How does your child play this? Alone, with friends, with family? How did they discover it and what kept them coming back for more?
To verify your input please enter your email to create an account.
You play Dave, an overweight diver with dreams of running a successful sushi bar on the seaside of a lush tropical lagoon. Along with a cast of comedic characters, you establish the restaurant and cater to every whim of your clientele. Then during the day, you set out on underwater expeditions to kill and capture fish and other aquatic creatures to serve.
In the ocean, you move around to explore the coral reefs and caves of the blue hole, solving simple environmental puzzles to unlock new areas, and hunting fish, crabs and sharks with your harpoon gun. On the seafloor, you can take pictures of wildlife and find traces of ancient cultures and even mermaid villages that need your help. Back on the surface, you manage every aspect of your bar, from hiring new staff to preparing meals. The money you earn can then be used to buy equipment for diving, which in turn can yield better fish which drives up profit even more.
The result is an unusual combination of management simulation and deep-sea adventure. Going down into the depths in search of new stock for your bar only to end up racing a seahorse or talking to a mermaid makes for a lighthearted, whimsical adventure.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Dave the Diver 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Managing your sushi bar requires some strategy as you figure out how to make money while pleasing your clients, and the diving and hunting section requires good aiming with your harpoon and fairly quick reactions to avoid attacks from hostile creatures.
Dave the Diver
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase the Digital Extra expansion, which adds some new cosmetics and gives you a digital artbook and the soundtrack. The Deluxe Edition is a bundle of the game and the Digital Extra.
The following in-game purchases are available:
Dave the Diver Digital Extra
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
Release Date: 28/06/2023, updated in 2023
Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Accessibility: 15 features
Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night and Pixels