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Sub Command: Akula Seawolf 688(I) (Windows)

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Description

Sub Command allows you to take control of the most deadly attack submarines in operation at the beginning of the 21th Century: the American Seawolf and 688(i), and the Russian Akula and Akula II.

As the worthy successor of 688(I) Hunter/Killer, Sub Command provides an extensive, if not excessive simulation of most of the stations present on a real combat submarine - which include navigation, fire control, ship control, TMA (Target Motion Analysis), radar, radio and everyone's favorite, periscope - and ships with a consequent 232 page manual. More than 250 submarines, ships and planes also have been modeled in the game.

Newcomers will spend long nights trying the stand-alone missions and figuring out how to launch a torpedo on the Akula, while experienced submarine officers will be able to take part into the main game campaign or battle out in multiplayer missions.

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Sub Command: Akula Seawolf 688(I) Windows Ohio crushed by perssion
Sub Command: Akula Seawolf 688(I) Windows Active Sonar Intercept (Akula)
Sub Command: Akula Seawolf 688(I) Windows ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare) Airplane
Sub Command: Akula Seawolf 688(I) Windows 65cm torpedoes closing in on an Ohio

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The Press Says

GameSpy Dec 10, 2001 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Oct 08, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 18, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Gamesmania Oct 09, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 2001 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 15, 2001 15 out of 20 75
PC Zone Benelux Oct, 2001 74 out of 100 74
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2002 70 out of 100 70
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2001 70 out of 100 70
PC Action Jan 10, 2002 41 out of 100 41

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Trivia

One of the missions in the sim was to launch Tomahawk missiles at bin Laden's terrorist training camps in Afghanistan... Quite appropriate as the game was launched during Operation Enduring Freedom...

Related Web Sites

  • SCX II (Home of the very impressive SCX (Sub Command eXtreme) II modification, which adds numerous ships, submarines and weapons to the game.)
  • Sub Command (Official site)
  • Subsim Review (All about submarine games.)
Cochonou (1017) added Sub Command: Akula Seawolf 688(I) (Windows) on Oct 09, 2001