Depth Hunter 2 is an underwater hunting game, allowing the complete experience of the spearfishing extreme sport!
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Release Date: Aug 20, 2014

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"A great underwater game, it is really relaxing to play. The gameplay is great for all ages."
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December 22, 2014

"Scuba Kids" DLC is available!

New DLC for DH2 is available. You can unlock hidden object games for kids and one mini-game!

Dive to the bottom of the sea and find various hidden items. 20+ sea creatures, 10 hidden-object ocations, 3 game modes and special items.

Easy and fun hidden-object mode for kids!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/331300?beta=0

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About This Game

Depth Hunter 2 offers 25 exciting missions in 3 huge locations around the world. Players will hunt different fish species and face the difficulties of breath-holding spearfishing, an ancient fishing method.

Players will also have to find treasures and get the possibility to take underwater photos to capture the beauty of the simulated, detailed and lively underwater worlds they’re exploring also in a exploration mode.

Spearfishing and Underwater Hunting are ancient fishing and hunting methods, used to catch fish by using a mechanical harpoon. Today, spearfishing is a sports activity in many countries around the world, especially in the UK, around the Mediterranean Sea and in South America. Spearfishers hunt while diving apnea, holding their breath, so have to coordinate their energy carefully while monitoring their prey, especially in tactically challenging hunting situations.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800. ATI equivalent. Intel Integrated Graphics HD3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 920 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800 or higher. ATI equivalent. Intel Integrated Graphics HD4000+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 920 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
42 of 55 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Great game if you want to just kill some time and relax. Music is soothing, game play is simple. If you want to take pictures, hunt for treasure and just enjoy swimming around with the creatures of the sea then, this is a good game. However, maps are small and more maps are in the version of DLCs. You have limited underwater wildlife you can hunt for and sharks don't attack. In game upgrades are all purchased with the gold you find and the credits you earn while playing the game by hunting the fish and the like.

I really can't give this a rating because, this is the first underwater game I've played of this type that I can remember. I'd have to play more of them before doing so. All-in-all, I'd say it's worth the time and money if you like these type of games.

It does have a few missions in the game for you to accomplish so, it's not all just swimming around in the beginning. The missions don't seem to be mandatory but, completing them allows you to unlock more upgrades.

Edit: As for more maps, I have 3 maps plus 2 after buying one DLC. Not sure how many maps there are in all though? 5 maps are a lot of exploring. So, from what I can tell so far is, 3 of the maps are mission maps, the first three. The DLC maps are for exploration.

2 more maps come with this DLC: http://store.steampowered.com/dlc/248530/


I would also like to add that, all the pictures you take in game with the camera, it has a feature in your menu to view them and/or, make the as desktop wallpaper. That's cool. :)
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
This game is very beautiful!
It's not very hard (wich I enjoy), it's fun and has easy gameplay.
It's relaxing and a great time killer.
You have missions to do, like hunting specific fish, taking pictures and looking for treasures.
You get 3 maps. They are short though. Played for almost 3 hours and already finished 2 maps.
Got this game on a bundle and no, it was not the reason I bought the bundle. But I'm really enjoying it and I'm glad it was part of that bundle.
It's not worth the full price (at least in my currency - I believe), but it's worth on sale.
I added the DLC to my wishlist. Even tought I wanted to buy it right now, I won't. It's really expensive (again, at least in my currency). Will wait for a sale. Will buy this and all future DLC's for sure.
Do hope they add more DLC's and achievements.
Suggest you watch gameplay videos before buying. This game is not for everyone.
I'm really having fun so I recommend it!
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Pretty diving game without long-term motivation

First I tried to play this game in German, but there are sooooo many translation mistakes - partly hilarious, but I switched to English. As I said the graphics are pretty. The controls are "okay". You can try to play this game with your controller, but this is hard. The assignment of keys is unintuitive. You pick up things with the same key, which you use to take photos or shoot your harpoon. The length of the story is 3-4 hours. I got nearly all achievements within 3 hours, but all Trading cards dropped after 4,3 hours.

Overall this game is way too easy. There is no challenge. I want a game which is more like the diving sessions in Assassins Creed IV (+ hunting fish). This would be a great diving Simulator. I will NOT spend my time to collect 500 coins or 100 treasures, hidden somewhere on each map in this game. Same with my 2 remaining achievements: "Spend 24 hours under water" WHAT THE F*CK! "Swim underwater for 100km" NOPE!

This is an entertaining Diving Simulator (for 3 hours!) Don't try to get all achievements. This is frustrating.
Buy it in a bundle, or while it's cheap.

