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 very relaxing and almost addicting game where you swim around, shoot fish and collect treasure. One of the few games that I played to completion."

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October 3

LEGENDARY THISTLEGORM WRECK IS AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL DIVING

DEPTH HUNTER 2: OCEAN MYSTERIES NOW OUT AT STEAM

New DLC for the exciting realistic game about underwater extreme sports is available on Steam now.

Biart Company, an independent games development studio announced today that its first-person underwater game Depth Hunter 2 is now having its first DLC available on Steam. The DLC introduces the most popular diving spot – the SS Thistlegorm, which has been reconstructed in detail with help of unique underwater equipment.

The SS Thistlegorm was a British armed Merchant Navy ship built in 1940 by Joseph Thompson & Son in Sunderland, England. She was sunk on 6 October 1941 near Ras Muhammad in the Red Sea and is now a well-known diving site.

The second DLC location is an ancient sunken city, where players can try new equipment like an underwater radar and test new game mechanics.

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September 15

Trading cards and new missions are available!

Dear players!

We have added new missions for Location 3, so now you can meet more sharks and even the blue whale!

And now the game has trading cards! We are sure you will like our collection of sea life.

Sincerely yours,
Biart Team.

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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
22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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/
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Fun relaxing game with lots to do.

Nice for those days when you want to break something :)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
7/10

Pro:
A very relaxing game.
Nice shooting and photographing mechanism.
The missions are a lot of fun.
A wonderful underwater world.
Good graphics.
It's original.

Cons:
It's not very challenging and the campain can be completed in a few hours.
Very limited equipment options.
The different species of fish do not behave very different from each other.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I realy enjoy this game, there a lot to do coins and other objects to find and pictures to take shoot fishs
nice game music there a lot of missions to do relax game 10/10. To buy with the DLC.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
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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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Part of me wants to recommend the game because it's the only one of its kind on Steam, and it is functional, but unless you *need* a game where you can swim around and look at fish, it's just not worth it. Graphics are the main selling point, they're not spectacular, but good enough. The mission structure is annoying, but unfortunately the only way to unlock the free dive mode for each area. Playing with a controller is a struggle, because the trigger for both the speargun and the camera is mapped to the A button, which makes it very difficult to aim and shoot, and there's currently no way to remap the controls. Also be aware that spearing fish is necessary to complete missions and unlock the free dive mode, so if you're completely against killing of any kind (as has come up in the discussions section) this is not the game for you.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Nice diving simulator but thats all of it. Gets boring after 30 min.

3/10. Not recommended.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Got this game with a Humble Bundle and haven't play it much, but the little I did play did not do it for me. Cheap looking graphics and confusing, poor game play. Didn't want to invest any more time in it than I did. I do not like skewering devs because they can what I cannot but in all honesty I cannot recommend this game. 3/10 is the best I can go but don't ask what makes it a 3 please. The Managment. Unite and free the Tunas!
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
>Went to Thailand
>Caught 20 fishes
>Uninstall
Better than Finding Nemo
Nemo/10
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
feel calm
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
The game is fun, but also riddled with pretty bad bugs and awful game design. If you're not a huge fan of diving it probably won't take your fancy.
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6 of 14 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
What I like
The water effects and underwater graphics

What I don't like
Everything else

The game gets boring in about an hour. After 3 hours you simply can't stand to look for brown treasure on a brown ocean bottom any longer without simply going insane. I have to say that the absolute worst part is the lack of any attention in fish AI. The fish just clip through you and pay absolutely no mind to you slaughtering their fishy friends in front of their very eyes. In fact they will continue moving towards you!
I didn't get through the entire game to see if sharks/sea/turtles/everything else that would be even remotely entertaining to spear was even possible. Yes, they simply just won't let you spear anything except like 10 fish.
Game dev. PLEASE ADD/Change
-Blood and Gore
-Let me kill whatever I want
-Remove the treasure/coins (I’d rather count dots on a ceiling)
-Add fish AI
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
A game clearly with little thought or effort put into it. You primarily take the role of a scuba diver sent on a series of (unexplained) missions to spearfish and collect treasure.

Gameplay and visuals are serviceable; no game-breaking bugs. Very "cheap" looking interface and menus.

Not much to be found here.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Did you love those old "Dream Aquarium" screensavers but thought that their gameplay were just a little bit too exciting and complex?

Do you love hidden object games but thought that merely clicking the objects simply wasn't slow and tedious enough?

Do you love hunting simulators but think that their AI is simply too clever for you and that they would be a lot more fun if simply very slowly walking up to your prey until your crosshair turns green would be a lot more fun than aiming and shooting?

Then Depth Hunter (2) is the game for you. It's slow, tedious, dull and boring all wrapped into what looks like a half-decent aquarium screensaver.

