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.
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Mostly Negative (21 reviews) - 23% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (622 reviews) - 45% of the 622 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

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.
Click here to find all Silent Hunter games on Steam.

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
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Recent:
Mostly Negative (21 reviews)
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Mixed (622 reviews)
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donette.svidron
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
cant play it
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Jay3Sem
( 66.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
What used to be one of my favorite simulation war games is now not working because of some Ubisoft online issues... I went to the Ubisoft website and it isn't even listed there...??!!!

Such shame...
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Bastard of Muppets
( 72.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I haven't had a single problem with running this game. I do agree that having to run Steam AND Uplay is asinine, bordering on shenanigans, but I suspect the PEBKAC. (google it)

Is it worth 10 bucks? Depends on you, really. Do you like fast paced action like Call of Duty? Do you like mashing buttons like a toddler playing Mortal Kombat? Then NO...you won't like this game. This is a game for people that can think and use tactics.
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Ozymandias114
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
"A Ubisoft service is unavailable at the moment. Please try again later."
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Cthulaid Man
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Was a waste of money. I had enough problems getting the game to launch and once launching it would crash after the intro video. Never could play it. Unless Ubisoft addresses the issues this game has, i wouldnt waste any time or money getting it.
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murkysky
( 45.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
i don't know why people are saying this game sucks it is quite good but you must download uplay in order for it to work
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Züge sind mein Hobby.™
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
~Do you like simulators?
~Do you enjoy hunting down ships?
~Did you ever wish to be the captain and walk in your own sub?
~Do you like WWII games?
~Do you RTS, real life feeling games?
If you said yes to all, them this game is for you. I got this on sale for $4.99, but I think $9.99 is a fair price as well. Yes, you’ll need a Uplay account to activate/play the game, but if you have one from an earlier game (like RUSE for example) just log into that account and start driving.
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glindenbaum930
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
A rip off. After the introductory patrol which is also broken the game strands you on the dock and you can't go any further.
Steam should issue a refund.
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necroflavor
( 48.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
CD Key does not work i just removed the game of my list uplay at its best for you
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b_sumner7
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Utter garbage... Requires ubisoft's clunky drm to play, even on steam! Should you be reinstalling this game and have forgotten your uplay password, the "recover password" link leads to a broken link. Don't buy.
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joshua
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
DO NOT BUY!!! It tries to connect to Ubisoft Network and then errors out. Waste of money and pain in the butt to try to get refund for NON-WORKING game....
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cscouten7
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
this game is amazing 5 stars but uplay is garbage that overcomplicates things dont buy this game if you arent willing to deal with there extremly complicated bs website
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BUBBAFUZZ
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
F*** this game and its dam error code 2 sh** save your money and get something better
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Paul Kersey
( 24.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
I've allways been a fan of the silent hunter series.
It has allways been haunted by severe bugs and glitches.

I played a lot, I love the idea, but hate the fact the developers abandoned it before fixing the bugs.
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wargod2009
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
DO NOT BUY STEAM VERSION! It is is not compatible with the majority of mods for this game and SHV DESPERATELY needs mods to make it enjoyable. Purchase the DVD version.
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dtracey
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
when i downloded it for whatever money i went to play it and is a ubisoft sevice is unavalible at the moment try again later WHAT TYPE OF 3 IS THAT
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MajBallScars
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
STEEP LEARNING CURVE BUT QUITE REALISTIC - I LIKE IT
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jt61ab
( 41.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
to play this game you need to load uplay and then the game should work
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Polymath
( 35.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Broken and abandoned by the devs Loooong ago.. Spent around 10+ hours trying to get it to work, but no such luck. A few people have made community patches and mods, but none can fix the issue this game has... Released without key components, constant crashing etc etc..

Stay away at all costs.
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ultimate651
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
DO NOT BUY THE MULTIPLAYER IS BROKEN! It is a complete waste of money. Classic Ubi.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
"A Ubisoft service is unavailable at the moment. Please try again later."
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Was a waste of money. I had enough problems getting the game to launch and once launching it would crash after the intro video. Never could play it. Unless Ubisoft addresses the issues this game has, i wouldnt waste any time or money getting it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
i don't know why people are saying this game sucks it is quite good but you must download uplay in order for it to work
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
72.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I haven't had a single problem with running this game. I do agree that having to run Steam AND Uplay is asinine, bordering on shenanigans, but I suspect the PEBKAC. (google it)

