As Commander of a Naval Super-Destroyer, wage war in a military campaign of epic proportions in, under and above the surface!
User reviews: Mixed (190 reviews)
Release Date: May 25, 2011

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About This Game

In a fantasy world of Victorian architecture, war is raging between the industrial superpowers. As Commander of a Naval Super-Destroyer, it is your duty to destroy the enemy's mighty Boss Units in a military campaign of epic proportions in, under and above the surface. If you are to emerge victorious from a variety of challenging scenarios, you must lead your troops against wave after wave of massive attacks from ships, planes and gigantic Special Forces.

Key features:

  • Destructive: Powerful weapons with many lethal upgrades
  • Comprehensive: Great variety of enemy units with ships, submarines, planes and futuristic vehicles
  • Explosive: Challenge your friends in the immensely variable multi-player mode or play alongside them against the PC in Co-operational Mode
  • Impressive: An exciting story-line plus sensational graphics with incredible effects and stylish cut-scenes guarantee maximum enjoyment.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual-Core Prozessor (1.9 GHz) or better
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB hard drive space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTS250 / ATI Radeon HD4800 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: : DirectX 9c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I can't recommend NW, it's a sub-par SHMUP, based around a victorian-styled navy. Don't expect a story, characters, graphics options of any kind other than resolution and AA, also have to disable any second monitors to get it to display. Uninteresting style, could've gone further with it, plus graphical issues like screen lag and flickering textures even when on a non-cluttered screen. There are better games of this type out there.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
I have seen a lot of negative reviews on this one, but honestly, I think the reviews are old, and really do not do this game justice.

The controller interface is great. If you don't care for the keyboard controls, I strongly recommend that you use the controller. As far as the glitches and slow menus reported: How about buying a sdecent graphics card? lol

All in all, this a great game. Simple arcade style feel with a steampunk aesthetic. The voice actors do surprisingly well, and the progression is relaxed and enjoyable. This felt like a nautical sister game to Sine Mora.

THe price is great too. Buy it yourself, test it out, and enjoy. To hell with the whiny old reviews.
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108 of 139 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2014
Pre-Release Review
I picked the game up for a song, and for quite a while it seemed rather enjoyable. Simple, pretty easy, a relatively short but fun experience.

Perhaps I was just lucky. Perhaps there's other ridiculous bugs and glitches throughout the game that through sheer dumb luck I avoided.

Then I got to the final boss. The big climax for the game. And I got stuck. I couldn't figure out why. At a certain point it became invincible and I could do nothing except reset. And then it happened again. Frustrated, I tried to figure out what was going on.

At a certain point in the boss fight, there's four separate towers you have to destroy. The boss fight is designed in such a way that you're meant to only be able to destroy one at a time. But you can destroy more than one. I found it very easy to do so. Apparently the developers never considered this as destroying more than one at a time caused the invincibility bug.

I was not impressed.

It was never an amazing game to begin with, just some simple mindless fun. But when the final boss is so buggy, that's a serious issue. I have no doubt if I looked into it I'd find countless other problems throughout. Releasing a game in such a state is inexcusable. Even when it's on sale at massive discount, I cannot recommend this. It is lazy to release a game with such huge obvious problematic glitches. This is something that even a small amount of playtesting should have caught.
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82 of 114 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Needed some tricks to work on a dual screen setup, see the Steam forums for a solution.
The controls (I've tested with both kb+mouse and a joypad) are quite unintuitive no matter how I set them up. Also the voice acting is mostly annoying, but the game looks really good and who wouldn't love the steampunk setting.

Still, unfortunately in terms of playability, there are a lot arcade shooters out there which are better.
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Bought this game cheaper than dirt and it still wasn't worth it. Absolutely awful. The in-game performance is fine, even on max settings (and it does look fairly nice), but for some reason there's MASSIVE slowdown on the menus - any menu I tried to access was nearly unusable as the game rendered one frame every few seconds.

The controls are awful. I haven't tried it with a controller, but with a keyboard, WASD was a horrible choice. The maps are placed diagonally, yet you move on standard XY axes. The maps aren't even at a 45 degree angle, so you'll have to juggle between one direction and another to travel down, say, a long canal. Also, most "rooms" are small boxes, so you'll have to awkwardly switch from one misaligned direction to another. The developer should have added an option for this control scheme: W - Forward, S - Backward, A & D - Turn left and right, respectively. If I remember right, that's what Battleship: Surface Thunder did, and that game is a hundred times better than this terrible clone.

The game, for the short time I played it, seemed like it had the potential to be fun, but trying to actually play it was such a terrible chore, I decided it really wasn't worth the time to get used to the bad controls or the small amount of space it took up out of 2.5 TB available on my computer. Waste of even 79 cents. If I could go back and stop myself from buying it, I might decide to buy it later on anyway if it went on sale for, say, a penny. Sitting uninstalled in my library, it isn't worth anything anyway, except as a warning to others.
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42 of 56 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
Really wanted to like it. This is an isometric twin-stick shooter set on water with Victorian/Steampunk inspired artwork. It would be entertaining if not for the glaringly obvious and frequently game breaking bugs. There are better games to be had for $1.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2014
I played this game for a while now and I believe this game isn't bad at all. The graphics are nice and well implemented following a decent steam punk art design, that can be found throughout the whole game. There are many different missions too, each one following a different storyline so there is plenty of room for a multiple playthrough.

Some bugs are in it as well I must say though ...

