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  • Any good Navy games?

    you know ships, big guns, sweaty men

    I always wanted to get one, but some look to difficult. I want accuracy, but I don't want to get butt raped by the ai .

    Fairly recent ones with decent graphics would be nice. I still remember playing submarine games in the 80's. The graphics were a bit lacking you could say.

    But of course gameplay is the #1 desire.

  • #2
    I like Sub Command but its a tad complicated or can be.Previously attending the Naval Academy is most helpful.
    The only thing that matters to me in a MP game is getting a good ally.Nothing else is as important.......Xin Yu

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    • #3
      Harpoon should be good.
      (\__/) 07/07/1937 - Never forget
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      • #4
        Yes, harpoon4 definitly sounds good, if you are talking about strategy games. It is supposed to come out this fall.

        http://www.harpoon4.com/
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        Have a look here !
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        • #5
          Free games:

          1) Carrier Strike and the Great Naval Battles at Underdogs. . .

          2) Matrix Pacific War (version 3.0 about to be released)

          Inexpensive games:

          1) Fleet Command

          2) Fighting Steel

          3) Silent Hunter 1: Commanders Edition (sub game)

          Recently released:

          Uncommon Valor by Matrix

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          • #6
            Hapoon III can be bought off the Internet, it is Harpoon II which only worked in ms-dos, to work in Windows, and updated with a database for/after 2000.

            Hapoon 4 may come out, may..........

            Here's a link to Hapoon III, and Hapoon was out in 1989, and still is the best naval game that can be played, I guess.

            The Navy (some personnel) play Hapoon and have been since it came out.

            Link to Hapoon III (and I never got around to making the superduper half-world map WWIII, which would take even a faster computer to play since I wanted to include the kitchen sink.
            Anyone with a supercomputer!
            Just joking!

            Made mainly for smaller scenarios, but the maps are really nice, when half the world is there, still one has to look up where bases are in the world, what kind of ships and planes other countries have, but then the database is worth it in the game, just to look at -- what other countries have in the world.

            A few things missing like Airforce I and the Russian counterpart and any other country, if they have one.

            Play it with logistics, air refueling and everything.

            The AI lacked a little in Harpoon II, but maybe that was redone a little.

            Just think of being on a ship in the middle of the ocean, somewhere, when the alert goes off, they found you, and fired their missiles from 300 miles away, and of course, they are big missiles, and you may be dead!

            But I learned quite a bit about warfare of the modern world and navies of the world.

            Well, enough, here's the link :
            http://www.harpoonhq.com/

            Links on that page up on top!

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            • #7
              Harpoon specifically:
              http://www.harpoon3.com/harpoon3.html

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              • #8
                I got a heap of enjoyment out of Age of Sail - and I believe AoS II is now out

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                • #9
                  Wasn't Avalon Hill's Wooden Ships and Iron Men made into a computer game?

                  There's also QQP's Grandest Fleet. Not exactly a detailed simulation a la Harpoon, but still fun. DOS based.
                  (\__/) 07/07/1937 - Never forget
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                  (")_(") "Starting the fire from within."

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                  • #10
                    UR - I believe that was AoS - at least when i bought AoS I assumed it was the computerised version of WSIM since it was so similar...

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                    • #11
                      Woodenships and Iron Men was indeed made into a computer game and should be available at home of the underdogs. Apparently, most of the AH computer catalogue is now available there. Also, Check out Matrix games Uncommon Valor(air land and sea..but most of the emphasis on sea power).

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                      • #12
                        I also had Fifth Fleet based on the board game of the same name - Avalon Hill or Victory can't remember which. it was quite interesting as a combined air/sea/sub strategic game. Possibly a bit old now though.

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                        • #13
                          I've got 5th fleet as well and it's a game I got a lot of enjoyment out of. Unfortunately, it's murder getting it to run on any windows platform as it's a DOS based game that looks for a large amount of core memory. I finally got it to run using a boot disk and disabling all unnecessary drivers(including sound) If anybody's interested, Underdogs have it for download.

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