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Silent Steel

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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
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5.0
Windows 3.x
53
3.8
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Description

Silent Steel casts the player as captain of a nuclear submarine, on what is seemingly a routine peace-time patrol. As outside forces come into play, the Captain finds himself in the midst of a life-and-death struggle to save not only the ship, but to reveal a sinister plot that could start a devastating global confrontation.

The interactivity in the game appears in the form of a Action/Dialog Interface, which is presented every 15 to 30 seconds throughout the adventure. The three choices presented are actually integral parts of the script. The player must select one of the options by clicking on the number (or the line of dialog), or using the numbers on the keyboard. The decisions made by the user determine which direction the story takes, up to the next Action/Dialog Interface box. As the player continues through the game, he'll be presented with a multitude of crises which must be prioritized and dealt with appropriately. Depending on his decisions, he may reach several types of endings, from death to survival, and some humorous ones.

Screenshots

Silent Steel Windows There are five CD's and it's not long before the player is asked to start swapping them around
Silent Steel Windows The entire game runs in a small window and for much of the time the player just sits and watches, waiting for the next multiple choice option
Silent Steel Windows 3.x Title Screen
Silent Steel Windows Stock footage is woven into the game to add to the atmosphere

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The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly Windows 3.x Mar 15, 1996 B+ 83
Subsim Windows 3.x 1997 80 out of 100 80
PC Gamer Windows 3.x Dec, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Windows 3.x Nov, 1995 45 out of 100 45
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Oct, 1995 45 out of 100 45
High Score Windows 3.x Mar, 1996 2 out of 5 40
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Dec, 1995 37 out of 100 37
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Oct, 1995 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Similar to Tsunami's previous release Flash Traffic: City of Angels, Silent Steel was released in two versions - Standard and MPEG video.
Contributed to by chirinea (33560) and game nostalgia (5511)