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I need a submarine game

Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-FedRegistered User regular
edited March 2010 in Games and Technology
In a last desperate bid to get my boyfriend to try video games, I need to get a submarine game. The only one I even vaguely no of was that old PS1 Twisted Metal spinoff game.. Deep Impact? I don't remember the name.

Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have every system except for an Xbox v.1 and a PS3. I have a PC but it's about 6 years old and wasn't top of the line even when it was new.

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  • elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have every system except for an Xbox v.1 and a PS3. I have a PC but it's about 6 years old and wasn't top of the line even when it was new.

    How realistic subgame you are searching? And from what era? WWII or modern?

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  • SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Even if you are not particularly interested in WW2, no sub game compares to Silent Hunter 3/4 (For german/American sides respectively).

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  • elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Sceptre wrote: »
    Even if you are not particularly interested in WW2, no sub game compares to Silent Hunter 3/4 (For german/American sides respectively).

    I think that 3/4 are too heavy for her computer. Silent Hunter 2 should work.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    elkatas wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have every system except for an Xbox v.1 and a PS3. I have a PC but it's about 6 years old and wasn't top of the line even when it was new.

    How realistic subgame you are searching? And from what era? WWII or modern?

    Right now, anything. He only mentioned that would be a game he'd like to play after hearing about some game with a movie in it of a sub firing a torpedo at a ship. The torpedo missed and exploded right under the ship, knocking the ship straight up out of the water. When it landed back in the water it broke in half.

    "I want to play a game like THAT", he says.

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    There was that one old submarine game with math puzzles or something like that.

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  • elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Right now, anything.

    Silent Hunter 2 then. It is probably best submarine sim available for your computer. But it is damn complex game too. Available as a part of "Strategic Simulations: Commander's Collection" from Ubisoft. Costs 10 bucks. Has also two excellent and super realistic flightsims, IL-2 Sthumorvik and Flanker 2.5.

    Linky

    EDIT: Nevermind, boxset is missing manuals according to reviews. But finding SHII should still be relatively easy task.

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    elkatas wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have every system except for an Xbox v.1 and a PS3. I have a PC but it's about 6 years old and wasn't top of the line even when it was new.

    How realistic subgame you are searching? And from what era? WWII or modern?

    Right now, anything. He only mentioned that would be a game he'd like to play after hearing about some game with a movie in it of a sub firing a torpedo at a ship. The torpedo missed and exploded right under the ship, knocking the ship straight up out of the water. When it landed back in the water it broke in half.

    "I want to play a game like THAT", he says.
    I don't think sub games are going to be the non-stop action fest that he is thinking of. Something makes me think he'd be better off with BF1942.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    FreddyD wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    elkatas wrote: »
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have every system except for an Xbox v.1 and a PS3. I have a PC but it's about 6 years old and wasn't top of the line even when it was new.

    How realistic subgame you are searching? And from what era? WWII or modern?

    Right now, anything. He only mentioned that would be a game he'd like to play after hearing about some game with a movie in it of a sub firing a torpedo at a ship. The torpedo missed and exploded right under the ship, knocking the ship straight up out of the water. When it landed back in the water it broke in half.

    "I want to play a game like THAT", he says.
    I don't think sub games are going to be the non-stop action fest that he is thinking of. Something makes me think he'd be better off with BF1942.


    I don't think he'd be all that into action games. I couldn't get him to even pay attention to Dead Rising.

    I'll probably just try Silent Hunter 2. I doubt it will work but it's worth a shot.

    Thanks all.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    jothki wrote: »
    There was that one old submarine game with math puzzles or something like that.

    Operation Neptune! I played that game a bunch as a kid.
    Also, let us not forget the Seaquest game for SNES. Some nice problem solving puzzles there too.

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  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    http://www.amazon.com/Janes-Hunter-Killer-Submarine-Simulator/dp/B0003EXORY

    Boom.
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    Very sim-ish game, lots of navigation, and not just shooting torpedoes, but also quite excellent.

