Metacritic (iOS): 85/100
Metacritic (PC): 73/100
Release: Nov 2013
Reviewed on: IOS

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

Site Score
Good: Amazing soundtrack – Great mechanics – Interesting story
Bad: Controls can be clumsy
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Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is a beautifully designed Zelda like adventure for Windows and iOS devices. Featuring a large amount of exploration, various weapons, deep dungeons and plenty of secrets.


Players play as a fairly young boy who is left to fend for himself after his father leaves him in an attempt to defeat the sea monster known only as Oceanhorn. Leaving a note and your mother’s necklace players will use them to solve the mystery of Oceanhorn, an epic adventure that spans over a dozen hours.

This story starts on a fairly secluded starter island where many of the games mechanics are introduced to players as they get to grip with the rules of the game world and the basic controls. This island is littered with signs in traditional RPG style which summarises all the basic information you’ll need.

Beyond this starter island players will get to sail across the seas to a handful of unique locations which are unlocked through questing and conversation trees with NPCs.

Mechanically the game borrows much from the Zelda franchise from the sword and shield weapon of the main character, to the ability to smash vases and move heavy objects to solve puzzles. As the game progresses enemy types and your own arsenal expands to keep your options varied.


Oceanhorn also features a level up and achievement system though which go hand in hand in growing your characters potential. This improved potential comes in the form of things like better stamina to speed up your exploration or more inventory slots.

Oceanhorn is an amazing experience on both iOS and Windows, it’s guaranteed to take you back to your memories of Zelda while simultaneously getting you vested into the strong story.


  • A game inspired by the Zelda franchise.
  • Collect coins, level up and gain new items.
  • A strong and interesting storyline awaits.
  • Explore various islands and uncover treasure.
  • For Windows and iOS.

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Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas, 8.6 out of 10 based on 38 ratings
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1 Comment

  1. Rich Allen
    September 5, 2016

    Will there be an Xbox One version of this?



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