• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2002
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. Despite this offering's versatility in station command along with a wide range of authentic ship models and weapons systems, the significant AI deficiencies, minor bugs, and the unavailability of the unique interoperability with "Silent Hunter II" creates rough waters.
  5. 56
    Don't let the dearth of submarine sims fool you into trying this one unless it's part of a ransom demand and then only if you really like the person who's being ransomed.
  6. Mediocre graphics, poor design choices, and unfinished features sink what could otherwise have been a fine game.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. A good naval warfare sim undermined by bugs and missing features. [June 2002, p.93]
  10. If you really love World War II naval combat and have a very high degree of patience, then maybe take a look at Destroyer Command.
  11. 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.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User 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.