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  • Summary: Enigma: Rising Tide melds cinematic pacing with immersive graphics to produce the world's first alternate history, naval warfare, vehicular shooter game in an online, persistent, action-packed, 3-D setting. Command a variety of surface ships and submarines. Sail with and against thousands of other players, deploying deck guns, torpedoes, hedgehogs, and depth charges. Communicate with your teammates in encrypted chat channels, evade deadly torpedo aircraft, and pluck salvage from the wreckage of enemy vessels. Pit your destroyer against enemy wolfpacks, or stalk fat merchantmen from the murky depths. Every three months following release, you get free expansions to the game, including new vehicles, additional features, and dramatically enhanced gameplay. [Tesseraction Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. I haven't enjoyed a naval simulator this much since "Silent Hunter II." A great title!
  2. The game is immensely playable and re-playable, guaranteeing the player a new experience each time the game is played. [Gold Ed.]
  3. 85
    Offers great naval combat for the novice yeoman to the retired navy general. If you enjoy a realistic atmosphere and high energy combat, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
  4. 78
    Gliding across the sea watching numerous other ships and submarines firing at each other with planes flying overhead is great, and adds to the tension and representation of World War II.
  5. It's hard not to enjoy Enigma. Streamlined but not dumbed down, the game captures the exciting feel of WWII naval combat even if it ignores many of the details.
  6. Some deliciously well-rendered visuals have been used to re-create each of the 16 warships and submarines you control, and the ocean effects - which range from gentle swells to full-blown gales - are so convincing that you may find yourself reaching for Dramamine. [June 2003, p.68]
  7. For now this feels like a course at the naval academy while you wait to get out to sea. [Aug 2003, p.87]

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  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. MitchC.
    Sep 16, 2007
    Best PC game I've owned. The speech recognition makes it truly the best. I'm aware of some folks having issues with running it but from the forums I've read there is no reason you shouldn't be up and running in no time. Very, very cool. I'm anxious for Tesseraction's next Enigma version. Started Sept. 07. Expand
  2. AlbertK.
    Jan 7, 2004
    I think its an outstanding game. Even tho the last sub-game I played was Das Boot on a 386... Enigma: Rising Tide are easy to operate, yet quite advanced as in real. The graphics are not top-of-the-hill, but at least this game runs smoothly even if you don't have the very latest computerhardware. Stop comparing it to other games. Expand
  3. KellyA.
    Sep 10, 2003
    Reading the user reviews here, I'm not sure what game Tham and Mirko T. are referring to. We've received acclaim for our graphics, music and dynamic audio from nearly every professional review we have received. "Graphics looks like some DOS game..." That's pretty funny. Readers, do yourself a favor and check out the screenshots, check out the reviews and ignore the trolls who obviously haven't played a legitimate copy of Enigma: Rising Tide. Expand
  4. ScottyBabes
    Sep 18, 2003
    All the text in the game is unreadable, even after ungrading my drivers and their tech support is more than useless which is a shame cos it looks like a good game but i just cant play it. Expand
  5. CommandoDude
    Jul 4, 2008
    The campaign is impossible to beat since your allies all suck. It is impossible to accurately find and destroy subs. It was overall fun for a bit, but there weren't enough missions to do. I didn't really like the game. Despite being fun, there are real drawbacks in actually defeating an enemy and how helpful your allies are (Which is incredibly critical given how many enemies you may have to defeat). Expand
  6. THAM
    Sep 9, 2003
    I agree with Mirko T. The graphics, interface, simulation of the subs' controls and sounds are very poor. The sounds of enemy ships' guns are like some third-rate Hong Kong gangster movie. The graphics looks like some DOS game similar to "SSN" some years back. Expand
  7. ChrisN.
    Dec 3, 2005
    Bought the game and brought it home only to find out it didnt work, either the company itself messed up or their was so many damn hackers which i doubt but either way when i tried to enter my CD Key it said it was invalid. I did buy this game off the cheap rack at EB GAmes but still be nice if it bloody well worked. Expand

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