Silent Hunter II PC

  • Publisher: SSI
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2001

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 87
    A sweeping 360-degree look at your boat and its surroundings adds much to the immersive quality -- a quality that is sorely needed in other departments of the sim.
  2. Gameplay is great, the graphics are fine (without being jaw-droppingly good), the presentation is good and the difficulty level can be tweaked to your exact specifications.
  3. Computer Gaming World
    Although SH2 can’t be considered complete until the release of Destroyer Command and multiplayer support, what’s here is very good indeed. [Feb 2002, p.91]
  4. 78
    Anyone who's already a little interested in naval warfare will definitely find something to love in the title but there's not much chance that non-fans are going to be converted.
  5. Silent Hunter II could satisfy an average player who is in for some experimenting, but it was primarily meant for the Hard-core sim fans.
  6. PC Gamer
    Though the game’s not as detailed as many hardcore simmers might expect, the ability to man each of these stations does a lot to impart the feel of driving a sub. [Feb 2002, p.71]
  7. While this game is enjoyable, interesting, clever and even educational, its realism may be its weak point. If I haven’t impressed upon you enough, it’s a slow evolving, deliberate game requiring patience and intelligence.
  8. Without a more involving campaign mode, with these glaring gaps in realism, and with this lackluster graphics engine, a lot of these fans are bound to be disappointed.
  9. All the missions are canned—there are no random missions thrown into the mix. If you fail the main objective of the mission, you get to repeat it again and again until you complete it.
  10. Gameplay is not terribly exciting, playing this sim in real time can be extremely tedious, the pace is slow, deliberate, and tense.
  11. Although a solid simulation, the game lacks the flexibility, beauty, and creativity to be more than a mid-range title.
  12. 50
    The dated technology and lack of features -- most importantly, the unchanging, scripted campaign -- kills the longevity of what might have been a breath of fresh air in the simulation scene.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. RicharV.
    Sep 6, 2003
    It is good gaming with SH II. Though in scenarios a bit limited even with the scenario builder.
  2. DavidW.
    Nov 10, 2002
    I just bought Silent Hunter Commanders Edition packaged with Fighting Steel and guess what? Absolutely no support for Windows XP. hey install I just bought Silent Hunter Commanders Edition packaged with Fighting Steel and guess what? Absolutely no support for Windows XP. hey install and show up for about 2 seconds, then dissapear. In the future I will make sure that I don't buy any drink coasters. Or software from this company. Full Review »