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Steel Diver

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Overall 5
5.0
Graphics 8
7.6
Sound 4
4.0
Control 5
5.0
Addiction 5
5.0

Steel Diver Review

Cheat Code Central
7 July 2011
Overall 6
6.0

Clever submarine sim takes advantage of 3DS hardware.

Common Sense Media
2 July 2011
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Steel Diver is a military submarine simulation, featuring some violence. You can blow up enemy submarines and see the vessel sink into the ocean. The cartoon-like graphics means it's not realistically represented, nor are there people screaming or bodies floating in the water. You can also destroy deep sea creatures out to harm you. But be aware a periscope mode has you play the game from a first-person view.
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Steel Diver

The Armchair Empire
20 June 2011
  • Conclusion: around the ocean like a whale….heck, a game where you play as a whale seems more interesting by comparison. But just as they were able to convince you that a home garden could serve as a virtual playground of fun, Nintendo is taking a risk to bring personal passion into their latest IP, Steel Diver. As a game that originally began life as a DS title, will a 3D upgrade and compact controls help this submarine simulator sink, or swim?
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Overall 7
6.5

Steel Diver Review

PlayDevil
31 May 2011
  • Summary: " Steel Diver " is a mixed bag. It offers a selection of games that are all very different and entertaining in their own way, but all varied that it is hard to imagine them being appealing to anyone person. This issue alone is problem enough but it is only compounded by the fact that even in combination they remain too insubstantial to prove a compelling purchase.
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
6.9

Steel Diver

impulsegamer
19 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Steel Diver is a 3DS game that you'll either love or hate as it's not your traditional Nintendo style of game and borders more on realism as opposed to arcade cutesy fun. In essence, Steel Diver is a submarine simulator but throws in a few interesting twists and turns like mini-games to make full use of the innovative controls and design of the new Nintendo 3DS console.
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Overall 8
8.0

InFAMOUS 2

Square-Go
19 May 2011
  • Excerpt: inFAMOUS 2 is the latest release from Sucker Punch, continuing the comic book story of Cole MacGrath. Once a simple courier who had been granted superhero powers at a terrible cost in inFAMOUS , with even more terrifying abilities sparking from our fingertips, the only question remains is will it be enough to battle an evil known only as the Beast?
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Steel Diver

NZGamer.com
19 May 2011
Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
6.9
Sound 7
7.0

Steel Diver

Game Boyz
16 April 2011
  • Excerpt: As a launch game, Steel Diver intrigued me prior to release given the premise of controlling a submarine on a series of missions. The only game that I can think of that closely resembles this premise is the Seawolf series of arcade games. Well I have had the chance to play the retail version of Nintendo’s sim-sub game, and overall I would have to give them credit for trying something new.
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Steel Diver Review

Shacknews
4 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Nintendo trivia buffs might recall that Steel Diver began as a tech demo for the Nintendo DS, to show off the system's unique touch screen functionality. Six years later, the game's commercial 3DS release proves that some relics are best left at the bottom of the ocean. The legacy of the early DS becomes Steel Diver's biggest weakness.
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Overall 7
7.0

Steel Diver

Nintendo World Report
3 April 2011
  • Summary: A game that can be explained as "vaguely reminiscent of Silent Service" doesn't have a large audience.
  • Pros: Battleship-style mode is great fun, It's like looking in an aquarium!, Weird but fun controls
  • Cons: Limited multiplayer options, Little content, Unlocking decals is a chore
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