Hunt, hide and kill as you take command of U.S. submarines and crews and navigate the treacherous waters of the Pacific during WWII. Silent Hunter, the industry-leading naval warfare simulation franchise for over a decade, returns to its roots with next-generation graphical realism, immersive gameplay, innovative crew evolution and more...
User reviews: Very Positive (81 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 20, 2007
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Hunt, hide and kill as you take command of U.S. submarines and crews and navigate the treacherous waters of the Pacific during WWII.
Silent Hunter, the industry-leading naval warfare simulation franchise for over a decade, returns to its roots with next-generation graphical realism, immersive gameplay, innovative crew evolution and more action than ever before.
Developed by the same Ubisoft team that delivered Silent Hunter 3, the "king of sub games", to worldwide critical acclaim, the 2007 installment offers the most memorable, accessible and empowering submarine simulation experience ever.
  • Hollywood Blockbuster experience: Lifelike graphics and spectacular audio/visual effects offer an incredibly immersive gaming experience. Witness the historical accuracy and the amazing attention to detail from the breathtaking Pacific settings to the more than 75 authentic-looking war machines such as the U.S. Gato class submarine, the Japanese battleship Yamato and the H6K flying boat.
  • Large Scale Naval Engagements: Epic naval engagements can be witnessed by players either firsthand or via radio messages and orders from high command.
  • Innovative crew evolution: Earn upgrades and experience to guide the evolution path of crewmembers, making your men the most effective naval force in the Pacific theater.
  • Immersive single player gameplay: Diverse mission objectives and events combined with unique rewards make each campaign a new experience. Commandeer various U.S. submarines and progress your career as a naval officer via improved dynamic campaigns in Career Mode, or dive into 'instant actions' and single patrols for a quick fight.
  • Addictive Online New Adversarial Mode: Join forces with up to 8 friends via LAN or 4 via internet in either cooperative or adversarial gameplay modes. Scripted and generated mission types allow for epic online battles and unlimited replayability.
  • Scalable learning experience: Selectable difficulty levels allow players to choose how challenging of a simulation to play.
  • Easy to control: An upgraded and streamlined interface makes moving around the submarine and controlling it much easier than ever before.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows® XP/Vista Only
    • Processor: 2GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon (4 3GHz Pentium or AMD Athlon recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB (2 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 128 MB RAM DirectX® 9-compliant, video card capable of rendering Pixel Shader 2.0 (256 MB RAM recommended) (see supported list*)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c or later (included)
    • Sound: DirectX 9 -compliant sound card
    • Network: 128 kbps upstream or faster (512 kbps upstream or faster needed to host online games)
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB
    • *Supported Video Cards: ATI® RADEON® 9600/9700/9800, X300 to X850, X1300 to X1800NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6200/6600/6800/7800
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
WARNING
Steam only sells you V 1.3 of the game, even if you buy the addon too. Basically all mods require V 1.4 or even 1.5 and there is no way, at least non I found, to patch the Steam version.
Dont buy it here, get the DVD but dont buy it on steam!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
an... okay game, rather fun if your into submarines. dosent offer much in the way of action but will capture your attention. lacks an actual tutorial meaning i had to look up how to do most things. other then that it was quite fun. i'd recommend it if you like submarines
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7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Very good sub sim. Learning curve to control your sub and fire torpedos takes some time.
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25.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Very good game! Just got it, not very far into it yet, but by the looks of it, awesome! Love how you can change how realistic it is and I love the level of immersion. Once effective VR is a thing, this is my first stop.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Have always been a big fan of Silent Hunter series. Silent Hunter 3 was an excellent game, and submarine warfare in pacific sounded very interesting. It took me a while to used to the new UI, but after that I'm really liking this game, and would definately recommed it to SH fans.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Silent Hunter IV, along with Silent Hunter III, are great Submarine simulation games. The tenseness when invading Midway in the U-Boat Missions campaign, sinking an Aircraft Carrier, a light Cruiser, and a Battleship, all while being shot at by Torpedo Boats and having Bombers pass over me was a very interesting experience.

