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.
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Release Date: Sep 29, 2006

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
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75 of 85 people (88%) found this review helpful
84 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
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45 of 54 people (83%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Pre-Release Review
I have been a gamer for decades but this is the scariest game I have ever played.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
I really liked playing it with Putin, Kim Dzong Un and Obama every night launching nukes at each other. Very good 9/11 Dank Rating. Bless Allah
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
This is an example of a great game, made simple.

There is no 200 million dollar budget, no cutting edge graphics and no celebrity voice overs.

It is just you dropping nukes on your enemies to do as much damage as possible.

If you have seen and like the movie War Games, then you will love this game.

The only downside is that the online community is small. Sometimes it is hard to find a game, but when you do it is an amazing game to play.

If you want a great, simple game that is quick to learn and play get this.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
I feel like this is what Kim Jong Un would do for a pastime.
No essay required for this review.
Just nuke people.
It's fun.
Really.
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