6/10
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32 of 53 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
It's not easy for me to write this review. If that game didn't have such beautiful underwater world, I would say that is nothing more than crap. But it has so stunning graphics and everything looks and move so natural, that I couldn't stop just looking around. This is definitely the nicest underwater world I've ever seen in video game. But this is still a game. So what can you do as a gamer? You can catch fishes, take photos and look for treasures. All three just suck. Gaming part is boring and there is no challenge at all. And because we are all gamers and we expect good games, I can't evaluate this game in different way.
Why do I have so many hours in that game? Because to get last achievement, I had to turn it on for 2 bloody nights - that's ridiculous!

VERDICT:
If you are a real gamer and you are in a mood to play something challenging, avoid this title for all cost.
But if you are a fan of sea diving or just want to enjoy really beautiful nature and make some cool screenshots, think of thumb down you see, as thumb up and take it without question, you won't regret that.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Depth Hunter 2 is a relaxing game where you explore the fishy depths. Its like a walking simulator only for diving. Instead of just swimming around, there is treasure to find, or take pictures, and catching fish is fun too. The world feels very alive, the way the fish move seems very well done. Taking pictures is very rewarding there is an excellent feature of being able to make them your desktop as well. There are multiple places to visit for diving that have many attractions under water from ships, to planes, all kinds of things that make exploring fun.

I rate this 9/10. But to be realistic, the game's price is about 8,99$/eur
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
You play as Scorpion and you decided to go deep sea diving. The music is very relaxing and the game is beautiful to look at, other than that theres not much here. Its a fun game to unwind with or play before going to bed. Did I mention the music? I love anything spacey or oceany and this scrathes that itch. I need this OST please. I recomend it for short burts to relax to but not if your looking for something beefy.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
I am not sure whether this game is underrated or misunderstood and misrepresented. If you think of it as a game it is probably 7/10 due mainly to its great graphics. If you think of it as a casual diving simulator it is, in my opinion at least a 9/10. The gameplay sends you on quests that you must finish to unlock other diving areas. The quests include spearfishing, photography, and treasure hunting in open ocean and caves. You also gather coins from the ocean floor as well as from the quest rewards in order to upgrade your speargun, camera, fins etc. In my opinion the neatest part of the game is the photography. It is fun swimming around trying to get a great pic of a beautiful fish with a background of a wreck or coral reef. Then later you can go through your album and make them your pc background.

One of the main cons I see to this game is working towards a perfect game. Three of the achieves are going to be a grind now that I have run out of quests and new dive spots to unlock. Though living as far from the ocean as I am I will probably never go scuba diving. So for 15 bucks this was a very fun experience for me.

The graphics are lovely. The music is a bit repetitive but peaceful and pleasant. It is a great option for those who do not want their children playing shoot em ups and don't mind if they spear fish. It is not gruesome. The sharks don't bite. So if you are looking for a fun dive experience I would give it a try.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
A good Game to Relax. But very repetetive. So if you like the ocean and diving then you should buy it otherwise it can get boring after a while.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Catch fish ...thats it really :) Fun game works as good screensaver too :) 10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Depth Hunter 2 was a surprising game that I was not expecting to enjoy. I'll admit it looked really boring and in a sense it was as there is not much variety in the actual gameplay - you catch fish, hunt treasures, take photographs, solve a couple of very basic puzzles and explore the ocean floor and that's it.

However, saying that, it was SO relaxing! The scenery was beautiful, the background music was lovely and it was just a nice way to chill out for an hour or so after lots of shooting people in the head in other games!

I got it in a bundle so only paid pennies for it and I wouldn't pay full price for it, but I'd recommend it to anyone who can pick it up cheaply and wants a nice relaxing break from all the hectic games out there.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Hey everybody! I work for Grab The Games website and I have done a first look of what this game is all about. So come check it out and let me know what you guys think about the game and my review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWvgJZxRFGY
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Nice ocean themed game,u basically hunt fishes
and take photos of the ocean.
The base game is pretty short but enjoyable
Mby its price is too high comparing to its length
but still its a nice game.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Fun relaxing game with lots to do.

Nice for those days when you want to break something :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
"Shot a turtle in the face with a spear." 10/10

Being a huge fan of water in video games, this game immediately appealed to me. Water can be quite impressive when rendered correctly and seeing how new games handle it always seems to interest me; something that began ever since I first laid eyes on the 'Nintendo 64' version of 'Wave Race'. Then I came to realize that the 'Depth Hunter' series were originally mobile games with micro-transactions up the wazoo and I was immediately turned off. Surprisingly enough however, this game is actually quite enjoyable if you're in the mood for a serene experience with a minimal challenge, and don't worry, none of those pesky micro-transactions made their way into the PC version, either.

