The SSI's classic submarine sim series returns to take players beneath the dangerous waters of World War II. Ubi Soft's Silent Hunter III runs on a new 3D game engine, designed for realistic water modeling and detailed cabin surroundings. This third game's interface is intended to be more intuitive and accessible for those new to the series. Players access different submarine controls and functions by actually approaching them in the virtual submarine cabin environment. The game features both historical and fictional missions, as well as an editor to let players create their own scenarios. The difficulty level can be adjusted, from a strict simulation approach to a more action-oriented style of play. Online multiplayer games, both cooperative and competitive, are also supported.