The Best Naval Games

Update : Pirates! Showdown added at rank #44.
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Horizon's Gate (2020)

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PC Windows

Voyage into the wide world of Eral as an explorer, trader, or privateer. Defeat your enemies on land or at sea in deep but straightforward tactical combat. Unravel the secrets behind Dominio's betrayal – or sail off in search of your own adventure.

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  • turn-based
  • sailing
  • naval
  • rpg
  • pirates
  • tactical
  • trading
  • strategy
  • character
  • party
  • nonlinear
  • pixel
  • exploration
  • open-world

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Hex of Steel (2020)

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Get ready for a truly immersive wargame experience with Hex of Steel! With adaptive AI, colossal scenarios, multiplayer modes, customizable gameplay, and engaging sound and graphics, this game delivers limitless possibilities. Build your army, use over 50 policies, explore dynamic weather, and relish the alluring gaming atmosphere with no DLC policy that doesn't put a strain on your budget.


What we like:
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Attentive developer who listens to players
  • Unique tools in massive theater-wide scenarios
  • Easily moddable and customizable gameplay
  • Affordable price
What could be improved:
  • Difficulty in spotting active units without zooming in or out
  • No stacking which some players may prefer

  • strategy
  • naval
  • turn-based
  • tactical

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Airships: Conquer the Skies (2018)

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Construct mighty steampunk airships and fly them into battle, waging war and conquering the skies!


  • grand-strategy
  • real-time
  • naval
  • steampunk
  • strategy
  • i
  • wargame
  • 4x
  • authentic
  • pvp
  • data-driven
  • cooperative
  • mech
  • combat
  • tanks

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Shipped (2019)

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Challenge your friends in a naval battle of steering, pushing and shooting. Keep your ship on-screen and avoid crashing with land to survive.


  • naval
  • local
  • 4-player
  • royale
  • sailing
  • racing
  • multiplayer
  • pirates
  • competitive

5

Crash Dive 2 (2021)

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WWII Tactical submarine combat in the South Pacific

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  • submarine
  • wargame
  • naval
  • world-war-2
  • tactical
  • immersive
  • simulation
  • top-down
  • real-time
  • historical
  • stealth
  • underwater
  • first-person
  • military
  • realistic

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The Caribbean Sail (2017)

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A whimsically dark 8-bit adventure about sailing the world in the 1700's with an optional fantasy mode! - Developed by one nautical enthusiast!

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  • sailing
  • naval
  • pirates
  • choices
  • rogue-like
  • simulation
  • retro
  • management
  • rpg
  • open-world

7

ICBM (2020)

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Android PC Windows

ICBM is a real-time strategy game of nuclear destruction. Research new technologies, build up your nuclear stockpile and use a combination of ships, planes and missiles to strike at the heart of your opponents’ cities while keeping your population safe from harm.


  • real-time
  • cold
  • war
  • outbreak
  • tactical
  • destruction
  • naval
  • strategy
  • submarine
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • moddable
  • pvp
  • manipulation
  • time

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Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter (2023)

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PC Windows

Destroyer: The U-Boat Hunter brings you an authentic and historically accurate destroyer simulation along with gripping anti-submarine warfare set in the turmoils of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.


  • naval
  • simulation
  • destroyer
  • world-war-2
  • tactical
  • real-time
  • cross-genre
  • immersive
  • military
  • submarine
  • dynamic
  • wargame

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Wargame: Red Dragon (2014)

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The new reference in RTS at its best! The Wargame series returns to duty, larger, richer and more spectacular than ever before. In Wargame Red Dragon, you are engaged in a large-scale conflict where Western forces clash against the Communist bloc.


  • naval
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • million-selling
  • infantry
  • war
  • battle

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Cold Waters (2017)

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Spiritual Successor to the Microprose Classic “Red Storm Rising”.


  • submarine
  • naval
  • cold
  • war
  • simulation

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