Spiritual Successor to the Microprose Classic “Red Storm Rising”.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (88) - 92% of the 88 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (928) - 82% of the 928 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 5, 2017

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December 11

Version 1.09 Beta Now Available

This is a significant update which adds neutral shipping along with other fixes and improvements to the base game. Note that it will likely break most mods, so be sure to disable any mods or custom content before enabling 1.09 beta.

To opt in to the beta:
Right click the Cold Waters in Steam library, go to properties and you should have new "BETAS" tab added, then use the pulldown to select the beta you would like to opt into -leave the early access code empty- and the new update should download. When you run the game the version number should read version 1.09.

For more information about what is in 1.09 beta see this thread:

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November 2

Coming Soon - New Content

We've been busy working on Cold Waters and over the next few months expect to see new content being added to the base game. The plan (subject to change) is to have all this in sometime around the New Year.

As a thank you to all who supported Cold Waters and made it such a success, this additional content will be added free to the base game.

Feel free to discuss this new content here:

New Playable Submarines
Two highly requested submarines are being added for players to skipper:
- Seawolf
- 688i

Neutral Vessels and Oil Rigs
Neutral vessels will now be transiting the combat theatre and oil rigs may be present in some regions, making it crucial to correctly identify targets before unleashing weapons.

South China Sea Theatre
An all new campaign and map based in the South China Sea is coming with a naval conflict set in the early to mid 90's.

The various ships and submarines of the People's Liberation Army Navy planned to be added include:
Luhu DDG
Luda DDG
Jianghu FFG
Jianghu-3 FFG
Jiangwei FFG
Chengdu FFG
Yukan LST
Yuting LST
Song SSK
Kilo SSK
Ming SS
Foxtrot SS
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About This Game

After tracking a Soviet landing force bound for Iceland it is time to plan your attack. Do you silently close in to torpedo the landing ships and escape during the resulting chaos? Or strike with long-range missiles but risk counterattack from the enemy escorts? Have you detected them all, could another submarine be out there listening for you? Has the hunter become the hunted? Will you survive the Cold Waters?

Inspired by the 1988 classic “Red Storm Rising”, command a nuclear submarine in a desperate attempt to prevent “mutually assured destruction” when the Cold War gets hot and WWIII begins.

You will be tasked with intercepting convoys, amphibious landings, insertion missions and battling it out with enemy warships, submarines and aircraft. Thankfully, an arsenal of wire-guided torpedoes, anti-ship and cruise missiles and the occasional SEAL team are on board to keep the Iron Curtain at bay.

Major Features:
- Real-time naval combat
- Over 40 classes of ships and submarines all meticulously researched
- Dynamic Campaign where your performance matters
- Realistic sonar model
- Authentic Soviet combat tactics

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Atom
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3
    • Processor: 1.6GHz (Dual Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 Capable Graphics Card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3
    • Processor: 2.2GHz (Quad Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 Capable Graphics Card
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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