reed's ability to watch ghosts from the past). As the plot develops in a non-linear way, it has several endings - the ones we will see determine our actions in the course of adventure.

The game does not lack clashes with opponents straight from nightmare (smaller ones, whose elimination is not a major problem, and also much more powerful, in a way, acting as bosses). We eliminate them using a wide range of firearms from the era; the arsenal includes a revolver, rifle, shotgun, or even grenades; and the protagonist can set traps for adversaries. In addition, as he progresses, the hero develops his abilities, which are useful both in solving puzzles and during explorations and clashes with his opponents. It is worth to remember, that a detective exposed to macabre views is gradually subjected to a madness that manifests itself for example through hallucinations.

Technical aspects

The three-dimensional graphics of The Sinking City are kept in a dark style; the attention is drawn to both the carefully designed buildings, which evoke associations with the Victorian era, as well as disturbing models of characters and terrifying silhouettes of opponents.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 4,1 / 10 based on 754 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 3.7 / 10 based on 539 votes.

PEGI rating The Sinking City

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

The Sinking City System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-4350 3.5 GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 3.0 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 / 4 GB Radeon R9 380X or better
  • 35 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
See/Add Comments