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Windward

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

33%

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Based on 9 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMay 12, 2015

Developer: Tasharen Entertainment

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Strategy

Designed from the start to be a fully procedural co-op game, Windward can be played by yourself, but it truly comes alive when playing with friends. Start by generating a procedural world that will be unique to you, design your own custom faction then sail forward fighting pirates, trading with towns, doing quests or simply exploring -- it's up to you how you want to play.

As you sail about you will find resources you can make use of, upgrades for your ship, new towns that will ask your assistance, and as you get farther out from the starting area -- various pirates that will attempt to take what's rightfully yours. Combat experience will let you unlock new talents and abilities to make that particular line of work easier.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

But Windward is neither of those things. After dozens of hours it still has you doing the same monotonous tasks you did at the very start, even as you claw your way to a slightly better ship in which to run your errands. For a game set on the deep blue sea, it's unforgivably shallow where it counts.

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PC Gamer

65 / 100
PC Gamer

Fun in a simple, almost mindless way, the oceans of Windward are beautiful but not especially deep.

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GameSpot

3 / 10
GameSpot

Windward is less of a high seas adventure and more of a soporific cruise for the geriatric crowd.

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Wccftech

8.6 / 10.0
Wccftech

A very nice entry into the naval sandbox genre. Perhaps the only entry worth considering, and a great game in its own right. You can explore a vast world and do whatever you please to achieve your goals.

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