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- Position naval fleets including battleships and aircraft carriers to protect your coastline
- Bombard the enemy with nuclear warheads from offshore submarines
- Deploy ground radar, fighters and bombers to scout and eliminate enemy aircraft
- Nuke Silos are at the ready to level complete cities from long range
- Strategically time and coordinate defensive maneuvers
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The makers of this game do not take the subject of nuclear war lightly. As I played the game, I found myself awestruck that humans have actually prepared for this.
I found myself absorbed, calculating the success probability for nuclear bomber strikes and hoping to sneak my boomers close to the enemy's shore. The ideal plan would be to devastate him with an SLBM strike. And where are his ballistic missile subs? They are, no doubt, sneaking along my coast preparing to rain nuclear hell upon me.
This game confirms my belief that "concept" is the most important criterion for a quality game. Its shortcoming is that its single-player mode is limited. But that's a minor thing. Four stars.
There are 5 DEFCON'S in the game. At DEFCON 5, you are allowed to build your defences and missile silos. At DEFCON 4, you are allowed to continue building, but you should start moving your ships into enemy territory to start scouting. At DEFCON 3, you are allowed to launch bombers and fighters. You are also allowed to engage enemy fleets. At DEFCON 2, you should start selecting targets for your missiles. You should target other silos with your bombers and large cities with your missiles. At DEFCON 1, you can launch your nuclear missiles and take out your enemies. But be careful, because even if you think you took out all their nukes, there is always a counterstrike.
I love this game and I can't stop playing it.
The Not So Good - The AI is predictible. A common complaint for games like this. It's not horrible, but it could be better. The backgroud music is a little plain and can get old after a while. And while I know this game is all about strategic nuclear war, I can't help but wish for a slower build-up to it. Your basic units are nuclear silos, battleships, carriers, submarines, bombers, and fighters. It'd be nice if maybe ground units were added and countries were split into territories or states. Players could then attempt to invade other players and possibly seize their weapons before they're used.
Overall, it's a fun game that doesn't really get old. It will, however, leave you wanting more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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This so-called "global thermonuclear warfare" simulator is an arcade game that is unrealistic and boring to play. Read morePublished on July 16, 2012 by bochen7e7
Look elsewhere. The game is just terrible. I'll save you the effort of playing - the computer wins every time.Published on February 5, 2011 by EJ
The box shows incredible explosions that have nothing to do with the game. The air traffic controller type interface is correct HOWEVER the producers conveniently forget to mention... Read morePublished on December 18, 2008 by Dr. Rite
The game is very basic, I was bored almost immediately. The tutorial is pretty good and the software works well with XP (the reason I didn't give the game one star). Read morePublished on June 29, 2007 by AK