The atmospheres in 'Depth Hunter 2' are gorgeous, the music is relaxing, the game works with a gamepad, and the controls and character animations are quite realistic in feel. There are five areas to hunt within and challenges range from snapping photographs of creatures and shipwreck, to hunting fish and collecting treasure at the bottom of the ocean. An XP system is in place as well, although I'm not quite sure what it does, but it's always nice to see a character leveling up. Purchases can also be made to upgrade equipment, such as a larger USB stick to hold more pictures, a longer spear, bigger oxygen tank, etc. So there is some depth to the game, although minimal, no pun intended.

The two downsides to this game are the fact that the campaign is short and can be beaten in a few hours, and the lack of any story whatsoever. Personally, the lack of story didn't bother me at all though, as I don't really see how the game would benefit from one. In conclusion, I can definitely see why people don't like this game, but for me, sometimes it's fun to just turn on a game and admire the atmosphere. So if you're looking for something with some action or a challenge, look elsewhere. The price-tag is a bit high, so I would wait until this game goes on sale to pick it up, but other than that 'Depth Hunter 2' is quite enjoyable after a long day with a nice cold beer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
The playable area is very small, not much things you can do except taking photos and catch fish by one-click mouse.

Graphics are outdated, very few types of fish too.

Some tasks are extremely frustrating, for example. finding scattered treasures all over the sea. It has radar DLC to help, yes a 4.99 DLC, not even included in the base game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
I went into this game with mixed expectations. On the one hand I utterly adore underwater games and their setting, on the other I hate hunting in every way, shape or form.
What I figured would happen is that there would be the fun underwater exploration and swimming around competing with the actively hurting fish aspect and that depending on which part was more prominent I'd give it a positive or a negative review...

Turns out it went a different way.

There are three locales in the game, which you'll go through in order. Each has a variety of missions... which you'll go through in order. They range from catching specific fish, to catching as many fish as you can in a specific amount of time (no minimum amount for success) to finding treasures or taking pictures.
To summarize, these are... lacklustre. At no point did I feel challenged, engaged or even relaxed by these missions.

The hunting aspect of the game is present, but forgiveable as there is no blood, no real skill involved and as long as you're super close to the fish not even any animations... I'm not sure that's a good thing in general, but for me it was.

Progression through the missions as well as capturing / photographing fish and finding coins and treasures give you money and EXP. Money is used for upgrades which make you swim a bit faster, require you to go up for a air less and to make the fishing and photographing slightly easier.
I will always approve of an upgrade system, and I'm glad it's there... but I wish it would do a bit more. It's easy to get everything and the levels you gain do little more than unlock a few of the upgrades and then just give you bonus coins, and if I were to play a level on somebody else's profile and then be asked if he or she had all of the upgrades or none of them I wouldn't be able to tell.

Lacklustre is the name of the game here, and I can't say I recommend it.
It's better to just wait until World of Diving makes it out of early access.

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I did not factor this into the review, but I felt it was relevant to point out that there has been some criticism towards the developer regarding some of their business decisions.
Depth Hunter 1 was part of several game bundles and had promised Steam keys once the game made it here, instead it hasn't and we get Depth Hunter 2 instead which is supposedly practically identical.
Seemingly critical updates (like adding a radar for finding treasure that is strewn about) and more than the original 3 levels are locked away in DLC (review of that here).
I'm not saying you shouldn't buy the game because any of that, but be mindful of it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
A very relaxing fishing / object finding game. The graphics look good and the sound design is fitting, but nothing spectacular.

This is a good game to play when you need to get rid of some stress and don't want too much of a challenge, it's very zen.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
A great underwater game, it is really relaxing to play. The gameplay is great for all ages. The game makes you feel like you are really underwater. I have never had so much fun catching fish other than catching them in real life. I loved it all.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
This is the first game of this type I have played, no Zombies, no bazookas, just a peaceful time underwater locating treasure, taking pictures, locating items, and not forgetting "Fishing",definately one for children and adults alike, I like it, and am happy to play it, DLCs are available and future updates are on the cards, Developers are screening the forum and are quick to help if you encounter a problem, and by the way, I am (60) years young..Recommended
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Great game if you want to just kill some time and relax. Gameplay is simple. If you want to take pictures, hunt for treasure and just enjoy swimming around with the creatures of the sea then, this is a good game
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