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Ship Simulator 2008, Ahoy

I reviewed the 2007 version of this game and was oddly entranced. The game is made up of a series of commercial missions in which you sail boats from point A to point B - a task that is surprisingly tricky to get right without causing enormous damage to your simulated vessel. I can't quite imagine why people would want to play multiplayer games of it, however, which is the big innovation for the 2008 version of the game.

- Multiplayer functionality: For the first time in the Ship Simulator series, players can now sail around in their favourite environment with all of their Ship Simulator friends.
- In-game download and rating of Custom Missions: The Mission Editor enables users to create custom missions and share these online with the Ship Simulator community.
- Even More Realistic – Radio sounds on the bridge have been added.
- Better Customization – Select a starting point in a sailing environment in both Free Roam and Multiplayer modes.

If all this floats your boat, then take a look at the official site.

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