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  • Summary: Leviathan: Warships is a strategic action game where players can build and customize their own fleet of warships to play with or against their friends. Play together in the co-op campaign missions against the growing Marauder threat or fight through special Challenge Missions with your friends. If you rather want to test your admiral capabilities, you can fight against your friends or foes in multiplayer skirmishes across 14 different maps. The fleet editor features multiple ship and weapon types which can be combined in almost any possible way, allowing players to try out a vast amount of strategic possibilities. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jun 19, 2013
    81
    Engrossing, lovely to look at and with a potentially healthy shelf-life, if the multiplayer gets a toehold and gels cross-platform.
  2. May 7, 2013
    80
    Arguably this may result in a more watered down experience than PC gamers are used to, but it rarely hinders the gamer in any way. Yes, It does not have the extreme finicky depth of Frozen Synapse, yet it does not really need it.
  3. May 14, 2013
    80
    Leviathan’s simplicity is its strength – the games not that hard to make, it’s not that hard to learn, it doesn’t cost that much to acquire, yet it takes hours to master, hours to fiddle and tweak your ship and fleet loadouts.
  4. Jun 6, 2013
    71
    Primarily marketed as a multiplayer game, I was a little disappointed to see that there are very few people playing online. Granted, I’m more of a single-player gamer and I enjoyed my time with the single-player missions but these are not fleshed out enough for me to want to play them over and over. The real Leviathan: Warships experience is meant to be consumed online where you compete against human players that employ ever changing tactics and unlimited surprises.
  5. May 30, 2013
    70
    Despite the budget Leviathan: Warships propose a naval RTS interesting and complex.
  6. May 24, 2013
    70
    Leviathan combines real time strategy with turn based elements and confronts me with fleet combination and ship specialization. Unfortunately the campaign is too short and suffers from weak presentation. The multiplayer skirmishes are actually quite good though.
  7. Jun 9, 2013
    50
    A mediocre and too simplistic game piece leaving you buying some more fleets moreover. Its single-player campaign is anything but gaming world-shaking. The only positive is its multiplayer game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. May 5, 2013
    10
    Excellent game, blast with friends, awesome customization system and lovely graphics. This game is a definite 10/10, anyone and everyone should buy this game. There's a huge amount of content and I would have no problems paying $30 for this. Can't wait to play it on my tablet! Well done Paradox Expand
  2. May 5, 2013
    9
    Had a great time with this with my friends. The campaign is fun. The versus modes are good as well. Besides the launch problems, we have been playing the entire weekend. Great value! Expand
  3. May 1, 2013
    7
    Great little turn based time waster. Felt it has similarities to Frozen Synapse.
    The PC version could use a few extra tweaks in the controls
    to make it more friendly.
    The Tutorial was a bit brief, not explaining much of the game to you after 2 rounds.
    Overall enjoyable, single player is fun. Network is great but a bit laggy at the moment.
    In game store already has DLC's available. So this looks like a DLC explosion game (if that bothers you, think Magicka)
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  4. Jun 10, 2014
    5
    No es mala la idea pero no acaba de funcionar como conjunto. Entretiene pero poco ya que las mecánicas no acaban de despegar y se hace un poco repetitivo. Expand
  5. May 4, 2013
    5
    There is so much potential here that I hope is realized in future updates. Paradox has released a game that has little content, and some day-1 DLC that costs more than the game. Not a good start.

    1. Level size. Much too small, especially given this is a naval strategy game. Give us some open water to work with and it would improve the game immensely!

    2. Weapon choices/balance. Because of claustrophobic levels and minimum firing distances, the weapons designed for longer range combat are crippled. Artillery is entirely useless. Rockets are OP, as you can load up a ship with them and carpet bomb enemies with impunity. I hope they fix the weapons so that filling ships with rockets and/or the smallest cannons is no longer the only real option.

    3. A.I. It's pretty bad. They frequently run themselves ashore and die. Their railgun accuracy is horrible except at point blank range, which works out because they LOVE to come flying out of the fog and crash into you, causing as much or more damage to themselves as they do to your ship. Sure it's funny and all, but it makes no sense as a naval tactic, and it further invalidates long range weapons.

    4. Hulls. There are barely any, unless of course you pay $10 for two DLC's to unlock some that should have come with the game. The points system is pretty cool, but we need more choices!

    5. Content. The campaign was short and pretty boring, even during co-op with friends. The challenges are basically tower defense levels. Altogether it's 5-8 hours depending on skill and how much lag you experience (if playing co-op). I'm sure Paradox has plans to release additional campaigns/challenges, but I suspect it will be more overpriced DLC. It would be great if there was a way to set up your own levels against A.I., but there isn't. There's little incentive to replay anything, and online matchmaking is pretty barren, even so soon after release.

    There is a good foundation here that I really hope they expand on. Sadly, right now the game just isn't much fun. Balance is not good, content is lacking, interface and graphics are nothing special.
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  6. May 1, 2013
    5
    Not much to say, the game is a port from mobile platform, the controls are boring. Believe me or not this thing have lag, yes, a turn based game with lag. Graphics are ok but for some unknown reason they cannot have in-game AA, you need to force it by your driver. And the greatest thing of all, this game have a in-game shop with "DLCs" that charge you nearly a price of a new full game. Pathetic Paradox. Expand
  7. May 3, 2013
    0
    Another game that releases with a (relatively) massive amount of Day 1 DLC. The product description, which once read that you could play "up to 3 factions and 11 ships" has been removed. Why? Because you can only play 1 faction and 3 ships for your $10. For another $4.50 each, you can by the other 2 factions. So, to actually get the game they advertise, you have to pay $20, not $10.

    This puts Paradox right up there with EA in terms of shady practices. Not something I ever expected from them, hence I bought it without waiting for a review. My mistake. Won't happen again, Paradox. For that matter, you won't ever get my money again without an apology for this product.
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