Is it worth 10 bucks? Depends on you, really. Do you like fast paced action like Call of Duty? Do you like mashing buttons like a toddler playing Mortal Kombat? Then NO...you won't like this game. This is a game for people that can think and use tactics.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
DO NOT BUY!!! It tries to connect to Ubisoft Network and then errors out. Waste of money and pain in the butt to try to get refund for NON-WORKING game....
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
DO NOT BUY STEAM VERSION! It is is not compatible with the majority of mods for this game and SHV DESPERATELY needs mods to make it enjoyable. Purchase the DVD version.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I have experience with other "broken" games, normally they are fixed easily, but I had to ask a refund for this, at first there is a bug right after the tutorial where you cant start the next mission, then when you fix that one there are crashes when you try to load saved games. This game is like a minefield of bugs.


Unless you are a mod person stay away from this game and keep playing SH3 and SH4.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
163.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
DO NOT BUY!

This product, as sold, is unplayable due to severe inherent bugs and only partial implementation of most features.

Any honest assessment of this game would categorize it as mid-development Alpha state. It is NOT a completed product.

Further, the Steam version of this game's executable file has been altered by Ubisoft so as to make it permanently incompatible with the available community developed patches and fixes. This game can NOT be fixed and made playable by the end user.

DO NOT BUY!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
This game really needs some work. Compared to previous Silent Hunter games I've played, the entire gameplay experience has changed and the in-game tutorial does not teach you how to play the game well. My only complement to this game are the good graphics. But overall, I would recommend that you stick to Silent Hunter III and Silent Hunter IV: Wolves of the Pacific.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
This could have been amazing. It could have raised the bar, so that twenty year old Sub Sim's weren't the current goto contemporary simulator in the field. But Ubisoft Poland dropped the ball by removing everything that made Silent Hunter great. There's no level of customization of crew and equipment anywhere near the older versions. There's no developing your crew, or betterment of your men, instead you get derpy yellow ! quest giver's without quests who just repeat the same lines about their family, and usually bug out and insist they have something new to say but repeat the same thing. This could have been great, the graphics are really good for it's era, even still, but the let down is in the depth and the missions. You'd think removing ALL the customization and RPG aspects would have been to allow them to add more missions and more game depth, but nope. Oh, and all versions are censored German versions where nothing historic will be depicted on your otherwise authentic U-boat.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Utter garbage... Requires ubisoft's clunky drm to play, even on steam! Should you be reinstalling this game and have forgotten your uplay password, the "recover password" link leads to a broken link. Don't buy.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
when i downloded it for whatever money i went to play it and is a ubisoft sevice is unavalible at the moment try again later WHAT TYPE OF 3 IS THAT
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I managed somehow with the initial hassle about just starting the game (compatibility mode + installing another Ubisoft launcher). I really tried to play the game but I spent half of the time googling for problems. The more I googled, the more I was convinced that it is not I who cannot play but it is Ubisoft who cannot patch a game.

I would call this an alpha version. So many years after release and after so many complaints, a decent company should finally patch the game or at least stop selling it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Broken and abandoned by the devs Loooong ago.. Spent around 10+ hours trying to get it to work, but no such luck. A few people have made community patches and mods, but none can fix the issue this game has... Released without key components, constant crashing etc etc..

Stay away at all costs.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
this game is amazing 5 stars but uplay is garbage that overcomplicates things dont buy this game if you arent willing to deal with there extremly complicated bs website
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
~Do you like simulators?
~Do you enjoy hunting down ships?
~Did you ever wish to be the captain and walk in your own sub?
~Do you like WWII games?
~Do you RTS, real life feeling games?
If you said yes to all, them this game is for you. I got this on sale for $4.99, but I think $9.99 is a fair price as well. Yes, you’ll need a Uplay account to activate/play the game, but if you have one from an earlier game (like RUSE for example) just log into that account and start driving.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
173.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
While initially interesting and indeed a fun game in concept. This game is a buggy unplayable disaster and I would not reccomend it to anybody. This game is a true tragedy as it could be great.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
DO NOT BUY THE MULTIPLAYER IS BROKEN! It is a complete waste of money. Classic Ubi.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Great game! I followed the directions about deleting the Uplay thing, then re-installing the Uplay thing, and it worked great. Really nice game!

I followed Korey's advice, which I copied:
There is a Uplay issue.
Fix: go to uplay.com and download it, make an account, register your game under the games tab, minimize it, go to steam, play. Boom, money not wasted.
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