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  • Summary: Discover a lush hidden world as you descend into the heart of the ocean, where ancient secrets lie forgotten and encounters with majestic creatures await.

    ABZU is an epic descent into the depths of the sea, where players will explore beautifully rendered ocean environments with fluid
    Discover a lush hidden world as you descend into the heart of the ocean, where ancient secrets lie forgotten and encounters with majestic creatures await.

    ABZU is an epic descent into the depths of the sea, where players will explore beautifully rendered ocean environments with fluid swimming controls. The experience draws inspiration from the deep innate narrative that we all carry within our subconscious: the story of ABZU is a universal myth that resonates across cultures. The name references a concept from the oldest mythologies; it is the combination of the two ancient words AB, meaning ocean, and ZU, meaning to know. ABZU is the ocean of wisdom.
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  1. Dec 6, 2018
    90
    Abzu is a brilliant experience .
  2. Nov 29, 2018
    90
    ABZÛ is nothing short of a work of art. Diving through its gorgeous cel-shaded ocean with the title’s sweeping orchestra in the background enraptured me from the first moment of the game. This is an experience that shouldn't be missed.
  3. 90
    Gorgeous scenery and a thoughtful, engaging story make Abzu memorable and spectacular.
  4. Nov 29, 2018
    80
    If you don't have a decent PC that can run the game, and if you instead own a Switch, this version of ABZÛ is for you. Even if the visuals are a step down, the whole game feels as fresh, and lets you enjoy the wonders of portability.
  5. Dec 3, 2018
    80
    With an outstanding graphic minimalism, the game tells us without dialogues or texts a perfect ecology fable suitable for all types of players.
  6. Nov 29, 2018
    80
    Abzû is a short but intense, aesthetically inspired experience. Its message has multiple levels of reading and says a lot, without a single word. Journey's inspirations are present and evident, but the title manages to maintain its own identity.
  7. Nov 29, 2018
    70
    It is not a sin to put storytelling and intrigue above interaction and engagement. Abzu is successful in telling a sophisticated story inside of a game, I just wish its power had been used for surprise instead of satisfaction.

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  1. Dec 5, 2018
    9
    amazing game with an engaging story and pleasing graphics

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