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 (781 reviews) - 48% of the 781 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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"Great simulation of boats and various ways of getting them broken apart"

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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.

About This Game

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
63 of 69 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
It has fantastic graphics and its water simulation is top notch. However what you see is what you get, and it is very limited out of the box.
No option for adding ships, no option for adding harbours or world locations, severely limits the game to what its developers had the time and budget to create, whch is not much.
The beauty of singapore and hong kong, of oban, and orkney, of norway, the grandure of la, portland and london, of miami, the eerie, panama and great-glen canals, all missing from this game, all places modders could have developed and added themselves.
This game could have been as successful as flight simulator, but instead the developers and publishers opted for closed architecture. It is a glistening shadow of what it could have been, a frustrating mess of bugs with a clunky interface.
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
I guess if you like piloting ships this is for you. Not my thing, but got it in a bundle for less than $1 and played it for almost an hour. 5/10 in a bundle. NO way I would pay $20 for it, I'd look for a discount on this 5 year old game.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Ship Simulator Extremes is a decent simulator but do have some problems. Graphics are good - water, waves etc looks very good but there is some disapoiting graphical problems. Sound effects, engines, weather could have been better. Game physics are good but strange sometimes.

This game is for a specific audience and may not be enyoyable to everbody. A Cod player may not like this at al.

Newcomers will have big problems controlling bigger ships because of the very hardcore feeling and it takes a long time to learn how drive.

I do recommend this game but Ship Simulator 2008 is a better choice, it has better menus and more selection of missions and stuff.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
10/10, had 1 fps in the menu when I had to setup my profile (where you have to put in your cd key, so I recommend you write it down) and had to turn down the water slider to where it looked like jam.

And it's not because I have a bad computer because I can run GTA 5 or Battlefield 4 perfectly fine, it's just because the optimization is ♥♥♥♥ xD.
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