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Harpoon II is a simulation of modern-era naval combat. A variety of ships such as surface and sub, as well as missile weapons and aircraft must be tracked and accounted for when engaging in battles. It is a single player game, and takes place in real-time (though you can set the clock ratio to suit your needs and even pause the game).

Rather than being a straight Cold War-style U.S.S.R. vs the USA game, Harpoon II's scenarios are mostly based on third-world encounters, such as USA vs North Korea, or Peru vs Ecuador, etc. The initial release contains BattleSet: Global Conflicts I, featuring 15 missions.

You take charge of a naval force composed of either few small ships armed with only cannons and light rockets/missiles, or an entire carrier strike force with it's own air force and long-range cruise missiles.


Harpoon II DOS Missile launch against enemy patrol boat
Harpoon II DOS Tactical and strategic maps
Harpoon II DOS Your ship is hit by missiles.
Harpoon II DOS Helicopter launch screen

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High Score Oct, 1994 5 out of 5 100
PC Gamer Sep, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
WIZ Aug, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Aug, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Score Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
PC Joker Aug, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Joystick (French) Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Aug, 1994 50 out of 100 50


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magisterrex (495) added Harpoon II (DOS) on Mar 15, 2007
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