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Tempest is a naval RPG where players captain a pirate ship. Explore the open seas with a customizable ship and chase merchants, sink enemies, and fight epic sea creatures.

Publisher: HeroCraft
Playerbase: Low
Type: Naval RPG
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Pros: +Great naval combat system. +Active dev team and helpful player community. +Customizable ship.
Cons: -Could use more content to flesh out RPG aspect. -Gameplay can get repetitive. -Lacks competent tutorial.


Tempest Overview

Become a formidable sea dog in Tempest, a naval RPG where players are in charge of their very own pirate ship. Begin with a simple ship and learn the art of naval combat as you earn loot, in a world with a dynamic day/night cycle and weather conditions. Outfit the ship to fit your playstyle, from better sails for maneuvering to various cannons for firepower. Choose to obliterate enemy hulls and sink ships or to puncture their sails to board their ship. Beware! Enemy ships are not the only ones out to destroy pirates—monstrous sea creatures will not hesitate to crush you. Discover and visit various ports, each with their own prices and goods, to sell the spoils and purchase upgrades. Align yourself with a faction, play with friends, and complete quests to unravel the story of Tempest.

Tempest Key Features:

  • Great Naval Combat – players must use their wits and skills to out-maneuver enemies on the open seas. Blast through hulls, snapmasts, and puncture sails to claim victory.
  • Customize Your Ship – change your ship to match your playstyle, from speed and combat capabilities to aesthetic features such as the figurehead.
  • Open World – the seas are vast and open for exploration. Discover new places, ports, and sea creatures.
  • Factions – choose from a handful of different factions and assist friendlies in naval combat.
  • Responsive Dev Team  a very active dev team and a supportive community go a long way in making a game enjoyable.

Tempest Screenshots

Tempest Featured Video

Tempest - Gameplay

Full Review

Tempest Review

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Tempest Screenshots


Tempest Videos

Tempest - Official Game Trailer

System Requirements

Tempest System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3
CPU: 2 GHz Dual Core
Video Card: Hardware Accelerated Graphics
Hard Disk Space:  500 MB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or better
CPU: 2 GHz Dual Core
Video Card: Any Nvidia or ATI GPU
Hard Disk Space:  500 MB


Tempest Music & Soundtrack

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Additional Info

Tempest Additional Information

Developer(s): Lion's Shade
Publisher(s): HeroCraft

Game Engine: Unity 3D engine

Language(s): English, Russian, German, French

Platform(s): PC, Mac

Early Access: December 4, 2015
Release Date: 

Development History / Background:

Tempest is a naval RPG developed by Lion's Shade and published by Herocraft. It first entered early access via Valve's Steam store in December 2015 and underwent significant updates and patches for over eight months. In March 2016, Mac support was added. Tempest was fully released August 22, 2016 as a buy-to-play game. 


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