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Dread Nautical

Dread Nautical is a turn-based RPG game with elements characteristic of the roguelite sub-genre, in which we face creatures from a different dimension while cruising the ship. The game was created by Zen Studios, developers of Operencia: The Stolen Sun.

RPG | turn-based | roguelike | Isometric view | tactical | indie games

Dread Nautical cover

developer: ZEN Studios

publisher: ZEN Studios

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Game mode: single player

game release date:


PC Switch PS4 XONE

Dread Nautical is a representative of the tactical turn-based RPG genre. The game is based on the mechanics known from the roguelite subgenre. The production is the responsibility of Hungarian Zen Studios, authors of Pinball series, CastleStorm and Operencia: The Stolen Sun.


The action of Dread Nautical takes place on the ship "Hope". The peaceful voyage has turned into a real nightmare due to the attack of terrifying supernatural beings who have come from another dimension and want to get rid of every human being on board the liner at all costs.


In the game we play the role of one of the four available heroes. These are Hatano Kenichi, who abandoned the criminal life of a Yakuza member, singer Miraje, detective Farg Drexler and video game developer Vivian Nussbaum. Each of them must face bloodthirsty monsters. In order to survive on each of the 20 decks of "Hope", the player must cooperate with other survivors, encouraging them to help, and manage perishable equipment and very limited resources accordingly.

The battles in Dread Nautical takes place in turn-based system and you should expect frequent dying, characteristic for roguelikes. During these events, you have to use the action points of each character in a thoughtful way. The player must also ensure that the controlled character is rested, because excessive fatigue can lead to panic, and thus to a quick and painful death from the mysterious monsters.

Technical aspects

The game is characterized by a not very technologically advanced three-dimensional graphics. Dread Nautical has a truly cartoon style that contrasts sharply with the game's serious storyline.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card Intel HD 4400 or better
  • 2.5 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 or better
  • 2.5 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
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