Depth Hunter 2 is an underwater hunting game, allowing the complete experience of the spearfishing extreme sport!
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Mostly Positive (571 reviews) - 75% of the 571 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 20, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 920 MB available space
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Mostly Positive (571 reviews)
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quintjawsman
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I LOVE THIS GAME!!
VERY balanced
Very gorgeous
VERY FUN
Need more sharks and shark related missions... PLEASE PLEASE
Excellent graphics
Runs S M O O T H !
Most RELAXING game ever, especially with these kusic selections
I HIGHLY reccommend
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clawman2200
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I found it to be more frustrating than fun. The graphics are pretty and the controls are ok, but I just can't recommend it because it felt more like a chore than something for entertainment.
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Fargusno
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Something almost like Endless Ocean 2

Although we need to kill some of the fishes, but overall, the game's kinda great. The sharks doesn't attack too!!
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TyroneTheNegron
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
I had more fun writing this review than playing this crap. The game is absolute goat ♥♥♥♥! Makes me throw up inside. I wish the refund option would have been out before i put in these wopping 8 minutes into the game. GG will review if no refund
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Ghoul
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Pros:
-Nice graphics
-cool environment
-everywhere you look is an awesome scenery
-equipment upgrades
-different maps

Cons:
-Not really sure if it's really worth the price(i'd recommend buying it on sale)
-I know that developers tried to add another obstacle to the game so it wouldn't be so easy, but crabs attacking you and following you fearlessly like you are their biggest nemesis i think is quite unrealistic!

Even though i haven't played much i find this game fascinating and worth getting!
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Zeruel
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive is an underwater exploration game.
The review is presented in a simplistic "Pros/Neutral/Cons" format.
Pros:
* Cheap as all hell thanks to the bundles and the lowering value.
* 13 out of the 17 achievements are fairly simple to obtain.
* While the graphics aren't something to boast about, the visuals still look beautiful.
* No need to focus on the game too much.
* 3 different regions.
* Upgrade system (Simple, but made the game more fast paced and fun).
* Leveling system (Fairly pointless, some bonuses. Still a good addition).
* Runs fairly ok.

Neutral
* Short. Can be finished in 2 hours or so.
* Floaty mouse controls (Felt good for me, since being underwater literally is floaty, plus it added some cinematic quality that I just can't explain)

Cons:
* 100% the achievements are almost impossible to get, since one of them requires you to be active underwater for 24hrs.
* Missions are extremely simplistic. (Collect 10 things, kill 10 fish and so on)
* Can't kill some fish. (WHY AREN'T SHARKS KILLABLE??!?!?!?!?!?!)
* Photography feature has literally no point and it's unrewarding as all hell.

Overall:
6/10
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Jackaljacked [EFTW]
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
Product received for free
Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive is a very calm and ambient spearfishing game. Its very straighforward, you get 5 areas to hunt (without dlc) with objectives (find and spear this species, find these treasures in this area, take a photograph of this species or location) and you scuba into the depths of the ocean that your in to complete the objectives. A very enjoyable game if your looking for a serene experience with small challenge. The controls are very tight, where you aim is where the spear goes and the swimming is surprisingly easy to control.

The visuals in the game are very pretty with the changing landscape, the different species of fish and the occasional wreckage here and there which adds greatly to the feeling that your actually in the ocean.

The soundtrack and the ambient noise in the game is incorporated very nicely that they complement each other, but if your in the mood to only hear the ocean you can change the preset. The sounds do immerse you into the atmosphere of the ocean, which is a good bonus for me.

Pros: Beautiful game, great atmosphere, different locations and challenges.

Cons: A little on the short side, but you can replay the levels and complete the achievements which adds to the total time played. DLC add more locations and species. If price is a turn off, you can complete the base game with 100% achievements and buy when its on sale.

9/10 If you've been scuba diving this will bring back memories of that experience. Great atmospheric game.
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sOllOs
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Atleast better fish A.I. than Call of Duty Ghosts.
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Minebuilder99
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Got this game of {LINK REMOVED} a sponser) *LOL* for .48$ worth it! dont pay 15 dollars for this game its not that good go to ♥♥♥ and buy it for cheap!
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A very hot piece of Kek™
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
A fun little game, probably not worth full price i'd say since it doesn't have alot of things to do unless you buy the DLCs that add a bit more things to do.

The overall gameplays, looks and feels of the game are nice though, it just centers around exploring around in an area, finding treasure, coins, catching fish and taking photos of sea creatures.
Though, the game is certainly not flawless, it has some mistakes that i've certainly noticed.

-The text is weird.
This is a bit nippicky, but when a mission for me is "Make a photo of 5 fish" then i begin to question wherther or not the person that wrote that is a person who has good experience with the english language, and this is not just one typo mistake. It says "Make a _____" on just about every quest.

-Small maps
Like it says, the maps are not really that big, they are certainly good looking and a bit interesting to explore, but there isn't much map to it. The standard game comes with 3 maps which can easily be fully explored in a matter of hours.

-Uninteresting treasures
One of the things you can do in this game is collect treasure on the sea bottom, things like ancient swords, shields helmets and stuff like that. But it's really just the same stuff scattered around randomly and with no history or story about them, i would have appreciated if the loot was unique for the map you were on and if they were real salvaged artifacts that had been re-created in the game and with a bit of history to read about them. But it's not like that, they also got silly names like "Sword of justice" like it's some sort of enchanted thing from a fantasy RPG.

