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The Sinking City Guide – Things You Should Know Before Playing

The Sinking City

The Sinking City is a unique open-world adventure that blends shooting and combat in a 1920s Lovecraftian setting. It’s a big game with lots of systems to keep you interested but it doesn’t perform well. Most work attracts players. If you’re visiting the sunken city of Oakmont for the first time, you should check out our helpful tips and tricks to help you survive. 

Do The First Few Main Missions

The Sinking City

It’s easy to get fast in The Sinking City by exploring and doing the various side quests the NPCs ask you to. But initially, your firepower is limited to a pistol and a revolver, with meager ammunition. Make sure you finish some of the main quests first and Mr. Throgmorton will give you a shotgun to add to your arsenal. The following main mission will bring you a powerful battle rifle. Prioritizing these will make you better equipped to tackle the side quests in the game.

Best Skills To Pick – The Sinking City

The Sinking City

Every time you reach 1000XP by investigating, killing monsters, and solving cases, you will get one skill point. These can be spent on a variety of bonuses, from combat aids to additional health and larger inventory. However, to progress most effectively in the game, you’ll want to take advantage of the XP bonus skills.

Select Absolute Clarity first, then Scout Analysis and Inference Method, to get the percentage of XP boost you get from all sources. The sooner you invest in these, the more impact they will have on your overall progress and help you fill out your skill tree faster. The same deal with No Charity and Silver Tongue boosts your quest rewards, although these are arguably less important.

Sparing With Ammo

The Sinking City is very strict about how much ammo you can carry, usually only allowing two or three clamps per weapon. Spraying and praying isn’t the name of the game here – take every shot counts. Also, make sure to make good use of your traps and explosives, though you’ll need to keep an eye on resources for these as well.

If you’re running low on ammo, the houses around the city are a good choice for scavenging, often providing more than the quest reward. Just keep in mind the warning above about the dangers of these areas – you can at least raid one or two lockers then more scarce against the monsters each of you. Remember to use your Mind’s Eye to mark lootable containers.

Find Evidence – The Sinking City

The Sinking City

If you’re struggling to find evidence in a scene (the areas where you can do this are marked with a magnifying glass on the map), methodically search every wall and corner of the room for evidence. Find items to pick up or check and observe for the screen pattern that indicates you use the Eye of Mind. Keep exploring a scene until you see ‘Primary Evidence Collected’ or better yet ‘All Evidence Collected’.

If you don’t know what to do next, read through your clues and think about what they might suggest. One of the town’s archives – library, police station, town hall, etc. And for any clues that refer to an approximate location, make sure you pin these on your map so you’re ready to investigate.