1001 Video Games

Silent Hunter III appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


The development team enlisted the aid of Jürgen Oesten (born 1913), a WW2 U-Boat Ace, to give the simulation that extra bit of authenticity. Segments of the interview with Oesten were made available to the public on the Silent Hunter III website to generate enthusiasm for the game, leading up to its release in March.

European version

In the European version, all swastikas were removed.


Silent Hunter III was one of the first Ubisoft titles to use the controversial StarForce 3 protection. Users who use virtual drives like Daemon Tools or burning software like Nero would encounter problems running the game.

Torpedoschule Murwik

In the tutorial the player learns some lessons at the Torpedoschule Murwik. This place really existed. On the same naval base existed from 1888 the Naval Academy of the Kaiser. Since this time every officer of the German navy is educated at this place. Today the complex is called Marineschule Mürwik. Since 1957 the officers of the German navy have been qualified at this place. More information can be found on Wikipedia.


  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2006 - #3 PC Game of the Year 2005
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #10 PC Game of the Year
    • 2005 – PC Simulation of the Year
Information also contributed by JimmyA, Karthik KANE and PCGamer77.

Contributed by Bet (643) on Apr 02, 2005. [revised by : FatherJack (62758) and Patrick Bregger (199903)]. -- edit trivia