User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Commodore Format (Aug, 1992)
If you can't afford it, get your parents to 'sub' you the money (hee). It's a great game, and beats having a wasps' nest fall on your head any day of the week.
Zzap! (May, 1986)
The simulation has been extremely well thought out and does not appear to be flawed in any considerable respect. The campaigns are exciting and develop well as the player becomes more accustomed to the program. The main question must be how much will a submarine simulation capture people's imaginations, regardless of how well it has been implemented? I cannot help but feel that the game will have a somewhat limited appeal. However, if you have an open mind and want a challenging piece of software, then I cannot recommend this product highly enough.
Zzap! (Italy) (May, 1986)
Può avere un interesse limitato, ma è comunque eccellente sotto ogni aspetto.
Grafisch erreicht Silent Service nur gehobenes Mittelmaß, was auch nicht weiter verwunderlich ist, denn das Game ist ja nun bereits seit einiger Zeit in den Weltmeeren unterwegs. Die Realitätsnähe ist aber nach wie vor begeisternd; selbst an alte Tricks wie das Ablassen von Öl oder Decken haben die Programmierer gedacht. Auch der Sound kommt ausgesprochen realistisch rüber. Das Spiel bietet vor allem Anfängern einen schönen Einstieg ins Simulations-Genre, da es viele Übungssequenzen enthält, und etliche Voreinstellungen möglich sind. Aber auch fortgeschrittene U-Boot-Kommandanten werden an dem Oldie unter den „tauchenden Zigarren“ durchaus noch ihre Freude haben.
A tactical simulation of submarine warfare in the South Pacific during World War II. Detailed rules, historical accuracy and layers of complexity made this simulation a necessity in every gamer's library when it first appeared. But it has been rendered obsolete by time and superseded by Silent Service II.
The only complaint J have with the game is the lack of a save game feature for the War Patrol scenarios. Otherwise, the game is so realistic that when you need to go real deep to avoid some nasty depth charges, you might actually feel the need to swallow and pop your ears. My sub is getting ready to pull out of the base right now. Happy sailing.