Adventure 23 January 2018
A sandbox game by Unknown Worlds that combines elements of action-adventure productions and RPGs. As the game’s universe draws inspiration from such novels as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, at the bottom of the ocean you can find bizarre sea monsters, as well as remnants of futuristic buildings and ships. The player assumes the role of a captain of an advanced submarine, and explores the depths of the ocean. The game’s characteristic feature is the ability to design vessels and determine such things as performance, layout, on-board mechanisms, and materials used for the construction. You begin with rather primitive ships, but as you progress you will be able to construct more advanced vessels, and explore previously unavailable parts of the ocean. While playing, you can freely walk around your ship, and even go outside to explore the marine world on your own.
Adventure 22 September 2015
A science fiction horror adventure game created by Frictional Games, Swedish studio known for such titles as Amnesia: The Dark Descent and the Penumbra series. The game is set in a top-secret research center PATHOS-2, where a series of failed experiments resulted in human-like machines killing off most of the staff and taking over the facility. You play as one of the survivors, who has to safely evade the hostile, machine infested environment. Gameplay is presented in first-person perspective and focuses on exploration of the facility and avoiding direct contact with the enemies. Just as in the other works from this developer, instead of dynamic action sequences, the game emphasizes the thick, dark atmosphere and a persistent feeling of vulnerability.
An open world submarine simulator created in Poland by Deep Water Studio. The game takes place during World War II and the player assumes the role of a captain of a German submarine who completes various missions inspired by historical events. Mechanics of UBOOT combine the features of Silent Hunter and Fallout Shelter and the main task of the player is to take care of the crew. One must consider physical and emotional limitations of his subordinates, assign functions to them etc. Each crew member has his own personality and different weaknesses which can be revealed if the captain fails to keep balance between discipline and despotism. As the game progresses one can upgrade the submarine, but our opponents obtain new technologies, such as radar, as well. UBOOT is a three-dimensional game but most of the time the action is shown on a cross-section of the submarine.
Subnautica: Below Zero
An expansion for Subnautica, in which we explore the ice-bound areas of the planet 4546B. As we play, we explore the game world and reveal its secrets.
Adventure 02 August 2016
The first project by Giant Squids, an independent studio founded by Matt Nova – the artistic director of the extremely successful game called Journey, created for PlayStation consoles. Abzu is an interactive exploration production in which you reveal secrets of a lively underworld. The player assumes the role of a cat-like diver who delves into the ocean and meets schools of fish, groups of aquatic mammals, as well as some other truly majestic creatures and remnants of an ancient civilization. Abzu offers a fluid control system which enables you to perform underwater pirouettes, flips, and gives you a chance to ride sea creatures, such as a shark. Sometimes, getting to a place requires a skillful use of available abilities or solving a logic puzzle. Yet, Abzu puts a strong emphasis on its artistic value. Therefore, the game enchants players with a riot of colors, an abundance of diverse underwater life, and amazing special effects.
Aquanox: Deep Descent
Action 30 November 2019
A futuristic submarine simulator with action elements. It is a sequel to the popular Aquanox series that was released in years 2001-2002. This installment was developed by the Serbian studio Digital Arrow known for InMomentum. The plot of Deep Descent takes place in a world in which due to the pollution of the surface the humanity was forced to move its civilization under water. However, many dangers awaited there, including mutated sea creatures and hostile human factions. The player controls his own submarine and participates in various missions related to trading, resource gathering and fighting. What’s important, the user can play alone or join one of the factions. The game focuses on realistic simulation of the submarine, but during the game there will be many occasions to fight as well. Aquanox: Deep Descent supports cooperation for up to four players.
Wolfpack is a cooperative submarine simulator. A group of five players plays the crew of a German submarine during World War II. Each of them has different duties, which he performs manually by manipulating the on-board instruments.
Simulation 02 February 2017
An arcade submarine simulator with crew management elements. The game was developed by an independent team known as Arachnid Games. The story of Diluvion takes place in the distant future, where an apocalyptic flood has forced humanity to colonize the ocean depths. The gameplay is focused around exploration of a marine world of a considerable size, completing various tasks, and combat with encountered opponents. Our travels often require the use of a sonar, which helps in navigating dark areas, as well as ranged weapons in the form of torpedoes or even cannons. We’ve also received access to a crew management module – throughout our journeys, the individual crew members gather experience, acquiring new skills over time. For example, an experienced coxswain offers better maneuverability, while a talented cannoneer is much more accurate.
Deep Diving Simulator
Simulation 27 May 2019
A simulation game in which we play the role of a diver who studies the secrets of the seabed full of wrecks and sunken relics. Exploration of the underwater depths is hampered not only by marine predators but also by the need to pay attention to oxygen and compression ratios. Deep Diving Simulator is developed by the Polish studio Jujubee, known from such productions as Kursk or Realpolitiks.
Action RPG game in which we play the role of a shark orphaned by its mother. In order to survive, the eponymous genocide has to fight for survival in the dangerous waters of the Gulf Coast, devouring everything that can be eaten and gradually growing in strength.
Action 03 November 2014
Depth was designed with multiplayer experience in mind. In the game there are two competing teams – scuba divers, and sharks that try to hunt them down. The game is a debut by a studio originating from the modding community – Digital Confectioners. The action takes place exclusively underwater, and the two teams have completely different goals to accomplish. The task of the divers is to locate a valuable object and bring it to the surface. The other group, playing as sharks, needs to prevent the first team from doing so, which, most of the times, boils down to eating them. The gameplay is pretty realistic – the divers’ movements are limited by all the physics of submerged bodies, while the sharks make use of their animal instinct without hesitation. High quality graphics are provided by the Unreal Engine 3.
