20 Years of Harpoon – this is Harpoon - Ultimate Edition!
Harpoon – Ultimate Edition is the best and most comprehensive compilation of computer Harpoon games ever assembled! The two flagship products in the Harpoon line up, Advanced Naval Warfare and Commander’s Edition come highly expanded and improved from their previous versions. Advanced Naval Warfare comes with a full suite of editors, upgrades and expansion to the sonar models, boarding actions, encrypted databases, and more! Commander’s Edition sports an all new EMCON AI, an expanded WestPac BattleSet, a greatly improved HCDB database, and more!
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harpoon and give fans who enjoy playing the older versions a great archival edition, Harpoon – Ultimate Edition includes more than 20 previous releases of Computer Harpoon including Harpoon 3 v3.63 and Harpoon Classic. This allows players who have databases or scenarios tied to these older versions to continue to enjoy them for years to come, and it will also allow new players who purchase the Ultimate Edition access to this rich older content.
We believe this comprehensive bundle, unlike any that has previously been released for Harpoon on the computer, represents a digital history and "Collector's Edition" of Harpoon that every Harpoon gamer will want to have on their shelf for years to come.
Harpoon- Ultimate Edition is the most powerful and complete modern naval warfare simulation on the market and a must have for any Harpoon fan!
Please note that the scenario editor is only compatible with 32 bit windows so unfortunately will not run in 64 bit operating systems. The game however will run fine on either 32 bit or 64 bit systems.
If you already own either Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare or Harpoon Commander's Edition, please go to this link to receive a $25 discount code towards your purchase of Harpoon Ultimate Edition: http://www.matrixgames.com/discount/harpoonUE.asp
Please note: Our previous Harpoon products, Commander's Edition and Advanced Naval Warfare, are not discontinued - they are bundled in with the Ultimate Edition compilation and are still very much alive, regularly updated, and supported by the community.
Check out the Commander's Edition Demo here.
The most complete anthology of computer Harpoon ever assembled with builds stretching from Harpoon Alpha 880916 all the way to the latest and greatest versions of Advanced Naval Warfare (v3.10) and Commanders Edition (v2009.050)! Plenty of extras and bonuses like new editors, more documentation, and improved art Tons of features and improvements to both Advanced Naval Warfare and Commanders Edition New Features for Harpoon Advanced Naval Warfare Encrypted databases Boarding actions Advanced parameters for programming enemy forces in the Scenario Editor Sonar upgrades to model sonar closer to the actual Bond/Carlson models All the editors are now included
Game based Scenario Editor (H3SE) Game based Database Editor (H3DC) MS Access based Reimer Database Editor (H3RE)
New musical theme Additional platform pictures and hand painted pictures from DigitalMilitaryArt.com Updated, expanded, and re-organized manuals And more! New Features for Harpoon Commanders Edition Expanded WestPac BattleSet as seen in the HCE Demo! New EMCON AI that tells the AI when to turn on sensors and prompts player to turn on sensors. It is now much more intelligent and at times sneaky. Many new command line switches for the Game Engine and Scenario Editor. Updated HCDB Database including but not limited to
Shi Lang (Varyag) CV China DF-21C ASBM Bty China JAS.39C Gripen - South Africa Manthatisi (T209/1400) SS - South Africa P-8I Poseidon - India
Many new hotkeys for a wide variety of interface controls Air to Air guns in aircraft loadouts now work allowing much better modelling of WWII air warfare. Implemented a new Escort jamming model with greater variability in the protection a jammer can offer nearby groups against distant radars. Unit Window now uses the same zoom levels as the Group Window and can use the Textured Land and Water settings. Added the stopped clock time compression option (the ability to pause without the pause dialog preventing map traversal and menu traversal). Also effected with Ctrl-Alt-p hotkey. Scenario Designers can now add a platform of a particular name to a scenario any number of times, allowing more units of a Class than the database recognizes. This is particularly useful for land-based air defense units. Scenario designers can now successfully use Staff Notes to send the player messages at specific times in the scenario. And more!
Review on DigitallyDownloaded.net
4/5 - Although it's a very old game now, it's not an antique, and strategy buffs will find near endless value in the game.
Review on Gamer's Hall
[Translated from German] Very good AI in many scenarios... with a huge database with many good scenarios further expanding on the game.
Review at Historia Games
"Harpoon is primarily intended for an audience of experts and enthusiasts of modern naval warfare. Rich and comprehensive, it can unfortunately rejected the new generation by these outdated graphics.
Review on Armchair General
85% - Highly immersive with tense action.