Ship Simulator Extremes is a game which focuses on a realistic simulation of boats and ships. The game is a civil simulation which means there are no military components - the only coming remotely close to it are water cannons. Of course the most important challenge is to keep the ship stable in all situations, may it be sunny weather or storm. To help the player there is a graphical prompt which shows all forces which act upon the boat. Other things to keep in mind are the radar, mooning lights, steering, throttling the motor or navigation lights. While the player mostly controls one ship, there are also situations in which he has to take care of multiple at once.
This game features three campaigns: two easier in which the player takes control over Greenpeace missions and a tourist ship; the last one features tough missions like landing a big tanker. Other ways to play are single missions, free playing and multiplayer (which is only free playing with other people; no objectives). There are overall 29 ships and 12 maps.