Defcon: Everybody Dies
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"you'll get the urge to play again and again for months to come. The fact that it's only 15 bucks seals the deal. Buy it immediately." - GamesRadar.com
"So, here's to Global Thermonuclear War. Who knew it would be so much fun?" - Videogamer.com
Inspired by the 1983 cult classic film, Wargames, DEFCON superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion of the Cold War era, playing on the fascinating aspects of psychological gameplay that occur during strategic nuclear warfare.
You play a General hidden deep within an underground bunker. Your mission is to successfully exterminate your enemy's civilian population whilst saving your own. Points are awarded or lost depending on both the efficacy and thoroughness of your nuclear vendetta and the number of your own civilian deaths. In order to win you must wipe out the enemy population and simultaneously disable the enemy's ability to retaliate against you. This is an extremely difficult task since launching an attack on the enemy exposes the positions of your own Ground Silos, Subs and Bombers the moment they launch nuclear weapons, making you extremely vulnerable and exposed to a crushing counter-attack.
Desperate attempts must be made to form fast, tactical alliances, alliances that may at any moment break-down to become the treacherous and most deadly of betrayals. Everyone looks to each other in a state of nervous suspense and paranoid accusation. In all-out nuclear Armageddon, everybody dies, everybody loses, you just have to make sure you lose the least!
More than you can seeDemilisz | Dec. 9, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
DEFCON can be approached by two ways. One if a good RTS game with very simple yet effective graphic where you can plunge the world into nuclear war without consequences. And you have fun, a lot of fun. The second way - a game about nuclear war. About what will happen when someone push the red button. Where towns are nothing more than tiny drops, nuclear warheads are like fireworks that explode brightly and fade away and death of millions of people are just statistic. And then, when player think about what is happening, DEFCON can bring more emotions than any other game on the market. At the end, someone wins, but in reality everyone lose.
Good and Unique RTS Gameiiilker99 | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all iiilker99's reviews »
This is a good , real time strategy game. Every player selects a region (yes , region NOT country) and starts building nukes , airbases and fleets. Of course, there could be land units in this game but it is confusing enough. Also this game is moddable. You can find mods at its website and forums.
Graphics are not so bad for me.They are really stylish and optimized for this game. Musics are awesome, because they're exciting.
Overall, this game is a must buy for strategy fans.
Don't Get Even, Get MADminigand | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all minigand's reviews »
This game is perhaps one of the best strategy games I have played recently. The main thing that makes this game so rewarding is that it has done away with all of the complexities of other strategy games and left just the strategic core. Personally, I would recommend this game to anyone who is ready to take a break from "higher profile" title like Starcraft or a Total War game. In general, Introversion has mastered the strategy game, and you will find that Defcon is no exception.
Short review09williamsad | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all 09williamsad's reviews »
A real time strategy focused around gaining points through destroying cities with nuclear missiles, adds a horror of war feel through its music and displaying the civilian death count when a city is hit, a truly unique game.
Cynical but interesting.zhack075 | July 22, 2013 | See all zhack075's reviews »
Yup, this game as an interesting sense of humor. It makes you dive into those terrible moments of the cold war, the fear of a nuclear armageddon.
As soon as Defcon 1 is engaged there's no rules, you have to be sure that your defense will work and to inflict your enemy as many casualties as you can. We're not talking about military casualties but civilian. You kill people by millions and the more you kill the closer you get from victory.
But this game is really clever and requires a lot of tactics. The graphic style is really simple but really great as it contributes to the atmosphere. It's not the kind of game I play during hours but it is cool.