A speeding power boat, a humble tug to a luxury cruise liner. Captain eight highly detailed ships, fight against realistic water physics and take in spectacular vistas as you navigate famous European ports.
User reviews:
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Mostly Negative (11 reviews) - 27% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (396 reviews) - 45% of the 396 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2015

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About This Game


Captain eight highly detailed vessels and explore famous European ports including Dover, Rostock and the bay of Gibraltar. Larger vessels will break through the waves with tremendous force but smaller ships will rock back and forth creating a great experience as you try to combat realistic water physics.



Each ship handles differently, some with different controls to master while others may have a sharp difference in acceleration and speed. Every ship contains a highly detailed bridge for you to explore in first person mode.



Included is a detailed Mission editor which allows players to adjust wave height, create a selection of triggers and spawn AI ships. This game is a core product for the development team and will continue to be supported post launch with new updates and DLC.

Features List

  • Eight ships with highly detailed bridges and
  • Six ports to explore
  • Mission editor
  • Weather conditions include rain, sun and snow
  • Realistic water physics
  • 20 missions including some of which can take 40 – 60 minutes to complete

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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8 (All OS must be 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel i3 2.6 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics with 1GB VRAM (DX11 compatible - Nvidia Geforce GTX 470/ATI Radeon 6900 series or greater)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2700 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or above
    • Processor: Intel i3 2.6 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics with 1GB VRAM (DX11 compatible - Nvidia Geforce GTX 470/ATI Radeon 6900 series or greater)
    • Storage: 2700 MB available space
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Mostly Negative (11 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (396 reviews)
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brownmichael
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Scenerios are lame, some of the game AI is wacky and thus cannot complete the scenerio. Needs to be more to it. Nice graphics, but game feels incomplete. Most certainly not a true sumulator.
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Fitzy467
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
An excellent ship simulator (if that is what you are into). However, the game could have been so much more, but a dispute during development spoiled all that. I had no trouble installing or playing the game. I have decent frame rates on the highest settings and have not had a crash as of yet.

Pros: The graphics are very good and easily on par with FSX and are more like Silent Service 5. The bridges are very nicely done indeed and remind me of some of the addon planes cockpits that I have for FSX. Highly detailed, large in some cases and very nicely executed. The exterior orbit camera mode is very nice too and the ships look very good. I am not a sailor, but the player ships do seem to move very well and are not overly responsive. There are even seaguls flying around the ports.

Cons: No freeroam mode with missions only. There are not a lot of missions either, but there is step by step guide on the Steam Forum to teach you how to create your own missions. I could not find any downloadable missions, addons or mods on the internet. You are locked into the bridge and cannot wander about the ships (fair enough - you are stuck in the cockpit in FSX as well). There is no career mode or campaign. The water within the ports should be far calmer than the outside sea. That is the whole point of the water break haven walls! The water break on the bows of the ships is static and stays in place even when the bow is lifting up out of the sea on the crest of a wave. It does not move with the level of the sea. There are no other crew members or people to be seen, nor is there any radio traffic, so it is a bit lonely and quiet. There is no full world out there (hence no free roam), just some routes built in to enable travel to and from specific ports only. The other AI ships have a ridiculously amazing ability to turn on the spot at speed. Not very realistic to watch a large container carrier turning on a sixpence like a jet-ski. There are far too many controls, buttons and screens in the bridge which do not work and are not interactive. Lastly, the Time Jump button is only active for a short time. If you do not use it in time, you will have to do the entire voyage in real time!

