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Silent Hunter

DOS - 1996

Alt names 獵殺潛航, 猎杀潜航
Year 1996
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Simulation
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Naval, Submarine, Vehicular Combat Simulator, World War II
Publisher Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer Aeon Electronic Entertainment, Inc., Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.27 / 5 - 99 votes

Description of Silent Hunter

Silent Hunter is a classic WWII submarine simulation that today remains one of the few titles that could give Dynamix' Aces of The Deep a run for its money.

Before the game's release, the best sub simulation that deals with Pacific theater in WWII was MicroProse's aging Silent Service II. Silent Hunter ups the ante in submarine simulations with great SVGA graphics, strong realism, and excellent gameplay.

As with AOTD, the heart and soul of Silent Hunter is the career mode. If you start your career early in the war, you will be assigned a S-Class sub with limited torpedoes, speed and depth. Surviving a few patrols in this submarine is a real challenge. If you do survive, you will be assigned new subs and equipment as they become available. If you are very lucky, you can play through to the end of the war, an unrealistic, but appreciated option.

If a career doesn't appeal to you, Silent Hunter allows you to generate your own missions. The mission generator lets you set the date, time, crew quality, convoy size, warship type, escort size, air cover, and weather. You can also set various realism levels such as limited fuel, battery life, ammo, visibility, and depth data, as well as dud torpedoes, realistic torpedo reloads, ship vulnerability, running aground, realistic charts and combat experience level. The variations here are enough to give the game almost limitless replayability. The mission generator is also very useful for setting up practice scenarios to develop the skills necessary to survive a career.

With outstanding SVGA graphics (although with arguably less realistic weather effects than AOTD), strong gameplay, and no compromise on realism, Silent Hunter is a must-have for every armchair naval commander. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

leofender 2020-01-21 0 point

For sound, I created a folder called INSTALL in de the root folder of the game. (Thanks ARNMAN for the tip!!)

I then created a .BAT file with following contents. I'm on Ubuntu:

mount d ./INSTALL -t cdrom

If you're on Windows, it should probably be:

mount d .\INSTALL -t cdrom

Now it runs perfectly.

Dave Woods 2019-08-16 0 point

One of the best games I ever had .... Brilliant

LG 2018-10-08 -1 point

Hello for some reason , I always thought that this game was called Silent Service. Just in case anyone is interested I have the original manual for Silent Service

MaddMaxx 2017-10-05 2 points

Hi folks,
Here is a link for a working SH I
with DosBox interated:

Best regards and good hunting

Arnman 2017-04-13 2 points

For sound
create an empty folder called 'INSTALL' that you can mount in DOSbox
then call
mount d INSTALL -t cdrom
Then run game
In Ubuntu I had to put the empty INSTALL folder in HOME

dvdn 2017-02-02 0 point

make another shortcut of your shortcut icon in the SH folder. and then move it to the DT.

Skipper 2015-11-14 1 point

I like it, except for the lack of sound and the inability to jettison debris. This was the first computer game I ever owned, it was put on by the friend who gave us the computer, and you could rig for red, jettison debris, and order the crew to man the AA guns. Perhaps someone could enlighten me there? I have not really done much with the other SH games, especially the ones where you are an Axis commander, I typically don't play where I fight America.

sssk 2015-04-18 2 points DOS version

Does anyone know how to make the sound work?

Captain Mack 2014-08-26 0 point DOS version

My favorouite game, although new model games ara current, I never change my choice

king666 2014-01-06 -3 points DOS version


Meta 2013-11-19 1 point DOS version

Works perfectly.

Meta 2013-11-19 1 point DOS version

I had this game years ago. Fantastic game, great memories. Now going to try installing it with DBGL and running it in DOSBOX....hope it works...

subsimcrazy 2013-11-18 1 point DOS version

you have to install dosbox then install game from a dos prompt on full screen then actually search for install instructions on web it would take to long to explain it

me 2013-07-22 -1 point DOS version

If you cant run the game its because you forgot to read

simply extracting to your desktop will not magically create an icon and make a dos game run in windows.

ricky 2013-04-30 0 point DOS version

i do no how to run it. the files are not lacked

gamer 2013-03-09 -2 points DOS version

i have download silent hunter 1 than 1 extract to desktop
why after i extract to desktop , there is no icon to play Silent hunter 1 ?

can you help me ? to make silent hunter 1 can run?

wolf 2013-02-17 0 point DOS version

Is a nice game ..

Alexander 2012-11-26 1 point DOS version

Does anyone know any way to make the sound work? Thanks

Khan 2012-10-17 0 point DOS version

nice game

Maria 2012-09-16 0 point DOS version

Good one

Fr33Th1nk3r 2012-08-28 1 point DOS version

No sound

ESwann 2012-07-06 0 point DOS version

My sound was working at first, then it just quit. No idea why. Any ideas?

justin 2012-04-16 0 point DOS version

good game

xmris 2012-02-16 1 point DOS version

sadly no sound under dosbox ;-(

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