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Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

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  • Summary: Beyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. She and her newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact withBeyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. She and her newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. The game features an evocative narrative and exploration of an untouched world. Embracing the same inclusive development process that was used to create Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line’s BAFTA award-winning game about Alaska Native culture, the company partnered with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II), OceanX Media, world-class game makers, and some of science’s leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 3, 2020
    91
    Beyond Blue isn’t going to make you forget The Last of Us II or Ghosts of Tsushima or any of the year’s other big hitters. But it’s also not about to make you remember all the other terrible stuff happening in the world (assuming this game doesn’t make you think about all the terrible stuff happening in the oceans). At a time when most of us need all the relaxation we can get, I can’t think of a game that’s any more perfect than Beyond Blue.
  2. Jul 7, 2020
    80
    Forget Walking Simulators, Beyond Blue proves that Swimming Simulators is where it's at. This is a beautiful, relaxing and enchanting video game experience that acts as a soothing balm against the stresses of modern life. Sebastian was right, it really is better down where its wetter.
  3. Aug 6, 2020
    80
    Beyond Blue isn’t groundbreaking in terms of structure or mechanics and for a lot of the game, it feels like you’re simply following waypoints. Thankfully the environments you explore, the deep sea life you encounter and the trials you see them go through make for an engrossing mix. Beyond Blue is a beautiful game that educates as much as it entertains and carries an important message that, in 2020, couldn’t come at a better time.
  4. 75
    Beyond Blue is an educational game that delivers its lessons in a very relaxing manner. Players spend most of the game swimming around and looking at fish, and that’s totally fine. Though it doesn’t nail the story, that’s not really the point – the documentary footage is informative and interesting. Beyond Blue is well worth the time for those curious about the depths of the sea, and the subtle ecological lessons it teaches are valuable enough to overlook its shortcomings.
  5. 75
    Beyond Blue excels at being a relaxing experience set in a beautiful ocean. The waters teem with wildlife and its environments are diverse enough to tempt multiple visits. The result is a great educational tool to teach people of all ages about its wildlife. Unlike its partners, it misses its chance to drive home the importance of conservation, though. With more time devoted to the important issues it raises, it could have taught us so much more.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 30, 2020
    70
    A refreshing dip. Things don’t look as impressive under this virtual sea as they do in the video clips, but there’s still plenty to keep you gently bobbing along. [Issue#178, p.83]
  7. Jun 15, 2020
    60
    Beyond Blue is a concise experience. You can finish it in about two to three hours, and you can 100% it in less than five. While I really enjoyed all of the educational value that the game provides, if you don’t happen to be interested in the real-world ocean, there isn’t any reason for you to play this game. So, if swimming around for two hours scanning fish, watching educational videos, and learning more about the ocean sounds up your alley, Beyond Blue is perfect for you. However, the game’s subpar graphics, terrible technical performance, and melodramatic plot make it tough to enjoy the surreal adventure under the sea.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    Спасаем этой игре оценку. Красивые рыбки вооооооооооооооооооооот.... Дааааа...
  2. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Not a game, but an encyclopedia. I advise you to take it to those who are interested in the topic of underwater life on our planet Expand
  3. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    Игра нормикс, но на любителя. Может показаться скучной, но эта игра - это документалка о подводном мире, таких сейчас очень мало.Игра нормикс, но на любителя. Может показаться скучной, но эта игра - это документалка о подводном мире, таких сейчас очень мало.
  4. Jul 20, 2020
    10
    like it! if you like look seafood. Relaxes the eyes and makes you plunge into the ocean with your head.
  5. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    5 из 10 слишком маленькая оценка для этой игры.
  6. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    Осень красивая, интересная и познавательная игра, хорошо расслабляет и увлекает))
  7. Jul 6, 2020
    0
    Very boring, that's all I can say about this game. A! And gameplay is awful too

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