Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Ultimately, a gap-filled and very linear storyline, a lack of any sort of multiplayer or joystick support, and the relative ease of mission completion undermine any real value here for the gamer.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 19, 2012
    9
    It's been over a decade since this game was released. I thank my dad for buying me this game. The game was well presented. The story was very powerful, and the narrator had you at the edge of your seat. As for graphics, they will obviously be ugly compared to those of more modern games, but, hey, this game was made in 2001, so give it a break. It was great at the time. Now for the gameplay. What a wonderful combination of real-time strategy and third-person shooter elements! Yes, it has the action, but you really need think, and start being strategic. And I love the resource management. The sound and music were excellent as well. What pains me is that there was no multiplayer. If it had multiplayer, then it would be a great game perfected. Unfortunately, the game only has a story mode, so once you beat the game, that's it. But it takes about 20-30 hours to complete, and a second playthrough is worth it, so that's like 40-60 hours. In conclusion, this is the best game nobody plays. I hope one day, someone will remake this game, solve all its issues and I'll buy it on day one. Full Review »
  2. JenkinS
    Dec 22, 2009
    10
    Hostile Waters was very far beyond it's time when it was released, I still could not find anything comparable in the game world today, with it's uniformly created games always basing on Action, Horror and the graphic improvements of their predecessors. I still play it, I'm still impressed from it's depth. When I reached the end I was empty. Rage should have sold the license to anyone, who was able to create good remakes or sequels. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 26, 2005
    8
    Solid hybrid strategy/action game. Pretty unique, I really liked it.