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?
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Mixed (953 reviews) - 47% of the 953 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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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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
GTA V 60-100 FPS
The Division 60-70 FPS
Fallout 4 120-230 FPS
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Ship Simulator Extremes 2-3 FPS .............
ARE
YOU
KIDDING
ME ???!!!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
really good game but if you want a multiplayer server you have to wait to early evening usually but I recommend to all ship lovers and bon voyage
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
This game does not work. I was unable to play on any of my 5 computers!
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193 of 233 people (83%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
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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94 of 108 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2015
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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364 of 512 people (71%) found this review helpful
245 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
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.
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78 of 103 people (76%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
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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104 of 147 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2014
As a student studying Deep Sea Navigation and Nautical Science, I revisit this game every hoping that my quarrels with it were a figment of my imagination, that I had simply not installed it properly and that this time it would be the ship simulator of my dreams. Each year I get bitterly disappointed.

I've been an avid fan of the Ship Simulator franchise since Ship Sim 2006. As a child, I loved maneuvering the boats out of harbour, watching them battle the fierce ocean and using the freecam to pretend i was a captain inspecting the ship as it made its passage. That passion for the industry eventually led to me choosing it as a career. Now that I have learned more about ships and how they're run in more detail, I returned to these Simulators with knowledge of international maritime regulations, rules of the road and onboard duties. Frankly, I am very disappointed, not just because the game is bland but because they missed out so much potential features that could truly add to this already lacking simulator.

VStep, the developers of Ship Simulator produce training simulation software and equipment for real maritime educational institutions for training real life cadets and deck officers. It does indeed occur to me that Ship Sim is a scaled down version of their premium training software with slight adjustments to make it work for normal computers and such. That however is this game's downfall. Let me explain to you why.

Upon opening and loading up a game, what i got instead was a buggy, plain looking glitch fest with dead environments, the exact same ships from 2008 plus extras and an overall hideous looking appearance.
Ship Simulator Extremes is literally no different from Ship Sim 2008, except for slightly more ships and a vehicle for Greenpeace to promote itself.

When I first played it, the immediate let down was the graphics. This is an atrocious looking game. The harbours are dead, lifeless places and the most fun I had from this was playing on the Antarctic map and pretending to be looking for lost treasure. The water a.k.a the "expressway of the seven seas" is nothing interesting to look at and I have had constant texture glitches where the water textures would flash violently whenever the camera clipped the water.

Example: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608267431

Another gripe with the water is that there is literally nothing underneath the ocean but an infinite void. This was excusable in previous Ship Sim games as technology was still quite primitive but surely VStep could have added a filter to appear when your camera went under?

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608269455

Extremes also has constant audio issues. Engine sounds randomly cutting out, weather effect sounds stutter and stop at random. Everything about this game is an immersion killer.

That's just it really. Ship Simulator Extremes lacks user-friendliness and polish. It really is just for hardcore ship enthusiasts. Having learnt the nature and sheer scale of what goes on onboard a ship, I can think of some features they can add to make the game more interesting. This can include onboard fire scenarios, discharging and loading cargo (including liquid product) as well as more immersive lifeboat mechanics. Unfortunetely, VStep are incapable of making this game appeal to non-Shipping people, simply because they're not a gaming company at their heart.


I will give Vstep credit however for introducing a more educational dynamic into Ship Simulator. After completing a Greenpeace mission it shows a small video discussing more about what Greenpeace and its maritime practices do to save the oceans. This I felt was a good first step in educating young people who play this game and convincing them into entering the industry. However at the same time it falls flat on its face in this regard. When you start a new mission, it places you in a boat with all these levers and wheels in front of you and you have absolutely no clue to what to do. They don't even bother teaching you what all the information the game provides you means. Like I said, if they had added a far more stronger educational dynamic into this, it could have easily been a good tool for teaching students more about the shipping industry.

However the campaigns are short and aren't really that interesting. Out of the 8 or so hours I've played, 6 of them have been me free roaming on the Antarctic map using my imagination. This is because the other campaigns are really buggy. For example, I present to you a hilarious glitch that happened when I was doing one of the random chase missions:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=336958764

In all, Ship Simulator Extremes is a subpar simulator game that barely lives up to its predecessors. If you are a person looking to enter the maritime industry, don't rely on this to teach you more about it. Ship Sim 2008 does a much better job in doing that.


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=305376639
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77 of 108 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
196.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
I love this game, it is a really detailed and focused simulator, now all the people below who have voted this game down do NOT want to play this game properly, in a simulator it excpects you to try and play the game properly, not go around ramming other ships and such, if you're planning to play this game properly I would 100% recommend it, and the DLCs DO work, I have all of them
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70 of 100 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
173.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
This is a very focused simulator, it is not hard as previous reviews suggest. It is not a game as the name suggests that is why some people struggle to use it. If you do want a reasonably realistic ship simulator than this is for you.
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ps
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
Fails to run
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d0nnythed0n
91.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
really really good game
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theocat321
10.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
It keeps comming up with a black screen and i cant play so its rubbish
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cscouten7
20.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
terrible just terrible constant crashes insane lag and FAILED PROGRAMMING cant even steer a large ship from one direction to the other it just ♥♥♥♥s up and turns harder in the wrong direction just wondering were you drunk when you made the choice to release the game oh and also id like to bring to light the failed water graphics they look awfull and the crap dlc you came up with are ships that should already be a part of the game and the controlls what controlls? you lazy asses never put any in can't even turn the engine off like on the 2008 ship sim so you managed to make it worse then before.......get your heads out of your arses and maybe this could be a fun game with realistic flooding,pumps,water tight compartments and not some boring hollow empty shell. sincerly the last person to bother playing this game online in an empty server.
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Orestes1986
11.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
This game is not good. Do not buy this game.
As far as simulators go, this doen't even have the required complexity and realism.

So if you have the brain deficiency (as I do) to actually enjoy staring at a barelly moving ship and barelly changing screen for 2 hours straight then you might want to concider nipping it when it's on sale..
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LeifMagnus
163.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
wtf
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KHRN
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 17
It's not compatible with INTEL HD GRAPHIC CARD.... >:-( and thats why FU**it !
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EAT GOOD, SHIT GOOD
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 14
This piece of ship tries its hardest to avoid working, but once you get it to function out of sheer force and luck you find there really is nothing to do but watch the pretty water.
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johnrobinsonson27
130.9 hrs
Posted: September 13
Very good game when it works but its a disaster when something goes wrong and getting support is not easy. was thinking of additional add ons and programmes but Steam is so difficult to get working correctly will not bother until I am sure they sorted all issues out. Dont understand why the game(s) cannot be used as stand alone if you not interested in multi player. Shame as when using windows 8 had many hours of enjoyment, but since buying new laptop and windows 10 total disaster, currently only playing ship simulator that works perfectly
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