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Harpoon II is a simulation of modern-era naval combat. A variety of ships such as surface and sub, as well as missile weapons and aircraft must be tracked and accounted for when engaging in battles. It is a single player game, and takes place in real-time (though you can set the clock ratio to suit your needs and even pause the game).

Rather than being a straight Cold War-style U.S.S.R. vs the USA game, Harpoon II's scenarios are mostly based on third-world encounters, such as USA vs North Korea, or Peru vs Ecuador, etc. The initial release contains BattleSet: Global Conflicts I, featuring 15 missions.

You take charge of a naval force composed of either few small ships armed with only cannons and light rockets/missiles, or an entire carrier strike force with it's own air force and long-range cruise missiles.


Harpoon II DOS Tactical and strategic maps
Harpoon II DOS Defeat
Harpoon II DOS Your ship is hit by missiles.
Harpoon II DOS Missile launch against enemy patrol boat

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High Score DOS Oct, 1994 5 out of 5 100
PC Gamer DOS Sep, 1994 93 out of 100 93
WIZ DOS Aug, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Aug, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Score DOS Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joystick (French) DOS Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Play Time DOS Aug, 1994 50 out of 100 50


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