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The Hunt for Red October (DOS)

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In this adaptation of Tom Clancy's popular novel, you play the part of Captain Marko Ramius attempting to defect to the US. Once into the Atlantic, you must rendezvous with the US Navy and fake the destruction of the Red October. Your crew is not aware of the defection -- but the Soviet Navy is, and will try to stop you at any cost.


The Hunt for Red October DOS I've torpedoed a ship (CGA).
The Hunt for Red October DOS Check out where you are on the map (CGA).
The Hunt for Red October DOS World map (CGA)
The Hunt for Red October DOS The main menu (CGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "Jagd auf Roter Oktober" -- German title

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The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 62 out of 100 62


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This game was based solely on the Tom Clancy novel -- the movie didn't exist until 1990.
Trixter (8743) added The Hunt for Red October (DOS) on Aug 22, 2000
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