Summary: very realistic, game has some graphics issues, but all in all good simulation. a little slow to load, maybe more complex than it needs to be. aerial gunnery is not very realistic, should score more hits in reality. type 7 u-boats dive in less than 17 seconds, simulation doesn't show this. type 7 u-boats had the fastest dive of any ww2 sub.
Summary: I have owned all of the versions of this game, from the original to this one, and they keep getting better. The graphics and sound on this newest version are great. My only dislike is in the 'Naval Academy' training scenarios. You will get a message saying that you have successfully completed the exam, however if you exit out of the scenario and click 'go back to base' the game does not always recognize that you completed that session, and you will have to do it over...
Summary: I've been looking for a good sub game (regardless of platform) since Nintendo's Silence service in the late 80's. I even (sort of) liked the Silent Service for PC in the early 90's, but it was average. NOW THIS GAME prompted me to BUY ALL THE SILENT HUNTER GAMES! I don't think I should have popped this in first but I have to say i was blown away by graphics alone. Controls and operation are a bit overwhelming, but i have to read and get use to. A great WW2 game. BUY IT!
This is a great submarine game with lots of options.
7 November 2006
Summary: I love the free range of this game, and being able to go anywhere to "hunt" for for ships. This game makes you feel like you are in total control of the sub, because you can manage every aspect of its operations. There are two things though that I do not like. The first is that when you save and exit a game you do not get to start out exactly where you stop at, it makes you start back at the docks even if you are in a battle.
Summary: I really didn't know what to expect as I've played 688, it's previous version and Gato (oldy but a goodie). I went through the Naval Academy and did not so bad and got the impression that this is has some depth (pun optimized). I'm so hooked. I dream about it. I sit in the car in traffic and go through strategies.
Excerpt: A mon avis, c'est sans aucun soucis le meilleur de la série. (Même si le 5 est vraiment bien fait) Les commandes, les attaques de convois, les manoeuvres pour echapper aux destroyers ASM ennemis. La grande classe.
Excerpt: Inleiding Silent Hunter 3, is een erg spannend topspel te noemen. Waarvoor wel het enige geduld nodig is, om het spel te leren kennen. In Silent Hunter III ben jij de kapitein van een U-boat van de Kriegsmarine ten tijde van de 2e Wereld Oorlog. De U-boat was het enige wapen waar Winston Churchill bang voor was en jij moet deze angst waar maken in het spel.