The Descent is the name of the fourth stage in the game Journey. It involves a rapid descent down a large incline of sand, upon which the Traveler must slide down, eventually reaching a small underground cavern.


The Traveler begins their descent when the large school of Cloth Creatures bring it down into the Sunken City, where the player is immediately given control of the Traveler sliding and leaping down the slopes of the ruined city. After the long slide through the city, the Traveler reaches a point where the Cloth Creatures continue on their journey towards the mountain but the path is destroyed, forcing the player to let the Traveler fall into the abyss, with the White Stone near.




  • To earn the trophy "Adventure" one must pass through fifteen gates while sliding down the sand incline.