VSTEP and Paradox are proud to announce the next installment of the acclaimed Ship Simulator series. With over 550K copies sold, the series returns to take you into the most extreme conditions on earth… Ever wonder how it feels to sail a half-million-ton supertanker through the perfect storm?
User reviews: Mixed (664 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 27, 2010
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Includes 6 items: Ship Simulator Extremes, Ship Simulator Extremes: Cargo Vessel, Ship Simulator Extremes: Ferry Pack, Ship Simulator Extremes: Ocean Cruise Ship, Ship Simulator Extremes: Offshore Vessel, Ship Simulator Extremes: Sigita Pack

 

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Ahoy! Ship Simulator Extremes is celebrating its 2nd anniversary! To celebrate, all players will now receive the Customs vessel DLC for free!


In the Customs vessel DLC, users get the chance to experience the day-to-day activities of a maritime customs officer. Responsible for upholding the law and making sure there is no smuggling going on in the harbor, you embark on two exciting missions piloting a brand new customs vessel called “Zilvermeeuw”. Inspect vessels for illegal cargo and apprehend & chase vessels that want to avoid inspection.

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VSTEP and Paradox are proud to announce the next installment of the acclaimed Ship Simulator series. With over 550K copies sold, the series returns to take you into the most extreme conditions on earth…

Ever wonder how it feels to sail a half-million-ton supertanker through the perfect storm? To take on illegal whale hunters in the Antarctic? Or to feel the rush of being part of the Coast Guard as you evacuate a cruise liner in distress? Ship Simulator Extremes has players take on exciting missions all over the world as they pilot an impressive array of vessels and live the stories of real ship captains. With missions based on actual events in realistic environments at locations all over the world, the new Ship Simulator game is sure to take you to extremes!

Key Features:
  • From the very hot to the very cold, sail to the most enchanted regions in the world. Explore the Antarctic or take in beautiful Bora Bora. Includes famous harbors and locations from around the world.
  • Wide range of vessels to captain, including hovercraft, Coast Guard interceptors, mammoth tankers, tugs, cruise liners, and many others.
  • Includes exciting storylines and missions from all over the world.
  • Save the environment campaign: sail famous Greenpeace ships and take on ecological missions based on real events!
  • Realistic water and weather system. Sail calm waters or take on the most extreme weather ever witnessed at sea.
  • Online multiplayer mode. Sail online with your friends.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (Min. service pack 2), Windows Vista or Windows 7. 32 and 64 bits OS supported
    • Processor: 3 Ghz P4 Intel or AMD equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2GB (Windows XP) or 3GB (Vista or Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB
    • Video Card: Geforce 8800GT or ATI Radeon 4850 with 256MB ram (At least Shader model 3.0)
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Not too happy with this, It has standard simulator graphics, Not very good but in the end its the simulation you are playing, not a game designed for HD performace, although saying that, the sunlight on the water looks superb, and the water is very nice, the effects of the ship on the water are really well done and the ships aswell look very nice, especially the cruise ship, it looks amazing.
I like how you can walk around your ship, you can stand at the front and watch the waves splash over, you can take a nice walk around and its pretty good, I like it!
The damage system isn't great, I don't ask for much with this becuase this isn't the ship version of GTA, but at least some visible damage would have been nice, some scratches or a hull breach would have been better, and when you are sinking you just clip through the water like you are ghost submarine having no effect at all.
Freeroam is pretty relaxing, I like that they added this, you can chose any ship you want, any time of the day with any combination of weatcher and water effect. You can have a sunny hurricane or a heavily raining, cloudy sail through a calm water.
The missions, where do I begin? Some are good, some are terrible. I like the cruise ship missions, they are fun to do and good to play, I only tried a few other missions but they were terrible, I played one mission 4 times over, I had to sail out of a dock at 10 knots which took forever to get near the exit, and when you get near the exit (There is NO prior warning of this) It tells you to stop, and if you do not manage to get your massive ship to stop within 3 seconds, you fail the mission and have to start over again. Very poorly done.
The controls are very accurate, and the weather effects the controls very well as you can imagine, and the ships have different controls which are set to what ships of its kind in real life have.
Also having to enter a product key at the start of the game for the game itself and every DLC it comes with is pretty irritating.
I might be wrong on this but also Im not sure you can edit settings such as controls, audio, graphics ingame. Pressing ESC only gives you the option to Save, Cancel mission or resume. I might just not have seen it elsewhere tho,

Overall I would have given this a +1, but becuase of the poorly made missions, and the graphics and lack of damage on ships (which doesn't bother me much, its mainly the missions I care about) Im gonna give this a No.
If you like ships, and like simulators, then I really recommend this game if it is on sale , It is a good play if your into this kinda thing, but I think the full price isn't worth what you get. Although a few patches could easily fix it up!
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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
bad game... sorry but the dev forgot to check some basic rules to make a good game, like real functional menus and easy to use maps. Congrats for the control of the boat, its a little bit good, but thats all. its worthy the play only because its the only type here on steam, but go out there for more, this is not all
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
This might be the most disappointing game I have played. Not that I played it for very long. The graphics are not very good. There are a lot of strange graphic problems. The rain and snow are not at all realistic. How about bumping another ship and all you do is clip into it as if it is just an illusion.
I paid a lot of money for this game back when it was new. I should have been refunded.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Read edit at the bottom after this.

