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Beyond Blue Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Beyond Blue is an underwater exploration game where you play Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. You see, hear, and interact with the ocean and the creatures in it as you discover an untouched world.

From the makers of Never Alone, it's a relaxed game that was created in collaboration with BBC's Blue Planet, as another way to learn about the oceans. The gameplay may be light, but the beauty and size of the underwater spaces you can explore invite you to delve deeper. As you do you discover a fully voiced narrative set on board the explorer submarine.

Exploring the beauty of the ocean is interspersed with human stories. Through phone calls home we hear about tense sibling relationship, a grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease. There's also the looming threat of unauthorised mining and sea pollution.

It manages not to feel too educational, while effectively encouraging players to scan every fish in-sight to learn about them.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 22/04/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Open World and Simulation

Developer: Eline Media (@ElineMedia)

CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Beyond Blue usually costs £15.99 to £16.74.
 

Beyond Blue

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for fear.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Beyond Blue Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ElineMedia) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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