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  • EtelmikEtelmik Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I know it's obvious and no one else has said it, but this
    In a last desperate bid to get my boyfriend to try video games

    sounds so, so weird.

    If you're willing to get a NES emulator, Silent Service is good for realism, but it's kind of slow. Lots of cool submarine stuff though. By the sounds of things, it looks like you're hosed.

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  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Oh, can't forget!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os_ixE4nF7E

    XD

    Etelmik wrote: »
    I know it's obvious and no one else has said it, but this
    In a last desperate bid to get my boyfriend to try video games

    sounds so, so weird.

    Yeah, I was going to say something, too, usually on these forums we have threads of the exact opposite nature.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Recoil42 wrote: »
    Oh, can't forget!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os_ixE4nF7E

    XD

    Etelmik wrote: »
    I know it's obvious and no one else has said it, but this
    In a last desperate bid to get my boyfriend to try video games

    sounds so, so weird.

    Yeah, I was going to say something, too, usually on these forums we have threads of the exact opposite nature.

    It felt pretty weird to type it.

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Recoil42 wrote: »
    Oh, can't forget!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os_ixE4nF7E

    XD

    Etelmik wrote: »
    I know it's obvious and no one else has said it, but this
    In a last desperate bid to get my boyfriend to try video games

    sounds so, so weird.

    Yeah, I was going to say something, too, usually on these forums we have threads of the exact opposite nature.
    I dont find it so odd, but that's because my sister is a huge gamer and she had to talk her boyfriend into playing WoW with her (he's never owned a game console before, either).

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  • Triple BTriple B Bastard of the North MARegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    This thread may have convinced me to try out the Silent Hunter series.

    Also, why the hell aren't there any girls that play video games in Massachusetts? It's not fair. :x

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  • NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I have this really old submarine game for the macintosh called "wolfpack"


    Want it?

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I want this really old submarine game for the macintosh called "wolfpack"


    Want it?

    I had that for my PC. It was superior.

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  • NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Malkor wrote: »
    I want this really old submarine game for the macintosh called "wolfpack"


    Want it?

    I had that for my PC. It was superior.

    shit, "have", not "want"




    the graphics for the pc are ASTONISHING: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/wolfpack/screenshots/gameShotId,1413/


    Mine looked better

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    All taking out subs with an oil tanker.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    I have this really old submarine game for the macintosh called "wolfpack"


    Want it?

    i kept surfacing under a ship in that one.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The mission editor thing in that game seemed so fucking complex when I was a little kid.

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Malkor wrote: »
    I want this really old submarine game for the macintosh called "wolfpack"


    Want it?

    I had that for my PC. It was superior.

    Oh man, I used to have that.

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  • BetaflameBetaflame Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Dunno if its what you're looking for, but Submarine titan's was pretty fun back in the day. It's an underwater RTS. I think it would run on your system and you can pick it up for a few bucks on amazon.

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  • FiatilFiatil Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Battlestations Midway is a fancy RTS that lets you take control of your units, of which include ships, submarines, and airplanes. Not too complicated if that's what you're looking for. If not, go for the silent hunter.

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  • Tiger-Tiger- Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Mind something more arcade-ish?

    Try In the Hunt.
    http://www.flyingomelette.com/reviews/ps1/inthehunt.html

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  • tarnoktarnok Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Subwar 2050. Someone drowned a space sim.

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  • 12gauge12gauge Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    What you want is Schleichfahrt/Aquanox/Aquanox2 - lots of action and explosions in the deep sea.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Tiger- wrote: »
    Mind something more arcade-ish?

    Try In the Hunt.
    http://www.flyingomelette.com/reviews/ps1/inthehunt.html

    I was hoping someone would mention this. It's basically Metal Slug underwater.

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  • GageGage Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Namco released a diving/submarine exploration game for the PS1 called Treasures of the Deep. I only tried a demo of it, and that was probably 10 years ago, but it seemed interesting. It's probably hard to track down these days.

