Experience the extraordinary lives of coast guard officer Finn Asdair and his crew in COAST GUARD. Take on responsibility under the motto "Honor - Respect - Duty" and pursue dangerous criminals on the wide open sea.
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Mixed (43 reviews) - 65% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2015

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About This Game

Experience the extraordinary life of coast guard officer Finn Asdair in COAST GUARD. Life at sea is fraught with adversity and danger.

Take on responsibility under the motto "Honor - Respect - Duty" and pursue dangerous criminals on the wide open sea. Recover decisive evidence, rescue people from burning and sinking ships, interrogate nefarious human traffickers and steer your own cruiser across the waves.

At the heart of COAST GUARD are you and your crew: Fatima Morgane, the engineer; Colman Bauers, the chief investigator; and Larry La Bouche, the forensics specialist.

COAST GUARD is a unique blend of police work and ship simulation that highlights the exciting tasks of the coast guard. All missions are inspired by real-life coast guard events and make for a thrilling adventure with an intense storyline.

Features:

  • Experience breathtaking coast guard operations on the high seas
  • Rescue refugees, convict unscrupulous villains, gather water samples, interrogate suspects and collect the decisive evidence
  • More than 15 exhilarating missions by day and night, embedded in a thrilling story
  • Operate with your coast guard cruiser in all types of weather and make the most of the freely roamable mother ship
  • Leave your ship and investigate exciting crime scenes, such as an oil rig

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10 / 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 2,8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 550 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound card
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit operating systems are not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 / 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K – 4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 - 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound card
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit operating systems are not supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10.4
    • Processor: iMac 27; Ende 2013 – Core i5 – 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: sound card
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit operating systems are not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS OSX 10.10.4
    • Processor: iMac 27; Ende 2013 – Core i5 – 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: sound card
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit operating systems are not supported
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Overall:
Mixed (43 reviews)
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MaxPhantom
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
A very short campaign,if your looking to get into a hooked,long,simulator then don't buy this.The Coast Guard operates no where near what this game makes it seem like.
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Bobbleheadguy19
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
This game is very bad it hard confuseing and the hints they give you dont help find where you need to go. also it is a story of this guy and how he losses every thing. i dont recamend this game
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SSpectre
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26
This looks, sounds, and plays like a student project attached to a Unity water physics tech demo.

Full review:
http://www.darkstation.com/reviews/coast-guard/
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BatWingSix
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
Games from the original 8 bit nintendo were more fun to play than this. My personal opinion... your money is better spent elsewhere
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rharris3
( 24.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 26, 2015
I can't stand this game. It locks up all the time.
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Ben.wimett
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 9, 2015
This game is terrible. Just don't buy, it's boring buggy and looked like it was made in 1995
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kodl23
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 7, 2015
I've been playing the game for more than 3 hours now and I have to say that this isn't the typical simulation game. Although it features what you'd expect from a simulation (how the ships are controlled, rescuing people etc.), it is driven by a great story.
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Allahweh
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 4, 2015
**CAUTION!!: This game is only "cautiously recommended" as it scores right on the border!**
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"Coast Guard" is another one of these games that I knew nothing about until I received an email from one of my awesome PR contacts who told me a bit about the game and offered a review code for me to give it a bit of coverage. Of course, I don't keep abreast on every latest game, and so it's normal for some to fall between the cracks, but overall sometimes it's a good thing - I like finding surprise gems to try out. Add to this the fact that the game claims to be about the "coast guard," and I really wanted to give it a go.

Right off the bat I should say that the game really isn't about the Coast Guard as most of us would think about it. From what I can gather after having played a bit of the game, this "coast guard" seems more like a civilian auxilliary at best, or maybe a privatized maritime security group operating at the behest of some fictional country or another. The flag, while at first glance appearing to be a U.S. flag, is actually just an orange and black striped flag. And there is other incidental evidence that says they are not a military group. So, this disappointed me a bit.

This game also isn't a "simulator" of any kind, really. To be honest, I'd classify it as a narrative action-adventure, which revolves around Finn Asdair and his crew and cohorts as they venture into the waters to stop smugglers and traffickers. It's really a mixture of different gameplay types. At times, you'll be navigating the waters on a clipper rescuring victims out at sea. Sometimes you'll be delivering someone to a destination or using the boat to board another vessel or location. Other times, you may be putting out fires with the hoses on your main vessel or interrogating a suspect in a maritime criminal operation.

The story at first is a bit confusing with how it drops you into things, but it starts making sense pretty quickly. Essentially, in the "present day," Finn is trapped aboard a "ghost ship" and is trying to figure out why he is there and how he can get off of it. There is some basic exploration and simple puzzle-solving that needs to happen during this phase of the game, but as he discovers interactable clues, the game will send the player into flashbacks that tell the back story of Finn and his operations and how he got to the predicament in the present.

