Virtual Skipper 5 - 32nd America's Cup review

Wow, you should actually care about a boat racing game

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    To learn how to make your boat zoom

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    The patient pace

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    The tranquil atmosphere


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    How long it takes to learn

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    That this might be too tranquil

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    The lack of visual and audio zest

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You’ve got a yacht, right? Because the extreme wealth we’ve acquired from typing stuff about video games has allowed us to purchase the fourth official GamesRadar Boat. So join us for our annual race: the first one to sail the circumference of Gangsta Party Island (that’s the new ditty in the Philippines we also just bought) wins a bottle of Hennessy, and a Wii.

But you won’t win. We’ve been practicing on Virtual Skipper 5, and this game taught us the way of the dinghy. We are true navigators. Next week, we’re so gonna dominate those bloomin’ wankers at the Cambridge University Cruising Club.

More info

DescriptionWith its real-life aquatic locales and plenty of customizable catamarans, this sailing-sim could have you ass to mast come April.
US censor rating"Rating Pending"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)