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Aquanauts Holiday

A rather engaging game

Publisher:Sony
Developer:ArtDink
Genre:Exploration

Aquanaut s Holiday occupies a peculiar space in the PlayStation s roster of shooters, fighters, and sports games. It s not really any of these. In fact, it s not really a game. At least, strictly speaking anyway. What Aquanaut s Holiday is, however, is a fun and immersive 3D underwater sim of the most relaxing kind.

You re plunged into the oceans of the world, with freedom of motion to go where ever you like. Along the way you establish underwater stations, build corral reefs, and pretty much just explore. Seen from a first person perspective, Aquanaut s Holiday exotic sea life and realistic landscapes soon have you believing you really are exploring the bottom of the ocean. Whether this will be enough to capture the attention of most gamers weaned on fast action remains to be seen. As it stands though, Aquanaut s Holiday is an engaging and very nice game.