Silent Service II

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
85
3.9
Atari ST
...
4.0
DOS
84
3.8
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Description

World War II is raging. The US has suffered an attack at Pearl Harbor, and most of its battleships are lost. The few remaining US carriers are fighting a desperate war against the Japanese surface fleets. But the US has a secret weapon: sleek, silent, deadly... you are a Submarine Commander!

The action is viewed from within the submarine. Watch out for your speed, direction and depth. This game features 9 types of submarines to choose from, 10 types of torpedoes to fire, 14 Japanese surface ships (9 warships, 5 transport), and the entire Pacific Ocean as your battleground. The seven missions all recreate real US navy engagements. Can you sink the Yamato???

Screenshots

Silent Service II DOS Game Types
Silent Service II Amiga Submarine firing a torpedo
Silent Service II Atari ST Title screen.
Silent Service II Atari ST Selecting a base.

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User Reviews

Play a US sub commander fighting the japs in WWII. One of my all-time favourite games. Amiga joe bloggs (4)
A Realistic View from the Bottom of a Periscope DOS John Schall (3)
One hell of a submarine sim! DOS faceless (395)

Critic Reviews

Raze DOS Jan, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Oct, 1990 910 out of 1000 91
Amiga Action Amiga Sep, 1991 90 out of 100 90
The One for ST Games Atari ST Nov, 1991 90 out of 100 90
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Power Play DOS Oct, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Subsim DOS 1997 54 out of 100 54

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Trivia

DOS backup disks

Additional Packaging in the DOS version of the game includes offers to send away to Microprose for either a set of backup disks for the game (with proof of purchase) or a Tandy 1000 keyboard overlay for nothing more than the cost of postage.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #44 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

Contributed to by Raphael (1160), NH (471) and theoutrider (491)