Conclusion: This game by graphics is streets ahead of it's intended successor 'World Ship Simulator' which looks very childish and rudimentary by comparison to this game. The fact is, this game could have been so much more. The day will come when someone finally makes a ship simulator along the lines of FSX and X-Plane. This game could have a full world out there, with more controls working in the bridge. It could have been done in such a way that other developers get involved with building addon ports, ships with fully working bridges, interactive port communications as per FSX, etc and giving some of the take to this games developers. Just as we have with FSX. A missed opportunity there. I have Ship Simulator 2008 which is let down by it's old graphics and I also have the early access 'World Ship Simulator'. So far, European Ship Simulator knocks the socks of those in terms of beauty and bridge detail. For it's current price of £5 ($7.50) on sale at time of writing, it is well worth a look.
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davedumbrell
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
After playing for about 30 min, the screen freezes and then the game crashes.
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kurtpollaris
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
It is called a simulator, but it is not. This is a genuin arcade game. You just can steer the boat and dock. You can not set a course, you can not navigate (the most important activity onboard IRL!) you just have to leave the port, go to the point on the map (that isn't a seamap!!!!) and done!
A proper simulator would let you set a course on a real seamap, calculate the time of arrival, calculate the need of fuel, fill your fuel tanks, check the engines, maintain the engines, make repairs if the boat is damaged, communicate with a radio to the port and other vessals... I can keep going on but you know what i mean.
I've noticed that a lot of games call themselves "simulator" but only a few are...
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daniel.tsur321
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Why the game is not working???
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jimandleighharper
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
This must rate as one of the worst simulator ever, and I have train and Plane but this is a utter failure in all aspects.
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ericanthony1981
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
dumb this game is a rippoff
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Atton_Zila
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
It's all reality.I am a ship captain and i can say that game "European ship simulator" same as exactly what i am doing on board a ship.

If u don't have patience or no have tolerance for wait something happen in 5 mins as like let ship's speed 10 Knts , Don't buy it.Otherwise Please buy this Sh.t......Man ! that's awesome..

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Marcus V Agrippa
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Many have slagged this game off for being "too slow" or lacking gameplay, some say it is boring. I have helmed ships big and small in real life and have to say that the reactions to engine and helm are spot on. This is the best shipping simulator I have been on. Graphics are brilliant, plenty of single player missions and the ability to build your own missions as well. The 3d enviroment within the bridge of each ship is stunning, and controls whilst simplistic, are sufficient for anyone. The introductory mission of tug and tow, is quite accurate, and the final "nesting" of the cargo freighter into its assigned berth is testing but fun using both towing skills, knowing when to drop the tow, and final pushing along the hull to adjust freighters position. In real terms, these jobs on full size vessels must be done slowly and with care to avoid accident or damage, this is reflected in what you do here. For a fun game simulator, I was a bit dubious about purchasing at firest, but now I am glad that I got it.
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Minphil
( 71.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
It's not a bad simulator, if you want a proper game then download some powerboat race game!
I love the European SHIP SIMULATOR (not a powerboat race game), and this is really good and recommended for people interested in joining the merchant navy, and not for impatient gamers with high standards looking for fun.
NO, this Sim wasn't made for fun, so stop there before you "waste money" and look for action GAMES.
It's more like for training and studying. Gamers, stop ♥♥♥♥♥ing and look for proper GAMES.
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critcherjoe
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
It is a load of

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Princess Rebecca Gabriele Tyrell
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 4
What an utter pile of rubbish..

No I really do not like this game. I am pretty sure my graphics are on high / ultra, and it looks like it was made back in the 12th Century. It is possibly the slowest, most tedious game i have ever played to date. The missions are not too bad i guess, but they take ages to complete, and the control over the ships is awful. They are really slow, which wouldn't be so bad f the scenery was nice, but even that is a pixelated blob of colour. I will be honest, i don't have a moniter, i use a TV screen, that is like 7 years old, so that may explain a bit of the bad graphic quality, but nonetheless, it is not a game that grabs me. Better off getting Euro Truck Simulator, though by now i imagine most people that will see this have already got Euro Truck Simulator 2. Oh well, American Truck Simulator cam out the other day, get that instead.