The game's story is pretty interesting, at least to me. And I definitely find that the game has a pretty good soundtrack. The gameplay itself is decent enough, despite some bugginess and frustrating controls at times (particularly during the rescue mode on the clipper), but I was able to power through that enough to not totally detract from this game's score.

The game is good in places, yet flawed in others. The graphics (particularly on the character models) need work in places and the controls can be frustratingly-buggy in the maritime segments. The voice acting is very hit and miss. Some of it sounds like it was recorded during a 2:00 AM Skype call when people needed to try not to wake their family members up, and other parts simply have no emotion behind them. Yet, some of the actors (most likely people on the dev team or their friends/family) did a decent enough job and carried their parts well. It's too bad that Finn himself is so unemotional and boring, though.

I question little things like why the "Director of Coast Guard Operations" would need to be manning a small clipper on his own to rescue victims out at sea, rather than on some large vessel or at an operations center on the mainland. Even if this coast guard is a para-military group that is a privatized security company, someone of that level/rank would not need to be out in the field.

Yet, in the end, Coast Guard does deliver in its mission to tell a good narrative story. It presents some interesting gameplay features (I like the different modes of play during your maritime operations, all the camera views, etc.), even if some of the execution is very poor or extremely flawed in places. It's ultimately the story, the ideas, and the soundtrack that save this game and give it the score I'm giving it.

It's borderline, though, so beware...Whether this one is worth getting or not depends on your personal tastes. Me? I'd only pick it up if you get it during a good Steam sale or as part of a bundle.

On a scale of 0 to 10, where a 5 represents a "true average," I give this game a:

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AVERAGE...... 5 / 10
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LIKEUCARE
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 31, 2015
I'm having a hard time "getting into" the game. Lot's of objectives aren't clear and vague, only to make you look everywhere to guess what to do. Gameplay is slow as well! Water effects are decent... and it stops there.

It is an interesting blend of simulation and adventure but as of now, I'm not in the mood for something this slow and its vague objectives.

I may give it another try once it get's cheaper as I'm gonna ask for a refund... 20$ for this game is overpriced in my book.
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Danny_G13
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: October 29, 2015
Around an hour I spent on the first mission, the ghost ship. No denying I enjoyed the majority of it. The game has real potential, and the different elements mixed together do work very well - sure, the first person sequences are rough and require work, and there's bugs galore, but there's the essence of a great game in here.

Unfortunately the simple lack of a basic save system meaning you pretty much lose everything once you stop playing unless you're lucky enough that you passed a (unidentifiable) checkpoint means the game is basically alpha and not fit for public release.

Doors which don't actually work properly, to interface elements which simple haven't been playtested properly, this is a game in early development which has evidently been released in borderline alpha state.

Shame really, it really is a good game underneath the hood, but unfortunately it's rather broken and stops you enjoying it as much as you'd want to.

Polish it more and this is a definite yes, but as it stands it's just too rough to justify the cost - if it had been early access I'd have been infinitely more forgiving.

Come back when you've done more work on the game, fellas.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
65 of 70 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
I'm giving this game a 5/10 Some very cool ideas here, and some solid simulation building. The CONCEPT of the story is very cool.

All that said, I am kind of offended as to how little research the developers did into the actual Coast Guard. I was in the Coast Guard. Its nothing like this. This is more like the story of the most well funded, die hard auxilarists the world has ever known.

Also special mention has to be given to the script and voice acting. I think the developers voiced this themselves in their house and had to keep their voice down because the kids were asleep or something. It's "Jill Sandwich" bad.

All that said, I'm enjoying the game and am impressed with the branching storylines (complete ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t as some of them are) So this gets a tentative thumbs up, only if it is on sale.

If someone took this and threw a heapload more time and money towards it, we would have an exceptional gem

Semper Paratus
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
This game was awesome, I loved the gameplay and the story.

You have an option of a gun the entire game, I never used one.
I was stuck on two parts for probably an hour each, so not including that, I don't really think 19$ is worth 7hrs of gameplay.

I wish the game was longer and had more to it, thought it was going to be a heavy simulatiton game but it is alot more of an investigation/puzzle game.

Pros: Great idea, great story, fun gameplay
Cons: Short story, don't actually use a gun when its in the manual, glitchy at some points, more of just an investigation game than driving boats
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
**CAUTION!!: This game is only "cautiously recommended" as it scores right on the border!**
---------------------------------------------------------------------

"Coast Guard" is another one of these games that I knew nothing about until I received an email from one of my awesome PR contacts who told me a bit about the game and offered a review code for me to give it a bit of coverage. Of course, I don't keep abreast on every latest game, and so it's normal for some to fall between the cracks, but overall sometimes it's a good thing - I like finding surprise gems to try out. Add to this the fact that the game claims to be about the "coast guard," and I really wanted to give it a go.

Right off the bat I should say that the game really isn't about the Coast Guard as most of us would think about it. From what I can gather after having played a bit of the game, this "coast guard" seems more like a civilian auxilliary at best, or maybe a privatized maritime security group operating at the behest of some fictional country or another. The flag, while at first glance appearing to be a U.S. flag, is actually just an orange and black striped flag. And there is other incidental evidence that says they are not a military group. So, this disappointed me a bit.

