Nuclear Dawn [Download]

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
DRM: Steam
3.3 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
Metascore: 71 / 100
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Platform: PC Download

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Nuclear Dawn is the first game to offer a full FPS and RTS experience, within a single gameplay model, without crippling or diluting either side of the game.

As a soldier, explore war-torn post-apocalyptic landscapes, modelled on modern cities, and take the fight to your enemies as armoured, assault or stealth infantry, using various weapons across ten distinct load-outs to accomplish your objectives. The first person shooter action in Nuclear Dawn is hard, fast and unforgiving, with weapons that rely on skill and tactics more than on twitch reflexes and map memorization.

Then, take Nuclear Dawn above the action, and play as the commander. Organize your fellow players in squads, and assign them to tactical objectives. Plan the resource routes for your army, and production of your structures for forward deployment. Exploit the terrain and resource point locations to block your enemies’ advance, and crush their plans in an iron fist. Research and implement new technologies to give your soldiers the edge on the battlefield, and set up forward bases to lead the assault on your enemies, with a full complement of defensive and offensive structures to choose from, to build your perfect fortress.

  • Two factions: The Empire and the Consortium have completely separate base-building paradigms.
  • RTS commander: Produce structures, research advanced technologies, unleash devastating strikes on the enemy, and lead your team to victory as a RTS commander.
  • Four classes: Each faction has four classes with various kit load outs, totalling over three dozen weapons.
  • Advanced Weaponry: As a commander, judiciously dispense healing to your troops, and death to their enemies, by managing your advanced abilities.
  • Stats and Unlocks: 60 ranks, 12 unlocks for each weapon, achievements, gizmos and more.

  • System Requirements
     Minimum Specifications:
    OS:Win 7, Vista and XP
    Processor:Core Duo 2.4 GHz or equivalent
    RAM:2 GB
    Hard Drive:6 GB
    Video Card:128 MB DirectX: 9 compatible with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b
    Additional Info:DirectX: 9.0c compatible sound card

    Additional Information
    Requires Steam account for game activation and online play.

    Product Details

    Platform: PC Download
    • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
    • Note: Gifting is not available for this item.
    • ASIN: B005OE9YUY
    • Release Date: September 26, 2011
    • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,249 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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    Platform for Display: PC Verified Purchase
    I was expecting both single player and multiplayer. This game is multiplayer only. No single player. No solo play, no bot support, no playable tutorials. Nothing in the description or on the game case told me that. IGN and gamestop websites don't mention this either. Only the gamespot website was clear about this (but I didn't see the review on gamespot until after I bought the game).

    You can't sell this game once you buy it, because it is a steam game; so, once you use the serial code, the game is yours.

    Internet connection is required (not an issue for me). You either join an online multiplayer game, or you host/create an online multiplayer game.

    Had I known it was multiplayer only, I would not have purchased it. The seller was Magnum Games.

    Visit my Amazon wish lists to see my 4-star and 5-star PC games:
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/35VC2S12P5A8R/
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    I picked up this FPS on sale on another site, and it is really is a good time. The game is a FPS with persistant player stats, deployable structes, c&h objectives, seige objectives, a class system, and an array of perks and weapons. And it is a package done on the whole in a very unique manner. On each side one person will enter a command both, and play the game as a RTS overlay, while the rest of the team plays as a fps. The comander will deploy structures, can issue orders (which generate xp for the ground troops when followed), research tech, and so on. A lot of a good round depends on having a good comander... thankfully, there are voting tools that let a team have control over who is running the show. The FPS action can be fast and intense, and is often a good time. The only real weakness of the game is the fairly small player pool at this time. Not to worry, there are games going on all the time, but it would be nice to see more severs with player numbers posted.
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    By Eric on December 1, 2011
    Platform for Display: PC Download
    I've been having a lot of fun with this game lately. Even though it's using the Source engine, it looks REALLY good. It reminds me of Quake Wars in the sense that there is almost an endless amount of strategies you can use and it doesn't feel repetitive.
    I rarely play RTS games (I loved the old C&C games though) but it's definelty a unique and fun experience when the soldiers you're commanding aren't A.I. bots.

    Basically the point of the game is to destroy the enemy's base while the Commander(rts mode) sets up defenses, supply stations, sets up power-lines, turrets, launches arty strikes, builds forward spawns and so on.

    While playing as the soldier, you need to capture resource points for the Commander as well as attack and destroy enemy structures. You win the game if the Command Post is destroyed or if the enemy spawn gates have been destroyed and their team has been wiped out.

    There have been lots of updates since release including a major one in December.
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    Platform for Display: PC Download Verified Purchase
    The RTS is really well done, reminiscent of C&C or starcraft. The fps section is terrible. No feedback, just feels very floaty and insubstantial. The multiplayer aspect of this game is dead, and the AI is too dumb to play with you, if you do the RTS mode.
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    This is not the mindless mad dash of Halo or MW3. If you've played Team Fortress 2, this is better.
    The classes are all distinctly different, each having a unique advantages and disadvantages.
    Although there are not tons of players, in the past month there has always been a game I can jump into.
    This is the most fun I've ever had with a FPS, multiplayer or otherwise! Buy this game!
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    Platform for Display: PC Download
    Don't be fooled by most reviews if you're a fan of FPS and RTS this is one of the best games out there. Now that it supports steam workshop there are even more mods and maps available for more content. The game does however have a small mult-player base, it's mostly a under dog in the massive company gaming market. I bought this game on steam for 2012 holiday sale and have at least 150 hours of gameplay into it. It also features a nice persistent level ranking system, and global stats. Definitely worth the buy!
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    Platform for Display: PC Download
    The Good: Mixes RTS and FPS in a smart way, classes are fun to use, lots of people playing online, tug-of-war action during matches is addictive

    The Bad: No campaign, no bots, looks pretty average, ugly menus, 99% of the time you won't be playing the RTS part, a few balancing issues

    Mixing RTS (Real Time Strategy; Shogun 2, StarCraft) with FPS (First Person Shooter; Call of Duty, Quake) sounds like trying to hammer a nail with a banana, but it works here despite not seeing the RTS part too often. Unlike other games that poorly implemented RTS (Brutal Legend) into another genre, Nuclear Dawn does it right. The person doing the RTSing is the Commander and only he can do it. This is an online only game (boo!) so the Commander must be voted in, but usually that's the host and rarely will he ever get booted.

    The game uses standard RTS elements like building buildings that give your men on the ground more powerful ammo for their weapons (the FPS part is the men on the ground). You have to kill the Commander to win the game, but also capturing energy sources is also key for respawn points. Everyone knows an online FPS needs respawn points so that's the Commander's job by making sure there are plenty. The RTS elements are light and not very complicated, but you have the constant fear of pissing off the guys down below and voting you off if you don't manage your resources right and build useful structures and give them frequent upgrades.

    As the guys on the ground you are doing all the work capturing resource points and killing that freaking Commander.
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