Naval Action

An online sailing simulator developed by the Ukrainian developer, Game-Labs, whose members worked previously on the STALKER and Total War series. The action of the game is set between the sixteenth and the eighteenth century - a period within the so-called Age of Sail. The gameplay focuses on the exploration of the enormous game world, where the players can trade, take assignments, and participate in realistic sea battles. The game features faithfully recreated weapons from the period, including various types of cannons, mortars, and carronades. One of the game's characteristic, and very realistic, features is the ship handling, as the player can control each sail separately and the crew management is also rather complex. The visuals are powered by the Unity engine, which makes the game look better than one could expect. Also, the creators' dedication to recreate the ships as authentic as possible deserves praise.

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PC / Windows
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Naval Action

Naval Action | PC

Simulation, sailing, sandbox, network, ships

Companies responsible for Naval Action

Game-Labs | game developer

Game-Labs | publisher   Official website

Naval Action release date for PC:

game language:

December 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 111 players' votes.  

Naval Action for PC / Windows is an online sailing simulator set within the so-called Age of Sail - between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries (till the end of Napoleonic era). The game was developed by Game-Labs, a Ukrainian studio whose members worked formerly on Darthmod (popular mods for Total War series), World of Tanks or S.T.A.L.K.E.R. The team released also a real-time strategy game Ultimate General: Gettysburg.


The vessels that the players encounter and command in Naval Action for PC / Windows come from the best shipyards of the period. Both the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were full of new technological advancements of the ships and on-board weapons. This was influenced by the competing nations of colonizers including the French, the British, or the Spanish. Sailing ships were not only more and more powerful and deadly, but were also getting prettier because of their slim silhouettes.

In terms of maneuvering the ships, the game is focused on faithful representation of this aspect. The player can control each of the sails separately. The crew can be managed in many different ways. Sea battles are realistic as well - a complex damage system brings the authenticity required. The game features various weapons used in the historical period that it covers, such as cannons, mortars or carronades. When travelling across the enormous world, the players can also engage in trading with others or completing different assignments.

Technical aspects

The graphics in Naval Action for PC / Windows are based on Unity engine, which makes a great impression. The creators were focused mainly on realistic representation of the sailing ships. As a result, the ship models are stunning. These are incredibly detailed, because the creators were extremely scrupulous in recreating the authentic ships from the period.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz/AMD FX-9370 4.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7850 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 B60 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 6850 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7-64 Bit

Naval Action Early Access trailer

Naval Action Early Access trailer | 1:59

Trailer symulacji bitew morskich z ery panowania okrętów żaglowych. Film zrealizowano w momencie trafienia gry do programu early access na Steam.

Early Access' most glaring issues based on the example of Naval Action

Feature 26 April 2017 16:00

Naval Action is one of the most unique games available in Steam’s Early Access Program. The game from Game-Labs is also a great example showing how problematic this service can be in various respects.

Realistic multiplayer sea warfare game Naval Action landing on Steam Early Access today

News 21 January 2016 13:52

Meet Naval Action, a realistic multiplayer game about sailing and sea warfare with naval battles for up to 50 players. Its alpha build is going to be available in Steam Early Access starting today.