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The Video Game Critic
It's intense, it's exciting, and few accomplishments feel as hard-won and satisfying as taking out a Soviet aircraft carrier fleet - and getting away scott-free. Putin can have the Crimean peninsula, but he'd better think twice about sojourning very far from his Atlantic Fleet bases or he'll have ME to deal with.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Red Storm Rising is ace, fab, brill, wicked and totally awesome. Well up to the Microprose standard of quality sims. I can't wait for the next one.
Red Storm Rising is nothing less than a brilliant game. It's obviously well researched, superbly programmed and it packs in loads of information about modern submarine warfare. Like most MicroProse games, it can be played at whatever level you like and is not really as daunting and complicated as you first think, although it does have depth if you're prepared to look for it. It also manages to make the most out of an unpromising scenario. Let's face it, there's no speed and no fast shooting; you're just blimping around underwater. But it's pretty gripping stuff all the same.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
A totally enjoyable simulation of contemporary
attack submarine operations in the
"Next War." Although some purists decry certain
design decisions (made for playability),
this reviewer considers the game to be one of
the best on the market.
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Ein besonderes Lob verdient die Anleitung, die auf über 150 Seiten alles Wissenswerte erläutert. Red Storm Rising ist somit kein Sturm im Wasserglas: Wer über die abstruse Hintergrundgeschichte hinwegsehen kann, findet eine einzigartige Mischung aus Realismus und Hochspannung!
The Games Machine (UK)
The separate missions are entertaining, varied and challenging even without making use of extensive options. The icing on the cake is the Red Storm campaign: It's a totally demanding, powerful and vicious battle at all levels and another winner for Microprose.
Wer eine schnelle U-Boot-Ballerei mit taktischem Einschlag wie beim Vorgänger erwartet, wird aber enttäuscht auf Tauchstation gehen. Man kann beispielsweise nicht mehr auftauchen und die hübsche Bordkanone benutzen. Man taucht in dieser Simulation nicht einmal mehr auf. Dafür bekommt man viele Torpedos, knackige Gegner und ein grundsolides Spiel, das Hobbystrategen und U-Boot-Fans mächtig erfreuen wird.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
If you've played and enjoyed Silent Service, you find Red Storm different enough to take a hard look at and if you've never played a submarine simulation, you'll be hard pushed to find one as enjoyable as this.