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Sub Culture (Windows)

85
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

One of the most special games I have ever seen. Mickey Gabel (357) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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100
PC Player (Germany)
Die Atmospähre von Sub Culture zieht mich sofort in ihren Bann und in die Tiefen des Ozeans. Unter den Wogen herumgondeln, Meeresschildkröten begegnen und Zitteraale unter Strom setzen - da kommt mein Herz ins Schwärmen. Gerade mit der beruhigend aus den Lautsprechern dudelnden Fahrstuhlmusik fühle ich mich in ein riesiges "Glass Bottom Boat" versetzt.
92
OK PC Gamer
Por todas estas cualidades podemos acabar diciendo que Sub Culture es un excelente juego, altamente recomendable, con el que disfrutarás durante muchísimas horas mientras ayudas a rehacer su vida a este simpático gnomo submarino.
90
All Game Guide
Still, Sub Culture is just a blast to play. It's got gorgeous visuals (especially with a 3DFX card), a vast aquatic world that you can explore for hours, fun and diverse missions with just the right amount of action. This is truly a breath of fresh air and is highly recommended to anyone looking for a game to immerse themselves with for hours and hours.
90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Every aspect of the game has been finely crafted, and together combine to create one of the most unique and engaging game experiences in recent memory. The graphics, sound effects, and music offer a technological tour-de-force; the intense combat, shrewd economic and political scheming, and challenging missions provide captivating and challenging gameplay. The title offers a notable degree of depth, yet is accessible and completely playable. Most importantly, it is great fun. Submerge yourself in Sub Culture, and you will walk away breathless.
90
Computer Games Magazine
The only real flaw in the game is a lack of more randomized missions. Freelance bounties and other "random" money-garnering tasks that lay outside the main mission-tree would have added a lot to the overall game and given it more play life beyond the 30+ missions already present. However, unless you're a deathmatch junkie, Sub Culture is well worth getting. It's a beautiful and distinctive journey that is as much fun to watch as it is to play.
90
Mega Score
Acabámos de embater numa beata imensa, gritou-me o imediato. Marcha à ré, ordenei, enchalhando numa lata vazia. É duro percorrer o fundo dos mares.
89
Gamezilla
Aside from state-of-the-art graphics and sound, what really makes this game special is its innovative completely non-linear open-ended quality. You can pursue the missions in sequence, or you can just zoom around exploring and encountering interesting creatures of all sorts. Of course, this versatility has its drawbacks: it is not the very best adventure game, the very best action shooter, or the very best strategic challenge precisely because Sub Culture attempts to combine all three genres. While this game is a bit heavy on premeditated strategy for my personal taste, gaming fans of all stripes will find a ton of absorbing elements here to make it not only worth their while but actually one of their most enjoyable and memorable gaming experiences.
89
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Criterion Studios is erin geslaagd om een klassiek genre terug nieuw elan te geven door de keuze van het decor. En ook al zijn de opdrachten eerder conventioneel, de miniatuurschaal geeft er een speciaal tintje aan, waardoor alles net iets anders aanvoelt dan wat je gewoon bent.
86
PC Jeux
Une belle réalisation alliant la beauté des fonds à la variété des missions.
85
Gamesmania
Wenn man alles zusammenrechnen würde, käme bei Sub Culture eine gute, aber keine sehr gute Note raus - kleine Beanstandungen eben. Und zwar vor allem Punkte, an denen man merkt, daß eben kein Riesenteam am Werk war. Nun ist die Bewertung eines Spiels aber keine Mathematik, sondern es kommt auf den Spielspaß an. Und hier trumpft Sub Culture auf. Anfangs liebt man die Grafik, dann will man genügend Geld haben, um das U-Boot aufzurüsten und alle Gimmicks einmal ausprobieren und schließlich ist man in den Bann der Missionen und der Story gezogen, genießt die Freiheit. Mehr davon!
83
PC Games (Germany)
Das in vielerlei Hinsicht ähnliche Spiel Schleichfahrt von BlueByte verschreckte viele Spieler mit einer unübersichtlichen Hintergrundgeschichte und einem sehr komplexen Gameplay. Subculture wendet sich bei gleicher Thematik an all diejenigen, die sich nicht zum erlauchten Kreis der Wing Commander und Privateers zählen, aber dennoch etwas Sci-Fi-Luft schnuppern möchten. Hätte Ubi Soft an einen einstellbaren Schwierigkeitsgrad gedacht und eine höhere Anzahl an Missionen erstellt, wäre Subculture nicht nur den Genre-Einsteigern wärmstens zu empfehlen.
83
Game Revolution
Sub Culture is one of the best examples of the potential capabilities of a fast, 3D accelerated PC. The unique story creates an awesome underwater environment, while the 3D graphics and physics engine keep movement smooth and realistic. Unfortunately, the game's awkward controls make for some difficulty in maneuvering, thus taking away from the overall enjoyment of the game.
82
GameStar (Germany)
Sub Culture ist kein perfektes Spiel, aber Fans maritimer Action-Simulationen kommen voll auf ihre Kosten.Wer sich für das Szenario begeistert, drückt ob der paar Ungereimtheiten ein Auge zu und taucht ab in die unbekannten Tiefen.
81
GameStar (Germany)
(Budget re-release) Vorzugsweise 3D-beschleunigt kämpfe ich mich als Tiefseeheld durch eine actionreiche und lebendige Spielwelt, die mit toll animierter Grafik zum längeren Verweilen einlädt. Handelssystem und Kämpfe sind leider eher schlicht geraten, was die ausgesprochen liebevoll gestaltete Umgebung und die spannenden Missionen allerdings mehr als wettmachen.
80
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
In the end, SUB CULTURE is an amazingly immersive game hampered by minor problems. With luck, Ubi Soft will address the few problems in a SUB CULTURE 2 and deliver a truly great ocean experience.
80
GameGenie
Every aspect of the game has been finely crafted, and together combine to create one of the most unique and engaging game experiences in recent memory. The graphics, sound effects, and music offer a technological tour-de-force; the intense combat, shrewd economic and political scheming, and challenging missions provide captivating and challenging gameplay. The title offers a notable degree of depth, yet is accessible and completely playable. Most importantly, it is great fun. Submerge yourself in Sub Culture, and you will walk away breathless.
78
GameSpot
In the end, Sub Culture is actually one of the most entertaining games I've played in a long time. Sadly though, it's not long enough or challenging enough to allow me to make a wholehearted recommendation. If you get the chance to play at a friend's house, or you've got money to burn, treat yourself to one of the most innovative titles of the year. Otherwise, just cross your fingers and hope Sub Culture inspires a renaissance of trading games.
70
Svenska PC Gamer
Sub Cultures största problem är att Blue Bytes Archimedean Dynasty gjorde allt det här för snart ett år sedan.