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In this game, players are put into the role of a submersible to explore the ocean depths at their leisure.

Along the way, players can cruise the depths of the ocean from a first-person perspective, climbing or diving the waters as they see fit to discover the wonders of the ocean. Along the way, players can locate sunken ships, statues, and other aquatic treasures, or attempt to communicate with the various sea life through sonar, whether it's a whale, or one of the more bizarre creatures found within the darkest depths of the ocean.

Players can also leave underwater stations to mark points of interest for future study, or even assist in building a customizable coral reef that will continue to grow and attract marine life.

Aquanaut's Holiday focuses on the subtleties of discovery over fast-paced action sequences or point accumulation.


Aquanaut's Holiday PlayStation This is an interesting find so... launch a beacon.
Aquanaut's Holiday PlayStation Only a small sample of the humongous map
Aquanaut's Holiday PlayStation The Blue Continent
Aquanaut's Holiday PlayStation A mysterious and quickly fading message

Promo Images

Aquanaut's Holiday Screenshot
Aquanaut's Holiday Screenshot
Aquanaut's Holiday Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "アクアノートの休日" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Aquanaut's Holiday" -- Japanese release English title
  • "Aquanaut no Kyuujitsu" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

One Of Those Titles That Somehow Sticks With You. PlayStation Guy Chapman (1996)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 1996 65 out of 100 65
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
NowGamer PlayStation Oct 01, 1996 5.8 out of 10 58
Consoles News PlayStation Jul, 1996 55 out of 100 55
Game Zero PlayStation Oct, 1996 25.5 out of 50 51
Electric Playground PlayStation Oct 01, 1996 3 out of 10 30


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Kazutoshi Iida

Kazutoshi Iida, the director of Aquanaut's Holiday, considers this to be his worst game.
Contributed to by Charly2.0 (261189) and Robert Morgan (1059)
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