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In this adaptation of Tom Clancy's popular novel, you play the part of Captain Marko Ramius attempting to defect to the US. Once into the Atlantic, you must rendezvous with the US Navy and fake the destruction of the Red October. Your crew is not aware of the defection -- but the Soviet Navy is, and will try to stop you at any cost.


The Hunt for Red October DOS I've torpedoed a ship (CGA).
The Hunt for Red October DOS World map (CGA)
The Hunt for Red October DOS Title screen (CGA)
The Hunt for Red October DOS Check out where you are on the map (CGA).

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jagd auf Roter Oktober" -- German title

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The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 62 out of 100 62


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According to developer Steven Green, shortly after publishing the product Argus Press Software went bust and restarted as Grandslam Entertainments Ltd., having somehow transferred the copyright, licenses and assets from Argus to Grandslam just before liquidation, thus avoiding paying debts and royalties related to this and other products.
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