PT Boats is dedicated to a small group of little known but perhaps some of the most daring naval combatants of World War II: the torpedo boat crews. These ships are small, fast and agile, and extremely dangerous due to the on-board torpedo launchers. But they are also the most vulnerable of all military vessels.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (11 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 30, 2009
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PT Boats is dedicated to a small group of little known but perhaps some of the most daring naval combatants of World War II: the torpedo boat crews. These ships are small, fast and agile, and extremely dangerous due to the on-board torpedo launchers. But they are also the most vulnerable of all military vessels. More than once in the history of WWII, a handful of those little deadly boats helped decide the course of an entire battle and executed seemingly impossible missions.

They were called the "mosquito fleet" because of their unique combat tactics. Using speed and agility, dodging enemy fire, PT boats approached seemingly giant enemy ships in a fight of David against Goliath, stung them with well aimed torpedo volleys - and immediately withdrew!

The casualties were immense, but the results often worth these lives and sacrifices. These small heroes of the great war made an unforgettable contribution to the Allied victory.

Key features:

  • The game combines key elements of a strategic, tactical and action simulator
  • The player can control each crew member separately, or command whole groups of ships
  • Flexible options allow the player to fully customize the game difficulty
  • Military units are recreated using authentic historical documents
  • All game objects use real-life physics
  • Beautiful and realistic sea and ambiance effects never seen before
  • Support of DirectX 10 and multi-core processors.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, 32-bit / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700+ or an equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 3GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or higher
    • DirectX®: 10.0
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1-compatible audio card
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Mixed bag this one. At a price of 9,99€ i can not recommend it but if you can get it for a couple of euros it's definitely worth it. 2-5 euros is the price point i'd give to this game that Akella left a bit too rough on the edges.

Good:
- Sometimes you get the 'being there' feeling.
- Skirmishes around a convoy can be epic as you try to struggle your way through
- Looks pretty good though forget DirectX10. doesnt work for anyone. i play with 9.0c settings.
- Detailed guns and boats and crew.
- Good enough UI once you learn it's quirks.
- Good enough and fun enough management of destroyers and other ships under your command if you got any.
- Good looking smoke - when it decides to stay visible.

Bad
- UI is rough in the corners. also forget about modern day markers telling you exactly what to do - instead listen closely what the instructions are and follow them - or try to work yourself around them. (i.e. go to sector G-7 and look for a convoy - how about going north of that and trying to look there first where they might be heading)
- Damage models - i dont understand what determines who wins and who loses fights between PT boats. sometime crew fly around after direct hit. sometimes you can dump a lot of ammo on an enemy and still go down with the fishes.
- Better like restarting missions all the time. Allies first mission took me some 10 tries. (mission does randomize convoy consists (?) and locations a bit so every mission is slightly different even if you retry the same mission over again).
- Missions are locked and you can only advance through the hard way - Hard to say how much content there really is here - 3 tutorials in the beginning though that you really should do.
Posted: July 15
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
the game has great graphics but that's about it. The interface is dificult to understand and hard to use. The tutorials are confusing. Needs a lot of work to be playable.
Posted: May 21
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Crashes on launch. You must butcher visuals to get it to function. Skip this turd.
Posted: June 21
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
this game sucks balls. silent hunter iii is a much better naval combat sim
Posted: August 9
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Barely passable, totally missed out on the Pacific and ALL American boats, there's no customizing boats like the US did, crews are killed off imediatly, missions are hard especially because you can only really control the PT boats and the computer crew is very bad at decision making, such as firing at a target. Tarpedo sights are bad, hip shooting works best. Poorly thought out game overall.
Posted: April 13
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