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  • Summary: Depth is an indie game being developed with unreal engine 3 by several of the original minds behind 'Killing Floor'. Play as a shark or a diver in a dark aquatic world and overcome your enemies by employing cunning, teamwork, and stealth.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 12, 2014
    77
    Playing as a diver or a shark is a fast, fun, and frantic experience, and each has its own feel and set of skills.
  2. Nov 18, 2014
    70
    Shark vs. human in a tense atmospheric setting. Unfortunately it lacks variety.
  3. Nov 8, 2014
    70
    It's great fun, but after 15 it looses it appeal. But that may change with mods.
  4. Jan 21, 2015
    70
    Depth delivers thrills, making you feel like a dangerous hunter or a target. It's a nice change of pace from more traditional multiplayer games. It's only a shame that there's not more content.
  5. Nov 23, 2014
    58
    Depth is a Left 4 Dead clone sunk by its sea of flaws.
  6. Nov 5, 2014
    50
    Depth is the closest I've come to experiencing the kind of fear a game about killer sharks should generate since my younger days of playing Jaws on the NES. Future updates that clean up bugs and add new content could help it breach the surface and approach greatness. Until then, however, Depth floats listlessly in the ocean current.
  7. Nov 26, 2014
    50
    Depth is certainly a game with an interesting idea but developed in a rather rough manner, leaving more than a doubt not only on the production value but also on the idea of the asymmetric gameplay, which is apparently riding the wave of enthusiasm born with Evolve.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Jun 29, 2016
    10
    süper bir oyun gerçekten çok eylenceli hiç sıkılmadan oynayaycağım b,r oyunsüper bir oyun gerçekten çok eylenceli hiç sıkılmadan oynayaycağım b,r oyun ......................................................................................... Expand
  2. Apr 30, 2016
    10
    Depth est un jeu convaincant de par ses magnifiques maps et DLC et de sa qualité graphique, mettez vous dans la peau d'un plongeur ou d'unDepth est un jeu convaincant de par ses magnifiques maps et DLC et de sa qualité graphique, mettez vous dans la peau d'un plongeur ou d'un requins et apprécié ce jeu qui mérite cette note 10/10. Expand
  3. Nov 5, 2014
    10
    This game has quite a big following already on Steam. Over 100 user reviews, general rating is "Very positive". I absolutely love it too! IThis game has quite a big following already on Steam. Over 100 user reviews, general rating is "Very positive". I absolutely love it too! I think it could become one of the biggest indie hits of the year.
    Depth is in essence an asymmetrical multiplayer-only game about treasure hunting divers and sharks trying to kill them. It's polished for indie, and very well balanced. Playing the shark is absolute blast, but playing a diver is fun too, scary kind of fun.
    There are two Great White sharks (played from 3rd person) pitted against four human divers (1st person). Sharks have superior speed, vision and strength and razor sharp teeth, but divers have waterproof guns and other gadgets. The game takes place 100% underwater, in 5 different maps (free DLC maps coming later). Divers are trying to escort a safe-cracking ROV robot through waypoints, collect treasure, sticking together and trying to fight back sharks lurking in the darkness. A heartbeat sound indicates how close a shark is, but not it's direction, which creates paranoia and fear in diver players. Sharks can destroy some roofs and walls, to create new attack routes. Divers are slower than sharks, but have assault rifles, pistols, nets, harpoon, mines, flares and such. Even a small vessels, which can be used to drive around. Sharks have "Evolutions", which mean unlocking faster speed, better vision etc, but both sides start every round with nothing (Counter-Strike style) and must earn their unlocks. Divers use treasure they collected from safes (+ some extra laying around), sharks get an Evolution Point for each kill. Humans need to stick together, and getting separated from group usually means that you're going to be shark food, especially against competent shark players. Sharks work together too, for example other one creating distraction by thrashing a wall to draw attention.

