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  • Summary: Stirring Abyss is an indie tactical squad-based game with strong RPG elements in which you uncover the ancient mysteries of the depths depicted in the classic vein of Lovecraftian horror.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 26, 2020
    85
    A capable indie strategy title that does more with its Lovecraftian setting than most similar games of the past decade.
  2. Nov 4, 2020
    80
    Stirring Abyss is a little indie gem.
  3. Nov 17, 2020
    80
    Stirring Abyss is a very good indie take on the modern XCOM formula that will make tactics fans happy, although it is not really a spiritual successor to Terror from the Deep. The campaign itself, on Normal difficulty, offers a solid challenge by itself and the game also has an Endless mode for even more replayability. Yes, there are difficulty spikes, especially the boss battles, that can frustrate. But the tension between preparedness and speed that the mechanics created is something that more modern tactics focused titles should try to replicate.
  4. Dec 4, 2020
    79
    A decent tactical turn-based game with some rogue-like elements, made great by a superlative, and pervasive, lovecraftian atmosphere.
  5. Feb 5, 2021
    78
    Stirring Abyss takes the Lovecraft universe to make a tactical turn-based game that it's a surprise itself. Enemies design are notable and the boss fights are very challenging, but it has problems when it tries to offer enemy variations and creative side quests.
  6. Feb 5, 2021
    75
    The Stirring Abyss is creepy, inventive, and short enough that it doesn’t wear out its welcome. The secrets of the depths are intriguing, and the setpiece battles and boss fights were satisfying. The developers have even included a roguelike endless battle mode for anyone who wants to keep grinding away once they’ve finished the game — if it was a bit less boardgamey and a little more immersive, I’d be able to endorse it wholeheartedly.
  7. Jan 26, 2021
    63
    A by the numbers turn-based tactics game, Stirring Abyss neither fills you with joy nor makes you resent it. Still, you could do much worse than spend a few evenings on the deep sea floor, especially if you’ve already had your fill of other, more impressive offerings in this genre.
Score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 8, 2020
    8
    It's a really well-made tactical turn-based soft-RPG, with great writing, and a superb (pulp-lovecraftian) atmosphere. It's not perfect butIt's a really well-made tactical turn-based soft-RPG, with great writing, and a superb (pulp-lovecraftian) atmosphere. It's not perfect but could be super-addictive if you find it's flow and swim along with it. Give this a chance, the developers, they really deserve it, and they keep on improving this game right now, as I writing this. (it's a truly unique experience, when you level up your divers to the max, with 3-4 mutations and rare super spearguns, and go to kill all the abominations of the deep!!!) Expand