Best of Xbox Game Pass – Call of the Sea

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Welcome to Best of Xbox Game Pass where each week I’m going to pick out a game available on Game Pass and explain why I think it is worth playing. While I’ll certainly include some of the bigger titles available on the service, I’ll focus more on other games that you might have overlooked in the hope of leading you to a hidden gem

Despite launching straight onto Game Pass back in December of last year, Call of the Sea struggled to make a splash and has sunken into the depths of relative obscurity. So I’m here to drag it out of the water and provide some hasty CPR, especially since Call of the Sea just launched on Playstation, bringing a whole new chance for this little pearl of a game to find an appreciative audience! And I promise I’ll stop making bad water jokes now. Sea?

The game takes place in the 1930s where we take on the role of Norah, a woman suffering from some sort of mysterious illness that has begun covering her hands in strange pattern of patches. Her loving husband, Harry, whom she refers to as old pal, hired a crew and headed for a strange island in the South Pacific which he believes could hold the cure to the love of his life’s affliction. He vanishes, however, and we pick up as Norah reaches the same island, intent on finding her missing husband. What she finds is ancient technology, a ship ripped apart, a tale of a crew seemingly being driven to insanity and an odd black ooze.