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Silent Hunter III

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The king of submarine simulations returns with an all-new 3D engine, new crew command features, and more realistic WWII naval action than ever before. The movie-like graphics and simple, tension-filled gameplay make this the perfect game for the realism fanatic and the casual gamer.
Realistic and immersive environment: The suspense-filled atmosphere includes realistic 3D water modeling, day/night cycles, and historically accurate subs, ships, and aircraft. The detailed U-boat interiors, changing weather effects, and engaging audio represent the ultimate in WWII submarine warfare.
A deadly array of U-boats and weapons: Playable U-boats include Type II, VII, IX, and XXI submarines. Take aim against Allied convoys and warships. In recreating the great submarine battles of WWII, players will hide in silence just below threatening escort ships, fire deadly torpedoes, or surface and pound enemies with the deck gun.
Dynamic campaign: Create your own realistic naval war story. Your military career will be influenced by successful command decisions in an unscripted and non-linear WWII campaign.
Accessible to players of all skill levels: Players will experience a simplified learning curve that will be easier to handle than standard simulations. Use the naval academy tutorial to learn the basics. Customize the realism settings for play that appeals to a variety of WWII combat fans.
Command your crew: The crew will take orders and evolve based on the results of each patrol.
Multiplayer cooperative play: For up to eight players via LAN.

Release date
Ubisoft Entertainment
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 2000 / XP(only)
  • Processor: Pentium® III 1.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 1.4 GHz (Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 2.0 GHz recommended)
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Graphics: 64 MB (128 MB video card recommended)(see supported list*)
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
  • Sound: Direct X 9.0 compliant PCI card
  • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB
  • *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release Nvidia® GeForce™ 3/4/FX series (GeForce 4 MX NOT supported)ATI® Radeon® 8500/9000 families or newer
    Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. These chipsets are currently the only ones that will run this game.
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(First Of all, I only have 5 Hours of Play with the Steam Version. With the cuddled Boxing Version several hundreds. ) One of, if not THE, best submarine simulation on the Market. Part 4 is still "quite nice" and Part 5 is an unfinished "action Game." But If you are looking for a challenging and highly "realistic" U Boot simulation, you can't get past Silent Hunter 3. It should be noted that even 10 Years after Game Realase there is still an active Modding Scene. With LSH Edition 2015, a great Big Mod is coming out again this Year. The crazy Big Mods make the Game a really insane U.Boot simulation that leaves (almost) nothing to be desired. I can only recommend all The Hobbies out there: Buy Silent Hunter 3 and install one of the available Big Mods and immerse yourself in the World of grey Wolves! I wish you all good Hunting and fat Prey!
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Silent Hunter 3 can rightly be described as The queen of booby simulation! Even if the Finishing Has to be done by Modifications, as there are some Factual And Translation errors in the original Game. Whether you should play the Game is easy to find out. Do you have to spend (real) hours Locating a Convoy, slowly sneaking in, calculating each Torpedo yourself (pre-exposed you have deactuverted the automatic Target Event!) and then to cancel the Attack because a Destroyer in the Quit is coming? Do you have the interesting Thing About the Story behind the Submarine Weapon? If so, this Game is something for one. If not, then you will be rather disappointed. In terms of Playing, the Game is very easy to explain. Story? There is no, one himself is the Story itself. In other words, you start 39,41,42,43,44.45 (Depending on the Year you start in, there are different Ports and Countries from which you can start. Before each Expiration you get your Job where you should go (as then it is only Plan squares and rarely Special Tasks (New With certain Modifications!), then you sail around and see if you find a Freighter or even a Convoy. Furthermore, the Season and the Year have an influence on the herranum. So you have to be careful that you don't sink neutral Ships and 44-45 you have to be careful that you are not bombed by enemy Airmen. The Game also offers easy approaches from an Upgrade system. So you can get EP for any Sunken ship or shot down Plane Or get ' Reputation '. You can use it to upgrade your Boat or even to buy another Boat. (Depending on which boat you have, you get different orders.) All in all, despite the outdated Graphics, the Game is still very Fun. And with the right People, you can also play very exciting Multiplayer Cramps. And with the right (film) music, it's even better to Play;)
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