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 (548 reviews) - 47% of the 548 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

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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

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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
61 of 64 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015

I know you downloaded Uplay and created an account but game is still crashing after the intro, right?

1.Go to Steam Gamefolder of Silent Hunter 5
2.Rightclick SH5.exe
3.Click "Properties" and choose "Compatibilty Tab"
4.Set the X on "Disable scaling on High DPI"
5.Press Apply
6.Money not wasted :)
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
233.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
This game had so much promise. You can get around the hell of Uplay, but the game is really really, really buggy. And the fact that most mods dont work with the steam version, your just sol. The game is visually beautiful, and there is something inertly great about being stealthy in the sea and then evaiding capture, but the bugs will have you ripping your hair out. Radar contacts sometimes dont work, and you'll be searching for multiple hours real time waiting to run into someone. AA gunners wont attack planes that are VERY relentless, let alone actually kill them. 6/10 times they wont even shoot at the plane when you have the gun armed, manned and ready; and when they do attack, 8/10 times even an experienced gunner wont bring them down.

I wanted to love this game so so much, but Ubisoft failed us. There are no updates to the game in over 5 years; the only "news" steam has on it was in 2010, and thats just them saying "hey we have this now".

There is no explination of how to fire torpedos without manually entering eveything in. It took me a min to figure it out--online, not in game--and the way it was implimented was fail. You have numbers 1-3 on your projected torpedo trajectory, and you line up the numbers with the enemy ships numbers. Its really easier to just manually do it, but for new players both are very confusing and there is NO tutorial. Steam says in the description, "Now, every beginner can successfully command a sub free of confusion." That could not be any more of a lie. The tutorial is a joke, and you will actually have an icon at the top of your screen always telling you "use the mouse buttom to look around". That could just be a glitch i personally have, but either way it proves my points. In SH4, if you decided to not manually everything in, it was point and fire. Which if your a beginner, is fun and easy. It is not fun in SH5 for beginners, unless you take the time to learn manually doing everything.

This game could have been fantastic. And I do wish SH 6 would be made; but it cant be made by ubisoft. They will screw it up like they have since SH4. I have not played SH3, but many say it is the best one, so check that out first. The odd of anyone else making a SH game is slim to none, but one can dream.

Its really sad Ubisoft rushes everything (i wont even start a Assassins Creed rant) always pushing out the next new product. They put the product out, then once it stops selling, they literatly DO NOT CARE if the game gets buggy, at LEAST in regards to SH series. "Whats in if for us?" they ask themself. "Why update the game when no one will buy it from us?". Well, thats because you guys released a buggy half ♥♥♥♥♥ game and didn't put the love into it. Thats why I dont love it. If you guy just made ONE update to the game, and cleared up the rampent bugs, MANY people who play this game would recommend it to others. But alas, your Ubisoft, and you dont give a ♥♥♥♥.

Sorry for putting words in your mouth Ubi, but you know its true.
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2015
extremely good game would recommend buying. HOWEVER! Uplay is the worst thing I think I have ever seen. At least 10 minutes to boot up because of all the faffing with uplay that often just never works. You cannot play SH5 without it and to be honest it just ruins the game!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
Getting the game to work on a high end windows 10 PC might test your patience, it will not run out of the box. First hurdle is the old and no longer supported Ubi game launcher that will give you a message that the servers are not available. Save yourself some time by uninstalling the launcher, and download Uplay from Ubisoft. (which looks like a simplified version of the steam app) Then you might get as far as the intro movie (without sound) which after the game just crashes out of existence. Apparently, a fix is going to the executable of the game and change properties in cmpatibillity to stop high dpi scaling (this is all described in the steam community pages) All in all I still have to play a single minute of this game, but the experiance of the last hour trying to get it to run justifies this review: 22 euros for a technical runaround on a game that seems terribly implemented for the way Steam delivers games. Honestly, Steam (and everyone else) would do itself a favour of staying clear of Ubisoft games. Unless you like to mess around with game files, save yourself the trouble.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Ubisoft never finished this game, before or after release. The crew are always relaxing, even when you order battlestations. The campaign doesn't go past 1943. You don't get a compass. You don't get rudder controls. There is no working TDC. You'll be lucky if your save files don't corrupt after your first mission. This game is worth $3 or $4, tops.
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