For over a year the forces of the United States of America (Northern States) and the Confederates States of America (Southern States) have fought a bitter war. In 1862 the governments of Great Britain, France and Spain recognize the Southern States to secure raw materials. The Souths economy becomes dependent on trade with Europe.
User reviews: Mixed (16 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 10, 2009

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Includes 5 items: Ironclads: American Civil War, Ironclads: Anglo Russian War 1866, Ironclads: Chincha Islands War 1866, Ironclads: High Seas, Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864

 

About This Game

For over a year the forces of the United States of America (Northern States) and the Confederates States of America (Southern States) have fought a bitter war. In 1862 the governments of Great Britain, France and Spain recognize the Southern States to secure raw materials. The Souths economy becomes dependent on trade with Europe. The Northern Government imposes a complete blockade of shipping to the South. The Confederate Government buys warships from the European powers, to protect its trade. This sets the stage for a naval conflict for control of the Confederates trade routes. Choose a side, build a fleet and destroy the enemy.



Key features:

  • Manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure
  • Scramble your fleet to gain sea supremacy
  • Set up battle squadron groups, their formations and management
  • Realistic ship models and characteristics
  • Advanced ballistics and weapon models

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 / Athlon 1.1 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB GeForce 6600 / RADEON 9600 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
    • Hard Drive:
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible/16-bit sound PCI

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 / Athlon 2.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM or above
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 7600 / RADEON x1600 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
    • Hard Drive:
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible/16-bit sound PCI
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
a very nice game.

for those who complain that there is no tutorial, i suggest that you consult the game manual.

its brief, clear and does the job.

for those who say its a slow boring game i suggest that realistic naval wargames are obviously not your thing.

this game is very tactical and rewarding.

my only complaint is that i can t turn the music off!

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Good but wasted idea. Unfortunatelly it looks it was left in the beta stage. Bugged like an old piece of wood.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Fast paced, high intensity, action packed combat is what this game doesn't have. However, it does have spelling errors. I was sunk by the Emerlad.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
GAME VIDEO SETTINGS:

SteamApps Folder (for example C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Ironclads High Seas\Config.exe)


REVIEWS:

100% Wargamer. The Wargamer is pleased to present Totem Games with an Award for Excellence due to exquisite modeling of ship graphics, clean, and simple interface, and study of a neglected topic. ( http://wargamer.com/article/2782/ironclads-high-seas )


93% SubSim. Simple and quick to understand, No complex table and keyboard commands to memorize. Great modeling, a rare subject. ( http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=143313 )


85% Armchairgeneral. Passed Inspection: Great graphics, challenging AI, realistic physics, nice interface, neglected topic, useful editor. Failed Basic: No multi-play, lack of weather and land. ( http://www.armchairgeneral.com/ironclads-high-seas-pc-game-review.htm )


SimHQ Review. Good - Value for the price/ Decent AI / Runs well on moderate hardware (and laptops) / Replayable. Could be Better - No multiplayer/ No custom missions / Water graphics too placid ( http://www.simhq.com/_naval/naval_027a.html )
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
I liked it,...it's not a fast game,...but..if you like to try out think the enemy...it's fun..and keep in mind the era of play.
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22 of 47 people (47%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
Do NOT buy this game, here is why:

- ZERO help, figure everything out by yourself, there isn't even a text help file you can read
- LAGGY interface, you never know if you actually clicked something or not
- BAD graphic, I know not to expect much, but the ships looks bad, so does the sea
- NO FUN its a really really boring game, doubt most people will finish the first battle (takes quite a while)


Worst of all:
- NO POINT - It was an absolutely pointless experience
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Really boring ship real time strategy
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
not worth it
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1 of 14 people (7%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2011
Why did I bui this?
Slowest game ever. Takes forever to sink a ship, a real one would sink faster than that!
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8 of 33 people (24%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2012
Got it for free in an indy pack. Huge POS.
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7 of 41 people (17%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: April 7, 2013
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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25 of 119 people (21%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
vry gud gam goty 1886 u shoukld play it lot of fun you can boat around in a boat shouting '' i'm on a boat mdafuka'' while eating doritos and praying for the lord gaben
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Pre-Release Review
This game is so bad I'm suprised it hasnt been pulled from the store.

I bought it, its now hidden from my library and will stay that way.
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