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Seven Deep Sea-themed Video Games That are Worth Diving Into [Console Edition]

The vast, mysterious depths of the ocean have long captured the imagination of humans, and it’s no surprise that this theme has made its way into the world of video games. From survival games set in a treacherous underwater world to adventure games that explore the beauty and wonder of the deep sea, there are plenty of options for players looking to dive into the depths of the ocean in their games. After a recent diving trip, I was inspired and wanted to take a look at seven deep sea-themed video games that are worth diving into on consoles and PC.



Developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment, released in 2018

In Subnautica, players find themselves stranded on an alien planet with no way to call for help. To survive, they must explore the depths of the planet’s oceans and gather resources, build shelters, and fend off the planet’s dangerous creatures. With a beautiful and immersive world, a deep and engaging story, and a wide variety of gameplay options, Subnautica is a must-play for fans of survival games. The game has received numerous awards and accolades, including Game of the Year at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards.



Developed by Dark Energy Digital, released in 2010

In Hydrophobia, players take on the role of Kate Wilson, a systems engineer trapped on a ship that is under attack by a group of terrorists. To survive, Kate must use her technical expertise to navigate the ship’s flooded decks and outwit her attackers. With fast-paced gameplay and intense action, Hydrophobia is a thrilling ride from start to finish.


Beyond Blue

Developed by E-Line Media, released in 2020

In Beyond Blue, players take on the role of Mirai, a deep sea diver and scientist who is exploring the ocean’s depths in search of new discoveries. Along the way, players will encounter a wide variety of sea life, from tiny krill to giant whales, and learn about the interconnectedness of all life in the ocean. With stunning visuals and a moving soundtrack, Beyond Blue is a beautiful and contemplative gaming experience.

Song of the Deep

Song of the Deep

Developed by Insomniac Games, released in 2016

In Song of the Deep, players take on the role of Merryn, a young girl searching for her lost father. Armed with a homemade submarine, Merryn sets out on a journey through the depths of the ocean, solving puzzles and battling fearsome sea creatures along the way. With charming hand-drawn visuals and a heartwarming story, Song of the Deep is a delightful gaming experience.



Developed by Giant Squid Studios, released in 2016

In Abzu, players take on the role of a diver exploring the beauty and wonder of the ocean’s depths. Along the way, players will encounter a wide variety of sea life and uncover the mysteries of the ocean’s past. With breathtaking visuals and a mesmerizing soundtrack, Abzu is a mesmerizing and contemplative gaming experience.

Ecco The Dolphin

Ecco The Dolphin

Developed by Ed Annunziata, released in 1992

Ecco The Dolphin is a classic action-adventure game that puts players in the role of Ecco, a young dolphin on a quest to save his pod from a mysterious, ancient threat. Along the way, players will explore a variety of underwater environments, solve puzzles, and battle fearsome sea creatures. With challenging gameplay and a beautiful, expansive world to explore, Ecco The Dolphin is a classic game that is still worth diving into today.


Freediving Hunter: Spearfishing the World

In “Freediving Hunter,” players will dive into the depths of the ocean to compete against spearfishing challengers from around the world. The game allows players to choose their player character, male or female, from various races and ethnicities, to represent them in the hunt for prized saltwater fish. The ultimate goal is to become the champion Freediving Hunter by defeating increasingly difficult opponents.


Honorable Mention – Submerged

Developed by Uppercut Games, released in 2015

In Submerged, players take on the role of a young girl named Miku who is searching for a way to save her critically injured brother. To do so, she must explore the submerged city in which she finds herself, uncovering its secrets and discovering the truth about her past. With breathtaking visuals and a peaceful, atmospheric soundtrack, Submerged is a contemplative and meditative gaming experience. However, Miku does not venture under the water.

These deep sea-themed video games offer a wide range of gameplay experiences, from survival and adventure to action and contemplation. Whether you’re looking for intense challenges or peaceful, immersive worlds, there’s something for everyone in this selection of games. Dive in and explore the mysteries of the deep sea today!

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