Game Vortex writes: "Before I rip Naval Assault: The Killing Tide to shreds, please believe me when I say that I don't take any pleasure from panning games that deserve it. As I play each game I review for this website, I'm consistently aware of the fact that they are the end product of months (and in some cases, years) of hard work. More often than not, it pains me to break the honest truth to you, the reader. Still, I cannot in good faith recommend games like Naval Assault. My conscience simply does not allow me to. This is a flat-out lousy game; even its best parts are sub-par."