Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. It may be a little lacking in depth for the real skippers, but for everyone else into sailing, there's some fun to be had. Probably.
  2. The graphics are amazing and the game does an absolutely phenomenal job of simulating (and teaching) the art of sailing.
  3. The physics are realistic even though they will probably turn off anyone who is not willing to put in a good deal of time. However, if you have ever dreamed of sailing, this is a good place to start.
  4. This game has some problems but is somewhat soothing. An accessible interface, the challenge of grabbing wind with the right sails, and dazzling sea effects make for a solid experience.
  5. Virtual Skipper 3 truly is the Holy Grail of sailing sims, satisfying both hardcore and casual virtual helmsman. [Oct 2004, p.84]
  6. A formidable simulation, but landlubbers are likely to run aground on its steep learning curve. [Oct 2004, p.90]
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BillH
    Dec 24, 2009
    After 49 years of sailing, I am impressed with what this program can produce. I'm still waitng for a spray can of blue salt water scent but this does pretty swell without it. Full Review »
  2. MartinM
    Jul 2, 2004
    This is an awesome detailed game which I have just received its a no miss!!!