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The Hunt for Red October (DOS)

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Based on the movie of the same name which was adapted from the best-seller by Tom Clancy. As Jack Ryan (a CIA officer) you must find out if Red October's mission is to DEFECT and if that is the situation try to prevent a possible deadly war. Red October is Russia's top secret nuclear missile submarine which is heading West on her maiden voyage...

The game is divided into 5 different action sequences in which you must perform various abilities like jumping from a helicopter, navigating big and small submarines through deep and narrow channels while trying to avoid from many obstacles.


The Hunt for Red October DOS Map Screen (where you get info for the next action sequence)
The Hunt for Red October DOS Level 2 - Guide your Red October...
The Hunt for Red October DOS First Level - try to deliver Jack safely near the submarine...
The Hunt for Red October DOS Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "The Hunt for Red October - The Movie" -- Commodore 64 media title
  • "Hunt for Red October II" -- DOS media title

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1991 2.8 out of 12 23


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The Jack Ryan Character which was played by Alec Baldwin appeared two more times in movie screen after "The Hunt for Red October", both played by Harrison Ford (The films were "Patriot Games" and "The Clear and Present Danger"). Unfortunately they've never made computer games from these films...
Accatone (5184) added The Hunt for Red October (DOS) on Aug 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17291) and Martin Smith (63061)