Game created by Failbetter Games and released February 6, 2015 . 1 DLCs have been released, the last on October 11, 2016.

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Curator Recommendations


Posted April 9, 2016 by RPGWatch

"Explore the open sea in this addictive rogue-like. Excellent story with lots of quests, dark humor and a creepy morbid atmosphere. For patient gamers!"

/r/pcmasterrace Group

Posted February 1, 2016 by /r/pcmasterrace Group

"An atmospheric rogue-like combining sophisticated storytelling and a hauntingly beautiful hand drawn world. For patient gamers fond of a good narrative."

Hella Yuri

Posted March 27, 2015 by Hella Yuri

"You can choose to play a female character and pursue minor romantic plotlines with female NPCs."


Posted March 13, 2015 by IGN

"Sunless Sea gives you a wonderful world to explore that's packed with memorable written vignettes and danger."

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Posted February 18, 2015 by

"Storytelling and exploration converge to dazzling effect in Failbetter's luxurious and unmissable curio."

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PC Gamer

Posted February 11, 2015 by PC Gamer

"Wonderful writing resting on top of infirm foundations. Almost a classic, Sunless Sea falls a few leagues short of its final destination. (80%)"

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Cynical Brit Gaming

Posted February 7, 2015 by Cynical Brit Gaming

"A narratively driven rogue-lite, perhaps a more story-driven FTL? Whatever the case the world is fascinating and the writing sublime and funny."

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Posted February 6, 2015 by Roguelikes

"Lose yourself in this procedurally generated exploration game set in a Lovecraftian inspired universe. Very well written with compelling exploration."

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Choice and Consequence

Posted December 5, 2014 by Choice and Consequence

"Difficult decisions and quality writing make this an interesting title for fans of choice and consequence systems."

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Posted September 24, 2014 by Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Sunless Sea is an uncommonly rewarding roleplaying game, and an essential one."

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Builders, managers & commanders

Posted January 1, 1970 by Builders, managers & commanders

"Tentacles, terror and the sea. You are a Zee-captain and you explore an underground sea in a bit FTL style gameplay."

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Posted January 1, 1970 by QuarterToThree

"It takes a very particular type of person to appreciate the gameplay in Sunless Sea, an arguably tedious and poorly tuned rogue-like about sailing a sea"

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Posted January 1, 1970 by

"It's a weird and masterfully constructed world filled with all kinds of stories, characters and horrors."

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Posted January 1, 1970 by BaerTaffy

"2D top-down exploration adventure set in a Lovecraftian-esque London. Tons of interesting dialogue and encounters. Mysteries await in ze deep zee."

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LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown! Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.


Developer: Failbetter Games

Publisher: Failbetter Games

Type: game

Released: February 6, 2015

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Indie

Score: 2,834,112

Recommendations: 4944

Metacritic: 81

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