Silent Hunter Online

A World War II submarine simulator developed by Blue Byte Software for internet browsers. The player assumes the role of a German captain of U-Boot and completes missions given to him by the fleet command. The missions are frequently based on historical events and take place during historical campaigns such as the Battle of the Atlantic. The gameplay is based on maneuvering the submarine and controlling the weapons installed in it. Despite the fact that most of the time the player will focus on watching various indicators, the periscope allows him to search for enemy units in real time. The main attraction of Silent Hunter Online are the multiplayer battles. A special system is observing the successes and failures of each commander. The game features high quality three-dimensional graphics.

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Silent Hunter Online

Silent Hunter Online | WWW

Simulation, World War II, play for free, submarines

Companies responsible for Silent Hunter Online

Blue Byte GmbH | game developer

Ubisoft | publisher   Official website

Silent Hunter Online release date for WWW:

game language:

canceled | Worldwide

Game mode: massive online multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 7.3 / 10 calculated out of 91 players' votes.  

The Silent Hunter series debuted in 1996 and immediately conquered the hearts of the fans of submarine simulators. During the fifteen years since then it received five full-fledged installments. The owner of the rights to the series, Ubisoft, decided that the title should be also released on internet browsers as a free-to-play game with microtransactions. Silent Hunter Online was developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, a studio known for creating installments of The Settlers series, and by Sproing Interactive, the creators of the popular title Skyrama.


The game takes place during the World War II. The player assumes the role of a captain of a German submarine. He completes missions given to him by the virtual fleet command. He is tasked with impacting the outcome of the famous Battle of the Atlantic that took place in years 1939-1945.


The developers focused on staying faithful to the history. Ship models that appear in Silent Hunter Online for WWW, both submarines and the ones that sail on the surface, were recreated with much diligence. The developers also recreated ship’s military parameters (including armor, speed etc.).

Similarly as in other Silent Hunter games, the most important gameplay mechanic of Silent Hunter Online is controlling the u-boot and managing its weapons. The player spends most of the time in the command center from where he observes various indicators and looks for enemy units via periscope.

The game was designed for the MMO mode. Most of the missions are completed in cooperation with other players who together create the famous “wolf packs”. In addition to that, the individual successes and failures of each commander impact the overall situation on the battlefield and can influence all players in the game.

Technical aspects

The visuals of Silent Hunter Online for WWW distinguish themselves among other browser games with high quality and effort put on details. The graphics engine generated 3D graphics by using the Adobe Flash Player 11 technology. A climatic soundtrack highlights the atmosphere of the battle on the sea as well.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

Uses: Adobe Flash Player 11
Silent Hunter Online open beta

Silent Hunter Online open beta | 2:03

Zwiastun zapraszający graczy do udziału w otwartych beta testach symulacji łodzi podwojeni z czasów II wojny światowej - Silent Hunter Onlin. Trailer objaśnia rolę gracza w grze, a także wyjaśnia podstawy kampanii na oceanie atlantyckim.