Sunkenland review

Developed by Vector3, Sunkenland offers players a unique survival adventure set in a water-filled world. Sunkenland launched in Early Access on Steam in late August and has received positive reception so far. In this review, we will explore Sunkenland’s story, graphics, gameplay and potential.

Sunkenland review

In Sunkenland, we encounter a post-apocalyptic world that has suffered an unknown disaster. Although there is no developed narrative in the game yet, atmospheric clues point to a desolate environment devastated by time and mutation.

With underwater ruins of a devastated city, apartment buildings collapsing to the seabed from broken highways, an underwater world full of loot, there are interesting places waiting for you to explore.

Mysterious mutants roam the land, hinting at variant human potential or ecological consequences of disaster.

We said that Sunkenland is an Early Access game. Developer Vector3 Studio is still working on the game to produce an enjoyable experience. According to the information the developer has made so far, he has big plans to add more features to the game. Overall, there is a lot of potential in Sunkenland.

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Sunkenland gameplay

The core gameplay loop revolves around survival, exploration, base building, crafting, research, boating, and occasional trading. Gathering resources, building a base, and creatively expanding one’s settlement provides a satisfying sense of progression.

Building and crafting in the game is a lot of fun. There is a research table and it can be upgraded over time. You can create your own base in the game and decorate it with furniture, art and treasures you find. You can add electricity to your base using a generator and various lighting.

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Combat mechanics generally cater to a cover-based approach. A system that rewards those accustomed to ranged combat. Melee mechanics, while simple, require more depth and finesse.

The research system, offering a range of buildings, weapons, armor and other equipment, enriches the gaming experience. Uncovering blueprints in hidden safes and chests encourages exploration and strengthens the desire to discover unique items.

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Sunkenland graphics and sound

In Sunkenland, the attention to detail in object textures and structural elements is easily apparent, while dynamic lighting effects enhance the game’s visual appeal. The day-night cycle creates a fascinating change in the ambience of the world, with breathtaking sunsets casting ethereal colors across the seascape. The distinctive rusted appearance of most items successfully reinforces the post-apocalyptic atmosphere of the game.

In Sunkenland, underwater landscapes shine spectacularly with vibrant visual effects depicting the interplay of light and shadow. This spiritual environment creates a sense of mystery and wonder that enriches exploration.

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Underwater sounds are also quite impressive and make diving underwater more believable. What impressed me were the underwater sounds. It’s a simple thing, but it makes diving underwater more believable. The sounds you make while diving and moving underwater, and the sounds you make when opening, carrying or collecting items, give the game a very lively feeling. The soundtrack is also soothing.

You can find hours of entertainment at Sunkenland. If you love watching a game change and improve over time, get it now and see where it can go.

Sunkenland System requirements


  • OS *: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT


  • OS *: Windows 7
  • Processor: Quad Core Processor
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560