UBOOT for PC and Switch is a submarine simulator developed by the Warsaw team at Deep Water Studio. The developer has established cooperation with PlayWay, the publisher of such titles as Helicopter: Natural Disasters, Simulator Farmy 2015 or Car Mechanic Simulator 2015, and in May 2016 both companies began raising funds on the Kickstarter site. The action of the production takes place during World War II. When playing UBOOT, players slip into the role of a captain of a German submarine who, together with his crew, carries out various missions on behalf of the Kriegsmarine leadership. The title tries to stick to actual events, although the fate of the sailors rests solely in the hands of the players.
UBOOT for PC and Switch is an unusual combination of mechanics straight from Silent Hunter and Fallout Shelter. Therefore, commanding a ship boils down not only to maneuvering and firing torpedoes, but first of all to actively participating in the life of the crew, taking care of their needs, assigning appropriate functions, etc. Each sailor is a separate entity with a unique one Appearance, skills and problems that can sometimes turn to the supervisor. Each of them reacts differently to our actions. We must maintain discipline on board, but being too strict will degrade crew members' mental health. For example, one of the soldiers can attack his colleagues, while the other makes a mistake and reveals himself to be a spy. In addition, it is on our shoulders to take care of the crew's physical needs, so you should provide your people with food and rest. The well-being of seafarers is directly reflected in their will to fight, without which they will not be of much use. While the main part of the game takes place on board a faithfully reproduced submarine, we must not forget that UBOOT is a sandbox game, so let's decide where to go. The freedom of the game is also reflected in the management of the crew, because we are completely free to deal with it, and of course some decisions have negative consequences.
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit / Windows 8 64 Bit / Windows 10 64 Bit.
CPU: Core i3 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 2.8 GHz.
RAM: 6 GB RAM.
GPU: GeForce GTX 560 1GB (720p Low), GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB (1080p Low) or AMD equivalents.
DirectX: Version 11.
HDD: 20 GB
UBOOT Submarine simulators have belonged to one of my favorite game types since the ancient DOS version of the first Silent Hunter. Unfortunately, the creators over the years did not spoil me or others like me with the abundance of such titles. We actually had one series mentioned, and even this one saw a serious decline in form and its last edition, released almost a decade ago, was not welcomed positively. Developers from the Polish Deep Water Studio found a serious gap in the market and decided to use it by creating UBOATA. On April 30, the game is in Early Access on Steam. Let's start with what she is.
UBOOT Production is mainly a submarine simulator with an extensive personnel management module. The main goal is to fulfill the duties of a U-boat commander, i.e. patrolling the ocean and drowning any vulnerable units. Additionally, all the mechanics of taking care of the staff, their needs, health and morale have been added. This part justifies the term "survival game", as it correlates with titles belonging to this genre, such as Fallout Shelter or the outstanding This War of Mine. So we start in June 1941 with the command of the Type VII U-boat stationed at La Rochelle. We take our first orders, band the ship's warehouses and set off for the ocean.
UBOOT If we fix all the flaws and shortcomings of the beta version, the game promises to be excellent. While admiring the "static" elements, that is, climbing hundreds of miles on acceleration, is quite troublesome, with "dynamic" elements we will certainly be satisfied. For example: in the dark at night I dropped off a spy near Cardiff who was supposed to infiltrate the local port. I am already taking my feet by the belt to get out of the safe waters of the Celtic Sea when a subversive order comes from command to support the scout's efforts, and a British plane has just dropped several bombs on my head, damaging the fuselage.