Ship Simulator 2008 Demo
Ship Simulator is a pretty successful franchise, that manages to release a new title almost every year, featuring new missions, ships and gameplay elements. Although ships are not as adrenaline-inducing as cars or planes, they do offer their share of excitement, especially in the case of really large cargo boats and yachts that sail the seas of the world for months at a time.
Take part in a variety of missions across every ocean
Ship Simulator 2008 comes with a hefty amount of new ships and environments for you to sail on, as well as brand new missions that put your captain skills to the test yet again. As far as the challenges and missions are concerned, just like in the previous installment, each one of them comes with different objective types. Thus, whether you must navigate a huge ship through a crowded dock, or you have to save other sailors in distress, the game provides you with every kind of challenge you might thing off.
In addition, every ship you get to handle is closely modeled after its real counterpart, both the inside and the outside. While sailing, you have the option to switch between the bridge and the tail-view, depending on whether you need to be aware of your surroundings for a narrow river portion, or you just want to ride the waves in the middle of the ocean.
Take the boat for a ride in the free roam mode
Although in order to advance through the game you must complete the challenges, you can also play it in the free roam mode, which is devoid of any type of objective or endgame, leaving you to sail the seas without any time limit or borders. Moreover, you can also choose the desired boat before you start, from the long list of available ships.
Graphic-wise, the game impresses through the amount of detail put into every ship and the very nice ocean wave animations. Unfortunately, the rest of the environment was not that lucky, since the surrounding fields and buildings look very hollow and rushed. You do not see them very often, though, since you are mostly out on the sea, where the land is not visible in any direction.
Satisfy your ship curiosity in full
Despite the fact that Ship Simulator 2008 suffers from a few design mishaps, it is still a very well-made simulator, with great physics and a wide array of detailed boats you can take control of. In addition, the large number of missions give you plenty to play with, as well as quite the challenge in some cases.