Silent Hunter II -- worth getting? 3 replies

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sserega

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#1 12 years ago

its only $10 at EB, but since im a shameless cheapskate, i want to know if the money is better spent on Silent Hunter III ? the minimum specs for II arent that impressive. do i have to be a U-boat nut to enjoy these games? it doesnt come with a manual. im reading the Hunt For Red October right now, so im getting a hankering for sub aquatic action.




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#2 12 years ago
sseregaits only $10 at EB, but since im a shameless cheapskate, i want to know if the money is better spent on Silent Hunter III ? the minimum specs for II arent that impressive. do i have to be a U-boat nut to enjoy these games? it doesnt come with a manual. im reading the Hunt For Red October right now, so im getting a hankering for sub aquatic action.

Silent Hunter III is of course much better than II but it also needs a faster computer. You don't need to be a U-boat nut to enjoy it as you can adjust realism settings and ships blowing up are always nice to see. But it will take some practice until you get used to such a simulation (requires more time than the average FPS to get used to). WWII submarine are a bit different from this in Hunt for Red October. There are also a few modern submarine simulations but I don't know how good they are. You could also donwload the demo for Dangerous Waters which was released some days ago.




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#3 12 years ago

Playing Silent hunter 2 was much more fun simply because of online DD vs sub matches, but silent hunter 3 is good too, but don't play on realism, they give you unrealistic ranges on realism, when you simply cannot make it without unlimited fuel.




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#4 12 years ago

SH II wasn't all too great.

If you're reading The Hunt for Red October (great book) and want a game that's close to that, go with Sub Command. I used to be an uber sub-nut, but to even me that game was kinda lame. But it's more much realistic than SH II.

There's a game that's almost EXACTLY like Dangerous Waters that came out a while back (maybe 6-7 years ago) called Jane's Fleet Command. Now that game was immensely fun and extremely realistic. If you're looking for a good naval sim, that'd be the place to go.