Task Force 1942

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Task Force 1942

DOS - 1992

Alt name Task Force 1942: Surface Naval Action in the South Pacific
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action, Simulation, Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Naval, Real-Time, Vehicular Combat Simulator, War, World War II
Publisher MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer MicroProse Software, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Supported on 0.70
4.66 / 5 - 39 votes

Description of Task Force 1942

World War II simulation were very popular in the 80s and 90s. In Task Force 1942, you can take control of many different ships that took part in the pacific navy battles. American, Australian and New Zealand ships are in the game, as well as the Japanese ships. Many battle give you full control over the whole task force.

The game received some bad reviews but is seen by gamer as the precursor of 3D ship battle simulations.

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Comments and reviews

Rigs 2018-01-08 2 points

I have this in a container in my shed (along with my other first PC games like X-Wing, Aces of the Pacific, SWOTL, Wing Commander, LHX), the whole thing, box, manuals, ID book, map of Iron Bottom Sound, even the warranty card and tech supplement! In fact, I read the ID Booklet often because it gives detailed AAR's of some of the night time naval battles around Guadalcanal - from both the US side AND Japanese, separately! If you have even a passing interest in naval sims or WW2 sims, you need to do yourself a favor and GET THIS! You won't regret it!

Jack 2016-08-10 1 point

LOL, this site has been broken by the crookes over at retroism who can afford a lawyer, they're crooked because they don't have the rights to sell the games they claim as their own now. Looks like somebody found out how to make money from old crap on the internet and block the competition.

Finitel 2016-05-14 1 point

One of the best 8-bit Sims I ever played. Once scored an unbelievable six-figure score on the battle of Tassafaronga but I did not save it on the replay. I sure would like to play it again today in hi DEF.

Nostalgic 2015-10-13 0 point

OMG! this game is beautiful BEAUTIFUL!! 1992 really? It's difficult AF too. LOL

(You can download it from internet for free, ask Google)

Lostness 2014-09-02 2 points DOS version

Few games, past or present, have managed to merge the command of a fleet with the command of an individual ship with the command of that ship's guns and torpedoes (and even fewer allow up to build your own fleet and battle it out. Can you beat a battleship with just a single destroyer?). Someone seriously needs to remake this game for the modern systems.

Shapeshifter 2013-01-23 1 point DOS version

Okay, so I'm going to brag. I actually still have the original booklets that came with the game. The Task Force 1942 identification book of Japanese Naval vessels and the game guide.
Yeah, I'm a pack-rat!

Chandra74 2012-05-23 0 point DOS version

Oh boy...this game killing me softly, i play this game with broken hearted situation

Pratik 2012-02-24 0 point DOS version


uk_john 2011-01-09 0 point DOS version

Excellent simulation with excellent packaging, from the best software games publisher of the 80's and 90's!

Rogueci5 2009-02-21 0 point DOS version

I have this game installed and playing it now on DOS Box 0.73, It has it all, from a run the whole war in the pacific down to fire the Main Guns from the finder! I love this game (not a hard core sim tho)

demonflay 2008-02-03 0 point DOS version

Not the best of the naval strategic game but good battles are playable here, including the battle of Empress Augusta Bay or the battle of Vella Lavella...

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