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  • Summary: A 3D naval combat simulation which gives you command of a WWII era destroyer in the US Navy in either the Atlantic or Pacific Theaters. You can advance to command a division of destroyers and will participate in a variety of naval actions against Axis forces. You will stalk U-boats, swatA 3D naval combat simulation which gives you command of a WWII era destroyer in the US Navy in either the Atlantic or Pacific Theaters. You can advance to command a division of destroyers and will participate in a variety of naval actions against Axis forces. You will stalk U-boats, swat Kamikaze planes, escort convoys, blast enemy ships in surface actions or pound the beaches in support of infantry landings. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. A niche of WWII naval sim gamers will find this game simply awesome. Where the game lacks in eye candy, more than makes up in strategy re-playability, and realism.
  2. About as deep and immersive as naval combat sims come. [May 2002, p.68]
  3. Ubisoft captured all of the elements needed to control a WWII era destroyer except what it might actually feel like to command one.
  4. Mediocre graphics, poor design choices, and unfinished features sink what could otherwise have been a fine game.
  5. There are bugs and crashes to contend with, the crossover with Silent Hunter II is non-existent, and the learning curve will leave you panting if you’re new to the simulation scene.
  6. The incredibly stupid AI is also a big problem since it is hard to overlook the mechanical flaws when the gameplay is only moderately engaging.
  7. Sometimes software is released in such a wretched state that the developers may as well just come to your house and kick your dog for $40...This is a blatant and insulting instance of a game released too early to the detriment of the people who buy it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. ZaimA.
    Aug 6, 2002
    9
    It really makes you feel like a captain in a destroyer.
  2. GeorgeK.
    Apr 22, 2002
    8
    A good game, but could do with a bit of work.