Leviathan: Warships is a turn-based, strategic action game where players can build and customize their own fleet of warships. Play with or against your friends across multiple game modes. Team up in the co-op campaign to battle the growing Marauder threat or fight through special challenge missions with your friends.
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Mixed (341 reviews) - 51% of the 341 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2013

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Leviathan: Warships is a turn-based, strategic action game where players can build and customize their own fleet of warships. Play with or against your friends across multiple game modes. Team up in the co-op campaign to battle the growing Marauder threat or fight through special challenge missions with your friends. You can also go online and test your admiral capabilities against friends or foes in skirmishes on multiple maps.

The fleet editor features multiple ship and weapon types which can be combined in almost any possible way. This allows players to try out a vast array of strategic possibilities.

Key Features

  • Tactical Action: Plot out your turn in advance and watch your plans come to fruition alongside your foes’ moves
  • Form Your Fleet: Customize your fleet by choosing from multiple ship types and arm them with a vast set of both offensive and defensive weaponry
  • “Sink” Your Devices: Cross-platform play between PC, Mac, iOS and Android with built-in cloud saving functionality, allows you to continue your sessions from any computer, tablet or location (Mobile versions sold separately)
  • Enlist Your Shipmates: Bring along up to 3 other players for five individual challenge missions, or a full co-op campaign spanning nine levels
  • Own the Oceans: Prove your dominance of the sea by saving replays of your battles
  • Support for Marooned Sailors: Offline mode available for campaign and challenges

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb graphics memory required, Minimum Resolution: 1024x768
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:800 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:3-button mouse and keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, Minimum Resolution: 1024x768
    • Hard Drive:800 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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Mixed (341 reviews)
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Mahautsukai
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Just to add to the already long list of people saying the same thing.

Game is not for single player play and not supported for multiplayer.

I feel like it was a cheesy cash grab phone app game that was marketed that it was going to be so much more.

Not only would I not recommend spending more than 2$, I would suggest being leary to by anything produced by this company or any company it's lead managers went too.
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The Big Lobe
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I should have read the reviews before buying this.

Got it during a Steam sale, but I assumed the community was still going. Now I have a boring game with no one to play with. Don't buy this unless you have a group of friends or the community comes back.
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ReaperV
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This game gets a bad rep simply for the fact that people feel it should deliver on everything a $50+ mainstream title should deliver on. It's not a AAA+ shooter, so apparently there are next to no multiplayer matches. With that said, I got this game in the hopes of playing a fun single-player campaign, and I managed to squeeze over 6 hours of fun out of it in one day because of how addictive it is. I got this as part of a bundle even though I had been eyeing it on Steam for a very long time, and quite frankly, the game delivers more than enough entertainment if all you want is turn-based strategy. The graphics still look great, the sound design is incredible with a good set of speakers, and the campaign + challenge missions should give you well over 10 hours of gameplay if you are anything like me. If you multiplayer is not as important to you as the single-player experience, this game is worth at least $10, but if you get it for under $5 with a bunch of other games, don't even question it. It really is a fun game. Just a shame I did not notice it earlier and that it did not grow into something more.
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AaToSMeD
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
I guess I'm late to the party... game's dead in the water. Nobody to play with. It looked amazing and I'm sure it would have given me some fond memories, but like I said, the game is dead. No resurrection is going to happen.
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The Mangyfox
( 60.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Willing to play anyone on this game. if anyone reads this anymore!?!?!?!?!
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Bender
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
If you want to save your progression, or play with other people, you have to create an account. This means a login and a password, which you need to retype every time. Want a strong and long password? Think twice, there is no copy/paste on the login screen.

Have a password manager to remember al those long passwords for you? Won't be of any use here. It may sound as nothing, but having to memorize and to retype passwords each time you want to play your games is really a pain. Lack of user friendiness may reflect badly on a game.
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The_Toast3r
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I thought the game idea was great.

Unfortunately I cannot play in "offline" mode
* Upon start, game tries to call its masters (aka some Paradox servers).
* Told firewall to block that, because I want to play solo for starters anyway.
* Game says "can only play offline" -> Fine with me.

* Try to start tutorial: UI vanishes, nothing happens.
* Restart game.
* Try to start campaign: UI vanishes, nothing happens.

Cannot play.
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Techi
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Devs killed it. Would play if I had someone to do just that.
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SlickJava
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Great if the game wasn't dead.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
128 of 142 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
I want to recommend this game. I really, really do. It's a refreshing style of turn-based strategy that makes you rely quite heavily on your wits and intuition. It's the sort of game where the winner is not decided by the size of their ship and its guns, but by the savvy of the player. It has a timeless style and an endearing sense of humor that tends to leave one in a good mood, even as their ships sink to the briny deep.

