Video games have come a long way from their start and one of the most impressive ways in which they’ve changed is through the diverse environments they’ve been able to tackle. Games have pushed their way into the land, air, and sea, knocking down barriers as they went. They may still be few and far between, but there’s been a lot of movement in this direction.
Detailed combat systems and exploration of submarines have opened up the medium in a big way and made the sea seem less impenetrable, which has made games more interesting. In that case, here are a few of the best video games to play if you like submarines and naval battles.
Adventure Time: Pirates Of The Enchiridion
Adventure Time fans might want to check this one out. People who play Pirates Of The Enchiridion live in the land of Ooo, even though it has been flooded. Finn, Jake, and a few of their friends have to figure out why.
In the usual way, they make some cool things and go on adventures and look for answers on the new waves. Armed with a huge cannon and good ship manoeuvrability, the squad heads out on the seas with little fear of enemies they can’t defeat.
This game is very hard, but it has a different way of doing “naval combat.” Maneater is a game that lets players slip into the skin of a shark and live out all of their secret underwater shark-themed dreams. When you play as a great white shark, you start out as a small pup. You must grow strong by killing and eating marine, and then land-based, animals to do so.
When players get in touch with their inner shark, they’ll have a lot of fun fighting crocodiles, orcas, and even armoured boats full of people with guns.
World Of Warships
Submarines are now available in the free-to-play multiplayer naval game World of Warships. They said it wouldn’t happen, but now they are. Afterward, Wargaming decided to add submarines to their main game. They had their own combat mechanics, upgrades, and combat roles.
If you’re into naval combat, World of Warships is one of the best World War II games out there. There are currently five submarines available, and the game has been going from strength to strength since it came out in 2015.
This game, which is based on Red Storm Rising, is a new submarine game that really shines when it comes to fighting. You’re in charge of a nuclear sub that has to keep the Cold War from turning into a nuclear war. During your job, you’ll fight off Soviet ships, stop convoys, and deliver special forces troops deep inside the enemy lines. To do this, you have about 40 ships that are equipped with everything from wire-guided torpedoes and cruise missiles to the most up-to-date sonar technology.
Often, when you get the upper hand on a ship, you’ll find out that two other ships have been following you from a long way away and you now have two torpedoes to avoid. Cold Waters does a great job of reminding you that you’re both the prey and the predator. The good news is that you have a lot of control over the sub, which makes it easy to think of and do precise moves and feints in the middle of a fight.
People who like submarine and war games will enjoy UBOAT, which combines third-person crew management with first-person action. It’s a great game for both casual and hardcore fans of the genre. Carry out any orders from Kiregsmarine HQ and keep your crew and ship healthy and running.
You can go into first-person as the commander and walk through the U-boat to check on the crew and give out punishments. If you’re really strict, you can even kill the cook for burning breakfast.
As a new game in Steam Early Access, it also has a lot of bad bugs that aren’t fun to play. Still, this is one of the best-looking submarine games on this list, and it should get better as developers Deep Water Studio keep adding new features like a campaign.
Silent Hunter 3
There aren’t many games that make you feel like you’re in charge of a submarine like Silent Hunter 3. A lot of different campaigns and dynamic patrol missions are available to you. All of them promise to put you through your paces when the war goes on, and you can choose which one you want. Commanding a U-boat at the start of the war makes you feel like a predator because few of your enemies can deal with the new technology. However, by 1944, your task is almost impossible because the enemy is bringing escorts and planes to help.
In the game, you can command a lot of different submarines, and each one is unique and representative of the time period you’re fighting in. For example, the rickety U-boats of the late 1930s aren’t very good at long range and can’t hold a lot of cargo.
You can expect to find realistic details wherever you look, no matter what you choose. You can move around the sub in first-person to see what the crew is doing, but there are also external, strategic, and cinematic camera settings that make it easier for people to get around and see what the sub is doing. Silent Hunter 3 has a lot of realism settings that you can change as you get used to the controls, allowing you to make the game as realistic as you want. Silent Hunter 3 may be one of the only old games on this list. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, Silent Hunter 4 is also worth a look.
If you like U-boat interiors that are very realistic, then this first-person submarine warfare simulator is for you. Wolfpack is in Early Access on Steam. It’s being made with the help of a group of people who love submarine games, called Subsim, in an effort to make it the best sub game of all time. Because Wolfpack is a co-op game, you and your friends can each take on a different job on a U-boat and patrol the seas together. This makes Wolfpack even better.
Everything is done in first-person, so there’s no outside view or set of crew management rules to keep you from fully immersing yourself in the task at hand. Wolfpack is a game where you have to know what you’re doing in order to be good at it. If you don’t know how to operate a U-boat or how to get inside one, this might not be for you.