Depth may not be the freshest indie game out there, but it remains an amusing adventure that everyone’s been trying out lately. The game was launched by Digital Confections in 2014 and it has been pretty much buried beneath a sea of mediocre titles on Steam, but things recently changed when a bunch of famous Youtubers (Jacksepticeye included) promoted it on their channels.
When you play Depth, there’s a chance you are going to be astonished not by the graphics or the story but by what you can play as. You will either be a human or a shark fighting for underwater supremacy. The joy of the game is that you can play it with or against friends and unknown people too thanks to the multiplayer option.
The setting of a dark aquatic world manages to hide your enemies well, but it can also make you take advantage of stealthy options. Whether you play single or multiplayer, your goal is to win; destroy your opposite faction members (if you are a shark) or find enough treasures (if you are a human) and prove you are the best!
Depth’s features include:
- Play as diver: search for underwater treasures to upgrade your gear and weapons
- Play as shark: choose one of the seven shark species and wreak havoc on the puny humans disturbing your salty kingdom
- Experience the Jaw thrilling atmosphere over and over again
- Practice offline with AI enemies
- Evolve your character with gear and skills.
My personal experience with Depth was ambiguous. While the single player experience proved pleasant with the simple controls and generic objectives, the multiplayer experience was something else completely. And other players agree with me, sadly.
If you are not skilled in action team-based games, this may be an adventure you should steer away from. Most of the players are extremely skilled and have reached full level a thousand years ago – or so it feels- as they will know every corner of the map and have every skill in the world to kill you with! The other portion of players, those who love or are addicted to the game, play it consistently, love its FPS shark shooter niche genre and the opportunity of continuously ganking people.
Depth has a Very Positive rating on Steam, where it is much appreciated by its community. The game costs around $23 full-price, but you will be able to find it on sale too. Give it a second look via the widget below: