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News video games 25 June 2019, 23:03

author: Christian Pieniazek

The Sinking City - First Reviews

Two days before the release of The Sinking City, its first review scores have appeared on the web. The reviews show that the Frogwares has provided an extensive and atmospheric game, which is not without its flaws. Nevertheless, fans of Cthulhu mythology and dark crime stories should keep an eye on the title.

The first reviews of The Sinking City, an action adventure game inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's prose, have appeared on the web. The game was developed by Frogwares. At the time of writing this message, the average score on Metacritic for the Xbox One version is 64%, 73% for the PC edition and 75% PlayStation 4 version. Before we move on to the list of review scores and discuss its most important traits, we would like to remind that on June 27 the game will officially debut on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and later (this year) it will also appear on Nintendo Switch.

Review scores of The Sinking City

  1. Destructoid - 85/100
  2. COGconnected - 84/100
  3. Twinfinite - 80/100
  4. PC Invasion - 80/100
  5. Wccftech - 78/100
  6. IGN - 78/100
  7. PlayStation LifeStyle - 75/100
  8. - 75/100
  9. God Is a Geek - 70/100
  10. Push Square - 70/100
  11. The Indie Game Website - 70/100
  12. Shacknews - 70/100
  13. DualShockers - 65/100
  14. TrueAchievements - 60/100
  15. VideoGamer - 50/100
  16. GamesRadar - 50/100
The Sinking City - First reviews - picture #1
The Oakmont town hides secrets whose solution requires looking into every corner.

Main pros and cons

Among the most important advantages of The Sinking City is the disturbing atmosphere. Although in general, the plot is not captivating, many threads can be interesting. Moreover, the game does not lead the player by the hand, allowing them to decide for themselves on the next steps, and the consequences of their choices can be known at the least expected moment. An important role in the game is played by combat, which unfortunately has not been implemented as it should (even though the rich arsenal of weapons may be pleasing). The last place on the list is taken by the graphic design, which is also not of highest quality.

Reviews of The Sinking City reveal an image of an ambitious project, whose devs lacked the means and time to fine-tune certain aspects of it. However, fans of detective adventure games and Lovecraft's works should keep an eye on the game... provided that they are able to look past to some of its bugs.

  1. The Sinking City - official website
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