The game first of all is broken. Broken as a home in Beverly Hills. Although the costomer support swares the game works, that is a dirty, rotten, pee soaked lie. I have tried everything they have told me to try and get the game to work....Still a no go. And the terrible part is they insist that the game is absaloutley perfect in everyway. I tried very hard to get it through there thick heads that the game is broken....But no...nothing. I even try dumbing to there level and agreeing with them for a bit, but everything kept pointing to a problem (WITH THE GAME!!!!)......Just to point there idiocy here is what a support staff said to me on the forum. "I had a problem similar to yours when i first got the game...All games seemed to work SS2006, SS2008, and even the Ship Sim Extremes demo. But the full game still wouldn't work" After he said that he still tried to convince me that it was his PC that had a problem, and not the game.......So Mr. Costomer Support all games on your PC work except this one, so there must be a problem with your PC.........That makes total since.
Anyways I'm getting on a bit of a rant here, so I better change my attitude.
Ok, So to sum it all up, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! Just don't buy it! It is, as i said BROKEN. All you will be doing is spending a few dollars on a game crash simulator.....Come to think about it, thats what they should call it. Game Crash Simulator 2015! Game of the year right there! Represents the title perfectly!

P.s. See how much time I've spent playing this game....Thats been me, spending that much time staring at a CRASH HANDLER!!

.0000000000000000001/10 TERRIBLY AWFUL GAME Double negatived to emphasize the badness of this title.


EDIT: Ok, so I'm on vacation right now. So I brought along an old laptop I had sitting around the house for entertainment on the ride here (I wasn't driving) Anyways, out of curiosity I installed Ship Simulator onto the laptop to see if in any way it would work........it did. The game freakin' worked. It wouldn't work on my PC at home that is 10 times as powerful, but it would work on this....That makes no since to me! The develeopers said that my PC was the problem, and that it wasn't powerful enough for the game. But CLEARLY it is! If a laptop which has a AMD radeon processor and graphics card which I may add ISN'T SUPPOSED TO WORK (The forum said so), why can't my PC run it......I'm lost. And now I can't get a refund because I played the game.
Well since I've played it I might as well review it.
The game, dare I say it, is actually pretty good. The graphics are pretty nice, the gameplay is slow but interesting, and theres endless possibilities because of the modding scene and level editors. Now the game is as buggy as all knows, but the bugs only show up once in a blue moon, and when they happen I laugh my head off. Example; in one mission you and 3 other taxi boat are going around giving tours. At the perfect moment I turned around to watch my fellow cabby crash into a dock, sink, and kill everyone on board. It was quite entertaining. So the bugs are there but you get a laugh out of them. There really small bugs though, mostly just stupid AI and clipping problems. So not much to worry about.
I have a problem though now. I like the game, but the experience I've had with the developers and the hours I put in trying to fix the thing prevents me from giving this a good rating. So there you have it a good game ruined by stupid developers.


Another edit: It works on linux................................................
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Ship Simulator Extremes is a Simulator which allows you to helm various types of vessels, in a variety of different modes. Free roam the seas, or play various campaigns, single player missions, or through multiplayer mode, Ship Simulator Extremes has a lot to offer the Ship Simulator enthusiest; However, there are also a few serious drawbacks. There is no playable tutorial, which teaches you how to operate the various ships, so you are thrown into campaigns, missions, and even free roam, completely blind. This makes the learning curve difficult for people who are casual players even if you have prior experience with other simulators. The piloting controls are based on realistic controls for each ship and you will need to figure it out as you go, which does give the game an interesting challenge, but could be seen as a turn off by those who do not want to spend hours doing what a playable tutorial would teach in minutes.

Another problem this particular game is notorious for is difficulty running on high end machines. I only experienced one crash in the little over an hour I played, so this is something to keep in mind if you have a decent gaming rig. The scenery looks great and the boats are very detailed, but it takes a while to get from point to point, so you need to have a lot of patience to play this game. All in all, I thought it was great as a simulator, though I have to knock it for the lack of a playable tutorial. The missions you can do are interesting, such as stopping cargo ships from dumping in the ocean, and so on. There is a lot to do in this game and the DLC's offer even more ships and missions to experience. Just make sure if you spend the money on this game, you are prepared for a steeper than normal learning curve and have a boatload of patience. (Pardon the pun).
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