    All of the maps are mostly very dark since it's deep sea, and flashlight + flares light the way. The game is very polished in both visual and gameplay sense, only thing I could nitpick about is the system to join and search for games. It has had occasional joining problems at launch, I'm sure they will fix that ASAP.
    I highly recommend this title. It has fairly unique idea, visceral and tense action, scary atmosphere (for diver team) and lot of teamwork... kind of Left 4 Dead vibes here, but different. High polish, good balance and it seems to have strong community and support from devs. Ready up your wetsuit and jump in!
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  4. Apr 29, 2018
    9
    A fun and intense multiplayer game where you can play as a shark or a diver. The divers need to gather treasure whilst the sharks need to stopA fun and intense multiplayer game where you can play as a shark or a diver. The divers need to gather treasure whilst the sharks need to stop them. There are also bots available for both teams. Expand
  5. Jan 7, 2015
    8
    Depths got potential, rhythm and magnificent atmosphere. It's practically up to the developers on how far they want to take this excellent catDepths got potential, rhythm and magnificent atmosphere. It's practically up to the developers on how far they want to take this excellent cat and mouse shooter. Expand
  6. Jul 15, 2015
    8
    MULTIPLAYER ONLY GAME. I like this game so much that I wrote my very first review of it on Steam. See it as a assymetric multiplayer horrorMULTIPLAYER ONLY GAME. I like this game so much that I wrote my very first review of it on Steam. See it as a assymetric multiplayer horror game with fast paced gameplay. Some say it is better than Evolve and I can`t really disagree. As of now you can buy this game because the player numbers are substantial for good mp experience. You don`t need elite players to enjoy this game. Anyone can pick it up, play with people who they don`t know and still have a great time. It is very hard to break the experience because most of the people are focused on having fun toghether. I did not encounter any cheaters or exploiters.

    GAMEPLAY
    Gameplay quality surpasses most other games in my opinion. Digital Confectioners made it a bulletpoint for a good reason. A mouse with two buttons and few keyboard keys is all that is needed. Everything is smooth and fast. Controls of both sides : sharks and divers are simple and work very well, povs are good. Everything is easy and intuitive. Anyone can play this game with success.

    GRAPHICS
    A bit dated. Textures are very low quality here and there but that concerns mainly the maps. This is visible particulary in shipwrecks and on ground (sand) textures. Other than that the player models are well made, have some nice details and move exactly like they should. Divers swim like humans do, sharks wiggle like they really do. It really feels like swimming under water, All the colors are there. As a diver you WILL get scared and as a shark you feel like a perfect killing machine. The higher you go, the more sunlight there is. Personally I`d add a bit more turbidity and take away some light. Overall graphics do not limit the experience, the game is scalabe and works well even on weak PCs.

    MAPS
    10 maps so far. Makes for good entertainment but the devs need to add some more otherwise it can become boring a bit. In multiplayer the maps are randomised so typically 3-4 make for most matches.
    The environment is ok, the sharks can crack some walls to make new ways for themselves. There are few routes to get into the same location. One of the maps (a flooded mine) is a labirynth. There needs to be some more variety or mp numbers will shrink quickly.

    MUSIC/FX
    A little weak. Should be better. I do like the interface sounds though the player sounds, the water effects, the gun effects need some work. For me it is of low quality like listening to a bad recording. A shame because if the sounds were as good as the graphics, the horror of fighting sharks would be simply breathtaking, maybe even unbearable. As of now you know you are playing a game and you get used to it.

    MULTIPLAYER
    So this is only multiplayer game.
    Very cool idea wrapped in a game that everyone will understand and be able to have fun with. Main type of match is 4 divers, 2 sharks and 30 tickets for either teams. Two other modes are not so good and are usable only when you want to take a break from the usual stuff. So the main match mode is very addicting. You do some treasure hunting, you do some shark hunting, you do some fighting for your life, you do some diver hunting. Interesting stuff. 50 hours of multiplayer is easy to break in this game.
    Many people online daily so far. Time between matches is about 5 minutes. Easy to find fluid, lagfree games. The casual nature of the game however results in lack of coordination in most matches. Most of the things is improvised although the game is so simple that everyone gets the point and knows what to do and how. Newbies are apparent but don`t get to ruin matches too often. I also spotted some balancing issues which should be resolved. Some skills imo are just fillers whereas many many cool ideas simply didn`t get implemented.

    Devs still support the game. Some new mode has been added few days ago. Bugs, as few as they are, are being worked on. I hope this game will still grow. A one of a kind multiplayer experience.
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  7. Jul 10, 2015
    0
    What a joke, firing guns underwater. Bet they think the easter bunny is real, or pigs really do have wings and can fly. Don't quit your dayWhat a joke, firing guns underwater. Bet they think the easter bunny is real, or pigs really do have wings and can fly. Don't quit your day jobs. .Guess this is their first game or a late April Fools day Expand

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