Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
Buy On
  1. PC Zone UK
    49
    Transparently not finished. [June 2010, p.80]
  2. Honestly, if you like this kind of game it is best to search for Silent Hunter 4, which can be purchased at a great price, and so far is the best version.
User Score
3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 104 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  1. May 28, 2013
    2
    Rushed and half Broken. Having played SilentHunter3 (a good but very mixed experience), I waited till 2013 to get SH5 for £4, hoping most ofRushed and half Broken. Having played SilentHunter3 (a good but very mixed experience), I waited till 2013 to get SH5 for £4, hoping most of the flaws had been ironed out. No luck. I really wanted to like this game, but even with all patches and some mods, its still a mess. It takes forever to load, the interface is bad, the graphics are not as good as the trailers suggest, It is too arcade (no matter the difficulty setting), the music and voice acting is bad, and the Uplay DRM is still horrible (but it does have a half-baked offline mode). As of May 2013 there is still no decent fix-all super-mod out there. AVOID! Full Review »
  2. Jul 22, 2012
    8
    With more bugs that the bottom of a toilet seat, it is quite hard to recommend this game. That is until you discover www.subsim.com. With theWith more bugs that the bottom of a toilet seat, it is quite hard to recommend this game. That is until you discover www.subsim.com. With the help of the community, SH5 is something quite special. I still think SH4 is better overall (again, with mods), but SH5 does have a trump card... you can walk around the sub - adding to the realism. If you're dead against modding the game, be prepared for some serious issues; no 1 being sensors and distance tools being effectively broken! Full Review »
  3. Apr 7, 2014
    10
    The game is the best in the series under one condition.... MODS realistic navigation and open horizons and better crew and realistic waves andThe game is the best in the series under one condition.... MODS realistic navigation and open horizons and better crew and realistic waves and damage are a MUST. Full Review »