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Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific review

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

A few rudimentary tutorials do little to help overcome your confusion, providing only a scant bit of radio traffic in an attempt to teach you important gameplay features. Eventually you’ll learn enough to muddle through, but it’s an unnecessary barrier to entry that could have been avoided.

Once you feel more competent, however, Wolves’ involved and exciting gameplay begins generating better vibes. She's a looker, too: the water effects are amazing and tiny details like the convincing splash of water on your periscope lens or the waves that slap against a detailed ship hull really add to the overall presentation. Torpedo explosions are also particularly awesome and they add oomph to every direct hit you score. The only dents in an otherwise sterling graphics presentation are the lack of anti-aliasing and some lag that crops up in larger battles.

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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 ratingTeen
UK censor rating7+
Release date20 March 2007 (US), 23 March 2007 (UK)