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Silent Hunter II (Windows)

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Description

Silent Hunter II: World War II U-Boat Combat Simulator is the sequel to Strategic Simulations acclaimed Silent Hunter. The game is designed to interact on an internet multi-player battlefield with Destroyer Command, another game developed by the same company.

The game can be played as individual missions or in campaign mode. The campaign mode allows the player to pursue a career as a U-Boat commander that spans the entire duration of WW II. The player can patrol any one of seven different areas, including the Eastern United States, Caribbean and South Atlantic, where you will face off primarily against the United States; or the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, North Sea or Indian Ocean where you will face off against primarily British forces. After every mission, performances are recorded and you may receive a medal or commendation for notable exploits.

As commander you have access to "The Top Commanders" list which historically lists the top scoring u-boat commanders based on tonnage sunk. Perseverance pays off if you want to crack this elite group. In addition the player will be able to man the periscope of up to 12 different U-Boats during the course of the war.

Screenshots

Silent Hunter II Windows The campaign introduction
Silent Hunter II Windows The game is loading...
Silent Hunter II Windows Here you can select a mission
Silent Hunter II Windows Campaign results - I aborted the mission, so there is nothing at all :(

Alternate Titles

  • "獵殺潛航2" -- Chinese title (traditional)
  • "猎杀潜航II" -- Chinese title (simplified)

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User Reviews

Pretty good, but lacking depth Maury Markowitz (226) unrated
A very disappointing followup to its great predecessor Rick Jones (108) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpy Nov 25, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Subsim 2001 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 2001 78 out of 100 78
IGN Nov 14, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Super Play Dec, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania Nov 19, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 04, 2001 13 out of 20 65
GameSpot Nov 14, 2001 6.1 out of 10 61
PC Games (Germany) Dec 07, 2001 53 out of 100 53

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Trivia

Originally being developed by Aeon Electronic Entertainment (the developers of first Silent Hunter). Problems and delays plagued the game's development so much that original developers had to leave the project late in the process and it was finished by another company - Ultimation.

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CygnusWolfe (573) added Silent Hunter II (Windows) on Nov 14, 2001