I want to recommend this game, but I can't. The single player campaign could be beaten in a matter of hours, even at a leasurely pace, and leaves much to be desired. It was obviously designed to recieve regular attention from the developers, who seem to have forgotten it. However, the thing that really sinks this game (pun intended) is the lack of a multiplayer community. This game was made with the intention that players would faithfully and regularly play with and against each other, and although it started out that way, it never coelesced. Unless you have friends that you know also want to play this game, it's simply not worth it.
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88 of 103 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
This game was great. And then it ended.

That's the only major issue here. This game is not for anyone who likes to play singleplayer, the entire singleplayer campaign ends after 9 missions, even though the plot is on going - and it's not a good plot anyway. *Spoilers* Giant aliens basically. The turn based system can be painful when trying to travel long distance and the interface is glitchy at times. Also not enough customisation is available. In the tutorial it shows you all your defense options, and by the end of the missions you only unlock 3/4 of them - radar remains locked even when you beat the game. This game in general just was unfinished. A disappointment tha tParadox published this.

I got this on the humble bundle, otherwise I'd be really upset - it's so not worth the price unless you have friends who also own it, and then multiplayer might be fun.
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53 of 60 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2015
It had a lot of promise at launch but was very quickly abandoned by its devs and has long since been a dead game.
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55 of 68 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
A really great trailer, that is probably what makes the game great, but after that trailer is gone the rest is just... Offline non workingess that is left.
The game does its own "check" if you have internet connection, if it fails that it doesn't let you go online, but it is flawed.
It doesn't even let you TRY to log in to their servers, nor give any useful information to you to help you troubleshoot the problem.

All it takes to break this system? Exit the game after first launch, then restart it.
So the multiplayer part is out of the window, the UI is very clunky and the functions aren't intuitive to use, basically a lot of saving is done, and those saves you can't use if you are in "Offline mode", so if you built a nice fleet it is all goners.

Overall, this game is now EOL (End Of Life) but the best part about it you can enjoy for free, and that is the launch trailer.
You want naval warfare you have to look at Dangerous Waters or SCS Fleet Command for something that somewhat works, but it is a dead market today with very few good ones popping up to replace the oldies.
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2013
Nice tactical multiplayer/co-op TBS game.

The DLC seems kind of lame from a perspective that those that get it have a clear advantage over those that don't in multiplayer though so that don't sit right with me.
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42 of 53 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
This game has huge multiplayer potential. Bought it on release day. A year later there is barely anyone on any of the servers tehreby rendering this game useless. Would not recommend
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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2015
(Posting my unfinished draft review to warn people during the sale!) Tutorial sucks, campaign sucks, interface is awkward and forces you to do WAY too much clicking to see basic info (use mouseover, Sideshow Bob!). On sale for three bucks, it might still be worth the money if the the idea of customizable futuristic turn-based battleships appeals to you, but if you have any kind of backlog it won't be worth your TIME.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2015
This game is a tragedy in that it's a GREAT idea and fun to play, but there's nothing TO play. Its single player is over quickly and MP community has been dead since launch
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2013
Really cool concept, pretty good execution. If you ever played Intra Galactic Battles on your 386, this is like that but with boats. So I guess that makes it a bit like Starfleet Battles.

It's like Gratuitous Space Battles (love that game still), but you have direct control over each ship, and you generally only have a fleet big enough for a few ships at a time.

So before the mission, you choose hulls and equipment for every ship in your fleet, based on a predetermined total "fleet value," which I imagine is calculated based on the difficulty of the mission in question. Then you micro-manage your fleet in a turn-based battle.

You issue move and targetting orders per ship, or if you're really a micromanager, you issue fire orders per weapon.

Cool concept, right? Well I'm happy to say that this game pullis it off smashingly. The interface takes a bit of getting used to, but the tutorial is actually VERY good. Only once did I find myself thinking "okay... How do I do that again?" It's very intuitive, and the missions are varied and overall the game is just fun.

I give Leviathan Warships an A-. Really neat concept, nearly flawless interface, and just plain fun.
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
The game was enjoyable while it lasted and had it's challanges, but it is a really short game that feels better suited for mobile platforms than desktop.
It would have better if the game was longer. The campaign feels like it get cuts really short, like as if there was a whole other story I was supposed to play. I was really dissappointed I didn't get the chance to use all the ships avaialble to you in multiplayer.
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