publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-16
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Barotrauma is a simulation game in which we take control over the submarine crew. The production was developed by independent Finnish studios FakeFish and Undertow Games and released by Daedalic Entertainment.
The action of Barotrauma takes place in the near future. After escaping from the Earth, a group of adventurers found refuge in Europe - the ice-bound Jupiter moon, where life is only possible in the depths of the ocean. The protagonists will face a real struggle for survival, especially as people are not the only beings living in this mysterious globe.
In Barotrauma, the action is shown from the side. In the course of the game, we travel through procedurally generated locations, carrying out various tasks, confronting opponents (or running away from them in panic), as well as discovering various secrets of Europe. Under a thick layer of ice you can come across not only small earthly colonies, but also ancient ruins, wrecks of other submarines or unknown species of creatures.
Although our pupils may dive into the depths (for example to plunder the remains of foreign civilization), they spend most of their time on board the ship. Controlling the boat requires the player to fill five positions (captain, engineer, mechanic, physician and assistant), as well as to manage systems (such as nuclear reactor or even sonar) and to react quickly to random events (including breakdowns). Apart from that, there is a place for extensive crafting in the game - based on acquired resources and artifacts, the crew can create useful tools, weapons and medicines.
Barotrauma allow for both single and multiplayer gameplay in the company of up to fifteen players. A fictional campaign, individual scripts, a sandbox module and a collaborative mode (via the Internet or on a shared screen), where nothing stands in the way of betraying the team in pursuit of their own goals, are waiting to be tested. In addition, the authors provide a powerful editor integrated with the Steam Workshop, which allows you to create new enemies, ships or entire levels and share them with the community.
Barotrauma has a detailed, two-dimensional graphics maintained in subdued colors and dark style. Ubiquitous darkness, red ship deck lighting and atmospheric soundtrack create a gloomy, mysterious atmosphere.
Expectations: 5.8 / 10 calculated out of 9 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Dual Core 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 or better, 350 MB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB GeForce 6200 or better, 350 MB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit