S.C.S. - Dangerous Waters allows you total control over multiple air, surface, and submarine platforms in a modern-day naval environment. Take direct control of individual crew stations and also plan and execute combined arms naval strategies from a top-down 'Commanders Eye' perspective.
User reviews: Mixed (53 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 7, 2006
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S.C.S. - Dangerous Waters allows you total control over multiple air, surface, and submarine platforms in a modern-day naval environment. Take direct control of individual crew stations and also plan and execute combined arms naval strategies from a top-down 'Commanders Eye' perspective.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows XP, 550Mhz CPU, 128 MB RAM, D3D Video Card with 32MB RAM (DirectX 9.0b drivers), DX9 Sound Card, 590MB hard drive space, Internet or LAN connection for multiplayer
    Recommended: 1GHz+ CPU, 256 MB RAM, D3D Video Card with 64MB RAM (with DirectX 9.0b compatible drivers), 1GB hard-drive space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Great game. Won't work on Windows 8.
Posted: October 18
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Bought it for $15 and it's a total waste of money, can also attribute to the many others that this game does NOT run on Windows 8 or 8.1.
Posted: October 17
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
You need to be pretty high up on the autism spectrum to enjoy this. It's probably fun if you're a savant or neckbeard armchair admiral but for most people this ♥♥♥♥ is too complex.

Also apparently it doesn't work on windows 8 so that's a thing
Posted: September 28
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8.1 hrs on record
Awsome simulator although it's a very outdated game it's still fun and with the map editor you will never run out of fun.
Posted: October 6
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0.2 hrs on record
Dont Buy wont run and yes my pc has the required system
Posted: October 20
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114.6 hrs on record
Easily one of the best naval combat games available. If you own Jane's Fleet Command, C:MANO or NW:AC and have always wanted to have more direct control over your units, this game is for you. It may not be the best looking game now, 8 years post release, but it allows the player to fully appreciate the dificulties of Anti-Submarine Warfare. It will make you sweat, your brain hurt, and it will be exceptionally frustrating at times. It is very rewarding to finally put weapons on a target. Ant-Air and Anti-Surface warfare is also modeled beyond most other games, but neither of them feel as nuanced as ASW.

There are several great mods available improving the fidelity of various areas, or adding many platforms. There's even a user made campaign to recreate Red Storm Rising!

The learning curve is likely to be exceptionally steep for newcomers, mostly because the tutorial that was present for 688i Hunter-Killer seems to have been removed. Sometimes there are annoying UI and AI glitches, and the lack of a global map is a bit of an annoyance sometimes. However, given that DW does what no other game does, I'm more than willing to look past these issues.
Posted: October 24
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
48.8 hrs on record
Awesome simulation for modern naval warfare geeks.
Technical and immersive, endlessly replayable with the random quick missions and many player made scenarios.
Best with Reinforce Alert (RA) mod.
Posted: June 19
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
nope dosent work on win 8.1 dont buy this game as long as there is no patch
Posted: July 1
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
The game does not load in Windows 8.1 Looks like I got taken for $14.99.It would really be nice it the Support folks would indicate that it was not Windows 8.1 compatible.
Posted: April 28
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28 of 45 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
If you have windows 8 or higher, then you might as well say that the devs can throw a F*** party and only invite themselves. I am just lucky I got this on sale. I only waisted 4 bucks!
Posted: June 21
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
99.7 hrs on record
as any sub warfare sim, this one, although ancient, is almost immortal, because it does not rely on graphics

steep learning curve if you want to go the long way of realism, yet there are also all the "shortcuts" to have the AI crew render easier the underwater combat
Posted: August 29
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Love this game, been playing for years. Looking for some multiplayer
Posted: June 22
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50.9 hrs on record
Not much can be told on this game than it has already. A very solid and well made simulation for the gamers that want to get deep and hard into understanding how it works.

Not an easy game not something you learn in a couple of days.
Posted: May 2
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4.1 hrs on record
Really good sub/boat sim
Posted: May 5
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19.1 hrs on record
Great game by itself but it doesnt become truly epic until you download some mods for it. Id highly recommend this one http://www.ra-dwx.narod.ru/download.htm
Posted: September 23
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0.2 hrs on record
WHAT THE...I DID NOT KNOW THIS GAME WOULD NOT WORK ON THE WINDOWS 8 AND EVEN MY LAPTOP PLAYS ANY TYPE OF HD GAMING AND WHAT DO YOU CALL THIS S*** AND NOW IV JUST WISH IV READ THEM COMMENTS BEFORE GOING AHEAD ON BUYING THIS GAME WELL I JUST HOPE NO ONE WILL MAKE THE SAME ERROR LIKE IV JUST DONE AND HOW MUCH I PAID WELL I PAID £2.24 FOR THIS GAME AND ITS AN GAME THAT HARDLY WORKS SO PLEASE KEEP AWAY FROM STEM WHEN DOWNLOADING THIS GAME AS ONCE YOU DOWNLOAD IT YOU CAN SAY BY BY TO YOUR FRIEND THE CASH!
Posted: September 22
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1.5 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ yeah I recommand this game! Big time! Probably the best SIMULATOR game ever created. The main reason why I hate Windows 8 is because it cannot run D.W. Windows 8 will never touch my PC you can be sure of this.

