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 (432 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.

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
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
managed to play 2 hours of this game when i first downloaded it but now for some reason, no matter what i try, it wont load past the VSTEP initialising window, it just stops working, no client to close, nothing in the task manager, NOTHING! ive tried numerous suggestions to get it working and with no luck, £25 down the drain! like i said, the demo worked and for the first time trying it worked but now nothing, tried clean installs the lot, no official response, dont waste your money!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This game has great trailers, it does look amazing.

What it does fail to deliver is a good game, it plain sucks.
The damage model of the ships is super basic, it clips through whatever you crash into, there's no visible damage.

You can walk on your boat, a great feature, but you can't jump, you can't open doors, those few boats that do allow for moving around on them usually have closed doors that you just walk through, like a ghost.

When a ship sinks, the water just clips through everything, I realize this is not really an easy thing to code, but it's as if you played GTA vice city, perhaps that looks beter still.

When a boat is going fast through the water, the water does look extremely good, but the disturbed water "animation" slows down" when you go slower, doesn't look good when you know that.

I can barely play this at all anyway, I have a pretty beast game PC, (60FPS in most games) but here I can barely scrape 20 at times, due to the fact that the developer has not patched the issue of AMD videocards not really being optimized for this game.

If you have an NVIDIA videocard, you'll not have this issue, if you have an AMD card, don't bother buying this game, it'll not run playable.


Good game? The idea is good, but it's poorly performed.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
On paper this game looks very promising but as the saying goes 'never judge a book by its cover' ... For starters the amount of hard drive memory the game uses up is enormous! Though Ship Simulator Extremes ran smoothly with no frame-rate issues the amount of memory used caused significant problems for me elsewhere on my PC. I also found the gameplay to be quite fractionated in terms of continuity mostly due to having to change terrains all the time in free roam (or Sandbox) mode.

There are only two terrains which allow realistic free roam experiences to the player. These are Bora Bora around which attention to detail is essential when selecting larger ships and the English Channel which allows Dover to Calais (and Isle of Wight) ferry crossings. So many of the others allow the player to navigate their way out of one of several huge real world ports ... Before having to change terrains which can only be done manually involving the rather disruptive selection process. The appearance of many of the ships also tends to be quite 'cartoony' rather than photo-realistic especially when viewed internally from the Bridge. There are some good points which mostly relate to the phenominal level of detail featured within each terrain. Also the DLC Content available through Steam greatly enhances the game in a number of ways: Especially the Ferries pack which was my favourite DLC download. Ship Simulator Extremes also features a built-in Mission Editor facility but it is strongly advised to read up on how to use this before attempting to do so.

Am I sad about this non-recommendation? Yes as Ship Simulator Extremes did genuinely appeal to me when I bought the game along with a number of the DLC downloads. But with so much hard drive memory required and generally fractionated and disrupted gameplay SSE receives a no-no from Me.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Game wont work on my laptop!!! I have a Razer Blade, the game starts but all i get is music and a light blue screen with clouds moving by, but no start menu!! This sucks for me because im actally attending a Maritime Academy and was thinking this game could really help me out!!!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
I have only been able to get this to work once. Ever since, it just says questviewer stopped working. I have sent many emails to support and never received a reply. Do not waste your money!!!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Bad Game ,Have Custom Command.dll problem,the game can't play
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I have a problem with this game just recently, i've had this game for over a year now and i havent had a single issue with the game. Just over a week ago when i start up the game, it opens in winowed mode and it is stuck on a black screen!... HELP!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Is not compatible with Nvidia?!?!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
after ten min im still putting in f* cd keys got a headache and am pissed off even before playing the game -idea for steam scrap cd keys on games DOWNLOADED from STEAM its stupid ffs
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
The game lags and cant move around much can someone please help
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
rubbish.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
five ways to explain... I want my money back!!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
DOESNT WORK, AVOID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
i can't play this game. after launching it and into the menu. there is no play or back button appear at the grey column.. i even had to use task manager to exit the game... can this be fix?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
DO NOT BUY THE GAME IT DOESNT WORK.I PLAYED IT ONCE SHUT DOWN MY LAPTOP(GAMING LAPTOP) AND QUESTVIEWER DOESNT WORK WASTE OF MONEY.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Don't buy cause your limited to a small map you can't sail from europe to the us if you try it will stop you.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
DONT work on my 3,000 doller gaming pc
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Do NOT listen to the negative reviews. They know not what they say. The people who wrote those negative reviews are hardcore gamers who don't know what a SIMULATOR is. This game is a SIMULATOR. It SIMULATES actual nautical operations. The only action you'll find in this SIMULATOR are the Greenpeace missions, which is basically an approximation of what you see on Animal Planet's Whale Wars...only without the acid being thrown on decks or the legal troubles, yet still involving Japanese whalers in the Antarctic.

For users of the previous editions of Ship SIMULATOR, the RMS Titanic did not make it in. Seems the MS Orient Star replaced it. But don't worry. There's still a crapload of cool ships to use.

If you're wondering why the word "SIMULATOR" in all-caps, it's to drive home the point that this is NOT a game for hardcore gamers. Unless you're into causing massive maritime disasters for your own amusement, this is not the game for you. So hardcore gamers, go back to CoD, Halo, and TF2.

As for simulator junkies, GET IT. Especially before October 6. The core game and all of its DLC, at time of writing, are 75% off. ALL OF THEM. Use this golden opportunity NOW!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Unable to play game as Quest3D error received at startup. No assistance available.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
no do not buy this game it crashes on star DONT BUY
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