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Sunless Skies

Explore a unique and dangerous universe, fight her majesty’s agents, pirates and abominations of the skies.

Sunless Skies is an adventure indie role-playing game made and published by Failbetter Games. You play the captain of a locomotive, a steam engine fitted for off-rail travel: sailing the stars, leading your crew into trouble and out of their minds. Smuggle souls, barter for crates of time, stop for cricket and a cup of tea. Manage your crew’s condition and your captain’s nightmares. Balance fuel and supplies against your desire for new horizons, knowledge or riches. Discover more of the deep, dark and marvellous Fallen London Universe. The High Wilderness is a wondrous vision of space: shifting, wind-swept ruins where the laws of the cosmos are not as we imagined. The stars are alive. They are the Judgements: vast intelligences that govern all things. But they are dying. One by one, something is snuffing them out, leaving their thrones empty.

Game Info

Release Date: 31 Jan, 2019
Developer: Failbetter Games
Publisher: Failbetter Games
Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG
Rating: 85/100

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System Requirements

Minimum Specifications


OS: Win 7
CPU: Intel Pentium 2Ghz or AMD equivalent
RAM: 4 GB
GRAPHIC: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities
HDD: 5 GB

Recommended Specifications


OS: Win 10
CPU: Intel Pentium 2Ghz or AMD equivalent
RAM: 4 GB
GRAPHIC: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities
HDD: 5 GB

Game Features:

  • Multiple, intertwining stories with a depth and richness unlike anything else in games, inspired by CS Lewis, Jules Verne, Lovecraft and HG Wells
  • A choice of play styles: build a lineage of captains as each dies, or reload your most recent captain and continue
  • Lush, hand-drawn 2d art to match
  • Key remapping and full controller support
  • Four giant regions to explore: celestial wilderness, impossible industrial empire, pagan midnight expanse, and the mysterious Blue Kingdom.

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Sunless Skies Review

8.5 Total Score
Very Good

Sunless Skies is a Gothic Horror roleplay game with a focus on exploration and exquisite storytelling. The sharpest writing around, wrapped inside a surprising adventure that’s tough but rarely unfair. Command a flying steam locomotive. The only thing between you and the waste-winds, storms and cosmic lightning is your engine. Tend and upgrade it, buy weaponry and exotic equipment, and keep her hull in good shape to hold the hostile Heavens at bay. Failbetter’s strange brand of Victorian fantasy meshes with the game’s measured resource management and dangerous combat to define a truly rich role to play, one that inevitably gives way to moral compromise as you operate, with some struggle and no small amount of complicity, under capitalism. In the end, what Sunless Skies does do best is harness curiosity. Each location is so lovingly crafted that even the darkest of places shines. With the combination of incredibly skilled and extensive writing and haunting and varied artwork, Sunless Skies has to be one of the most atmospheric game worlds I’ve ever played within. Sunless Skies delivers in ways you don't even expect it to. The atmosphere is incredible, and the stories almost addictive. The world is beautiful and the danger is tantalizing. It might be deadly, but it's well worth the trip.

Very Good
8.5
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