The controls may take some time to grasp, so I would suggest playing the tutorial missions if you are new to this series like I am.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Shot a torpedo at a merchant and Yamato runs me right over from the side. 11/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I'm 50/50 on this. The game has a huge learning curve and the tutorials are very unhelpful. However, I'd imagine that once you have mastered the controls/mechanics that it becomes far more fun. I just... don't have the patience for this one, you know?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
98.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Although it is now somewhat old, Silent Hunter IV is an excellent game with a clean interface and gorgeous graphics that sill look good today. Gameplay is smooth; and the experience feels realistic. I am a huge fan of both simulators and the history of the U.S. submarine force in World War II, and this game exceeded my expectations in both regards.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This is the best U-boat game out there, it is very realistic and even it is quite old the graphics of the waves and Uboats are awesome, if you are into ww2 gaming I dearly recommend this game, just promise me you watch the movie "das boot" before you play, to really get you in the mood, for the price, this game it is a bargain. I also recommend SH3 wich is really good too, the difference between SH3 and this one is different missions and some other uboats, otherwice graphically they are the same, even if SH3 is considered the best in the series I personally think both games are equally good, some die hard fanatics like SH3 more but personally I dont see any difference. this is not a addon to SH3, it is stand alone, you can also mod this game, it plays well on my Win 7, 64 bits. not much more to say, just get it!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Don't buy this on steam or any other download sight get the DVD, otherwise you won't be able to mod it which it absolutely needs to be a complete game as UBICRAP did not release a full game and relied on modders to do what they were apparently to lazy to do. Ohh and this game doesn't launch just hangs on startup to boot.... ohh so much fun no mods when i had it working and now won't play at all and if you try to fix it they tell you you'll have to buy the DVD version so save yourself the money and buy the DVD. Just to reiterate STEAM does not allow some of the major mods that are needed to make this game playable and complete!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
good game but the bug where you can not reload torpedues makes it unplayable
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
I gave this game a second try after owning it for over two years.
My first mission I torpedoed a ship's engines and mid explosion the game crashed.
I was hoping after plenty of time the game would be patched and playable for me.
The art-style is different than Silent Hunter 3 (my only other experience in the series) but I believe 3 looks better.
There seemed to be some improvements over 3 such as three shifts of seamen but if I can't play the game that doesn't matter.
Another gripe is the number of times I have to hit + to speed up time while traveling.
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
It's kind of like dust II, but with really high ping, because it takes my awp like minutes before it registers a hit.
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Highly strategic experience. I sort of got into it a little, then my interest totally faded. May play it again. Unfortunately, there is probably no such thing as as "action packed" submarine game. Lots of downtime or the action just gets plain routine. A sub can only do two things, shoot through the tubes underwater and shoot planes in the sky (while largely stationary). Never going to be too exciting.
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4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Really?... Just get it, you WILL waste away in your chair but, its worth it. Get it.
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17.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
The best damn submarine simulator ever, specifically this fourth installment. BUY IT.
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16.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This is one of the most enjoyable games I've ever played. No, really. Back to the days of commanding a B-17 squadron, but this time, a Submarine for the US Navy in the Pacific. My first encounter did take sometime. One hour to even find anything, but when I did, I wasn't letting him get away. A Japanese Destroyer, I didn't even check what class from the handy ship encyclopedia they give you for ID'ing ship classes and faction ownership.

There was a problem though... it was faster than me! I wasn't letting it escape, so I surfaced, manned the gun and fired at it like. 'Yeah! You! Come and fight!' Needless to say, they did. Unfortunately for them, I was a lot more accurate. I hit him twice, causing two fires on his outer section. When he came straight for me, I dived and evaded. It was then he made the fatal mistake of turning east. I had escaped to the West and cut my engines. Twenty minutes passed as I kept a low profile, watching it limp around, looking for me in all the wrong places, but then.... *woosh* 'Torpedo in the water.' ....and another... He tried to turn, cut his speed, but it was too late and my shots were true. A massive explosion rocked the aft of the Japanese destroyer, causing it to slump into the Pacific ocean. The second, smashed into the front, at first, apparently causing little damage, however fifteen seconds later, she was submerged and rolled into a watery grave. A massive explosion erupted a large wave into the air several moments after she went under with all hands on board.



Love it. Learned a lot from my first encounter, and have a lot more to learn. Bring it on!
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107.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
This is by far one of the best sub sims out here. Buy and enjoy the many hours of realistic gameplay.
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20.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Play it, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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