And if you were wondering why Depth Hunter 1 can't be found on Steam: It's essentially the exact same game with a few features missing. The only reason this is called Depth Hunter 2 is so that the developers could avoid giving out the promised Steam keys after Depth Hunter (not 2) had been greenlit.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Hit a game breaking bug 1 hour in and the developer's solution is just to start over. Not worth my time for an underwater hide and seek game.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
This games features great graphics in a beautiful environment. However. The environment is very limited. Even with the 3 different locations.
And in regards to gameplay there is about 2 hours.
With that in mind. This game doesn’t seem completed. And just released at a point in time where the developers ran out of time or didn’t want to work on it anymore.
If I had to make a list of the things in this game I would make better. Then the poor UI and lack of character animation would be at the top.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
I don't know how people can sit through these missions. they are the laziest most boring and soul destroying missions you could possibly make. even the textures are horrible.
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126 of 159 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
After reading what this game is about, I was disappointed in what I've played and not because the game is bad in any way or form. It was just plain boring in terms of gameplay mechanic, and the simulation aspect of it all. Yes I actually just beaten this game and I banged my head against my bathtub wishing this was a more complex simulator but instead is an arcadey, tedious, and casual game that needs way more work If you're wondering why I am not playing anymore of this game, This is how long it takes to beat the entire campaign. I think this game can be better than what it is and heres why.

The game starts off with you looking at the map and seeing that there are 3 Large areas you can explore in the game, You'll start in Thailand then go to South Africa reefs, the last and final reef is the Bahamas all of which is decently sized and looks great.

The gameplay is about spearfishing, Aim your speargun at a fish, shoot, and watch it automatically get reeled in with camera gameplay and treasure hunting thrown in.

The missions consist of the player searching for treasures around the area, look around and shoot fish or find treasures for 5-10 mins, find specific fish, or take pictures of fish. These missions will repeat most of the time. You can kill so many fish but when it comes to sharks, turtles, jellyfish, morays, stingrays and so on the game will have a don't shoot box over them. When you do try to shoot them you'll shoot AIR. EMPTY AIR, even if the game says don't shoot I SHOULD HAVE THE FREEDOM TO SPEAR THEM FOR THE HELL OF IT. If I do so I should also be punished for it instead such as being fined, or sharks coming back to bite me off. Something instead of empty air.

The graphics to this game is quite nice and there is a good amount of fish to see and capture, the open area in the water and the underwatercave are pretty nicely done also and each of the maps are a decent size. The sound and music to this game is also nicely done HOWEVER

The mechanic and gameplay to this game is absolutely boring and unimmersive and also very arcadelike. It is very fun during the beginning of the game for about 30 mins then it just became repetitive and boring. Whenever you shoot a fish you'll acquire xp and gold which makes this annoying coin sound as if you're playing a slot game ruining the immersion of the game completely. After earning enough gold which takes about 5 mins or less of you swimming around shooting every fish you see in sight, you can then spend to upgrade 4 different things, your camera, more usb slots to take picture of fish, speargun accuracy and length, and your swim fins, once you fully upgrade all this. You'll swim at a really fast speed and any fishy you see can easily be minced meat basically because you'll become the son of poseidon himself. You're basically done and gold will completely become useless except for spending on more usb slots to take pictures of fish. Hell even the picture taking mechanic is pretty drysince all you need to do is point it as close to the fish as possible to take a picture as long as they are in the frame, the numbers also have to be 100% or you cant get points for taking thier pictures. Theres nothing in this game that can kill you except make you lose oxygen and there is nothing challenging about the breathing in this game at all, just swim to top and your oxygen can be filled fully without a single struggle, the only way you lose is when you forget that you're not diving but snorkeling.

I think the game could do much better than this in future sequel. I want to be able to control the pulling of the fish in, Taking the spear out the fish or cutting the lines once I hunt them, drag them back to the boat feeling the weight of hunting. Instead of just picking up treasures from the ground with one button players should be forced to brush off the sand and figure out how to extact the treasure out carefully. Also the fact that I should be able to shoot any animal I want and in doing so will have a consequence on my gold or what not instead.
If you're going to give players levels and XP in a game it should have a reason except that it was completely pointless. Right now this game has an awsome concept, but it needs to build on that concept and make itself AMAZING. I am not easily impressed because it was downright too simple, super casual.

If you think I am lieing Go download the game and play it, Congratulations you've basically played 80% of the game for free.

I also want to warn you guys of the dev pulling a fast one on bundle buyers which someone has come to my attention about.

http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDealsMeta/comments/2e9yqd/depth_hunter_2_has_been_greenlit_get_your_steam/
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=saxg1h&s=8

Long story short? Dev promised to try to get keys for people on desura etc, then turned around and rebundled game into a different name and in turn changed thier tune after getting greenlight. He didn't make a different game but took the same game and change its name so he doesn't have to give them keys. I would look up more about this company before you make your purchase in the future. This is something I do not condone from developers of breaking promises. Will not be buying anymore products in the future hell don't even send it to me for free.

+Great Graphics
+Good sized open area
+Shooting fish is satisfying
+Great amount of fish to shoot at
+Sport is Extreme


- Gameplay mechanic too simple, gets SUPER tedious
- Can't shoot jellyfish, turtles, sharks, morays, dolphins, crabs, urchins, reefs, sponges and the list goes on
- No multiplayer of any kind or score comparisons
- Missions are downright tedious and boring, Find treasure, shoot a certain fish, or search out a fish with waypoints showing you directly where the fish is. Sometimes the treasure quest tells you to search in a 40km area then becomes boring as sin searching 30 mins on the ground clicking.

My advice is to shelf out 10 more dollars, head to early access and get world of diving.
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