Reviews for Nuclear Dawn

82

Good multiplayer game

XGOUKI | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all XGOUKI's reviews »

This FPS/RTS hybrid has some interesting ideas. It does not have AAA gameplay or graphics, but it is very fun multiplayer. I specially liked the objectives and resource point taking so that the commander(RTS mode) can deplay turrets, and ammo depots.

The online community is very, very small. That being said, I did enjoy playing the game with the same regular guys. It's a fun shooter with a high learning curve if you plan on playing in RTS mode. But is a game worth a try.

69

Well thought, badly made

XGpredator | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »

If there is something that should never be set aside by the developers of a multiplayer game, it's balancing. Unfortunately, despite its qualities, Nuclear Dawn fishes on this important point. It might not be a prefect game, but it's still a good idea combining FPS and RTS together, but the idea of only one guy who can build, that ruins it in some cases. InterWave laso failed into advertising, unfortunately, it's hard to find full servers, like in cod, bf, csgo.. Although, some nice fans made groups and set up events, you may get some rounds with some players.. or not. Or you can still play with bots, if you like bots. At that price, i think it's worth a try.

82

A Unique Experience

thegaminglyfe | June 21, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »

To summarize the concept of Nuclear Dawn, imagine a RTS game except the units are actual players in the server following your orders. One person on each team is the commander and plays the RTS aspect of the game. If you aren't the commander you choose one class and go into game. Each class has it's own special ability like temporary invisibility, extra speed etc. If you want a new, hybrid experience this is the game for you.

50

Like 2Chainz, but in a bad way.

PM_DMNKLR | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all PM_DMNKLR's reviews »

For those of you who don't know who 2Chainz is, he's a US-based "rapper" (using the term loosely to be honest) that has this very annoying and repetitive song "I'm Different". The problem here is that this game follows the same mindset. It's drab, has some potential that likely won't be lived up to, and consistently touts how different it is from others. Sure, if you get enough people to play together, you might find it somewhat fun, but the glitches are frustrating and if you join in too late into the matches then you're pretty much screwed. This game has some room for improvement overall, but the biggest problem is how imba it can quickly become and that just makes people avoid it like the plague. Good game, somewhat, but definitely not worth the price. Get it on a major sale or something if you want to try it out, that way if you don't like it, no harm no foul.

77

Boring

das_regal | Oct. 25, 2012 | See all das_regal's reviews »

The game is built on the source engine, and therefore lacking graphically, and by that I mean that the animations are clunky, the lighting is terrible, and the textures feel smoothed over. One should expect no less from an indie experience most likely, but when it comes to shooters these elements really count.

Nuclear Dawn just can't even come close to living up to the triple A shooting experiences that Battlefield and Call of Duty offer. Thankfully it doesn't really try to: Nuclear Dawn has its creative offerings.

The RTS end of the gameplay makes for interesting matches. Teams feel much more cohesive than in other games due to the fact that you're defending structures that your team is actively constructing.

All and all, if you can get past the presentation hiccups, the game is pretty fun.

86

A hybrid that works

Cooberstooge | Sept. 7, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

Usually, combining the FPS and RTS genres results in a massive, unoriginal mess of a game. Such is not the case with Nuclear Dawn, though. Commanding your troops is just as much fun as being amongst the troops, down in the think of things. Having a good, solid team that works together and is cool with taking and following orders is key here, otherwise you're sure to fail.

The game controls very well, from both the commander and foot soldier perspective. It also runs well, thanks to Valve's wonder machine, the Source engine, and therefore screams along happily on older computers, too. Gameplay is fast and varied, and is quite easy to get into for newer players as well.

Both the graphics and sound are well done, and InterWave managed to eek out quite an impressive look from Source without killing older machines in the process. Weapons sound suitably futuristic, and satisfying to fire.

Definitely a game to play, and one to keep an eye on, too, as it just keeps growing and growing.

78

Nuclear Dawn

maciej2601 | Aug. 30, 2012 | See all maciej2601's reviews »

Nuclear Dawn is a first person shooter (FPS) with tactical elements, produced by studio Interwave. The player takes the role of leader or serial soldier and took part in the battles for control of natural resources in a world ravaged by nuclear destruction. The game uses the Source engine and allows you to play together up to 32 participants online battles.

75

something different

wojtek858 | July 3, 2012 | See all wojtek858's reviews »

The game is a really good connection of FPS and RTS game. We got leveling up (like in last Battlefield games), many different classes and brave attempt to change typical shooter - f.e temporary invisibility for scouts, sniper weapons for both classes: assault and scout, etc.. I liked this game and even if it's not new, developer is still working on updates.

