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.
User reviews: Very Positive (711 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 29, 2006

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"You know those times you have your friends and you can't decide what to play multiplayer? One word: DEFCON"

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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!

System Requirements

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    Recommended: Windows XP, P3-600-Geforce 2, 128 Mb RAM, 60 Mb Hard Disk, 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
    • Hard Drive:
    • Processor: 1.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 1Gb
    • Graphics: 64Mb of memory
    • Hard Drive: 70Mb
Helpful customer reviews
131 of 152 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
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Posted: June 21
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31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Defcon is a Global Thermonuclear War simulation game. It is very fun and challenging at the same time but there is a tutorial in the begining. I would recommend this to people who like to cause chaos.

8.2/10
Posted: April 18
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Do You want it to rain Nukes?
If you do, get this game!!!!!
Posted: May 23
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
This game is great and addicting. It is also a steal for just $5 or the $2.50 i got it for during a sale. Lots of fun to play with friends and easy to understand after a game or so.
Posted: June 20
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
blew tokyo off the map with nuclear submarines
10/10
Posted: June 23
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486 of 533 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
My mom took my Laptop away after she saw it and tought i hacked the US Defense System.
Posted: December 26, 2013
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