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You are now a member of the Silent Service, the US Navy Submarine command. For a long while after Pearl Harbor, you are the only forces capable of striking back at the Japanese in the Pacific. Take one of the "fleet boats" and go on extended patrols of up to 2 months from Hawaii, Australia, or New Zealand. Set your difficulty/realism level and time period (early means less tech for juicier targets, later means tougher escorts, more tech, lousier targets). Contend with factors like dud torpedoes, maximum depth, and more.
You can choose among practice run against some old hulks, recreate historical convoy attacks, go on a single patrol, or go on your own campaign, which lets you go multiple patrols until you die, get promoted, or survive the war.
How well will you do when matched against history?
Credits (DOS version)
16 People (12 developers, 4 thanks)
|Design and Development|
|Special Thanks to Former Submarine Officers|
|A note from the designer Sid Meier||
Average score: 73% (based on 26 ratings)
Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 83 ratings with 1 reviews)
|$30 on the DOS shelf at Computer Village in mid. 1990||Andrew Fisher (695)||Apr 10th, 2023|
On March 23, 1988 the game was taken off the the German index after the German distributor Rushware entered an objection. MicroProse themselves also objected, stated that a law should not lump computer software in with pornographic videos. The incident was even discussed on the front cover of the UK newspaper The Independent.
- Commodore Format
- July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sims
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th Anniversary issue) - #86 on the "150 Best Games of All Time" list* Happy Computer
- 1986 - Best Simulation of the Year
- Issue 04/1987 - #3 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)
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Contributors to this Entry
Game added by Terok Nor.
Thomson MO, Thomson TO added by Rola. PC Booter added by Trixter. Commodore 64, Apple II, NES, Atari ST added by PCGamer77. Windows, Linux, Macintosh added by Rik Hideto. Amiga added by Zadok. ZX Spectrum added by Kabushi. Amstrad CPC added by Martin Smith. Apple IIgs added by Garcia.
Game added June 28th, 2000. Last modified August 30th, 2023.