Total Nerd The Best Ship Simulator Games  

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List Rules Ship simulator games only, not just games that feature ships as part of their gameplay.

For those who love the ocean but don't live near a beach, here are the best ship simulator games of all time, ranked by simulation gamers who have played them. Boat and ship simulators come in all shapes and sizes, allowing the players to control many different types of vessels. Some of these sims may involve ship combat, where the player controls destroyers, dreadnoughts or gunboats.

Other boat simulation games are more about cruising the ocean, where you can control cruise ships, motorboats, and even fishing vessels. If you've played these sims are consider yourself a ship simulator expert, then please vote for the game that you would recommend the most to gamers who haven't played them. Don't vote down something simply if you haven't played it! Give it a shot, you may just find your next favorite ship simulation game.
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315 108
Ship Simulator is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Paradox Interactive, Lighthouse Interactive

2
181 87
Ship Simulator Professional is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Ship Simulator Professional

3
65 43
Command: Modern Air Naval Oper... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games

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28 19
Dangerous Waters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Battlefront.com, Strategy First

5
33 27
Advanced Destroyer Simulator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Advanced Destroyer Simulator

6
30 24
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games

7
22 16
AEGIS: Guardian of the Fleet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games

8
19 15
Gunboat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Gunboat

9
18 20
Cruise Ship Tycoon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Activision Publishing Minneapolis, Activision

10
11 15
Fighting Steel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Fighting Steel Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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11 16
PHM Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
PHM Pegasus Electronic Arts

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14 20
Carrier Command is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Rainbird Software, Telecomsoft

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5 10
Gary Grigsby's Pacific War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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5 10
PT Boats: Knights of the Sea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
PT Boats: Knights of the Sea

15
4 9
Uncharted Waters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games

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6 12
Destroyer Command is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Destroyer Command

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5 11
Enigma: Rising Tide is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
DreamCatcher Interactive

18
7 14
Dreadnoughts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Dreadnoughts Turcan Research Systems Limited

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7 14
Task Force 1942 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Task Force 1942 MicroProse, Microprose Software, Inc

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7 14
Great Naval Battles: Burning S... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Great Naval Battles: Burning Steel 1939-1942

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4 10
Harpoon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ship Simulator Games
Three-Sixty Pacific, Eidos Interactive, Interactive Magic