P.S. I have not played American Truck Simulator long enough yet to comment fairly on it, so maybe wait until i give the all clear :) Or just...you know, read someone elses review of it :)
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foukas7
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 29
WORST simulator ever...dissapointing...
I was looking forward for this game but its total disaster...
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Sarge Burnsson
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 27
cheap ♥♥♥♥. no sim at all.
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rboonstr
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18
O,K
THE GRAPHICS ARE POOR ; THE WATER IS COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC
THE SHIPS ARE FINE AS FAR AS THE GRAPHICS ARE CONCERNED ALTHOUGH THEY SEEM TO FLOAT WELL ABOVE THE WATERLINE
THE SHIP CONTROLS ARE GOOD
SOME LIFE ON THE DOCKS WOULD ALSO IMPROVE THE SCENERY
ALL THAT SAID I DID ENJOY THE GAME AND DO RECOMMEND THIS GAME
PERHAPS THE DEVS SHOULD HAVE A LOOK AT EURO TRUCK SIM 2 THE GRAPHICS ARE BRILIANT
LOOK FOREWARDS TO SEE THE GAME IMPROVE

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kristofferbuus
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
why dose this not work with mac that is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t !
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Admiral Dangerfeld
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Negative reviews to this game are just that...reviews on a game. This is a SIMULATOR and a fantastic one as well. Great visuals and fantastic reality. Ships don't move fast...they respond slowly and you are driving 100s of tons of metal thru the sea!
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ColonalCat_
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 29, 2015
TERRIBLE! THis game crashed my computer and i had to restart it! SUPER LAGGY too! DON'T DOWNLOAD!
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ETHAN BRADBERRY
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 16, 2015
♥♥♥♥ game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
An excellent ship simulator (if that is what you are into). However, the game could have been so much more, but a dispute during development spoiled all that. I had no trouble installing or playing the game. I have decent frame rates on the highest settings and have not had a crash as of yet.

Pros: The graphics are very good and easily on par with FSX and are more like Silent Service 5. The bridges are very nicely done indeed and remind me of some of the addon planes cockpits that I have for FSX. Highly detailed, large in some cases and very nicely executed. The exterior orbit camera mode is very nice too and the ships look very good. I am not a sailor, but the player ships do seem to move very well and are not overly responsive. There are even seaguls flying around the ports.

Cons: No freeroam mode with missions only. There are not a lot of missions either, but there is step by step guide on the Steam Forum to teach you how to create your own missions. I could not find any downloadable missions, addons or mods on the internet. You are locked into the bridge and cannot wander about the ships (fair enough - you are stuck in the cockpit in FSX as well). There is no career mode or campaign. The water within the ports should be far calmer than the outside sea. That is the whole point of the water break haven walls! The water break on the bows of the ships is static and stays in place even when the bow is lifting up out of the sea on the crest of a wave. It does not move with the level of the sea. There are no other crew members or people to be seen, nor is there any radio traffic, so it is a bit lonely and quiet. There is no full world out there (hence no free roam), just some routes built in to enable travel to and from specific ports only. The other AI ships have a ridiculously amazing ability to turn on the spot at speed. Not very realistic to watch a large container carrier turning on a sixpence like a jet-ski. There are far too many controls, buttons and screens in the bridge which do not work and are not interactive. Lastly, the Time Jump button is only active for a short time. If you do not use it in time, you will have to do the entire voyage in real time!

Conclusion: This game by graphics is streets ahead of it's intended successor 'World Ship Simulator' which looks very childish and rudimentary by comparison to this game. The fact is, this game could have been so much more. The day will come when someone finally makes a ship simulator along the lines of FSX and X-Plane. This game could have a full world out there, with more controls working in the bridge. It could have been done in such a way that other developers get involved with building addon ports, ships with fully working bridges, interactive port communications as per FSX, etc and giving some of the take to this games developers. Just as we have with FSX. A missed opportunity there. I have Ship Simulator 2008 which is let down by it's old graphics and I also have the early access 'World Ship Simulator'. So far, European Ship Simulator knocks the socks of those in terms of beauty and bridge detail. For it's current price of £5 ($7.50) on sale at time of writing, it is well worth a look.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
It is called a simulator, but it is not. This is a genuin arcade game. You just can steer the boat and dock. You can not set a course, you can not navigate (the most important activity onboard IRL!) you just have to leave the port, go to the point on the map (that isn't a seamap!!!!) and done!
A proper simulator would let you set a course on a real seamap, calculate the time of arrival, calculate the need of fuel, fill your fuel tanks, check the engines, maintain the engines, make repairs if the boat is damaged, communicate with a radio to the port and other vessals... I can keep going on but you know what i mean.
I've noticed that a lot of games call themselves "simulator" but only a few are...
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
This must rate as one of the worst simulator ever, and I have train and Plane but this is a utter failure in all aspects.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
What an utter pile of rubbish..

