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Aces of the Deep (DOS)

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Description

Take command of one of seven German U-Boats during WWII and hunt down and destroy allied convoys. This is never an easy task since their escorts and aircraft are waiting to ruin your day. The level of realism, and with it the difficulty, can be set by enabling or disabling ten options, e.g. unlimited ammo, clear sight or even invulnerability.

Campaigns can be started in one of several time slots, allowing you to play for the entire war if you wish. During these campaigns you gain medals and promotions which includes the command of better submarines. You can also choose to play a single mission where you can set certain variables, e.g. number of ships or weather conditions. Specific missions aren't required because the engine "rolls up" convoys and targets, meaning every time you play the missions will change. The type and location of these missions depend on the historical time and the used submarine.

The submarine consists of several rooms where you can access the functions and instruments you'll need, e.g. the logbook in the captain's room or the fuel and battery prompt in the engine room. However, the most important functions can be brought up at any time, this includes the sea map where you set waypoints. The crew can take over certain tasks, e.g. identifying ships.

The later released CD-version adds additional multimedia features.

Screenshots

Aces of the Deep DOS Animated intro
Aces of the Deep DOS A freighter sinking
Aces of the Deep DOS A look through our periscope
Aces of the Deep DOS Title screen

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User Reviews

The definative submarine simulation Richard Agnew (8) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1994 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
High Score Mar, 1995 5 out of 5 100
MikroBitti Dec, 1994 94 out of 100 94
Coming Soon Magazine Feb, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Dec, 1994 86 out of 100 86
PC Format (UK) Dec, 1994 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1994 83 out of 100 83
PC Gamer Feb, 1995 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1994 78 out of 100 78

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1995 (Issue #130) – Simulation Game of the Year (together with NASCAR Racing)
    • November 1996 (15h Anniversary Issue) - #71 on the 150 Best Games of All Time list

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MAT (70536) added Aces of the Deep (DOS) on Mar 27, 2000