This game also isn't a "simulator" of any kind, really. To be honest, I'd classify it as a narrative action-adventure, which revolves around Finn Asdair and his crew and cohorts as they venture into the waters to stop smugglers and traffickers. It's really a mixture of different gameplay types. At times, you'll be navigating the waters on a clipper rescuring victims out at sea. Sometimes you'll be delivering someone to a destination or using the boat to board another vessel or location. Other times, you may be putting out fires with the hoses on your main vessel or interrogating a suspect in a maritime criminal operation.

The story at first is a bit confusing with how it drops you into things, but it starts making sense pretty quickly. Essentially, in the "present day," Finn is trapped aboard a "ghost ship" and is trying to figure out why he is there and how he can get off of it. There is some basic exploration and simple puzzle-solving that needs to happen during this phase of the game, but as he discovers interactable clues, the game will send the player into flashbacks that tell the back story of Finn and his operations and how he got to the predicament in the present.

The game's story is pretty interesting, at least to me. And I definitely find that the game has a pretty good soundtrack. The gameplay itself is decent enough, despite some bugginess and frustrating controls at times (particularly during the rescue mode on the clipper), but I was able to power through that enough to not totally detract from this game's score.

The game is good in places, yet flawed in others. The graphics (particularly on the character models) need work in places and the controls can be frustratingly-buggy in the maritime segments. The voice acting is very hit and miss. Some of it sounds like it was recorded during a 2:00 AM Skype call when people needed to try not to wake their family members up, and other parts simply have no emotion behind them. Yet, some of the actors (most likely people on the dev team or their friends/family) did a decent enough job and carried their parts well. It's too bad that Finn himself is so unemotional and boring, though.

I question little things like why the "Director of Coast Guard Operations" would need to be manning a small clipper on his own to rescue victims out at sea, rather than on some large vessel or at an operations center on the mainland. Even if this coast guard is a para-military group that is a privatized security company, someone of that level/rank would not need to be out in the field.

Yet, in the end, Coast Guard does deliver in its mission to tell a good narrative story. It presents some interesting gameplay features (I like the different modes of play during your maritime operations, all the camera views, etc.), even if some of the execution is very poor or extremely flawed in places. It's ultimately the story, the ideas, and the soundtrack that save this game and give it the score I'm giving it.

It's borderline, though, so beware...Whether this one is worth getting or not depends on your personal tastes. Me? I'd only pick it up if you get it during a good Steam sale or as part of a bundle.

On a scale of 0 to 10, where a 5 represents a "true average," I give this game a:

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AVERAGE...... 5 / 10
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2015
Around an hour I spent on the first mission, the ghost ship. No denying I enjoyed the majority of it. The game has real potential, and the different elements mixed together do work very well - sure, the first person sequences are rough and require work, and there's bugs galore, but there's the essence of a great game in here.

Unfortunately the simple lack of a basic save system meaning you pretty much lose everything once you stop playing unless you're lucky enough that you passed a (unidentifiable) checkpoint means the game is basically alpha and not fit for public release.

Doors which don't actually work properly, to interface elements which simple haven't been playtested properly, this is a game in early development which has evidently been released in borderline alpha state.

Shame really, it really is a good game underneath the hood, but unfortunately it's rather broken and stops you enjoying it as much as you'd want to.

Polish it more and this is a definite yes, but as it stands it's just too rough to justify the cost - if it had been early access I'd have been infinitely more forgiving.

Come back when you've done more work on the game, fellas.
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59 of 114 people (52%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2015
A naval simulation slash murder investigation slash ghost ship mystery....and I haven't even scratched the surface yet!

I LOVE IT! Gotta get back to finding out whodunnit!

Full playthru/walkthru here:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=539455217
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
I've been playing the game for more than 3 hours now and I have to say that this isn't the typical simulation game. Although it features what you'd expect from a simulation (how the ships are controlled, rescuing people etc.), it is driven by a great story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
A very short campaign,if your looking to get into a hooked,long,simulator then don't buy this.The Coast Guard operates no where near what this game makes it seem like.
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25 of 50 people (50%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2015
After playing Coast Guard for nearly two hours I have to say that I really like this kind of simulation-adventure-mix.
I am curious how the story will go on...
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
This looks, sounds, and plays like a student project attached to a Unity water physics tech demo.

Full review:
http://www.darkstation.com/reviews/coast-guard/
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2015
I'm having a hard time "getting into" the game. Lot's of objectives aren't clear and vague, only to make you look everywhere to guess what to do. Gameplay is slow as well! Water effects are decent... and it stops there.

It is an interesting blend of simulation and adventure but as of now, I'm not in the mood for something this slow and its vague objectives.

I may give it another try once it get's cheaper as I'm gonna ask for a refund... 20$ for this game is overpriced in my book.
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