Overall it's a decent game to get on a sale if you enjoy underwater exploration games, but don't expect to get a whole lot of hours on it, because it's quite easily completed.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Pros:
-Nice graphics
-cool environment
-everywhere you look is an awesome scenery
-equipment upgrades
-different maps

Cons:
-Not really sure if it's really worth the price(i'd recommend buying it on sale)
-I know that developers tried to add another obstacle to the game so it wouldn't be so easy, but crabs attacking you and following you fearlessly like you are their biggest nemesis i think is quite unrealistic!

Even though i haven't played much i find this game fascinating and worth getting!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Product received for free
Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive is a very calm and ambient spearfishing game. Its very straighforward, you get 5 areas to hunt (without dlc) with objectives (find and spear this species, find these treasures in this area, take a photograph of this species or location) and you scuba into the depths of the ocean that your in to complete the objectives. A very enjoyable game if your looking for a serene experience with small challenge. The controls are very tight, where you aim is where the spear goes and the swimming is surprisingly easy to control.

The visuals in the game are very pretty with the changing landscape, the different species of fish and the occasional wreckage here and there which adds greatly to the feeling that your actually in the ocean.

The soundtrack and the ambient noise in the game is incorporated very nicely that they complement each other, but if your in the mood to only hear the ocean you can change the preset. The sounds do immerse you into the atmosphere of the ocean, which is a good bonus for me.

Pros: Beautiful game, great atmosphere, different locations and challenges.

Cons: A little on the short side, but you can replay the levels and complete the achievements which adds to the total time played. DLC add more locations and species. If price is a turn off, you can complete the base game with 100% achievements and buy when its on sale.

9/10 If you've been scuba diving this will bring back memories of that experience. Great atmospheric game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive is an underwater exploration game.
The review is presented in a simplistic "Pros/Neutral/Cons" format.
Pros:
* Cheap as all hell thanks to the bundles and the lowering value.
* 13 out of the 17 achievements are fairly simple to obtain.
* While the graphics aren't something to boast about, the visuals still look beautiful.
* No need to focus on the game too much.
* 3 different regions.
* Upgrade system (Simple, but made the game more fast paced and fun).
* Leveling system (Fairly pointless, some bonuses. Still a good addition).
* Runs fairly ok.

Neutral
* Short. Can be finished in 2 hours or so.
* Floaty mouse controls (Felt good for me, since being underwater literally is floaty, plus it added some cinematic quality that I just can't explain)

Cons:
* 100% the achievements are almost impossible to get, since one of them requires you to be active underwater for 24hrs.
* Missions are extremely simplistic. (Collect 10 things, kill 10 fish and so on)
* Can't kill some fish. (WHY AREN'T SHARKS KILLABLE??!?!?!?!?!?!)
* Photography feature has literally no point and it's unrewarding as all hell.

Overall:
6/10
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189 of 247 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
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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51 of 60 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Got this as a mystery steam code expecting a big title but got this and you know what? This is kind of a personal little gem of mine now. I'm not going to praise it to be the perfect game, it's JUST a game you can sit down and relax to.

Yeah, it hasn't got "Ryse: Son of Rome" graphics.
It's not a massive blockbuster story like the "Batman: Arkham" series.
It's not the generic fast action gameplay you get in first person shooters.

It's just a beautiful game for you to explore.

I highly recommend this
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
There is not that much to tell about this game: it's a very casual fishing/diving simulator, in which you spend all of your time underwater, swimming gently along some nice (sub-)tropical settings, mostly reefs. The gameplay consists of either catching the required fish, or of exploring the surroundings - either by taking "perfect" photographs of several fish, or by searching for lost treasures. There is a small element of advancing through the game, since you gather experience and money with every catch or find with which you can buy better equipment.

The main game consists of three diving locations, to which several can be added by buying the different dlc's. Every location can either be completed by fulfilling the different "mission goals" (which are mostly very basic), or can be just enjoyed swimming along in a free mode. This swimming, looking around and catching fish definitely has something very relaxing about it - this is the perfect game to play after a stressful day at work.

But the game does lack some features which would make it more attractive - I'd love to get some more information on the different fish swimming around me, and the diving-simulator part really is extremely basic. Everything is being handled automatically, which in a real-world dive surely would not be the case. Some element of action or even tension would have been incorporated here.

All in all, this is a game which offers just what it aims to do: a relaxing, nice experiencing, without any difficulty whatsoever. The Steam achievements are mostly easy to get, except for some overtly grinding ones (I don't expect too many people to spend 24 real-time hours underwater in this game).

Recommended to anyone looking for a casual, relaxing experience.
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48 of 63 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2015
A very relaxing game where you are given various "missions" in each of the deep water areas of the world.

Upgrades are available and, if you perform well on the missions (or catch enough fish or find treasure) then you can afford new things like longer spools for your spear, more accuracy, longer diving times, etc.

The diversity of the things you can do (from photographing reefs and specific fish to a "catch as many as you can" timed mission) the game keeps you stocked with things to do as you listen to relaxing music and explore the ocean's depths.

Definitely recommend, especially if you're looking for a relaxing game.
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47 of 63 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.1 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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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2015
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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30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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