PC - Windows


Aug 2, 2016
241st of 19693

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Giant Squid
Content Rating: Everyone


ABZÛ 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 ABZÛ 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 ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: 2.4GHz CPU Quad Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 780 / Radeon R9 290X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card


  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: 3.0GHz CPU Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750 / Radeon R7 260X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

Gamer Reviews

15304 Reviews
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Critic Reviews

20 Reviews
Scott ButterworthAug 02, 2016
Art exists to bridge a gap, to communicate emotions or ideas that would otherwise be impossible to articulate. Abzu does this--courageously, confidently, sincerely. Its stirring soundtrack, vivid colors, subtle storytelling, living world, and thoughtful execution combine to create a singularly moving, transcendent experience. In a word: Abzu is beautiful.
Kai PowellAug 02, 2016
Abzû is a bit of a unique game to quantify. As a game, few gameplay hooks and incentives for completing a section may turn off players looking for their next adrenaline rush or challenge, especially when paired with the simple fact that death isn’t a thing that exists in the aquatic world. However, those looking for a narrative journey that’s unlike anything else on the Playstation 4, Abzû offers plenty to experience. Grab your flippers and jump into the world beneath the waves of Abzû; the water’s fine.
Jim SterlingAug 18, 2016
ABZÛ is a lesser game than Journey, but since I consider Journey to be one of the more sublime pieces of interactive entertainment I’ve enjoyed, that’s hardly a damning indictment. While it struggles to be truly resonant, Giant Squid’s aquatic adventure is nonetheless enjoyable, alluring, and ultimately pleasant.

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