The first is, that in the settings window for the keyboard bindings there are two of 'em simply swapped. But it's easy to avoid once you know it. The second is that sometimes for no apparent reason the whole game switches to some sort of "ultra slomotion mode". I've had this happen quite some times now and while in the beginning of the story-line the only thing to get it up and running again was to quit the game and start it again (your progress being saved), later in the campaign i experienced some of those "magic slowdowns" that disapeared without restarting the game.

But apart from that I'm having quite a good time with the game. The story is well implemented and I'm still enjoying it. It's even featuring some really good voice-acting.

I mean, c'mon ... it's a shooter ... what type of extraordinary storytelling do you expect from such a game? This game here got more storytelling than most other arcade type shooters I've played in my life. And I've definitely played A LOT of 'em ...

There are even some points in the story that get me laughing each time they occur ...

I recommend this game. It's got a nice pricetag and it's simple and rewarding shooting fun all through the game.

Buy it and enjoy! Even more when it's on discount!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
I would not recommend this game. It is a decent game, fairly easy, but the graphics glitch like crazy, I can't stand to play it mostly for that. It's a bit buggy, but for less than a dollar, that's okay. What I really, really dislike is that the controls aren't really up and down, it's a slight angle, making you have to adjust every little bit you move, it's a pain. Make the camera actually straight, and I'd have liked this much, much more.

Sorry Dev's, just update it and you'll make a lot more people happy.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Insane amount of glitches, awful controls, terrible voice acting. 3/10
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
Graphics Clicthes and the controlls are not logical. The controlls are unlogical, instead of foward, left/right turn, you get up,down, right, left and have to zig-zac trought a diagonal canal. Fixing those problems could make the game rather good, but no.. they don't care to fix it :(
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2014
The game looks pretty enjoyable in the trailer, and I like what they were trying to go for, but there are some major hang-ups with it, most notably the control scheme. The controls are mostly just infuriating, as you might think they would've elected to go for something closer to Asteroid-type controls, but instead they've gone for something closer to Zelda games. Zelda-type controls probably would've worked OK, except that when you go from left to right, up to down, or vice-versa, instead of just going the other direction, it does this little rotation maneuver that sort of makes it impossible to know where you'll end up. Aside from that, I could barely see the cursor on the screen when using a mouse, all of which makes it seem like it could only be played using a gamepad.

The graphics are adequate for this type of game and the storyline seems moderately interesting, but I personally just couldn't get passed the frustrating control scheme.

I think the game could've easily been salvaged with some other/better control scheme choices, but as it stands there are better places to spend your time.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2011
It was a interesting game. Not one for hardcore gamers that want a challenge. It was a very short game maybe an hour to beat it all. The graphic are good, but that seems to all this game has going for itself. The sounds in game sound good as you would expect. The cut-scenes are generic and kind of lame because you don't feel the passion that is being portrayed by the characters. The gameplay can be frustrating at times but its still a simple game with simple gameplay. You can use a Xbox 360 controller to play this game. There is a local co-op (multiplayer) and its alot of fun to play with a friend, locally. The story doesn't make sense, and random villeins are mad at you for no reason. The game is a must buy at a reduced cost because if you bought this at full price you wouldn't be getting your monies worth. Its a good game to spend a hour to beat.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2011
Pre-Release Review
Fantastic diesel punk art style; meh voice acting; controls are terrible; predictable storyline.
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24 of 42 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
I have a fairly decent computer - admittedly somewhat old - and this game is so horribly optimized that it barely runs. Avoid if you don't have a newer computer.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2011
This game is a fun arcade shooter if you like games you play with a gamepad. Steer with the left stick, shoot with the right, special attacks with some other buttons. The graphics are very nice to look at, and the sound is fine. It has some bugs, but nothing that frustrated me too much. I suggest you get it on sale, but I enjoyed the short campaign.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
Game seems fine but controls are terrible, i know this is a ship can't turn smoothly ect but that control system is incredible annoying!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2011
A fun top down arcade style shooter, in a boat. Remanicent of a game known as Overboard on the PSX. What more could you ask for?

One thing you could ask for is a longer game. As enjoyable as Naval Warfare is, I found myself a little saddened at the end that the game ended there. Right at the moment I was becoming more involved in the game and edging to do more boat sinking mayham, it ends. Although you do unlock a new difficulty, encouraging you to play again. However the War that was brewing in the Seas felt more like a "Hey, stop lobbing rocks at my house or I'll park my cruiser up your aft."

Putting that all aside though, Naval is a enjoyable little game with lots of little things to feel good about. Giving you just the right amount of fun to play it just long enough to be satisfied, leaving you saying "That was pretty good, I'll play that some more later." It's definately a game that can be enjoyed on those "...meh..." days.

Give Naval Warfare a go.

I rate this a 6.3 out of 10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2014
Absoultely no recommendation. Mainly due to the horrible NVidia flickering bug and the overall lack of support.
I would want to like this game but the devs dont care about fixing their sh*t.
It's amazing how often this ends up on sale lately, they should just update the store page informing that this game wont work properly with Nvidia cards.

Seriously STEAM you've gotten sort of horrible when it comes to communicating both with your customers and the Devs that are allowed to release these unpolished products.
Its a shame!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
This game doesn't work very well! I get blinking graphics (with my NVidia card).
I haven't been able to resolve it... and this is really a game breaker!!!
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2014
I don't see what all the fuss is about. I haven't experienced any bugs so far so it's a game I definitely recommend if you like arcade shooters and steampunk artwork. The mouse seems to move slower, not in clicking wise but when dragging it across the screen it's slower than usual, and The controls are a bit odd but you can change it. The voice acting does need some work though, but the artwork is great. Though I don't recommend paying over 3 dollars on it.
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