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Defcon: Everybody Dies





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Defcon: Everybody Dies





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.

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Inspiriert wurden die Entwickler vom Kultfilm 'Wargames – Kriegsspiele' aus dem Jahr 1983. DEFCON ruft die ungeheure Spannung, Paranoia und Verdächtigungen des Kalten Krieges zurück ins Gedächtnis und betont die faszinierenden psychologischen Aspekte der strategischen Kriegsführung eines Atomkriegs.
Sie sind ein General, der sich tief unter der Erde in einem Bunker versteckt hält. Ihre Mission: Die feindliche Zivilbevölkerung ausmerzen und Ihre eigenen Leute retten. Punkte werden je nach Wirksamkeit und Gründlichkeit der Kriegsführung sowie der Anzahl der Opfer aus der Zivilbevölkerung auf Ihrer Seite verliehen bzw. abgezogen.Ziel des Spiels ist es, die feindliche Bevölkerung zu vernichten und gleichzeitig den Feind davon abzuhalten, Rache an Ihnen zu nehmen. Dies ist extrem schwierig, da ein Angriff auf den Feind die Position Ihrer eigenen Kampfflieger, Stützpunkte und U-Boote verrät, sobald Atomwaffen abgefeuert werden. Sie sind dann möglicherweise ungeschützt einem vernichtenden Gegenangriff ausgesetzt.
Sie müssen schnell taktisch kluge Allianzen bilden, die sich jedoch jeden Augenblick gegen Sie wenden und einen heimtückischen, tödlichen Verrat an Ihnen begehen können. Jeder ist der nervösen Anspannung und den paranoiden Anschuldigungen ausgesetzt. In diesem atomaren Entscheidungskampf sind auf allen Seiten Verluste und Tote zu beklagen. Sie müssen dafür sorgen, dass die Verluste auf Ihrer Seite nicht zu hoch sind!

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Strategy, Simulation, Mac
Freitag, 29. September 2006
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Digital PC Download
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  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: P3-600-Geforce 2
  • Memory: 128 Mb RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 60 Mb Hard Disk
  • Other: Internet connection for multiplayer games


  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz+
  • Memory: 1GB of RAM
  • Graphics: 64MB of video memory
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Simply Thermonuclear


It seems like a simple game, but then again, there's nothing simple about thermonuclear annihilation. It really is simple though and quite fun, especially if you manage to play with others(since human players can be prone to unpredictable insanity and be the source of various shenanigans including promising to be your ally and then raining down a nuclear rain on you). It's also a great way to kill time and millions of people. The gameplay is pretty easy to get a grasp of and the playthroughs don't last that long, especially if you approach it aggressively. I believe it was inspired by the movie Wargames hence the very 80s look and the Cold War setting. Keep in mind though that this isn't something you should play over and over again in a continuous fashion. Eventually, it'll not be as fun as the ending is pretty much the same nuclear holocaust(with the only difference being the casualties). It should be seen as something to relax with, screw around with friends, and maybe when you're in the mood to unleash nuclear hell. Play a few rounds, enjoy the game, then move on having achieved the satisfaction of devastating the planet numerous times over.

Sit back, relax, and kill millions :)


This game is one I come back to every now and then to relax to. It's easy to learn, plays quick - well actually as fast as you want to play it, and you can even set conditions for when it will countdown to the end so faster still. And it involves you ordering nuclear strikes on cities all over the world (or at least the parts of the world not in your faction). But honestly the presentation is somewhat chilling. The music is soft but often haunting, even occasional mixed with what sounds like cries and sobbing. Interesting, as though the game tries to make you feel like the sole person in charge of which people where will die by nuclear fire and yet only seeing it represented through the screen without you being anywhere near, but also attempting to make you think of the human cost of what your doing in a way other than the game just telling you how many millions you just killed in a major city. But i digress. It's a fast and easy game to learn that is fun against the computer or with friends, or a nice cool game to just sit back and play with headphones on when you need a short break.

Cold War simulator


GTA and Postal have nothing on the violent chaos that can ensue at the hands of leaders of nuclear capable countries. DEFCON is one of those niche strategy games that spawn a cult-like loyalty and shadowy esports scene and after playing, I can see why. There is something quite cathartic about setting up the defensive and offensive capabilities of your nation, scaling up your military forces, facing the threat of a nuclear capable fleet by your coast and then nuking Moscow. The aesthetic is perfect for the style of the game and anyone who complains about the graphics doesn't really understand the point of the game. It takes some getting used to - but this is the only option for those wishing to experience the fear and macabre joy of the Cold War.

Simple to play, fun with friends.


Defcon is a very simple RTS that is at it's best when played with a group of friends. The game revolves around a ever increasing defcon level, when you have a group of friends playing tension rises as the level increases, as each level it does, more weapons are unlocked for use against each other, once the defcon reaches the highest level, nukes are available for use. The games simple and easy to learn gameplay and UI make it great for getting a group of people who aren't pros at gaming together to play a bit of RTS together, however there are also problems, such as the game ending quickly sometimes when played aggressively. Another problem with the game is that due to it's simple nature, it can become boring once you've played a number of games, lessening re-playability. The game loses most of it's fun factor when you play it on your own, so I cannot recommend it to people who don't have friends who also own the game and can play with you. Overall Defcon is a fun little RTS that's easy to get into but lacks depth, if you an get it on sale and convince your friends to buy it with you, I recommend doing it for a few hours of fun.

So simple its amazing.


A first glance DEFCON may look like a nintendo 64 game or even worse. But behind its simple graphics DEFCON is a crazy fun game that will have you and your gaming friends laughing and playing for many hours. DEFCON is a very small game at 64 megabytes and rumors say that if you delete the sound files you can get the game to 2-5 megabytes! The game has realistic sounds of children crying and alerts when a nuke fires. Gameplay is loads of fun and there is nothing more exciting than watching a mass of your nukes smash into your foe's large cities killing millions. For only $15 it is worth its price.DEFCON also has a message in the end, in nuclear war no ones wins its just who survives.

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