What happens when the Hollywood blockbuster
Hunt for Red October crashes and a plethora of other war movies onto the
PC? You get Dangerous Waters that is a warfare simulator that gives
gamers control over multiple air, surface and submarine platforms.
Gamers will also focus
their attention on taking direct control of individual crew stations,
from sonar and radar rooms to weapon control and navigation consoles.
Missions are interconnected, with all consequences from previous
missions affecting the next. In the campaign, gamers can play as the
U.S., Russian, or Chinese forces.
Gives control over
10 of the world’s most potent naval platforms. Some of which
include: Oliver Hazard Perry Class guided-missile frigates, MH-60R
Seahawk helicopters and Kilo class 636/877 diesel submarines
head-to-head multiplayer modes allow controllable submarine,
surface, and air platforms to battle it out in a definitive naval
Innovative AI allows
players to tailor the game’s difficulty level and Autocrew
functionality allows the player to customise the level of
micro-management they desire
Includes a handy
Quick Mission generator composed of an infinite combination of
mission goals, enemy forces and random locations
Dangerous Waters is not
just a submarine game but far from it actually as it features all
aspects of naval warfare that include battleships, submarines,
helicopters and planes that battle each other across these (pun
intended) dangerous waters.
*Apart from the realistic strategic gameplay of this title, Dangerous
Waters features a real printed manual that is filled with a wide gamut
of information from this extraordinary game. This is a godsend for a
game like Dangerous Waters because nothing is worse then reading an
online manual when you actually want to play the game at the same time.
The installation of
Dangerous Waters on the PC was a breeze but once the game was installed,
it offers the player an in-depth tutorial which features hours upon
hours of footage to help master the title. Not only does it shoe the
main aspects of the title but also the small things that goes a long way
in playability. Needless to say, I recommend the tutorial to all
players, even if they think they are naval warfare masters.
Dangerous Waters offers
the player a variety of gameplay modes that include campaign, single
mission and even custom missions. The main gameplay is of course
campaign that involves a situation whereby the Russians have to contend
with a political crisis, opening an opportunity to get involved into
what escalates from a cold war stand-off into something more deadly.
The basics behind Dangerous Waters is the gamer is command of a naval
warship that has a plethora of vehicles at their disposal such as
submarines and helicopters. Through using these vehicles, the player
must basically plot their victory through the seven seas in order to
avert or cause whatever disasters your military is behind. Fortunately
all these vehicles are controlled the A.I. that really does help lessen
the pressure behind the game. Although there are huge battles between
the warring parties, the strategies behind the game is what make this
In laymen's' terms, you
basically command an entire naval fleet and engage in a variety of
battles and missions to ensure your military super power world
domination. The title also offers some entertaining multiplayer modes
that naval fans will simply adore.
Waters is a little dated on the PC but fans of strategy games will
probably ignore this aspect of the title as they will be too involved in
the gameplay but for more modern gamers, this is a huge let down and
does not go into recruiting new players. Fortunately, there are enough
3D graphics and special effects to almost immerse you into the gaming
In conclusion, Dangerous Waters will probably not win too many awards as
it is a little left of center field but if you're into naval strategy
games then you probably won't go wrong with this title. Great gameplay,
entertaining sound effects but unfortunately dated graphics makes this
title a hit and miss affair.