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 (350 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 27, 2010
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Includes 6 items: Ship Simulator Extremes, Ship Simulator Extremes: Sigita Pack, Ship Simulator Extremes: Ferry Pack, Ship Simulator Extremes: Cargo Vessel, Ship Simulator Extremes: Offshore Vessel, Ship Simulator Extremes: Ocean Cruise Ship


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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
61 of 90 people (68%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
I was deeply disappointed with this game. Having owned both Ship Sim 2006 and 2008, i expected Extremes to be the step up, but it sure wasn't.

It's as if they took a step back. The graphics are absolutely apalling, and for some reason my boat keeps 'shuddering' in the water, it spasms out. The controls feel clunky and unresponsive. Compared to Ship SImulator 2006, this is a complete degenerate of that. Sorry VStep, but this game is not good enough.

EDIT: Upon further playing of this game, I still stick to the original review. It's just so buggy. In stormy conditions the water wobbles like jelly and occasionally has these weird flashes. Snow and rain are just thick white lines that flash violently across the screen cutting off visibility completely. I was playing with the Esperenza and got one of the RHIBs stuck underneath the hull. Ship Sim 2008 is far better. It has better physics, and despite a smaller selection of vessels it's still solid.

I just can't explain the water glitches, it just baffles me on so many levels. This game is a simulator for ships so water has to be a big thing, yet the water feels like it was designed and coded in an hour. The boat feels like it hovers over the water, the water wobbles and jingles like jelly and when the camera clips the water the water texture flashes all over the camera for a second. Also, the ship controls have a small delay. They could have made this educational, instead they just plop you into a random scenario and say "do it yourself" leaving you with a bunch of controls that you have NO clue what they do and you just move the different wheels and levers until your ship goes forward. I want to love this game, I really do but it's just too buggy, too ugly and too broken.
Posted: April 23
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
MARKETTING BLURB: "Ever wonder how it feels to sail a half-million-ton supertanker through the perfect storm?"

Yes I do, however The "EXTREMES" part of the title is entirely misleading. I set the wind to maximum "hurricane" setting and went out into the Atlantic in a speedboat, sailboat and tanker and the waves are nothing like a "perfect storm", more like a choppy 3 mtr swell. Couldn't tip the boats or damage them in the slightest. Waves don't even break over the bow. When I do manage to "crash" into waves it glitches and either spins the boat chaotically into the air or stops its momentum dead. Not at all realistic and absolutely NOT EXTREME. The water is a 2D plane with no attempt to deal with the camera dropping below the waves - which happens constantly - so the water appears hollow. Scenery is dull. Textures are average. Simulation is as simplistic as it is inaccurate.

Conclusion: Meh. Not even worth $10.
Posted: May 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Erster Versuch: Runtime Error als ich das erste Spiel gestartet habe. Zweiter Versuch: Runtime Error nach 90 min.
Die Spielerfahrung in jenen 90 Minuten beurteile ich als mangelhaft.
Die Grafik ist auf dem Stand von 2008, für einen Simulartor ganz hübsch. Das ist auch schon das positive.
Negativ fiel mir als allererstes auf, dass das Steuerrad des Motorboots nicht animiert war. Ein Tutorial gab es nicht, also zuerst try and error, anschließend gegooglet und ein paar eher weniger hilfreiche Pdfs gefunden. Die Pdfs konnten aber auch nciht hilfreicher sein, denn die Steuerung ist unter aller Sau.
Das Kreuzfahrtschiff kann man nur mit Hilfe der Maus steuern, da wenn ich das Ruder inkremental mit der Tastatur bewege (Shift + Pfeiltaste Links oder Rechts), drehen sich die Steuerhebel mit, allerdings nicht parralel zum Rad, sondern irgendwie, womit der Dampfer vom Kurs abkommt.
Ich bin in Simulationen schon Flugzeuge, Autos und Raketen geflogen. Hier bin ich zum ersten mal gescheitert.
Entweder ist es enorm schwierig ein Boot in einem Kanal geradeaus fahren zu lassen, oder dieser Simulator ist für den ♥♥♥♥♥. (Nebenbemerkung ich habe schon ein paar echte Boote gesteuert, deswegen finde ich für mich: Der Simulator ist für den ♥♥♥♥♥.)

Fazit: Man lernt nix, es macht wegen der Steuerung nicht wirklich viel Spaß, zumindest nicht genug um nach einem Absturz wieder anzufangen.
Das Geld kann man sich hier definitiv sparen.


First try: Runtime Error while loading the first game. Second try: Runtime Error after 90 min.
What I saw in this 90 minutes was not good enough, to give it a third try.
Gameplay: No tutorial, you have to look everything up via google. The view is nice, but wheel at the small motorboat is not animated. You can't steer the big ship via keyboard (if you use shift + <- or -> it makes some senseless stuff. Or maybe it is right, I don't no anything about boats.)

If you want to learn anything about boats, this is not the game you are looking for.
If you want to waste money on a buggy game, just go ahead and buy it, or do what ever you want, I'm not your boss.
Posted: May 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Buggy, prone to crashing, and no support from the developers.. I wish I had read more about it..
Posted: June 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
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265 of 334 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Quite a relaxing game, its a boatload of fun and a hull of a good time, if its on sail you cant afford knot to buy it for a smooth sailing time. Did I mention there are boats?
Ship is what this games all a-boat.
Posted: February 22
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