"It’s well worth dropping in on Nuclear Dawn: despite frayed edges, it deserves a community explosion." - PCGamer.com
"_With an array of class customization and ability to control the battlefield as a commander, a trip to the war torn world of Nuclear Dawn is highly recommended. _" - GamingNexus.com
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.
Squad up: Squad-based 32 player full warfare battle mode.
Six maps: Travel across the largest, most detailed maps built in Source multiplayer to date.
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.
SDK: Nuclear Dawn Software Development Kit will be available for the community to be able to create custom maps, etc.
Source Powered: Based on the L4D2 engine and modified to bring you the ultimate online battle experience.
Steam Powered: Available for both Mac and PC through Steamplay with Steam Cloud support.
Reminiscent of games like Natural Selection 2, Nuclear Dawn merges online shooter and real-time strategy elements into one, very engaging blend. The game offers different classes with specialized packs in a game of conquest, where each team pushes the other back until the enemy's command center has been destroyed. Team communication is a must and a competent commander can turn games around. The game's made in Valve's Source Engine and it's well-optimized for lower-end systems. The biggest issue with the game is that the community is extremely small. You are almost guaranteed to not find a single game most of the time; but if you have the patience to stick around on Friday and Saturday nights, when the community meets in the servers, you will have fun. Because of that, I still recommend the game, but only pick it up during a sale (it typically goes for about 2 bucks).
The community isn't as active as it once was, and it can be difficult to get into games at times. but this rts/fps hybrid is definitely worth the money! If you don't like the rts aspect you can just play the fps part (You don't have to be a commander if you don't want, someone else will usually do it). Game has no performance issues that i've encountered as of yet. If you are looking for a new/unique fps this one is worth checking out!
Well - it's not a bad game, but it is multiplayer only and it's online community is pretty much dead so you will have problems finding people to play with. But maybe you get a group of friends and you all want to get it, so let's talk about it anyway :) The game is a tactical strategy mixed with FPS. One player is a commander who controls the base and shouts out orders to the troops. He will also place new buildings around the map as you capture points and move closer to the enemy's base. Other players can choose out of four classes which are your basic assault, support, stealth, and exo (heavy). The game is pretty fun and it's even better when you have a commander who knows what they are doing. The commander twist gives it an edge over most of competition which are just the same copy-paste shooter. It's worth checking out if you like multiplayer FPS with some twist - not just your typical run, gun, die, and repeat formula over and over again, but pick it up only if you have someone to play with!
This is a game were you need to work along with your teammates to reach the victory, it has big maps, four classes to choose (the typical classes like heavy, assault...) Also, this game has a really fun commander mode and... no, it's not like that boring commander mode for BF4, this one is about upgrading your base while the other players look for resources, so it feels like playing Dawn Of War BUT with real players, and if they are veteran players they will follow your orders! (unless you are doing a useless job as a commander and they want to kick you of the commander sit). But actually (and sadly) is hard to find servers with players since the community is dying, and as i said above, is a game about teamwork, so if you have some friends to play or if you look for a group of players then you may love it!
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.
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