ABZÛ for PlayStation 4
PS4

ABZÛ

Aug 2, 2016
8.48
playscore
Good
268th of 5886

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Developer: Giant Squid
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

43 Reviews
8.05
Justin McElroyAug 02, 2016
Exploring and playing in Abzu's oceans is a gorgeous, soothing experience that's easy to recommend. We have precious few games that strive for placidity and even fewer that reach it as handily as Giant Squid has here. But for all its aesthetic wonder, Abzu's threadbare mechanics feel like they're keeping the player at arm's length. For a game that's all about plumbing the depths, it's just a little shallow.
Tom ChickSep 06, 2016
But when you let go of any expectations of emergent behavior, open-world exploration, meaningful narrative, or gameplay, Abzu is still a thrilling once-and-done guided tour full of light, color, and sound. It might not appreciate the vastness of the sea, but it appreciates the magic and the majesty.
David RobertsAug 02, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous and a joy to behold, but sticks too close to Journey's formula for its own good.

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