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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.


Silent Hunter II Windows Bonus material - the vehicle viewer
Silent Hunter II Windows The game is loading...
Silent Hunter II Windows The campaign menu
Silent Hunter II Windows This is your office on the campaign

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Alternate Titles

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

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Pretty good, but lacking depth Maury Markowitz (248) unrated
A very disappointing followup to its great predecessor Rick Jones (111) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Subsim 2001 80 out of 100 80
IGN Nov 14, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
ActionTrip Dec 03, 2001 76 out of 100 76
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2001 7 out of 10 70 Nov 19, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Gamezone (Germany) Nov 14, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65 Dec 04, 2001 13 out of 20 65
PC Gamer UK Feb, 2002 61 out of 100 61
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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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 (776) added Silent Hunter II (Windows) on Nov 14, 2001