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  • genre simulation / real-time / historical
  • download size 60 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 94 user ratings.
  • release date December 31, 1985
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher MicroProse / Tommo
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • Silent Service I manual
  • Silent Service II manual (English)
  • Silent Service II manual (German)
  • Silent Service I reference card
  • Silent Service II reference card
  • Silent Service II map
  • tips to new captains

What's cool about it:

  • Includes Silent Service and its sequel Silent Service II.
  • Challenging combat versus single ships and heavily escorted convoys.
  • All the critical battle stations: engine room, conning tower and ship’s bridge.
  • An infinite variety of situations using complete maps and charts for the entire Southwest Pacific.
  • A wide selection of historical scenarios from individual attacks to patrol missions.


0400 hours, Tuesday, August 12, 1942… BATTLE STATIONS! BATTLE STATIONS! Enemy convoy identified on radar!

The world is deep at war, and you're submerged among the enemy. Prepare to dive into Silent Service, the submarine simulation that recreates authentic World War II sea patrols in the bloody waters of the South Pacific.

From the second you take command, you'll live by the motto FIND 'EM, CHASE 'EM, SINK 'EM, as you follow instruments, charts and your instincts in search of hostile convoys. Is a submerged daylight periscope attack best or do you charge in on the surface at night using only radar bearings to guide you? Do you fire a spread of your precious torpedoes or can you close the range and pick off the enemy with a single torpedo shot? These decisions and many more are yours to make as you take your place among the elite ranks of the Silent Service!

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.

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Posted on 2014-01-24 16:24:41 byBron's avatarBron:

As WestCell mentioned, this is why I love GOG - where else can you find classic such as these! While the graphics are old school, the games are a ton of fun. I have always loved sub games and these two were among the best.
Both are very easy to play and the second is jsut more of the same, but better. I spent a lot of hours with these two and others on various platforms.
Niceread more thing is these should be playable on anything that boots up, and their small size means they make a great "fun timekiller for when I'm bored" to keep on any laptop.
Not hyper realistic, the emphasis is on fun. You do get a feel for the submariner life, though, as stealth is a big part of the game. There's a lot of fun to be had, so dive, dive, dive!

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A childhood memory is back

Posted on 2014-01-24 16:33:00 bymarksbbr's avatarmarksbbr:

I remember playing the original Silent Service I on my father's Atari when I was a kid. It was on that game that I learned what bearing and heading were. A few years later when my father upgraded to a Windows PC, SS II was the first game he bought, and we both played hours on it. Needless to say, I was excited when I saw both SS titles were available here.
The games bring aread more blend of arcade gameplay with simulation. It's not as realistic as the Silent Hunter series... in SS the game automatically computes a firing solution for the torpedoes. But, it comes from the genius known as Sid Meier... need I say more?

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The Reason I first started coming to GOG

Posted on 2014-01-24 09:35:17 byWestCelt's avatarWestCelt:

My fondest moments with the old Atari 800 was playing this game. Home from work at midnight, and when I sank the last ship the the sun coming up in the game was so intense until I realized it was the Real sun. :)

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