Submerged Game Guide

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Submerged is an unusual game and it’s mostly focused on enjoying the exploration. Do NOT rush your first playthrough, and do not play just hunting down the collectables with a list. Play at your leisure, but do look out for things. Basically, do NOT use this guide, until you’re done playing and want to mop up collectables or you really do need it.

Rushing the story will cause you to have less fun (in part because as I mention in my review, the story is minimal) so just enjoy exploring the first playthrough. Completing the game will not cause you to miss collectables so don’t feel like you have to collect 100% before finishing the game either. But enough preaching, here’s the guidey bits!

The general flow of the game is there are 8 red chests with goodies to help nurse your brother back to health. Just locate the buildings with the red chests to progress and complete the story. I’ll simply provide a map since the climbing is basically unfailable and who wants to read 10 a page walkthrough of “climb up, then left, then…”

Full MapSubmerged map

Click to expand. Map finished courtesy of  who made a video guide.


These are on the map, diamonds are Secrets which unlock a fragment of the City’s story, while the rotors are the locations of downed boats which slightly increase your boat’s boost. Neither are necessary, but if you’re here you’re a completionist, so look above at the map to find what you’re missing.


You’ll encounter all the creatures quite easily in a casual playthrough. Just make sure to get close enough to each of them to see their icon pop up. There are three types of whales so get close to them to be sure it’s not a new one if you havent’ found all of them.

Here is an image with all animal icons (spoilers)


These are mostly quite obvious, just sail close to big conspicuous structures. If you are missing one look at the below image of all of them, then simply find the image on the map to find where to go.

Here is an image with the landmark images (tiny spoilers?)

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7 thoughts on “Submerged Game Guide”

  1. It would be very helpfull of you could write how many secrets there are at each building. It is not that easy to see on the map.
    Im missing #46 and my map looks like yours so it can only be in one of the buildings you have too climb.

    1. Didn’t keep track myself I’m afraid, I’ll see if I can count them out later…might want to check the lowest-left building with a red box, there’s two overlapped exactly there (you can only tell because the diamond’s darker), I think it’s the only one perfectly overlapped, the others all slightly diverge so if you zoom in they should be visible separately.
      Most buildings have 4 but a couple don’t.

      1. Thanks for the quick reply. I have just been trough that very same building once more and didn’t find any.
        I read some where else that there are 3-5 secrets on the buildings and I have 3-4 so there must be one building with 5 and thats the one im missing.
        But I’ll climb them all once more. 😰
        Thanks again

        1. Frick, I thought for sure I could zoom the map on console and see the icons more clearly….nope! not a very good map…haven’t played in a year though so I’m not really sure unfortunately. Something I’ll definitely keep in mind for future guides…I’m stuck in a totally unrelated game because I didn’t keep track of which maps I had obtained The One Collectable in =/

  2. hey. I’m going crazy trying to find city’s story #59. I think I missed it at one of the supply chest locations but I can’t find it and I’m going nuts. HELP!!!

    1. Unfortunately I don’t actually have any way to check which thing is which. The icons for the ones on the “red chest” buildings overlap a lot so it’s possible you’re missing one there, I’d try and make real sure your map looks like the one in the guide (can you zoom in on the map? I actually forget, that might help if you can)

      1. Ok thanks. I guess I’ll just start a new game under guest to sample the # range to figure out which one I missed. I guess I was just hoping you had them listed out somewhere 🙂

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