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Game #1933
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  688 Attack Sub    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Simulation   Submarine

Rating: 8.52 (415 votes)

688 Attack Sub box cover

688 Attack Sub screenshot
688 Attack Sub is a classic modern submarine simulation which puts you in command of either the American Los Angeles or the Soviet Alfa-class nuclear-powered submarines. Most of the systems you would expect such as sonar and periscope are featured and nicely presented in VGA. The game offers ten missions for both the Soviet and American side in a Cold War scenario that grows progressively hotter. Nice to see that the two sides' submarines have their own graphics sets in the game, even with some pseudo-cyrillic labels on the Russian side.

Overall, 688 Attack Sub is an interesting early subsim and certainly a classic in the genre -- arguably the best subsim for the PC until Dynamix' Aces of The Deep years later. Especially the modem-play option was outstanding for its time. Be sure to download the manual, although the game is well laid-out and can be controlled completely with the mouse.

Note: This is the full game and not the cut-down "Maxell" version found on some abandonware sites.

Reviewed by: Rob

Designer: John W. Ratcliff
Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Year: 1989
Software Copyright: John Ratcliff
Theme: Naval, Modern
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: SSN-21 Seawolf, Red Storm Rising, Aces of The Deep

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