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.
User reviews: Mixed (430 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 2010
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Buy Silent Hunter 5: Gold Edition

Includes three famous non-playable U-Boats, four famous Allied ships, and the Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Official Guide

Packages that include this game

Buy Silent Hunter Collection

Includes 4 items: Silent Hunter 5®: Battle of the Atlantic, Silent Hunter® III, Silent Hunter®: Wolves of the Pacific U-Boat Missions, Silent Hunter®: Wolves of the Pacific


Gold Edition

Includes three famous non-playable historical U-Boats:

  • U-99 (type VIIB) – submarine of U-boat ace Otto Kretschmer
  • U-30 (type VIIA) – submarine of U-boat ace Fritz Lemp
  • U-552 (type VIIC) – submarine of U-boat ace Erich Topp
Includes four famous Allied ships:
  • HMS Duke of York (King George V battleship class) – the ship responsible for sinking the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst and carrying Churchill to America in one occasion.
  • HMS Walker (V&W destroyer class) – ship commanded by Donald Macintyre during the battle for convoy HX112 which led to the capture of top U-boat ace Otto Krestschmer (U-99) and death of U-boat ace Joachim Shepke (U-100)
  • HMS Stork (Black Swan sloop class) –flagship of the famous commander Walker, leading the 2nd Support Group flotilla assigned to U-boat hunting
  • HMS Suffolk (Kent cruiser class) –famous British cruiser involved in the battle of Norway and the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck
Includes The Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Official Guide:
  • 110-page PDF guide detailing the crew, submarines, ships, and weapons of Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic.

About This 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.
  • Put on the captain’s uniform For the first time, walk through highly detailed submarines, access every part of your U-boat, and manage your crew in the new first-person view.
  • Become a real leader Directly command your crew and experience the tension and fear inside the U-boat through the new advanced order system.
  • Test your war strategies Choose your own strategy and select your targets with a new objective-driven, dynamic campaign.
  • Make the enemy react to you Open new locations, upgrades and resupply possibilities, while the Allied ships adjust dynamically to your approach. Your actions will directly impact the evolution of the campaign.
  • Accessibility Enhanced Prowl the waters with a brand-new user interface. Now, every beginner can successfully command a sub free of confusion. In expert mode, experienced players will be provided with all the necessary information and controls to command the sub completely on their own.
  • Cinematic Experience Experience the most realistic and immersive Silent Hunter ever created. Improved environment graphics create a powerful level of immersion as you operate authentic, highly detailed U-boats and surface ships.
  • Multiplayer Mode Play in cooperative or adversarial modes in scripted and generated missions.

About the Franchise

Silent Hunter is the most award-winning submarine series of all time, with nearly 1.5 million sold copies worldwide. Silent Hunter®: Wolves of the Pacific was voted 2007's "simulation game of the year" by PC Gamer.
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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2), Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo E4400 2 GHz / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4000+ 2.1 GHz or higher (Intel Core™2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz or higher recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB (Windows XP) / 2 GB (Windows Vista, Windows 7) (2 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compliant video card(*see supported list)
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB (15 GB recommended)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compliant mouse, keyboard
    • Internet Connection: 256 kbps Broadband connection (512 kbps connection or better recommended)
    Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / 9 / GTX 200 series

    ATI Radeon HD 2600 / HD 3000 / HD 4000 / HD 5000 series

    NVIDIA SLI & ATI Crossfire
Helpful customer reviews
281 of 394 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
79.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
dear ubisoft
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I've been a HUGE Silent Hunter fan. Even played the orignal 2D game. However no matter how much I want to I can not recommend this game to anyone. I have modded this game front and back and it doesn't matter. This is arguably the most immersive silent hunter game however the immersion is contantly broken when the bugs come out and ruin just about everything. Want to try and enjoy the game? Well your going to have to download a MINIMUM of 10 mods just to get the game into a playable state. The only thing this game does right is the graphics can be pretty amazing. However you can get the same graphics with SH4 and have a polished and enjoyable experience.

Casual players should definitely stay away as there is no more "auto-lock" the only way you can score hits now is if you learn how to do it manually (which is actually harder than SH3/SH4 as they removed the useful interfaces) or you just start spamming all your torpedos and hope one hits.

The community is amazing and they always have been however even the hardcore guys like Subsim are having a hard time justifying playing this game over SH4 and SH3 which are both without a doubt much better and polished games. The devs have completely abandoned this game as well so there is no hope that it will ever be fixed. Been about 5 years since release and still a heap of trash even with all the community support.

Run silent, Run deep around this game.
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Aircraft never attack (doesn't make much difference since you can never see them and point your flak guns at them), they never added the destroyer escort feature, never added u-boats other than the type 7, never added...

I could go on about all the stuff the manual says the game has but doesn't. The game needs heavy modding if you do decide to buy it. The only improvement over SH3, albeit very small and buggy, is the addition of missions other than "Patrol C5".
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
So there we were on our merry way to South America by way of the Straits of Gibraltar when the Sonarman picks up a contact on the hydrophone. A fleet of enemy warships are closing in and are unaware of our presence. "Easy prey" me thinks, so I order the sub to snorkel depth and have a looks about. Sure enough, a whole convoy has just sailed into my path. I ready the torpedoes and aim for an easy target. I fire four of them, thinking I will hit more than one ship. Two torpedoes are duds and a third misses entirely. The fourth one, however, is a brave little torpedo and he keeps chugging along. He misses the majority of the convoy and it looks like mission failure. But a little past the convoy is another ship that happened to stray off from the others. My brow is sweating in anticipation as I watch. It's quickly closing in on the target, but too close to tell if it will hit. Then it happens. The enemy vessel explodes in a cloud of smoke and fire as the torpedo strikes it on the starboard side. The ship is destroyed instantaneously.

What was that? Suddenly our sub is rocked by something big. The hull is breached and water starts spraying through the rivets. The engine room starts flooding. It appears that the rest of the convoy has discovered us and are bombing our location. "Dive!" I scream and the crew reacts immediately. "Give me more depth!" The sub slowly starts descending to 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 86, 87, 88 meters. "Stop!", 89, 90, 91, 92 meters. "Why isn't it stopping?" I yell. "I don't know" the Chief Engineer replies, "We can't control it Captain!". Rapidly we decline, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 meters. It looks like we're about to sink, but by some strange miracle the sub starts to steady itself at 101 meters. The crew and I wait and listen to the bombs being dropped from above and echoing off the hull. The engines are stopped and the crew works around the clock to stop the flooding and fix the hull breach. Everything is starting to look good and we wait.

Hours slip by and the enemy fleet has not eased up on its relentless pursuit of our sub. We have in affect ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off the entire Royal Navy. The Sonarman is continually reporting contacts and it appears that they are circling our location. We start up the engines on battery power and rig for silent running. We release decoys and make heading for the nearest friendly port in a desperate bid to escape the attacking fleet. It's no good. The enemy can track us anywhere we go. The ship is stable and the leaks have been fixed, but our batteries are running low. It would be suicide to surface with the enemy circling us like sharks at a feeding frenzy.

The batteries finally give out and the sub sinks to the depths below. There is no good ending to this heroic tale. Somewhere in the Mediterranean sea, beneath the murky waters, lies the brave men of U-Boat 260.

10/10, would die again.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Good basics. Many bugs and Steam version still requires Uplay. !!! Many MODS DONT work with STEAM VERSION!!! Ubisoft f***ed this one up.
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