No I really do not like this game. I am pretty sure my graphics are on high / ultra, and it looks like it was made back in the 12th Century. It is possibly the slowest, most tedious game i have ever played to date. The missions are not too bad i guess, but they take ages to complete, and the control over the ships is awful. They are really slow, which wouldn't be so bad f the scenery was nice, but even that is a pixelated blob of colour. I will be honest, i don't have a moniter, i use a TV screen, that is like 7 years old, so that may explain a bit of the bad graphic quality, but nonetheless, it is not a game that grabs me. Better off getting Euro Truck Simulator, though by now i imagine most people that will see this have already got Euro Truck Simulator 2. Oh well, American Truck Simulator cam out the other day, get that instead.

P.S. I have not played American Truck Simulator long enough yet to comment fairly on it, so maybe wait until i give the all clear :) Or just...you know, read someone elses review of it :)
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Negative reviews to this game are just that...reviews on a game. This is a SIMULATOR and a fantastic one as well. Great visuals and fantastic reality. Ships don't move fast...they respond slowly and you are driving 100s of tons of metal thru the sea!
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
Well as of now i do have very few hours but the game is fine all the negative reviews are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t and just there bad computer game runs great no fps drops. I do miss free roam and multiplayer but no big deal plenty of missions to do on my own time anyways. People that complain that it is "boring and takes to long" Great you failed to understand this is a simulator and it takes time congrats round of applause to you ♥♥♥ hole.
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354 of 394 people (90%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2015
This game is no way or shape ready to be considered a final release. I purchased the early access so that I could be part of the development process, which I was expecting to last 12-18 months. Here we are a month or two later and its considered "retail" ready. No, this is yet another embarrassment to the Early Access/Kickstarter way of doing things.

If you are looking for a "simulator" do not buy this. Anybody that considers this as a simulator doesn't know the meaning of the word as it has no simulator aspects to it. I am very disappointed in the game, the developers and Steam for continuing to allow developers to release early access games that they have no intention of finishing and just want to make a quick buck. If the game remained in Early Access I wouldnt have an issue, but this is not a finished product.

Early Access and kickstarter products like this are legalised theft, that is all I have to say.
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207 of 242 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2015
At this point, the game isn't really worth buying (I, unfortunately, can't get a refund. But, maybe I can help you save a few hard earned dollars).

I have a decently beefy machine. Not a monster computer, but a 6 core 4.2ghz machine with an AMD R9 200 series video card and 8gb of RAM. It doesn't struggle with any games I play - except this one. The frame rate is just horrid (sub 10fps). And changing the video settings doesn't seem to do anything for me.

Additionally, the gameplay is, well... lame. I absolutely love sim games (days of play time on ETS2), but this is a huge disappointment. Other ships in the harbor will run right into you, even if you run your horn. The controls are poorly implemented, in that you can't easily reset them to "0" by adjusting them left or right, as you do to increase the throttle.

I haven't played a ton so far, because it is frankly frustrating to play. I was suckered in by the decent reviews that were likely posted with this being an "early access" game in mind. Now that it is a real release, I can only call B.S. on this one.

Devs - feel free to credit my account for my $20. I know you won't, but that'd be the right thing to do.
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140 of 161 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2015
First, European Ship Simulator was not created by the same development team that brought you Eurotruck Simulator. Arguably, there was an effort by the Euroboat team to make it appear that way. Unfortunately, with European Ship Simulator, what you get is a shallow experience at best without any campaign mode, meaningful objectives, or even a sense of immersion to say the least.

I've completed 4 of the missions so far, successfully I might add, and it wasn't challenging at all. You have a short selection of "Missions" along side a mission editor. I started off with a tug boat mission. The tug boat itself was sufficiently detailed and breaking into open sea from the harbor was satisfying, the choppiness kicked up and there seemed to be correct current physics to deal with. That, unfortunately, was about all there was to be impressed by.

