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Silent Hunter 5 (PC DVD)

by Ubisoft
Windows XP / Vista
 Ages 12 and Over
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM

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  • ASIN: B002U0KBT8
  • Release Date: 5 Mar 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,160 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

A permanent Broadband internet connection and creation of a Ubisoft log-in are required to play.

Product Description

Internet connection is required to play game.

Step behind the periscope of a German U-boat and take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

The best-selling submarine series of all time continues with the highly anticipated Silent Hunter: Battle of the Atlantic. For the first time, you can live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person view as you lead your crew in a truly dynamic campaign.

Minimum System Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core2Duo e4400 or AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000

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111 of 114 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I am going to disregard the need to connect to the internet for my review. My review will be about the game itself and my summary (if you can't be bothered to read the rest) is that this game is too difficult to play (not by game design but by poor deisgn of the mechanics) and full of bugs. It looks beautiful but is frustrating to control and the enemy AI is absolutely abysmal.

Firstly, I am a BIG fan of SH3. SH4 was very good too but not my cup of tea just because I preferred playing as the Germans. I have been eagerly awaiting SH5 in the hope that it would be every bit as good as it's predecessors but with sounds, graphics and AI that today's PCs can cope with. I have been very very disappointed.

On the positive side the game looks awesome with some wonderful weather and environmental effects. The ships and the u-boats look great, there is much more contact with other friendly vessels (including other u-boats). Also you can now walk about inside the u-boat where there are crew memebers to talk to if you wish.

But that is all that is improved over the previous games. Unfortunately the UI has been radically changed for the worse. There is no method of steering the u-boat other than by plotting way-points on a navigational map - very frustrating if you are trying to evade a destroyer. The ability to walk thorugh the sub has become a pain as now you HAVE to walk through the sub to get all the reports you want. Very very frustrating when you're trying to evade a destroyer! In fact there are far too many things to list on here what is wrong with this game. Look on the official SH5 forums, there are plenty of people on there spouting it all off.

It is also very buggy. Certainly it does not appear to have been tested very well but I suspect (hope) these will be rectified with patches. I'm going back SH3. It may not look as good but it is a much more enjoyable experience.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The end of Silent Hunter 26 Mar 2010
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I have to agree with all the other comments on Silent Hunter 5. Nice graphics, nothing else.

I have all the other versions of Silent Hunter and have found that SH3 with the Greywolves expansion and a few sound track files from subsim is the best version. Why couldn't SH5 have been SH3 and GWX with updated graphics? Why have Ubisoft thought that the sim fans that want to play Silent Hunter now want a Nintendo shoot em up? The game doesn't score for either side. It is not a sim and the people that buy hack and slash games for the Nintendo aren't going to buy this either. The guy/s who made the decisions on, this was the way to take the franchise, should be sacked as this will probably be the end for Silent Hunter. A real shame!

And as for being online all the time enough said!!!!!!!!!!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ruined A Good Series of Games! 13 Aug 2010
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I owned all the Silent Hunters from 2 to 5, I have to say this is a major disappointment.

First, I'll get the DRM out the way by saying, ridiculous!! Plenty has been said on here about it and I ain't going to dwell on it anymore.

The draconian DRM I could tolerate if the game was good. Unfortunately it isn't. The few points that are major problems for me are as follows:

1) The walking about the sub is a gimick and nothing more. It actually becomes annoying after a while when you can't dive because you forgot that you left yourself on the bridge! It has replaced the use of function keys to go different stations which was simple to use.

2) The AI is dumb!! If the Royal Navy was like that in WW2 we'd all be talking German. Eg: On two consecutive patrols I sneaked into Scapa Flow (copying an actual event that happened in WW2), sunk a Battleship on each occasion and the destroyers just kept moving around on it's programmed track!! I got out without a depth charge dropped!! Same again when I caught an Aircraft Carrier group at sea. I was sat in daylight submerged but with my periscope up, a destroyer went right by me (I mean any closer I would've been rammed) and the escorts didn't react until the torpedoes hit the carrier. This brings me nicely onto.....

3) The damage required to sink enemy ships seems really inconsistent. An armoured Battleship sinks rapidly after 2-3 torpedo hits. The Carrier I just mentioned sank instantly after two. So why does an unarmoured merchant ship plow on after being struck twice without even slowing down? I've hit them, followed them expecting them to slowly capsize but nothing!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game on the day of release having enjoyed the previous two Silent Hunter simulations. Despite my computer exceeding the required spec. it would not run smoothly. The DRM issue which requires permanent internet connection as well as the copious amount of bugs within the game are issues which make this sim more-or-less unplayable.

I returned my copy several days later and received a credit
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this game like the plague! 7 Mar 2010
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I have SH3 and SH4 and really looked forward to this new game, I actually pre-ordered it, but I'm really disappointed as the playability is dreadful.

1) The DVD must be in the machine for you to play.
2) You 100% must have a constant Internet connection to play and it must be fast broadband - this is not stated when you buy!
3) You must sign in to the Ubisoft server before the game will even start - this means you can't always play when you want to!
4) Your saved games are not stored on your PC, they're stored on the Ubisoft server - Everywhere you look, you're limited and controlled by Ubisoft!
5) The controls are different to previous versions and there are no tutorials to teach you how to control the sub. (no Sub School or training modes)
6) You are the captain of the sub and you move around in the first person, like the shoot em up games; totally pointless on a submarine!

If you like SH4, stay with that because playability is rubbish on Silent Hunter 5.
I've spent 3 days trying to figure out how to steer the sub; it's just not intuitive and therefore it's no fun at all.

Ubisoft have taken copy protection too far and made this game totally unplayable, it's a total disaster. I'd love to use stronger vocabulary about Ubisoft's approach on this game, but I'd be banned.

In summary, keep you money in your pocket, this game is total rubbish and because of Ubisoft's restrictions, it's practically unplayable!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Preferred SH3
It works ok, not too many bug problems, but I did prefer Silent Hunter 3. Graphics are really good, though.
Published 2 months ago by Jack Walker
4.0 out of 5 stars SH5
Very satisfied, a bit hard to start but once I got going with the help of other gamers it is easy..
Published 2 months ago by Mr.M.L.W.LYON
2.0 out of 5 stars uplay is required
Thanks to uplay I have never been able to play this as despite setting up an account etc. it won't let me log in!
Published 5 months ago by Steve Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars With Subsim.com mods very good indeed
Having read the poor reviews of this software I didn't hold out much hope for enjoying this game, however after trying it and upgrading the standard software with free Mods from... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Philip
4.0 out of 5 stars Games
Yet again,I received my item the very next day,Awesome service.I l really enjoy playing PC Games, Such a chill out time for me. :o)
Published 6 months ago by Gary
1.0 out of 5 stars SH5
Game won't install and if you manage to install it, it crashes when you play it. Not worth a penny.
Published 6 months ago by AB96
1.0 out of 5 stars How to ruin a good game series
Agree with many of the comments posted elsewhere. SH3 and SH4 were both good games. This is rubbish. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Forensicman101
4.0 out of 5 stars Good All Round
Silent Hunter 5 is a worthy sequel to the series. Bugs can make game-play challenging in places but now after numerous patches they are few and far between.
Published 11 months ago by Scott Huson
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
This game is simply Amazing... don't waste your time reading those reviews with 1 star, come on... who really thinks that is a fair review for this game! nonsense. Read more
Published 12 months ago by jotah
4.0 out of 5 stars good game
a nice classic game for a change u can get right into this and blow up the ship what more can u ask for
Published 12 months ago by dave
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