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By Fusion Mods on 90

We have all had some kind of passing sense of dread when considering the possibility (probability) of complete nuclear annihilation. That sense of dread doesn’t last long because nuclear war isn’t something easily fathomed by most of us human...

By BrightHub on 100

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By DarkZero on 70

Defcon is a game about nuclear war. You choose a continent, ally with other players and then everyone kills as many people as they possibly can; launching off nukes in a final strike for worldwide supremacy as you coldly gaze upon the sterile vectors...

By Yet Another Review Site on 100

These days computer games and movies go pretty much hand in hand, whether it is a movie of a game or a game of a movie. But back in the 80's that wasn't so much the case. Sure there were movie tie in games, but not to the same scale we get now....

By Atomic MPC on 75

Defcon will attract folk that have always wanted a starkly realistic global conflict war game, spiced up with a solid nuclear bashing in the end game. It’s unfortunate and surprising that there are precious few games that fit into this...

By PC Authority on 50

Risk is blasted from the reaml of the board game onto computer screens...

By Gameguru Mania on 85

DEFCON(hx) 05:46 PM EDT - Oct,08 2006 DEFCON is a war game from British developer Introverson Software, the guys who created Uplink and Darwinia. In DEFCON, you have a dehumanized 1980s vector graphics computer-themed world map, a varied arsenal of...

By GamePro on 90

Few subjects can inspire as much fear and fascination as the threat of all-out nuclear war. Ever since Oppenheimer uttered his famous quote "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds" the world has lived in constant fear of total thermonuclear...

By Strategy Informer on 83

At its roots, Defcon is a deceptively simple multiplayer strategy game, the objective of which is simply to kill as much of the opposition civilian population as possible, whilst avoiding casualties in your select region of the earth. There are a...

By Pocket-lint on 90

You’ll enjoy every second that you learn and adore every second you play. At £10, if you pass up on this opportunity, you don’t deserve to call yourself a...

By IT Reviews on

shall we play a game?: Theres a cold, callous core at the heart of Defcon. Its a game that thinks nothing of casually informing you of the death of millions of people, nor of advising you to take out your enemys...

By The Wargamer on

"This is a game about a quickly deteriorating situation, nuclear war, that, in real life, would last no more than two to three days. Would you like to play a...