User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24

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  1. Dec 5, 2011
    4
    This was my first 3DS game and i havent polayed it in a long time because there are so many awesome titles that just beat the crap out of it. There are fun modes like sinking the battleships but are only fun for about 15 minutes. The controls are awful and it is very difficult to manuver your submarine in story mode and you occasionally hit into obstacles and enemies and blow up. The missiles are hard to shoot at enemies in story mode and usually cost you health just trying to aim and fire at ships at the surface of the water. The graphics and 3D are average and the water affects are good when you are splashed, but nothing worth "WOWing!" Overall, this game should be avoided to most 3DS owners and eager children should have their parents wait until the price drops to at least to $20 or lower, which is unlikely. Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    4
    It seems that Steel Diver was made not to make a good game but to show off what the 3DS could do in terms of how you control the game (big examples being the switches to move and the wolf gang like part in the game) but just because it was innovative doesn't mean it's good.
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 55
  2. Negative: 8 out of 55
  1. Jul 7, 2011
    50
    Simple arcade game with relatively addicting gameplay which suffers from a severe lack of content. In this case it's quite a fundamental problem.
  2. 60
    Some good ideas and stunning graphics with nice 3D effects rise this underwater arcade slightly above average. [June 2011]
  3. Jun 20, 2011
    70
    It seems safe to say that Steel Diver will not reach the level of popularity among Nintendo's most beloved franchises, but Miyamoto and company still deserve kudos for inventing another unique gameplay experience that is seldom seen elsewhere. While the learning curve can be steep, enough patience will lead to a satisfying package that's two games in one and easily bears replaying.