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Jane's Combat Simulations: 688(I) Hunter/Killer (Windows)

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Description

Command the 688(Improved)-class submarine. Operate over 12 different stations, and sail over terrain of the entire globe. Let training missions develope your skills, then take your submarine and take on single missions and a full campaign. Even go multiplayer and play over the internet, network or modem.

Screenshots

Jane's Combat Simulations: 688(I) Hunter/Killer Windows you can have an external 3d view but if you want realism (and you should), you can disable it
Jane's Combat Simulations: 688(I) Hunter/Killer Windows choosing weapons before sailing
Jane's Combat Simulations: 688(I) Hunter/Killer Windows Periscope View : the wolf is looking for his prey
Jane's Combat Simulations: 688(I) Hunter/Killer Windows captain's cabin : here you can check your mission's status, save and consult Jane's database - almost a full manual available within the game

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User Reviews

The best modern sub sim for the moment, but missing some key features Kasey Chang (3654) unrated
Better than Sub Command or Dangerous Waters Jiubles Pierson (2) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game.EXE Jul, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Gamesmania 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Aug, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Game Revolution Sep 01, 1997 B+ 83
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Aug, 1997 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 1997 76 out of 100 76
PC Jeux Aug, 1997 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1997 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

Cancelled add-on

There was to be an expansion pack called Under the Ice, which is supposed to add several new features and new scenarios near the polar region. However, the expansion pack was later cancelled, when the game didn't sell as good as EA expected.

Patches

  • The game's 3D view was so powerful that Sonalysts later released a patch that disables the the 3D view during multiplay. It's available at Patch V 1.07.
  • The initial version of the game features virtually instantaneous torpedo unload/reload times and incredible turn rates. Sonalysts had to issue a "realism patch" to address this problem.

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Kasey Chang (3654) added Jane's Combat Simulations: 688(I) Hunter/Killer (Windows) on Nov 29, 2000