Highly playable modern era naval sim, mostly combat based
Dangerous Waters focuses mostly on the role of modern combat ships in the 21st century theaters of war. However, it is not solely about boats, it also includes submarines and planes and thus, it creates plausible modern day combat scenarios. The game offers you fleets from USA, Russia, and China, as well as unnamed rebel factions that are added in the mix. The game also includes a more ample strategic engine that combines political options (you can form alliances, you can declare war, declare truces, etc.) The game takes place in a simulated environment in 3D, very well executed, with carefully modeled ships, planes and submersibles, so, all in all, this is a really well put together game, really great for those that want something resembling a wargame, but want to live in that world, rather than see it represented through hexes. All in all, this is an ambitious, well executed strategy game, includes multiplayer, an engaging campaign mode and an editor, if you want to design your own missions. Definitely worth playing, for strategists of all sorts and a must for lovers of modern day naval warfare. An alternative to this one would have to comprise 2 games: a great combat flight sim, say B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th and a powerful submersible simulator, one of them Silent Hunter games released in the same period.