Overall, ACG sees little reason to recommend Sinking Island. It is dull and repetitive, and the puzzles are either too easy or hopelessly arbitrary. The bulk of the game is spent interviewing suspects, none of whom are really very interesting. The game's only redeeming qualities are its polished graphics, but players will soon tire of watching Jack slowly clamber up and down stairs and across the hotel's spacious floors. Although Sokal is credited as the creator of this game, Sinking Island is definitely no Syberia.