Release Date: June 27, 2019
Platform: PC (reviewed), PS4, Xbo, Switch
Publisher: Bigben Interactive
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