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: Mixed (373 reviews) - 46% of the 373 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2015

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November 17, 2015

World Ship Simulator Has Launched

Hello everyone,

World Ship Simulator has launched in Early Access

We are still very hard at work in development with a new development team and are going to be doing our very best to bring you a great game. As this is Early Access, there will be some features not yet fully realised and some parts that may seem buggy. We’d appreciate reporting issues in the Steam forums.

For suggestions, general feedback and discussions please visit the main forum page.


For reporting bugs, please visit the Bugs forum


The first month of development will be on the following key areas

  • Improving bridge interior quality (none of the current ships are up to final interior quality)
  • Balancing in game economy and ranking
  • Creating new missions for Career Mode
  • Gaining community feedback from users to plan following months work load
  • Adjusting English text & translating into other languages

New ships will of course be added in Early Access but we would like to refine what we have first before we begin to add new content.

As for new ships, we would like your requests. Check out the link below to find details on how you can suggest new ships and the process we are adopting.


We will be building up suggestions for the very first few weeks and implementing as many as possible.

We also have a Fishing boat which can be unlocked by registering your game, Registering allows us to contact you for specific updates for World Ship Simulator including detailing any important decisions that may be made with the community. Check the link for more details:


And finally, just to note that Players who have purchased European Ship Simulator up until 24th of November will receive World Ship Simulator for free.

All the best,

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November 11, 2015

A Small Delay To World Ship Simulator

Hi everyone,

We have been working very hard to finalize everything for World Ship Simulators release. However I am afraid an issue has appeared that has resulted in a slight delay to the games release.

We will have to delay the game by six days to the 17th of November. Of course, those who own European Ship Simulator will still receive a copy of World Ship Simulator for free. But I am afraid that there have been some unavoidable issues that have severely impacted the release.

Below are just a few screenshots of the game in action that we'd like to share:

We apologize for the last minute delay and are really looking forward to you all getting your hands on the game soon.

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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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
71 of 81 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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.

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50 of 56 people (89%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
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.....(10 minutes pass)
Made it to the way point! Time to turn!
Turn 4.0` starboard.......
wait......(5 minutes pass)
0.0` lets go forward again!
Lets push buttons while we wait.
doesn't work
all for show....
Lets go walk around the deck! That'll be fun!!!!
nope, doors locked.
nope this doors locked too
nope, windows locked.
Lets talk to my extensive crew for this Super Carrier!
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....

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


Don't waste your money, you'd be better off throwing in the garbage. Seriously.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2015
The controls on this Sim Suck! You get what you pay for.. I would have been happy to pay for a better developed version like ShipSim from VStep. But I can't afford theirs..
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