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  • powersurgepowersurge Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The Silent Hunter series is one of the best WWII sub sims around but it is complex. Not a action game. If your looking for a actiony sub game you might think about picking up a NES and Hunt for Red October.

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  • HarakhtiHarakhti Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Enigma Rising Tide by Tesseraction (Ex-Dynamix people. ie Tribes). It's an older WW2 quasi-sim naval game thats a bit geared towards multiplayer but can be played single iirc. A quick Google search should set you on your way.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    From what I understand, Silent Hunter 3 is still currently the most engrossing sub sim out there, because the hardcore sim community has had a while to mod out all the weirdness and mod in all the goodness.

    I own Silent Hunter 4, which certainly looks prettier than SH3, but I don't think all the kinks have been worked out yet (by either Ubisoft or the modding community).


    They're both great games. In SH3, you're a U-boat commander in the Atlantic; in SH4 you're an American sub commander in the Pacific. I think both are pretty safe recommendations if you're looking for something pretty hardcore.

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  • leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I don't know if you could find this much anymore, but Sub Culture was pretty fun, underwater arcade-style play. It felt a bit like Descent in terms of phsyics, though I thought it actually kind of felt like you were moving through water. Plus this is an old old game, so I'm certain any computer within the last several years will be able to run it easily.

    http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/subculture/index.html

    The other one he MIGHT be interested in is Dangerous Waters, but that's even more complex than what's already been mentioned as far as I know, and also the system reqs are higher.

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  • Mmmm... Cocks...Mmmm... Cocks... Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    The only one I even vaguely no of was that old PS1 Twisted Metal spinoff game.. Deep Impact? I don't remember the name.
    Critical Depth was the fucking hot.

    Edit : ness

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    ... The only one I even vaguely no of was that old PS1 Twisted Metal spinoff game.. Deep Impact? I don't remember the name.

    Treasures of the deep, maybe?

    EDIT: beat'd

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  • AggroChanAggroChan __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    This thread reminded me that my first game was SeaWolf.
    Thank you thread. :3

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  • TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    My favorite is still Jane's 688. A great modern sub sim with a variety of missions, a good sonar model, and some great outside views in case you get tired of claustrophobic authenticity. You can plot firing solutions and contacts, identify types of shipping and classes of warships by their prop noise, and use thermal layers to conceal your sub from passive sonar.

    I even collided with a whale once! D:

    On the opposite side of the spectrum, I picked up a PS2 budget title called Sub Rebellion recently. The arcade-style gameplay is about as authentic a depiction of undersea warfare as X-Com: Terror From the Deep, but it's a nice change of pace.

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  • WheezerWheezer Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Jane's 688(i) Hunter/Killer is a good choice, but it has a follow-up out. SCS Dangerous Waters. As with 688, Dangerous Waters is a very heavy simulator, and right now the most realistic simulator of modern submarine warfare.

    http://www.scs-dangerouswaters.com/

    The 688 remains a controllable sub, and DW adds the Seawolf as well as the Acula to controllable subs. You can even command an Oliver Hazard Perry frigate or a P-3 Orion plane. It's a great game, but the learning curve is as steep as it gets. It has an option for automatic crewmen, sure, but it is still very hardcore and time consuming.

    I think a Silent Hunter game would be easier to approach, but DW is worth checking out. It's available from Steam too, which is a great help. I originally ordered mine with the optional printed 500-page manual, which you can get from the publisher. The Steam version only comes with a PDF of the book.

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  • UltravisitorUltravisitor Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
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  • TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Wheezer wrote: »
    Jane's 688(i) Hunter/Killer is a good choice, but it has a follow-up out. SCS Dangerous Waters. As with 688, Dangerous Waters is a very heavy simulator, and right now the most realistic simulator of modern submarine warfare.

    http://www.scs-dangerouswaters.com/

    :shock:

    I can tell I don't have the free time for this, but it looks amazing. Playable surface ships and helicopters, too? That's insane.

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