World of Diving
A diving simulator designed primarily with the view of multiplayer gameplay, developed by Danish studio Vertigo Games. World of Diving lets you start a virtual career of a professional diver, who participates in all sorts of sports competitions, takes various exploration missions, or hunts wild animals, including the infamous great white shark. In most part, in-game world is generated procedurally, which results in a huge area to explore. There is also no shortage of handcrafted locations, based on real-life places. Apart from natural caves and the bottom of the sea you get to explore sunken ships and submarines as well as undersea ruins. Gameplay is focused on multiplayer, as many missions require more than one diver to complete. Apart from co-op missions, there are also some competitive game modes, based on either typical sports or treasure hunting.
Simulation 20 November 2001
AquaNox is a continuation of the futuristic submarine simulator Archimedean Dynasty, published in 1997. The action of the game was set in the XXVII century, and the player plays Emerald "Dead Eye" Flint, who has to face monsters from the sea depths. Developers from Massive Development studio have prepared more than 50 diversified missions to perform on the area of more than 8 thousand square kilometres of ocean floor.
Adventure 28 March 2017
An underwater survival game developed by Honor Code studio, putting us in the role of a professional diver clad in a heavy diving suit to reach greater depths. During a task for an underwater laboratory, an accident occurs and the hero finds himself abandoned on the ocean floor. He must survive and find a way to escape the trap before his oxygen supply runs out. We explore underwater locations, fighting aggressive animals and solving occasional puzzles. We observe the world from first person perspective, which enhances the claustrophobic feeling of the game. To succeed in Narcosis, we must wisely use our equipment and be able to efficiently move in a very heavy suit while managing supply of oxygen, which is consumed faster, e.g., through physical effort, damage-induced stress or changing water pressure.
Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive
Adventure 24 August 2014
Adventure December 2019
Beyond Blue is an exploratory adventure game, the action of which has been placed in the oceanic depths. The player takes on the role of the head of a research group which, with the help of modern gadgets, explores submarine abysses.
Song of the Deep
Action 12 July 2016
An arcade, metroidvania genre action game developed by Insomniac Games studio, known for, among others, Sunset Overdrive, and series such as Spyro, or Rachet & Clank. In Song of the Deep, we assume the role of Merryn, whose father has disappeared during a fishing trip. When one day she has a dream that her father has been imprisoned in the sea depths, the little heroine decides to build a small submarine and embark on a rescue mission. In terms of mechanics, we are dealing with a classic representative of the genre, in which we traverse a semi-open world divided into various, distinctive locations. The creators have put various challenges in our way, including things like clearing our path and, of course, fighting enemies and challenging bosses. Our submarine can be improved in the course of the game, receiving various abilities that help during combat and allowing us to access previously unavailable locations. The game features attractive 2.5D graphics.
AquaNox 2: Revelation
Simulation 22 November 2002
Another part of the submarine simulation - AquaNox, which became famous in the world largely due to very sophisticated graphics. The player takes on the role of William Drake, a young underwater freighter pilot setting out to find the legendary treasure of his ancestor.
Spearfishing is a diving simulator designed by Biart development studio. The game allows you to experience the sensations of diving in various corners of the world - from Europe to Australia. The game offers, among other things, skill training, free exploration of the depths, mission mode, participation in divers' competitions, and even underwater fishing hunting.
Dive to the Titanic
Simulation 03 December 2010
Unique underwater research robot simulator, exploring the Titanic wreck. As a machine operator, our task is to explore the wreck and extract valuable monuments from the deck of legend. The game allows you to explore the secrets of the ship and experience an incredible adventure. The whole was honoured with climatic graphic design.
Simulation 01 February 2012
Realistic diving simulator, developed by the Russian Biart Company studio, which specializes in similar productions (Diver, Check Dive).
Arcade 27 November 2006
Aqua Fish is a simple game representing the platformer genre, designed for the youngest players. The aim of the game is to find and collect treasures hidden in six different underwater worlds.
Strategy 07 September 2018
Subsiege is an original blend of a real-time strategy and a MOBA game developed by the German studio Icebird. The game takes place in the second part of the 21st century, when almost all of the Earth's natural resources are depleted. The depths of seas are the last place where they can be found. This leads to a full-scale underwater war for those exact resources. Before we start, we have to chose a couple of ships from the available ones. We will be able to use and construct only them during the RTS matches. As we play, we will have to build special structures that will gather the resources and will have to lead a group of combat units to battle. Each ship has a limited amount of oxygen, so we will have to gather as much resources as possible before our crew members face asphyxiation. We can increase our oxygen supplies by gathering oxygen tanks from destroyed enemy ships. The game offers a multiplayer mode (both co-op and competitive) along with a single player campaign. The game's PvP world has a permanent nature and constantly changes as a result of players' actions.
Another unusual simulation game and the debut production by indie studio Sunken Places, developed for VR headgear. In Classroom Aquatic you play as a diver, who is also an exchange student in an underwater dolphin school. As everybody knows, dolphins are highly intelligent, so tests are not much of a problem for them. Not so for you, so in order not to make a fool of yourself, you have to sneakily glance at you classmates' tests and copy the right answers. You also have to be careful not to get noticed by either the teacher or the other students, who may expose you. The game utilizes a first-person perspective and features humorous cartoonish visuals.
Simulation 31 December 1985
World War II submarine simulator by Sid Meier. The player's task is to patrol the waters of the Pacific Ocean in search of the Japanese fleet, and not only an extensive arsenal, but also a set of realistic combat tactics and specialized equipment, enabling constant monitoring of the area.
Jupiter & Mars
Adventure 23 April 2019
Jupiter & Mars is an underwater exploration game for PlayStation VR, developed by indie studio Tigertron. The game is set in the near future and you play as a Dolphin named Jupiter, traversing the ocean that has been devastated by the actions of man.