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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Mixed (701 reviews) - 44% of the 701 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, Silent Hunter®: Wolves of the Pacific U-Boat Missions


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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
45.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Do not buy this game! Ubisofts last update broke the single player campaign, the game doesn't recognise when you complete mission objectives making it pointless to even try, which in turn ruins a fundamental part of a WWII U-boat sim. Ubisoft has been selling this broken version of their game for over two years now and dispite many complaints have done nothing to fix this game breaking issue.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
"How bad can it really be if I mod it heavily to fix all the problems?" I thought.

Even when modded (I'm using The Wolves of Steel megamod), this game is garbage. First of all, you can't properly mod the Steam version of the game. Secondly, the game tends to CTD at the beginning of patrols, or any time you've left a busy harbor. You have to save, quit, and reload the game to try to prevent it. You get skill points for crew. After upgrading a skill, it'll sometimes get "forgotten" and you will have lost a hard worked for skill point. You can only ever command the one U-boat: Type VII. When you get bored of walking up and down your boat a few times, you'll tire of never being able to trade in for another type. While the graphics are somewhat improved, the joy of better graphics is more than offset by the bugs you'll encounter. The only excitement besides stalking merchant ships is having warships zoom in from over the horizon and circle your position for hours despite everything you do to hide. While I was no fan of Silent Hunter IV, it's graphics were great. While Silent Hunter III is over a decade old, it still has better world depth and stability. The series is in desperate need of a new game, but this wasn't it. If you're in the mood to torpedo a ship, dust off a copy of SHIII. Save yourself the frustration and tears.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
I don't recommend it, here's why.

*starts British Coastal Waters*
sink 50,000 tons

me: k ez

74k tons later, i saw that none of my ships that i was sinking were counting for the mission... Because I forgot to set the mission before I started a new patrol.

*learns lesson and sets mission before starting new patrol*

48k tons and half a convoy later, NOTHING IS COUNTING.. All the ships I sank were within 3 km's from the big red line too....???

Don't get this game if you're in school. You'd be happier if you failed a test then spent an hour sinking a convoy for nothing :L
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178 of 192 people (93%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
45.6 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
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103 of 116 people (89%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, isn't a terrible game by any means. It can be quite fun at times and exciting. Unfortunately, the glitches and bugs out weigh any fun this game will give to you. With the corrupted save files, ghost ships etc. But, if these were the only problems with the game, hell, I'd say give it a shot. Alas, it is not. And the problem this game suffers from, is not the game itself, no no, It's the beautiful, glorious, riveting Ubisoft.

You've just installed the game. You hit the play button of course! Time for some fun, you'll give the game a shot. A few minutes later Uplay shows up to tell you that, "Hi! You need to create another account! Along with the millions and millions of other online accounts you already have! Ha ha!" So, begrudgingly, you decide to make another damned account. Twenty minutes later you're account is set up. Perfect. You've given them the product key and you're ready to play.

Heck, maybe you even liked the game a bit. But a few months pass, you haven't played the game in a while, you uninstalled it because it was taking up room, and you thought, "I'll reinstall it if I ever want to play it again." So you get this odd urge to play a game on the high seas, sinking shipping and what not. You click the install button, wait a few, and you're off! Or, so you think. Uplay comes back and says, "Hi again! Please activate you're product by entering your product key to play!" Finding this strange since you already activated it once, you curiously do so. Copy and paste, and you're done. You reach for the OK button, you click. What happens? "Sorry ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥! This key is already being used by another account! Please contact our AMAAAAAAAZING customer support for more information! Ha ha!"

"Actually ♥♥♥♥ you."

P.S Get Silent Hunter 3.
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76 of 84 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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.

Edit: I'd like to update this, though it is more directed towards Ubisoft. As aformentiond, I do enjoy SH4 better, it seems more thought out, but bugs are still very much present in earlier patch(s) of the game. After doing some research, v1.5 fixes an issues with magnetic impact toggle not working, which is in my opinion a major hinderence to stratigical gameplay (though not game breaking of course).
But you should know that when purchasing SH4 from steam, you are only getting v1.3. In order to get v1.5, from steam, you need to also purchase the DLC U boat missions. This is ridiculous. I have never encountered a game where you need to purchase DLC in order to get a patch that applies to root game. Its really like they are trying to force our hand. I think the general point has gotten across. It definatly will be once you read the reviews for that game, everything advises you to not get it from Steam. Whats really sad, is that I'm actually very tempted to buy the DLC, I want that update, because honestly this game series is the poster child for sub sims. They basically have a monopoly on it and look where that has taken us, the consumer. Is sub sim a nitch market? Yes. Although I would argue the genre is no more or less a nitch market then 4x games, or survival games; usually there needs to be market compitition for a genre to, for lack of a better word, get better. You need to try and build the game better then the other guy, but with the SH series there was pratically no compitition, which i believe let to SH5 sucking.

