Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific review

What if they held a war and no one read the manual?

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Torpedo explosions

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    Cat & Mousing with ships

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    The dynamic campaign


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    Not having a better manual

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    Diving too deeply (crunch)

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    The lack of anti-aliasing

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Any WWII Navy submariner in the war-torn Pacific theater of the 1940’s would have been impressed by the realistic aspects of Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific. But whether or not he’d have enjoyed reliving some of his more harrowing war-time experiences in computer game format remains to be seen. Fortunately for the rest of us, curious civilians don’t have to risk sweat-drenched flashbacks in order to have a little fun in the deep, blue yonder, sinking enemy ships.

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DescriptionLooking for the latest in the best-selling super-hardcore submarine sim series of all time? Here it is, and you'll love it. Now, could you please tell the rest of the world why you're looking for it?
US censor rating"Teen"
UK censor rating"7+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)