(From the back of the game box)
Welcome aboard 5th FLEET. You're in command of a U.S Navy task force, with a full range of hardware at your command: Nimitz-class carriers, with their Tomcats and Hornets; Ticonderoga-class cruisers, searching the seas and skies with powerful radar; F-117A stealth fighters and P-3 Orions support you from land.
As a fleet commander, you've got better things to worry about than the endless details of running a ship. Don't worry - your computer will handle the non-essential work, leaving you to worry about strategy and command. If you're good enough, the sea lanes remain open, the Russians don't get their client states, and America's interests are served. Fail, and your ships are sunk, along with the future of the free world.
5th FLEET gives you a new engine, a new design, and a new standard for modern naval warfare. Hi-res graphics give you crisp, vivid maps and screens. Play against a wily computer opponent at variable levels of aggression and difficulty, "hot-seat" a friend on the same computer, or play via E-mail. Whichever way you play, you'll agree that 5th FLEET splashes the competition.