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Steel Diver: Sub Wars Review | Gold Standard Or Sub Standard?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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3DS, 3DS Games, F2P, Free to play, multiplayer, Nintendo, Submarine simulator

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Review | Gold Standard Or Sub Standard?

Platform: Nintendo 3DS (eShop | F2P, premium upgrade £8.99)

Developer: Nintendo EAD

Publisher: Nintendo

Shigeru Miyamoto has always wanted to make a game about submarines, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop him.

We love the idea -- after all, the mighty sub really doesn't get the attention it deserves, beyond Silent Hunter -- but Steel Diver didn't set the gaming world on fire back in 2011. We enjoyed its bonkers side-scrolling depth-charging gameplay as far as it went... which turned out to be about thirty minutes thanks to the ludicrously short campaign, so I must admit to loosing an exasperated growl when Miyamoto announced a sequel to his pet project.

However, Sub Wars is a very different beast from the niche original: a first-person free-to-play multiplayer arcade submarine simulator. As such, it's the best one of those on the (any?) platform by default, but is it actually worth your time and an optional £8.99 premium upgrade?

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Review | Gold Standard Or Sub Standard?

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