Dropping the tug was a simple press-this-button, which displays a bunch of balloons around your boat. All I had to do was select one of my ballons, and click on the balloon from the ship I would be towing. This easy process connects the two balloons together with a rope, instantly. At this point I'm ready to tow. The massive tanker's front end would dip inappropriately into the sea while towing, which was weird. The physics aren't perfect but I can get passed it. There is no complicated mooring procedure either once you get to your destination. You simply float to the next arrow and you're done. Congratulations. *yawn*

Later, I tried the speedboat. A speedboat mission! My objective was to drive my speedboat to a yacht and pick up a rich lady in distress. On my way, I clipped through just about every bit of ocean, I was practically a submarine. Additionally, the reaction of the boat to the choppy water felt so unauthentic that it made me feel like the developers included this irritation just to force me to press the A and D keys a whole bunch of times and not fall asleep.

To spice things up, I tried the cruise liner. I figured, this should be a challenge. Wrong again, and that brings me to my conclusion. European Ship Simulator is a disaster at the price it is asking. I've played more complex and immersive sims on the iPad. I don't know how some people came the the conclusions they did by recommending this game, it really does make me wonder. The game offers you nothing in return for your effort. It is over-simplified, unrealistic and broken. Wait for the massive content update it needs and in the meantime there are better boating simulators out there.
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104 of 124 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2015
The release of this game is clearly premature. It will require at least an additional 500 man-hours to reach the status of what I would label a “final release”. In every other industry, a company would lose a tremendous amount of money and market value if they would decide to put such a product on the market.

Unfortunately the whole game industry seems to take the same path of laziness, which is why I cannot personally blame the developers of European Ship Simulator.

Another thing, I understand the word “Simulator” as a software that tries to emulate reality as accurately as possible within technical feasibility. And by this definition that game does not even come close to a simulator.
Maybe I will come back to that entry next year in the hope to see the positive changes, but as for now, I definitely not encourage other people to buy this game.
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77 of 89 people (87%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
Developers/Publishers moved on to some new projects leaving this in an unfnished state not worth calling simulation.

Developes/Publisher made announcement to move the game to a new engine for better features.

No news, no reply, no new dev-progress since then, nothing, nada, rien.

0/10 for greedy, unprofessional behaviour.

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS PUBLISHER!
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52 of 55 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
I actually liked this Game and the progress it was making in Development [of course it had it's problems in many aspects]. However, this isn't a Negative Review for how the Game is, but European Ship Simulator was a Project that came to a complete halt and all Development stopped.

Once the Project was dispanded, the Developers stated that a new Sim "World Ship Simulator" is in the making and everyone who bought European Ship Simulator gets it for free, which they did live up to, and we do own the new one. However... This Game stayed on the Market and everyone who bought it up until the 24th of November would still recieve World Ship Simulator for free.

It is now the 26th of Novemeber, 2 days after the Deal ran out, and I am absolutely disgusted that the Developers are now continueing to sell a Game that wasn't finished, and is no longer under Developement...

An absolute disgrace to the Gaming world... This Game needs to be taken OFF the Market completely.
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72 of 88 people (82%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
Terrible!!!!! And thats putting it nicely! Lets review.....

Start game
Drive Super Cargo Container! (sounds awesome!)
Throttle forward!.........
wait......
wait......
wait.....(10 minutes pass)
Made it to the way point! Time to turn!
Turn 4.0` starboard.......
wait......
wait,.....
wait......(5 minutes pass)
0.0` lets go forward again!
Lets push buttons while we wait.
nope
nope
doesn't work
nope
nope
all for show....
Lets go walk around the deck! That'll be fun!!!!
nope, doors locked.
nope this doors locked too
nope, windows locked.
hrmmm...
Lets talk to my extensive crew for this Super Carrier!
nope
nope
none
no one...
hrmm.... still waiting for my next waypoint
(Goes outside to smoke, 10 minutes)
odd.... still moving to waypoint...
19000RPMs and moving like a slug....
-=Quit=-

The fishing, tug and speed boat were all the same.


