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This indie hit lets players explore the deepest ocean.
There’s something alien about the deep sea.
It’s a place completely inhospitable to us, but teeming with life that’s both beautiful and terrifying.
Maybe that’s why so many water levels in games make the player feel in danger and out of control. Ecco the Dolphin took it a step further, adding actual aliens to its aquatic adventure.
Abzû by Giant Squid Studios takes a different approach, playing up the mystery of the ocean, but dialing down the terror and helplessness.
Abzû starts with you diving into the water to explore the world beneath — and that’s where it stays.
There are no traditional levels in Abzû, no HUD full of icons and health bars, and no enemies to fight. You simply swim, taking in the beauty of its environments and its lush soundtrack until you find a path forward.
The marine life in Abzû is content to let you share its habitat for a while.