Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. The "extreme" scenarios help make the game more exciting, rather than just sailing from point A to point B, though newcomers will have some trouble knowing how to operate everything, since a tutorial is nowhere to be found.
  2. Ship Simulator Extremes suffers from an out-dated look and a disappointing lack of technical depth. The attempt to appeal to a wide audience fails due to the mediocre implementation of both ship simulation and compelling action.
  3. If you're not a faithful fan of the series or a hardened sea dog, you shouldn't consider the purchase of Ship Simulator Extremes. The integration of PhysX (simulation of water and your ship) is well done, but for this special feature you'll need a really powerful gaming rig in order to play smoothly. Graphics are quite good concerning the realization of water and your ship, but the rest couldn't really convince us. There are still too many bugs and a lack of sound effects in the game to give Ship Simulator Extremes a better result.
  4. Lots of bugs and some major gameplay faults do not permit Ship Simulator Extreme to be anything more than a whole of many boats and missions.
  5. Oct 27, 2010
    Love ship sims? This won't actually scratch you niche itch. [Dec 2010, p.62]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    This has to be the most disappointing purchase in many years for me.

    The game lacks any kind of depth and is unashamedly a "work in
    progress". You have a small selection of ship types and tiny areas to play with the boats in.

    The only controls you have is steering, thrusters and speed. All of the detailed controls are images only and you can't interact with them.

    Rarely do I feel as ripped off as I do with this game - there's just nothing to it. I have seen more realistic iPhone Ship games than this. To call it a simulation is a downright lie.
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  2. Jan 31, 2011
    The review that stated "though newcomers will have some trouble knowing how to operate everything" may have been correct, but there is no excuse not to purchase this game now. Besides, there are more walkthroughs and helpful tips now than back in August.

    p.s. It's 65% on Steam.
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  3. Oct 28, 2010
    Ship Simulator Extremes is a is e weary good and realistic ship simulator game from V-Step, you can sail different ships in many different environments, Sidney, Bora Bora, New York Solent Cornwall ETC you can sail all type of ship big container ship, gas tanker, oil tanker, ferry's, small speedboat and more Full Review »