For those who have WINDOWS 8 and want to play DANGEROUS WATERS here is what you must to do (you will need a copy of Windows XP in cd or in image (iso) ):

1: Download and install Oracle VM VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
2: Install Windows XP on Oracle VM. There are a lot of tutorial. It's not hard but it can take some time doing it. Here is a tuto:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwUVen3-wGQ
3: You will have to create what I call a tunnel folder that can pass some files from your actual OS (Windows 8) to Oracle Windows XP. It's an easy job but make sure that the name of this folder is as short as possible. like "VD" for Virtual Disk. Don't forget that XP Oracle will serve you to play a bunch of other games that you cannot run with Win 8 so the job worth it.
4: Install Dangerous waters from your CD or ISO file or even Steam again.
5: Patch it if it's from a CD or .ISO et voila.

Thanks to my friend FPSchazly. If you have any question you can ask me.

By the way guys if you are a fan of Dangerous waters I strongly recommand you the mod RA 1.37
Posted: July 4
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26.5 hrs on record
Dangerous Waters is a very serious naval warfare simulator with a primary focus on submarines, although other platforms are also controllable, such as the MH-60R and the Oliver Hazard Perry. The game's complexity arises not from navigating within your submarine or from having to press a million buttons -- indeed, these mechanics don't even exist. Instead, the game's interface is surprisingly simple for the most part as you move instantly from one screen to the next, and the graphics are rather bland, even on the highest settings, which is a bit understandable considering the game came out about a decade ago (as of this review year). Instead, the difficulties for the new player will be conceptual, and the learning curve for that will probably feel rather high at first.

For those who master the basic concepts behind Dangerous Waters, this game largely tests your ability to be a decent submarine captain. The primary concepts to master in this game are probably those that have to do with sonar. Once a player knows how to utilize his sonar station, he is in a very good position to begin serious consideration of tactics.

At this point, the player should see Dangerous Waters open up into a very serious cat-and-mouse game of war in which the superior tactician can often seize an advantage. Imagine a scenario in which a a submarine captain notices that he's stumbled onto an enemy submarine. Through Narrowband sonar, he determines that the submarine is a Russian Kilo. The captain knows that the Kilo doesn't have a towed sonar array, making it deaf to anything directly behind it. Accordingly, the captain orders a course change and swings in behind the Kilo. This Kilo's hunt for surface ships will be over soon.

Nothing quite matches the anticipation of watching one's own torpedoes travel at the enemy, or the anxiety caused by listening to the constant pinging of enemy torpedoes as they get closer and closer while actively searching for their target. For those who can put up with the game's graphical shortcomings and high learning curve, this game is definitely an awesome submarine simulator.

CAVEAT: This game does NOT run natively on Windows 8. It will, however, run in a virtual machine. It also reportedly works through WINE on Linux.
Posted: September 22
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74 of 77 people (96%) found this review helpful
35.1 hrs on record
Dangerous Waters is, without doubt, the BEST naval/submarine sim I've ever played, and I've played more than a few in my day. The fine folks at Sonalysts really did their homework when they were creating this game, since nearly every aspect of it oozes a level of realism that you're hard-pressed to find in most other games these days. I truly believe that the gameplay you experience in Dangerous Waters is a very accurate portrayal of actual naval operations and procedures in practice today; every vessel and weapon you will encounter has been meticulously reproduced according to real-life records. Hell, I could probably operate my own Los Angeles or Seawolf-class sub singlehandedly thanks to what I've learned from this game regarding their operation. Let it never be said that videogames don't teach you anything.

This tremendous level of immersion comes at a cost, however. Dangerous Waters is not so much a "game" as it is a genuine training siumlator, and as such has an extraordinarily steep learning curve that simply can't be overcome without first reading the manual and running a few practice missions as tutorials. However, even that won't fully prepare you for what you'll have to deal with once you finally take to the open seas, where even a single torpedo is usually fatal, and a compromise in stealth can ruin an entire mission. Dangerous Waters demands patience, dilligence, and a certain enthusiasm for submarines from its players if they hope to develop any real skill for it.

Dangerous Waters is not for the faint of heart, but it can be a very rewarding experience if you take the time to learn the finer points of its gameplay. You may have to lose a boat or two or a dozen before that finally happens, but that's merely half the fun!
Posted: November 25, 2013
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70 of 84 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
THIS GAME DOES NOT WORK IN WINDOWS 8. THE DEVEL0PER HAS CONFIRMED IT WILL NOT RELEASE A PATCH TO UPDATE THE GAME. DO NOT BUY IF YOU USE WINDOWS 8. If you have an older version of windows this is a good game.
Posted: March 21
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