80

A post-apocalyptic tactical FPS-RTS masterpiece

FreeMan85 | May 19, 2012 | See all FreeMan85's reviews »

Nuclear Dawn is a long waited mod for Half-Life 2. The devs are the same guys who made the Stargate: The Last Stand mod. ND is their first commercial title. I have to say they made a pretty unique and original game which need a good co-operation and tactics. You can't just run and gun down everyone, it's not that simple. Capturing Resource Points is just one thing, you have to capture the Prime Point to give your team an edge, then you make sure you push enough hard to destroy the enemy and hold the line. And the major thing what effect the gameplay is the Commander. One of the team memeber must go in the Com Bunker and coordinate the entire team! Build the right buildings, give the right command. It's pretty though to be a Commander in this. The Cmdr also sees the whole game in RTS perspective. It's a nice and unique tactical FPS-RTS game. With gorgeues maps and locations with huge buildings and wide panoramas in a post-apocalyptic style. Sadly the game doen't came as popular as it deserved it. The powered by the famous Source Engine with it's full power! So don't worry about the graphics and you PC's specs. It runs fine even older machines.

If you like in a FPS tactic above shooting or you like the post-apocalyptic settings it's your game. Need a few hours to learn, practice the game, but after that you will enjoy or abandon it.

81

FPS/RTS with a great community.

Rzepak01 | May 17, 2012 | See all Rzepak01's reviews »

ND is a game for those who loved the squad based gameplay of the oft forgotten Battlefield 2142. Lone wolves need not apply. Victory in this game comes when people work with their squads and a capable commander leads them. The game may seem complicated but its easy to get into. The infantry which comes in a few flavors, 4 to be exact each with their own weapons. The commander is a player that does not take an active part in the battles. Instead he watches from an overhead view issuing orders, researching new weapon kits and building turrets, med stations among other stuctures to aid his soldiers. Graphically the game looks fine, but its nothing special. It uses the Source Engine so it runs perfectly on most machines. The netcode is good so lag is pretty rare. The population of the game isnt too big but its dedicated and helpful. This is a great game that is getting regular updates by the very involved developers.

75

Unique.

arkantos | May 1, 2012 | See all arkantos's reviews »

It's a unique mix of RTS and FPS, worth to be played, so far so good, it's look very nice, it doesn't have a big community, but if you have a chance to pick it up, you should do it, it's one of those "Must have" games, and the more people will buy it, and the more updates the game will have, soon there should be also vehicles if the community will be bigger enough.

81

Great FPS/RTS

ruready12 | April 14, 2012 | See all ruready12's reviews »

Fun game, most of the time you get spawnkilled constantly though. There are many different weapons and levels, as well as classes to go along with it and the game is very fun! The only thing annoying about the game is the spawn system and how it has little to no spawn protection at all. I reccomend this game to FPS/RTS fans.

75

Nice tactical game

Rikjs | April 11, 2012 | See all Rikjs's reviews »

Not many games mix RTS and FPS. Nuclear Dawn does it quite well.

As a commander, you have access to the base building section of the game. You build can Armouries, Transport Gates, Turrets and Relays to connect resource points to your base in a kind of Perimeter fashion. As you research upgrades, you get access to more kits for your squads and more buildings like the Artillery as well as commander powers such as dropping an area of health or poison. A good commander is key.

As a regular FPS playing prole, you have access to four "classes", each with a few different kits. The Exo class, for example, comes in anti-infantry and anti-armour varieties. You can also choose various utilities like armour piercing ammo.

Pros: Somewhat unique gameplay. Good variety of classes and kits. Teamwork pretty much essential. There are some good team moments in games.

Cons: Source engine, so weapons are hitscan. I find the feel of the weapons to be a bit dull in comparison with games like Tribes.

75

A decent mix of RTS/FPS.

Xonus | Dec. 29, 2011 | See all Xonus's reviews »

Not exactly unique considering there were various games to do the same thing (Natural Selection, Savage, and older ones), but it's still a rare mix and is entertaining to play.

Each different class provides different gameplay, with the commander class being drastically different than the rest considering it's the RTS class.

With both teams having good commanders and players, the game can be a lot of fun, although many times what happens is that one team has a bad commander while the other has a decent or good one, and the team with the bad commander proceeds to lose, hard. There's an option to demote the commander but I'm not sure if it's bugged or if people rarely notice it. It also gets disabled after voting down one commander for a while, even if the new one is bad too.

Aside from issues like that, and slight interface bugs, the game is a lot of fun.

84

Unique mix of RTS and FPS

tixepower | Sept. 14, 2011 | See all tixepower's reviews »

Nuclear Dawn is an unique mix of FPS and RTS. THe commander is playing RTS and is building attack/defence buildings while the rest are playing FPS and defending or pushing to the enemy base.

There are different classes and different points to be captured. With each point you capture, you get more money for your commander to build things.

I've played this game more than 20 hours already in the beta.

This game cost around 20 $/£ and really shouldn't be something you ignore. Buy it now and play with me! ;)