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  • Summary: Battle 40-foot waves, storms, ice and a nearly 100-percent crewmember injury rate in the dangerous hunt for undersea riches on the Bering Sea with Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm. The game was inspired by Sig, Edgar and Norman Hansen -- three brothers who have made their living crab fishing on the Bering Sea aboard their family's fishing vessel, the Northwestern. Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm lets gamers captain their own boat in the frenzied search for an undersea jackpot. Gamers select one of five real crab boats, including the Northwestern, Cornelia Marie and Sea Star -- all featured on the series, or create and customize their own boat. Gamers then recruit and lead their own crew from a roster of twenty real crab fishermen. Selecting the wrong boat or recruiting the wrong crew member can mean the difference between landing a Bering Sea jackpot or disaster. Lead your fatigued, hungry and hardworking crew in the strategic search for King Crab and Opilio Crab, while battling to secure your catch and livelihood before other captains and crews get to the crab first. [Greenwave Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Overall the game is a great in depth simulation and the gameplay outweighs many of its bugs.
  2. Frame rate excluded, the developers at Liquid Dragon Studios should feel proud to have created a game from very little source material. Who knew that crab fishing could be fun?
  3. It's a very involving and at times complex game, with numerous controls and menus to learn. We dig the slow moving but rewarding gameplay as well as the numerous video clips from the show, but the horrible frame rate, long load times and lackluster visuals keep Deadliest Catch from being the king of simulations.
  4. Just completing a single string of pots (the cages the crabs crawl into on the ocean floor, trapping them) in Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm is a long and drawn out experience, with a difficult to master control scheme and layers of strategy and management to contend with. On top of that, it will literally make you seasick. In other words, a total PC game.
  5. Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm could have been a very good game if the developers would have sped up the action and further fleshed out the game's more cerebral portions. Unfortunately, the game gets caught between simulation, strategy, and action, and it doesn't pull any of them off.
  6. I am sure the game will sell well based on game recognition alone, but as it stands Deadliest Catch nowhere near captures the excitement or intensity of the Discovery Channel series.
  7. However, the bottom line is that it feels like it was rushed to the market to coincide with the release of 2008 show schedule.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. VictorVicenteV
    Dec 10, 2009
    It's a great fishing simulator, the best simulator I tried...
  2. Sep 18, 2013
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  3. nickb
    Oct 16, 2009
    this games is allright its fun and a good thing if you need something to do.
  4. Michael
    Jun 24, 2008
    Surprisingly decent game. Overal design and gameplay (strategy + simulation) are pretty good. Manual is aweful, but the tutorials teach you nearly everything you need (except how to get back to a port). Sound is average. Water physics are excellent. Framerate and graphics are rather poor, but do not make the game unplayable. User interface could use more polish, as it has several small annoyances. Expand
  5. MattA
    Sep 15, 2008
    I am a huge fan of the show and naturally I rushed out and bought it on release day. A definite waste of $60.00. I couldn't even read the captions because the print was so small. The bad thing is, I went to trade it in a 2 weeks later and the price dropped $20.00. Not a good investment. I suggest a rental only. Expand
  6. davidk
    Jun 19, 2008
    This game never should have passed certification. For an XBOX title to crash this much and have such poor performance makes me wish I had stayed with PC games. At least they were cheaper. Expand