-=Uninstall=-

Don't waste your money, you'd be better off throwing in the garbage. Seriously.
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52 of 66 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 7, 2015
I'm not really sure why this is getting such rave reviews.
The graphics are OK, but not "breathtaking." Also, there is very little actual game here, even for an early access title. You have very constrained mission areas to play around in, no roaming the high seas. The largest area is a trip across the English Channel at night.
Also, the physics are somewhat suspect, as your boat cannot so much as touch anything else without sinking, no matter how gentle the inpact.
Another black mark is that the UI and menus are very unpolished, and very little exists in the way of tutorials. Even yourincoming radio messages are simply texts, with no voice acting. You truly feel alone in the world they are presenting.
Even though the game doesn't feel in the least bit like a finished game at this point, it is leaving early access.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Runs like ♥♥♥♥ on AMD CPU's. I'm getting 12 FPS with FX-8350, R9 290, and 16GB RAM. Game is loaded on an SSD.

And the Dev team has given up, it's only been out for just under a year..

The publisher found a new Dev team for the game, they now have World Ship Simulator in the Store. They've given it to all users of this game for free.

But I didn't buy an archaic looking arcade game, I bought a nice looking ship simulator.

My refund is on it's way.

This is the thanks I get for supporting this game in the early stages.
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31 of 45 people (69%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
One of the worst games I've ever played. No, change that. This is the worst game I have ever played in my entire life. This game is buggy and boring does not even come close to how bad this game is.
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 22, 2014
Well the Early Access is here for European Ship Simulator, I must admit I have been waiting for this one.
So far I've not experienced any issues launching the game or with game performance although I am aware others have reported, please keep in mind you are buying into a game that is in development and you may find issues along the way

You can check out my first experience with this title here (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=344921077) as i attempt to pilot the Ferry from Dover to Calais...how hard can it be right!?

This game has a very solid set of game mechanics from the helm controls to the handling of the ships, all have a feeling of authenticity that I hope will be built upon with the continued development.

Good points:
Graphics and modeling are good
The audio for both ship effects and ambient sound is good.
Game mechanics (controls/ship handling/other craft) is good
Weather effects are impressive.
An enjoyable & rewarding experience

Need to work on (would like to see added):
A Tutorial to introduce the player to the controls etc
More ships and tasks to complete (I realize this is Early access so this will be in development)
The game mechanic to transport deliveries (goods or people) from port to port
Maybe a management aspect to build a shipping company up
AI crew on the bridge (its a little bit lonely as the captain)
The time skip button didn't seem to work for me
More options in the graphics settings etc

The game looks like it has a great deal of potential and I look forward to seeing the development and evolution of this game. This is an Early access so the options are a little limited but so far it has a very solid base to build from. This could be a cracking little game!

Taff

Taff In Exile
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Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2015
Terrible and unrealistic navigation option on the bridge , no bridgewing consols and no free will to explore the ship exsept the bridge. The Graphics is in some ways good but the missions and controls are just terrible.

I recomend it to people that likes ship games and just wanna sail.

If you know the seaterms and have a thing for the sea i rather recomend Virtual Sailor game.

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Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 22, 2014
Hmm, mixed thoughts about this:

Firstly some instructions might be nice!

Gave up on tug scenario as too hard without instructions as to how to control engines.

Moved onto ferry scenario = fared better but unable to dock in time after a couple of attempts.

So tried the Calais to Dover freight ship opton instead:

Enjoyed this more as no time limit and had time to explore steering options.

One of the world's busiest shipping lanes was scarily devoid of other traffic!

Slightly lost my bearings half way across Channel - better maps needed?

Then just sank for no obvious reason which really annoyed me! Was doing a reasonable 14 knots in lumpy sea with no prior damage to ship!

Pretty slow framerate when another ship passed me in Dover = given I have decent computer and graphics card.

Looks promising - so long as additional ports and ships are added to initial release for free and not some exhorbintanly priced DLC!

Also note that there is no option to save game in present release - have to play till you 'timeout' or sink (for no reason) in my case!
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Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 14, 2015
This Simulator has great potential, the Scenarios that are offered so far are sure to satisfy every taste, from a small Speedboat to a big Cruiseship. The level of detail is good, though i would wish for a more detailed bridge with more buttons and levers to use.

Overall i think it is well worth the money, since you are supporting a Simulator that could easily become the new industry standard.

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