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Silent Service

DOS - 1985

Also released on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Apple II - Apple IIgs - Atari 8-bit - Atari ST - Commodore 64

Alt names Das U-Boot, Silent Service: The Submarine Simulation
Year 1985
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1985)
United States (1986)
United States (1987)
Genre Simulation
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Naval, Oceania, Real-Time, Submarine, Vehicular Combat Simulator, War, World War II
Publisher MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer MicroProse Software, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
4.66 / 5 - 41 votes

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Description of Silent Service

Silent Service (aka Das U-Boot) is a video game published in 1985 on DOS by MicroProse Software, Inc.. It's a simulation game, set in a historical battle (specific/exact), naval, real-time, submarine, world war ii, vehicular combat simulator, war and oceania themes, and was also released on Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST and Commodore 64.

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Comments and reviews

Kevo 2022-04-16 1 point

I still remember the torpedo and main deck gun sounds.

Greg G. 2020-08-17 0 point

It looked way better on the Commodore 64 as well (which if I remember correctly was a port from the Apple II)).

SlickRCBD 2019-06-24 0 point

In the CGA era, the Apple II version is actually better. You can find it on the Asimov FTP site. The CGA graphics of the PC version GoG sells looks terrible compared to how I remember playing on the Apple II.

New Yawker 2018-02-20 0 point Apple II version

Where's the Apple II version?

fdisk 2015-11-09 1 point

manual & guide:
EDIT: Thx fdisk !

Paulo josé 2014-11-30 0 point DOS version

excellentst simulator , is good

Tootall 2014-10-01 0 point DOS version

I still play it on a 386 I have discovered all the tricks to win against the nasty enemy, have gone all the way to the end without doing a 'save' and backing up when killed, but never got to the point of doing my own angel calculations

Space Monkey 2014-07-05 0 point DOS version

Love ss! I had it for atari st, dos, and much later for nes. I always liked the ST version best.

Tom B 2014-06-23 0 point DOS version

I played SILENT SERVICE on an Apple 2 for years. I've got a Kindle HGX now. It's got the old Apple beat in so many ways. I would like to see the game made compatible so I could play it again.

Knökenknecht 2014-02-19 0 point DOS version

I'm the guy there on the periscope! In my pocket I have had a transparent plastic sheet with an diagram painted on to measure the angle on the bow for the TDC on the TV-screen.

Teufelhunde 2011-12-22 0 point DOS version

I played Silent Service when it first came out. Loved it.

Morat 2010-11-07 0 point DOS version

Excellent game!

freaking awsome! 2010-03-31 0 point DOS version

yes... yes it is ^^

Therror 2008-10-07 0 point DOS version

ow - love this

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Game Extras and Resources

Some of these file may not be included in the game stores. For Silent Service, we have the following files:

ManualEnglish version 4 MB (Amiga) Manualtactical operations English version 15 MB (Amiga)
ManualEnglish version 35 MB (Commodore 64)

Other Releases

Silent Service was also released on the following systems:


Amstrad CPC

Apple II

Apple IIgs

Atari 8-bit

Atari ST

Commodore 64

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