If only I appied the time I took to write this id apply to my school papers.
I'm also quite happy the one time I gave a ♥♥♥♥ to write a review for a game it actually becomes the most helpful, albeit negative review. I hope sometime down the line, I can change this to a recommendation.
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69 of 78 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2015
This game came out wrecked from release and little patches couldn't get it on the franchise's level. It should be a sim on a certain level. >>>You<<< can make it happen.

**********If you buy this, make sure you MOD the HECK out of it!!!!!!!*****************

Still is a moddable platform with an ACTIVE comunity. Check SUBSIM forums!

If you can't be bothered with downloading tons of mods or reading through all the threads download the:
**Wolves of Steel Megamod**.

It includes **Open Horizons II** campaign MOD and dozens of other enhancements from graphics to UI and gameplay. Along these lines, get **REAL NAVIGATION mod** if you want more deph on navigation simulation.

Don't be lazy and start reading if you want it to be a good simulator.
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63 of 72 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2015
Great Game, One big issue. Reinstalled to play it, Ubisofts Anit-Piracy policys now say I dont own the game. Now I can't play it, can't even rebuy it.
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78 of 98 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
163.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
This game have to be heavily patched to correct the HUGE bugs it has.
The problem is, they didn't.

I bought this game for 55€ (special content inside)
In the future Ubisoft will never get even one euro cent from me.
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99 of 133 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
This game is an incomplete piece of crap. Beautiful in theory, its final execution is spectacularly underperforming and inept in almost every way. More importantly, the host of bugs that leave the final product quality trapped in what should rightly be the early development phase are now permanent, since Ubisoft has long since stopped providing any fixes or customer support for it. I don't blame them; no one likes to be repeatedly reminded about their shoddy workmanship. On the other hand, they shouldn't be asking money for it either.

Thanks to insanely die-hard fans of the series, there are numerous mods available online to improve the game. Still, you shouldn't have to clean up someone else's mess. Stick to SH 3 and 4, two really nice games for this genre.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
Don't know why but this game can't run.
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103.2 hrs
Posted: October 14
As mentioned, this game is great if you are ready to give it some time and install a ton of mods to make things work, and add some realism.

I can't remember the names of all the mods I used but there's a ton. One of the best is a mod that changes the damage model, so that ships can burn and sing long after you hit them.

I wouldn't tell anyone to buy this game and try to play it out of the box. Ubisoft did not give this game enough attention. If you want a WW2 sub sim, this game (with mods) is still the best you can get, sadly.
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61.3 hrs
Posted: October 14
Ubisoft basically said "screw the players, just release whatever and they'll fix it all for free with mods!"

The game itself is broken and buggy to the point of being unplayable. Mods can and do fix a lot of it, but that's work that Ubisoft's designers should have done since they're the ones making money off the game. But they decided to be ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s, release the broken game, and take all the money while modders fix their broken mess for free.
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19.0 hrs
Posted: October 12
I don't see the bugs everyone is talking about. I like this game and it lets me live out my Das Boot fantasies.
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20.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
don't be like me...

i read a bunch of bad reviews and i still bought the game,
i mean, it's been out forever so it could finally perhaps be a more stable version and also maybe the folks posting the reviews weren't exactly looking for a procedural uboat simulator or something.

waste. of. money.

this game is virtually unplayable. like how does this even get released the way it is? did it work at some point ever?
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9.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
Incredible subsim, Missing some of the series odds and ends, Still totally worth the price
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11.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
Ok so lets do the Positives 1st:
Its a really Pretty game with nice models and beautiful Enviroments.
The game is Dynamic:Ships sail around and theres a chance you might run into them while theyre sailing,Air Patrols are also dynamic in that they occur randomaly,theres also dynamic weather and storms although the game seems to favor slightly stormy weather more than anything else.The missions seem ok and all with their goals and overall the game seemed fun.

Now lets look at the negatives....
Sadly all the above is rendered moot as the game is broken and buggy-i completed the 1st mission and begun the 2nd when i realized "hey my ships i sunk arent counting even though im in the right area!" Also alot of times unless you restart the game after you end a patrol the request mission button will not be clickable so you cant start the mission!
i could go on and on with the negatives but if i did i would be typing for hours.

So to sum it up unless you want to try out some mods then i recommend either going back to Silent Hunter IV which has a lot less bugs or going back to Silent Hunter III considered to be one of the best and last good Silent Hunters!
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