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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Sunless Sea (2015) is a sea-faring adventure where you pilot a small steamship to explore a Victorian-era London that has been moved beneath the earth's surface. You take on the role of captain but select different ambitions that determine how you will play.

Will you try and become Fallen London's most celebrated explorer, amass enough wealth to retire, or simply find the biggest monsters to battle? As you explore in your small ship you light your way with the beam of your lantern. You must collect and manage resources to help you battle ships and sea monsters as you go.

Each time you set out the map is generated for fresh adventures, but if you sink to your death you will have to start again. Subsequent attempts then inherit some of your previous attempt's possessions.

Along with the steamship piloting, you also make choices about how the story progresses. The world you explore has multiple islands, each with its own story quests. Each challenge requires that you gain special items on the island and then go to defeat sea beasts.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Sunless Sea 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Traversal game with Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play and Shooting elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 13 hours and 19 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Sexual Innuendo. The storyline for the game is presented as on-screen text, and on occasions, it includes matters appertaining to sexual acts. Although cannibalism is portrayed as a remedy to stave off starvation, there are no detailed descriptions of the occurrences.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to formulate a clear plan and be able to stay calm under pressure. Additionally, players should be able to cope with losing almost everything every time they die.

CostsCosts

Sunless Sea usually costs £13.99.
 

Sunless Sea

Steam Store PC £13.99
Steam Store Mac £13.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
The "Zubmariner" content can be purchased for the game on PC. This is included in the Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition of the game. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/02/2015, updated in 2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Role-Play and Shooting)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Open World

Developer: Failbetter Games (@FailbetterGames)


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