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. 90
    Hostile Waters is not only a superb PC game it's actually one of the very best games I've ever played.
  2. With superb graphics, sound, and music, as well as immersive and challenging gameplay, Rage has really done its job in making sure that this title has no real weaknesses. The plot development and cinematics are simply in a class by themselves.
  3. Tremendous fun. It doesn't innovate so much as it refines and ties together a couple of different elements into a satisfying whole.
  4. It’s very fast paced, yet strategic at the same time – as such, it requires lightning fast decisions to be made in order to be successful. Many action gamers, as well as strategy gamers, will enjoy it.
  5. 87
    This is a great mix of strategy and action and should keep most gamers well entertained. There's a lot going for this title even through it's AI flaws and sometimes difficult command interface.
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 »