Naval Ops: Warship Gunner PlayStation 2

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: The gameplay in Naval Ops: Warship Gunner involves two unique phases: design and battle. At the start of the design phase, players are given a mission briefing. Based on the mission?s objectives, players can construct or retrofit their ship with weapons, a propulsion system, aircraft, andThe gameplay in Naval Ops: Warship Gunner involves two unique phases: design and battle. At the start of the design phase, players are given a mission briefing. Based on the mission?s objectives, players can construct or retrofit their ship with weapons, a propulsion system, aircraft, and defensive hardware. At this stage, players can also invest in new technology, develop new weapons, or purchase parts. Players can also bypass the process of ship design, and proceed directly into battle using ships based on actual naval craft. The battle phase puts the player?s real-time combat skills to the test. Players engage surface vessels and aircraft, destroy communications garrisons, and avoid high-G anti-ship missiles. Combat missions can take place around the clock making nighttime attacks a strategic option. Dense fog and heavy storms are just some of the other conditions that players must contend with. For help, players can rely on fully integrated combat systems providing complete situational awareness, and access to all weapons systems. [KOEI] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. PSM Magazine
    80
    It's an arcade game at its heart, and it's a whole lot of fun. [Aug 2003, p.32]
  2. Game Informer
    75
    The number of crafts and items available with which to outfit your ship are nice, but the gameplay seems to keep Naval Ops on a short leash - one that will ultimately keep this title from a lot of mass-market appeal. [July 2003, p.107]
  3. With some perseverance to get past the initial stages, Naval Ops develops into a fun blaster.
  4. If you play the game on its own terms, there's a good chance you'll enjoy it. If WWII naval battles appeal to you, or you just like the idea of firing massive cannons, that chance is even better.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    60
    A good game for those that like to be in on the ground floor. It's unique in that you can build your own playable shooter, so to speak, but the gameplay is just average. Still, the combination of creation and shooter may be irresistible to some.
  6. Doesn't know whether to call itself an adventure or something much deeper - underpinned with the trimmings of a simulation. This personality 'conflict' has resulted in a game that fails to match the auspicious concept.
  7. 40
    The end result is strategy overload for the action gamer and action overload for the strategy gamer. Those in between won't be particularly impressed, either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. JeanpauleP.
    Jul 21, 2003
    10
    The abillity to build your own custom ship then blow everything up is definitely a must for those who like the creation factor.
  2. GregB.
    Jul 21, 2003
    10
    Perfect for anyone who loves strategy with its combination of combat and design it feels more real. It doesn't get any better than this.
  3. PaoloCatacutan
    Oct 6, 2009
    10
    I agree, it was a great game. But it does have it's flaws, for one thing the graphics are a little lousy, the controls are somewhat hardI agree, it was a great game. But it does have it's flaws, for one thing the graphics are a little lousy, the controls are somewhat hard to master and the challenges can be overwhelming. But it more than makes up for it by being stuffed with action, realistic war strategies, and a good store weaponry that's actually being built by scientists. But I personally recommend its "sequel" Warship Gunner 2, although it's controls will definitely throw you off your game with Warship Gunner 1. Expand
  4. VincentC.
    Jul 30, 2003
    10
    soooooooo cool~~~actually,you can't find a lot of navy sim in PS2~!
  5. GarethL.
    Mar 14, 2004
    10
    Great game! I just love it when one can build a ship how you want, then go out a blow everything else up with it, most satisfying, mabye they Great game! I just love it when one can build a ship how you want, then go out a blow everything else up with it, most satisfying, mabye they should re-release it with on-line capabilty so we can all have a mass brawl in the ocean! What fun that would be! Expand
  6. CassW.
    Apr 25, 2005
    10
    This is my favorite game. Just the cover got me interseted in it.
  7. ChristianB.
    Jun 27, 2003
    8
    So many options, so little total tonnage. I love this game. Still waiting for my dream submarine game, but this'll do in the meantime.

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Awards & Rankings

#77 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003