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Steel Diver (Nintendo 3DS)

Steel Diver (Nintendo 3DS)
alaScore 88

126 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Steel Diver (Nintendo 3DS). The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Nintendo 3DS Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo 3DS Games the Steel Diver (Nintendo 3DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Phil Harris (square-go.com)

Steel Diver

 

Right from the word go you can't help by being impressed by Steel Diver's beauty and good use of the 3D on Nintendo's handheld. Sunlight dapples across the hull of your submarine when close to the surface, reducing as you dive to the depths below in...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Buffa (modojo.com)

Steel Diver Nintendo 3DS Review

 

Periscope Strike, one of three mini games, tasks you with firing torpedoes at enemy ships, identifying said ships through a periscope and then watching them sink to the ocean depths; we love diving to watch the battle cruisers make their slow descent....

Gyroscope controls, 3-D wave effects, three unique game types, attractive graphics

Not enough Periscope missions, no online play or leaderboard support, wrestling with the sub controls

It's easy to understand why so many people dislike Steel Diver. Nintendo's 3DS launch effort is a collection of different genres, mashed together to produce a slow moving submarine sim that's clearly not for everyone and a tough sell at $39.99. Spend...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Neal Ronaghan (nintendoworldreport.com)

Steel Diver

 

A game that can be explained as "vaguely reminiscent of Silent Service" doesn't have a large audience.

It's like looking in an aquarium ; Battleship-style mode is great fun ; Weird but fun controls

Unlocking decals is a chore ; Little content ; Limited multiplayer options

For me the only money-time relationship I use is that if a game keeps me interested for one hour per Euro spent then it was a good game. That's just if I'm unsure whether I like a game though, I can like games that are way below that ratio if they're...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Clark Evans (videogametalk.com)

Steel Diver

 

In short, Steel Diver is an extremely underwhelming launch game. The eight missions can be knocked out in about 2 to 3 hours and the two player Steel Commander mode is buggy in addition to boring when playing against the AI. It doesn't make any sense...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Mc Shea (gamespot.com)

Steel Diver Review

 

This tedious underwater adventure is as short on content as it is on thrills.

Nice implementation of 3D visual effects ; Periscope Strike is fun in 30-second bursts

Uneven balance between simulation and action ; Long, grueling boss fights ; Only a few hours of content ; Banal competitive mode relies too much on luck

In addition to the regular missions, three bosses stand between you and survival. These oversized enemies follow a specific pattern that ensures they're only vulnerable during certain moments, and this is where the sluggish controls become downright...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Christopher Brown (allgame.com)

Steel Diver

 

Steel Diver sends 3D gameplay under water as players take control of three different submarines and explore the briny depths, avoiding mines, battling enemy ships, and fending off giant sea creatures. The action is controlled via the 3DS's touch screen an

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Steel Diver review

 

Seabound submarine antics make their three-dimensional way onto the 3DS

A wet fish, with nowhere near enough depth or firepower

May, 2011

Expert review by: Tom McShea (cnet.com.au)

Steel Diver

 

This tedious underwater adventure is as short on content as it is on thrills.

Nice implementation of 3D visual effects ; Periscope Strike is fun in 30-second bursts

Uneven balance between simulation and action ; Long, grueling boss fights ; Only a few hours of content ; Banal competitive mode relies too much on luck

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Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Simeon Paskell (dpadmagazine.com)

Steel Diver

 

There is a scene in 1997's sci-fi schlock-fest Starship Troopers in which Denise Richards, aka Captain Carmen Ibanez, attempts to reverse a gigantic spaceship out of its docking bay; in a moment of nerve-shredding tension, the craft comes within inches...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Johan Keyter (techsmart.co.za)

Steel Diver

 

We batten down the hatches and dive into the surprisingly challenging Steel Diver for the Nintendo 3DS.

Steel Diver is an enjoyable little title for the 3DS, and if you have a soft spot for action puzzling and submarines it comes highly recommended. We were disappointed in the limited amount of replay value the title offers though, with only seven...

Jun, 2011