|Platform(s)||Amiga, MS-DOS, CD32, Windows XP/Vista/7|
The game was released in 1993 for DOS and 1994 for Amiga and Amiga CD32. In 1994 an expansion pack, Subwar 2050: The Plot Deepens was released for DOS. Subwar 2050 was sold to Interplay Entertainment on 27 March 2009. In 2013 Subwar 2050 was released on Gog.com for XP/Vista/Windows 7 and is available for download.
Computer Gaming World in April 1994 said that "SubWar 2050 is a product with an identity crisis. It wants to incorporate sophisticated physical models of the type you'd expect from a true simulation, and yet it wants to have an action game's visuals and pace", citing its including thermal layers, making them "largely irrelevant" with visual-oriented combat, then only providing unsophisticated short-range torpedoes. In 1994, PC Gamer UK named SubWar 2050 the 18th best computer game of all time. The editors called it "a game that will appeal to almost everyone."