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DOS - 1989

Also released on: Mac - Amiga

Alt name GIUK Battleset
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States (1989)
Germany (1996)
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Theme Licensed Title, Naval, Real-Time
Publisher Action Sixteen, Personal Software Services, Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc.
Developer Applied Computing Services, Inc., Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc.
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.23 / 5 - 115 votes

Description of Harpoon

The best naval simulation ever made, period. Based on Larry Bond's realistic tabletop wargame of the same name, Harpoon not only is faithful to Bond's game but adds many great features only possible on PC: comprehensive unit database, intuitive mouse-based interface, and outstanding scenarios, both historical and hypothetical.

The level of detail, complexity, and nuances is staggering-- you will discover new gameplay subtleties every time you replay the game, for years to come. Not to mention learning a thing or two about classified information . Steep learning curve maybe the only fault here-- but hey, it IS a hardcore naval simulation :) Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

Harpoon has the following addons available: Harpoon Battleset 3: The MED Conflict, Harpoon BattleSet 2: North Atlantic Convoys, Harpoon BattleSet 4: Indian Ocean / Persian Gulf and Harpoon Scenario Editor, don't miss them!

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Comments and reviews

Admiral America 2023-05-02 0 point

I would pay a large sum for this game if you could get it back on modern computers. One of the greatest games of all time.

Fred 2021-02-13 0 point DOS version

It's really beneath you to advertise the original version but only provide a link to the commanders version. They are NOT the same, and the original DOS version is the only one that allows completely manual loadouts and allows you complete manual control to experiment with 'unapproved' tactics.

Wtfm nick 2017-08-17 0 point DOS version

Best tactical radar game ever!! A armchair warriors dream

Kyle 2017-06-21 -4 points

So... Where can I buy this game?

Bill 2016-08-09 0 point

I will kill or give my sister for get harpoon on my actual computer !

drphilxr 2015-12-20 -3 points DOS version

no dos download link...???

webdancer 2014-10-09 -2 points DOS version

I would just about kill for a iOS version of this game for my iPad.

Knökenknecht 2014-02-19 -1 point DOS version

I bought this in 1989. I still have Harpoon in my sim-directory today. That's for a reason.

agdbnetru 2013-06-29 2 points DOS version

Harpoon - old school Maritime war-game, based on the Board game. Driving one of the parties (USSR or NATO) offer 13 scenarios of a possible world war. The action takes place in real time, so the game is quite dynamic and realistic. Graphics in these games do not count.

Harpoon-o-phile 2013-01-05 0 point DOS version

Awesome Simulation!

Saro 2012-10-30 1 point DOS version

Il gioco più bello e realistico che abbia mai visto! Fatto da gente che ne capiva davvero! Una cavalcata nel mondo della lotta A/S

Mavfin 2011-03-28 0 point DOS version

Lots of great stuff on this site, but Harpoon is not abandoned.

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