As Commander of a Naval Super-Destroyer, wage war in a military campaign of epic proportions in, under and above the surface!
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Mixed (212 reviews) - 55% of the 212 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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125 of 164 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 13, 2014
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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88 of 123 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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46 of 64 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Insane amount of glitches, awful controls, terrible voice acting. 3/10
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19 of 28 people (68%) 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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
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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27 of 45 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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6.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
By Jove have I ever seen a pretty game.

Naval Warfare strikes me as a game that tries for a certain balance between both satisfying, in-depth, skill based gameplay and enormous gratuitous explosions. Suffice to say it hits that mark. Despite plenty of checkpoints and fairly generous power ups this game genuinely feels challenging to play - which makes it even more satisfying to watch a ship sink below the waves.

Now, as I said earlier, this game is pretty. Really pretty. (You may wish to glance at the screenshots above at this point) The game is tagged as "Steampunk", a title I will happily say it earns. Unlike many others, who grab a few gears, brass and a bucket of oil, stick them on an airship, give it to a lady wearing a corset and metal goggles (seriously why would you ever make your goggles out of metal), then proceed to slap the steampunk label on it; this game has clearly thought put into it's art and design. Everything from an aircraft to enourmous battleships and artillery cannons fit together perfectly.

Also in the tags is the phrase "Twin Stick", which, I think, is a good thing: it appears this game plays far better with a controller, as the keyboard controls seem awkward and significantly limiting in that they only allow travel in the four cardinal directions. If you are to buy Naval Warfare - bear this in mind.

All in all, if it's your thing, I'd say it's worth the £2.00 price tag and more. That said, I recieved this as a gift, and you may want to evaluate that yourself.

Steeples Out <3
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0.5 hrs
Posted: March 31
I bought this on accident when Steam Refunds weren't a thing.
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3.2 hrs
Posted: March 10
While the game looks okay, it's really short, has clunky controls and on top of that one of the worst voice acting that I've heard.

One of the rare cases where I still slugged through it and finished it despite its flaws. You might consider buying it if it's borderline free and you like ships and water and ♥♥♥♥. Won't recommend it though.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: February 9
don't get this game. Don't even look at it. I wish i can get my money back!!!!
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0.1 hrs
Posted: January 28
played 5 minutes... I regret every second

0/10 - don't buy, actually don't even accept this if it's free
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0.2 hrs
Posted: November 16, 2015
bush did 9/11
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1.0 hrs
Posted: November 3, 2015
DONT BUY THIS GAME you can buy a better game with the same price!
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1.1 hrs
Posted: November 3, 2015
i don't like it
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6.3 hrs
Posted: September 14, 2015
The controls aren't perfect, but they're good enough. Sometimes it's a bit hard just entering the squad shops.
The steampunk ships are very cool, and the gameplay is nice too.
Has an oldschool vibe to it, which is good imo.
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5.2 hrs
Posted: September 10, 2015
A great potential unfortunately a bit light in the realization, Naval Warfare is a good idea, lack of resources, a steampunk world and a very interesting universe, pallet unit, a story, good movie' cuts ... but what are you waiting for ? Try to develop this idea and make it a real game with a developed story? I like this kind of game, a little too short (finished in 5 hrs), it need to bring to maturity ... This is it, go ahead...
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