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  • Summary: Dangerous Waters will be the first title of its kind, allowing you total control over multiple air, surface, and submarine platforms in a modern-day naval environment! The game allows you to focus your attention and to take direct control of individual crew stations and also plan and execute combined arms naval strategies from a top-down 'Commanders Eye' perspective. S.C.S. - Dangerous Waters allows you control of over 10 of the world's most potent naval units out of a total of more than 270 civilian and military surface, submarine and air units included in the game. [Battlefront.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Very well conceived and produced. I am not sure if any but the most die-hard naval sim fans will be able to truly appreciate what they have at their fingertips when playing.
  2. If you crave strategy and realism, Dangerous Waters is a simulation that'll have you playing for years to come.
  3. From hunting submarines in a helicopter whilst utilising sonar buoys or making a tense approach into an all too shallow harbour to stick your periscope up and take a peek at what’s there, Dangerous Waters manages to simulate all the thrills and spills of modern naval warfare seamlessly.
  4. A highly-detailed, multi-platform naval simulator, perfect for fans of the genre. However, Dangerous Waters is also quite unfriendly toward newbies, so enter at your own risk.
  5. With a full range of attack subs, surface vessels and the introduction of aircraft it's amazing that a simulation can remain so detailed and focussed.
  6. If you know sod-all about sea-faring, and don’t have the desire to spend several hours learning about it before getting to blow stuff up, then watch The Hunt for Red October and get Silent Hunter III.
  7. 60
    A good game insomuch as it’s about as realistic as you can get. But that devotion to realism can be an unforgiving master. If you’re new to the genre, stay far away from this game. It’ll only end in tears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. AdrianN.
    Jan 30, 2007
    This could be an aeronaval simulator. It is better than a game.
  2. YermakirumY.
    May 10, 2008
    Very good game.
  3. SantiagoLamelo
    May 7, 2005
    Best naval sim I have played, mainly for the realism and the multiplayer, where you could play with your friends "inside" one of the platforms available in game. The multicrew multiplayer option rocks, there nis not another naval sim which offer this.
    IF you like Naval sims, DW is a must have
  4. SantiagoL.
    Mar 10, 2005
    A super naval sim really real. It's a pity that as many other minor Navy Units present in the simulation, Italian Navy Units are not modeled even if they play a role in the Mediterranen Sea that is an interesting area for a sim game like this. Hopefully waiting for add-ons and mods in this way! Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2014
    When I first got it at launch, I didn't really like it, as the tutorials on cd 2 really sucked, and the GFX were so plain compared to SHIII.. and reading the entire 700 page PDF-manual weren't as fun as in the even older days, when you got a complete bible of information, in paperform.

    So it collected dust for a few years, then I noticed the modding community, mainly the RA mod.. and great tutorials on youtube.
    The GFX might not be topnotch by todays standard, (or even at the original time of the release), but they are sufficent, as you are really busy keeping track of all contacts and firing solutions and calculations to have time to complain.

    With the RA mod I'd give it a 9.5 at least.
    I still play SHIII with mods (GWX3 gold with the 1920x1080 fix, and LSH3 mod). It looks a lot better, and plays realy great.
    But DW is one step ahead! And is the #1 naval sim in my eyes. (if it would be subsim only it would tie with SHIII modded)
  6. JimC.
    May 15, 2005
    In a word... Innovative! No other simulation has tried to simulate an entire mode of war like this one. With it's new platforms (fixed-wing aircraft, guided-missile frigate and it's accompanying multi-mission helicopter, and a stealthy diesel submarine) Dangerous Waters is a true anti-submarine warfare simulation. And then the devs decided to throw in the nuke subs from before just to keep things interesting... It's a truly bold game design, and I hope it succeeds so more games like this will be created! Expand
  7. MichaelMB
    Feb 1, 2007
    Not as good as I thought it would be. Only slightly better than Harpoon. Harpoon is harder to use, DW has a better GUI. Nice playing though. Prefer Fleet Command. Expand