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  • Summary: In this game you’ll explore a huge undersea world, both free-diving and in a submarine. It’s a metroidvania style of progression where you are constantly getting new abilities and figuring out ways to upgrade them as you take on the seemingly impossible obstacles that stand in your way. It’sIn this game you’ll explore a huge undersea world, both free-diving and in a submarine. It’s a metroidvania style of progression where you are constantly getting new abilities and figuring out ways to upgrade them as you take on the seemingly impossible obstacles that stand in your way. It’s a challenging journey, designed to test your mind and your reflexes in equal amounts. [Insomniac] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jul 26, 2016
    80
    Song of the Deep doesn’t simply shine in one place more than another because there are so many elements that all come together to make this game truly fantastic.
  2. Jul 15, 2016
    80
    If you like Metroidvania games and the Child of Light/Ori and the Blind Forest atmospheres, Song of the Deep’s gonna give you a lot of satisfaction.
  3. Jul 23, 2016
    80
    A beautiful adventure under water, with a touching narrative, immersing the player in a dreamy fairytale Metroidvania.
  4. Aug 17, 2016
    70
    Song of the Deep is a very pleasant but mostly unoriginal game. It's pretty but not as much as Ori and the Blind Forest, the weapons are cool but not as inventive as in other games of the same studio. Still - this underwater adventure is worth your time but it could use some polishing.
  5. CD-Action
    Oct 14, 2016
    70
    At first I was charmed, but Song of the Deep failed to rise to my initial expectations, because apart from an unusual setting and delightful fairy tale atmosphere it lacks something that would make it memorable. [10/2016, p.50]
  6. Sep 5, 2016
    70
    Song of the Deep is an action-adventure metroidvania that doesn’t go deep in the gameplay mechanics, but indeed goes deep in the journey underneath the sea.
  7. Nov 7, 2016
    60
    Song of the Deep's first two hours can lull you into thinking that this is an awesome game: nice relaxing soundtrack, sensitive gameplay rules, a seemingly wide selection of abilities and their combinations. In reality, you'll get annoying encounters, boring boss fights, and repetitive puzzles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jul 27, 2016
    9
    I really enjoyed this game. The story, the music, the puzzles, the controls... all in this game is about flowing movements, which make youI really enjoyed this game. The story, the music, the puzzles, the controls... all in this game is about flowing movements, which make you feel free and integrated in the environment, constantly surrounded by the music, which does not feel boring but mesmerising. Perhaps the game could have more types of enemies, and the final bosses could be a bit more difficult. Anyway, I´m really sick of violent bloody games and bad playability these days. This game is old school, not very difficult but enough challenging to keep you going deeper into the map. It reminds me Ori, and I would like more games like this. Congratulations to Insomniac. They made a game for my inner child. And after playing it, he feels grateful. Expand
  2. Oct 16, 2016
    9
    Bom game metroidviana. Arte bem legal e que me agradou. Tem uma boa historia da filha a procura do pai. Ori the blind forest é melhor masBom game metroidviana. Arte bem legal e que me agradou. Tem uma boa historia da filha a procura do pai. Ori the blind forest é melhor mas esse tambem não faz feio. Expand
  3. Jul 16, 2016
    9
    I found this game as an awsome 2D exploration/arcade game with great graphics. The game is wonderfull and it's very smooth with high gameplay.I found this game as an awsome 2D exploration/arcade game with great graphics. The game is wonderfull and it's very smooth with high gameplay. Congratulations to the developers because it's a great game.

    PROS: Sea Background + Music + Gadgets and the pregression of how to get them + Option to get of of the submarine + Lots to explore, Cleaver puzzles + etc
    CONS: to say something my PC gets very hot when playing it and i have a Nvidia GTX860M and IntelCore i7
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  4. Jan 18, 2018
    8
    Soundtrack, visuals, mechanics, story, everything plays nice together, creating a very nice game that has a little bit of everything,Soundtrack, visuals, mechanics, story, everything plays nice together, creating a very nice game that has a little bit of everything, exploration, puzzles, combat, arcade elements, few intensive moments with soundtrack and story... None of these is on the top level, but it does very well in what it is meant to. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2018
    7
    This game is very similar Aquaria (which is a much more enjoyable game but a bit older graphically). Still Song of the Deep is a goodThis game is very similar Aquaria (which is a much more enjoyable game but a bit older graphically). Still Song of the Deep is a good metromania game even if it gets a little monotonous after a while. Wort a try. Expand
  6. Jul 14, 2016
    5
    Game runs really poorly on PC. Hitches and stutters almost constantly. This is running on a 2500k/780ti. Some say it's due to the game runningGame runs really poorly on PC. Hitches and stutters almost constantly. This is running on a 2500k/780ti. Some say it's due to the game running on Unity. I found it to be unplayable.

    I was also not really a fan of the art style. The whole thing just felt a little amateurish, especially considering the pedigree of the studio.
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  7. Jul 13, 2016
    0
    Just because you guys put the game at US$ 30 at steam for Brazil.Just because you guys put the game at US$ 30 at steam for Brazil.
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