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Silent Hunter (DOS)

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Description

Silent Hunter is a World War II U.S. Fleet Submarine Combat Simulator. As a commander of a U.S. submarine in the Pacific Theatre, from Pearl Harbor to the end of the war, you have a variety of submarines from which to choose and your task is simple, sink as much enemy tonnage as possible. One can play historical missions, hypothetical encounters or the career based campaign game. There are 9 patrol zones,from the Solomons to the Sea of Japan, and many coastal cities, ports and harbors to sneak into on either recon missions or to just sink ships tied up in port. As commander you may receive medals or commendations after especially successful or hazardous missions. Compare your tonnage and kill scores to those of actual commanders of the period and see if you can match up to the best.

Screenshots

Silent Hunter DOS (in game) Conning tower, outside view. You can scan for contacts with binoculars from here, or direct gun and AA fire
Silent Hunter DOS The TDC - here you set up the torpedo data for a shot - difficult to master on manual mode, but its the heart of the game
Silent Hunter DOS The museum - there were some videos with interviews of a real WWII sub captain
Silent Hunter DOS The chart - you spend a lot of time on this screen, plotting your course and getting the big picture

Alternate Titles

  • "獵殺潛航" -- Traditional Chinese
  • "猎杀潜航" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)

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The Press Says

Computer Games Magazine 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Subsim 1996 84 out of 100 84
Power Play May, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Privat Computer PC 1996 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot May 30, 1996 8.3 out of 10 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) May, 1996 79 out of 100 79
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Aug, 1996 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Silent Hunter came bundled with Acer computers.
CygnusWolfe (573) added Silent Hunter (DOS) on Nov 15, 2001