The Sinking City Review: A New Lovecraftian Nightmare

The Sinking City is an exciting horror detective adventure that's a few clues short of a case. Here's our review...




Release Date: June 27, 2019

Platform: PC (reviewed), PS4, Xbo, Switch

Developer: Frogwares

Publisher: Bigben Interactive

Genre: Action/Adventure

At its best, The Sinking City embodies the best of the greatest (or at least most notable) detective games of the last 10 years or so. It’s got the big budget and cinematic cases of L.A. Noire, the supernatural twists of Murdered: Soul Suspect, the attempts at non-linear deduction featured in Return of the Obra Dinn and Her Story, and it even throws in some Eternal Darkness-like insanity mechanics and Lovecraftian elements for good measure.

Sadly, The Sinking City ultimately feels like watching the top 10 episodes of a seven-season series you’ve never seen before. You get all the highlights, but a weak underlying structure ensures that few of
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