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DEFCON is a stunning, online, multiplayer strategy simulation based around the theme of global thermonuclear war. The game, inspired by the 1983 cult-classic WarGames, superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion surrounding the Cold War era.

The player assumes the role of a General hidden deep within an underground bunker, the mission being to successfully exterminate the enemy's civilian population while at the same time disabling the enemy's ability to retaliate. Desperate attempts must be made to form fast, tactical alliances - alliances that may at any moment break-down to become treacherous and very more...

What's New

Version 1.4.3:
  • Fixed a potential exploit where fleets could be made to sail through land masses if sent to certain hotspots
  • Made improvements which should help with problems creating games on a local network

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Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Sans Dieu Rien Member IconComment+11
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Sad to say I haven't returned to DEFCON in a couple of months now...It got boring, quickly.

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Version 1.4.3
Sans Dieu Rien Member IconReview+11
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I purchased Defcon with the idea of modifying it, but alas, it ain't user friendly! All the mod tools are currently for PC users. This makes it quite difficult as most of the boundaries and cities are based on a coordinate system (x,y). I had great plans for a plugin or mod, but am running against a brick wall.

The current theme is fun, but does get dreary after a while. However, I'm finding myself returning back to Defcon every couple days or so.

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Version 1.4.3
Sans Dieu Rien Member IconComment+11
Sans Dieu Rien
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There are other types of scoring methods: Default (2pts. for every million killed, -1 for every million lost), Survival (1pt. for every million not killed in your territory), and Genocide (1pt. for every million killed).

I hear the game really shines online with other players, and in Diplomacy mode. But I'm bummed that even in an alliance, there can only be one winner! I hope in future versions there can be an option to have an alliance victory of only two players.

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Version 1.4.3
Sans Dieu Rien Member IconComment+11
Sans Dieu Rien
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I've been playing the Demo for over three days now, and I don't think it's that boring as the previous reviewer said. There are several different types of game modes, and there appears to be plenty of online gaming going on every night.

One must be ready for dry British humour: the point system is based on the number of millions of people killed during a nuclear holocaust. The soundtrack is intriguing, yet haunting as one can hear people faintly coughing in the background (I had thought someone was coughing just outside my window).

There appears to be a thriving forum and community. I am bummed that our PC counterpart is only $15, whereas the Mac version is currently $25.

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Version 1.4.3
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Like other games from the same developer (not Ambrosia, the original developer who produced Uplink and Darwinia), this game gets boring very quickly. It's the most fun you can have for a day or two, or at least it seems like it will be, but in the end its empty. Too easy, too little to do, no real strategy required, and each game is more or less the same. I bought the PC version, and I regret it.

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Version 1.4.2
Ambrosia Software, Inc. (Developer)
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Thank you for your comment. We sincerely appreciate this. That is why we offer a free trial period of our products for users to test this out and see for themselves. personally we find the game rather interesting especially when you play against other users thanks to the built in network and lobby system. Again, we wish to thank you for your comment, and hope that you will at least download and try our other products in the future. While this one might not be to your liking another one of our games or utilities might suit you better.

Shaun Rowe
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You should try it on real time mode and set it to play over a couple days perhaps. That is what makes this game kind of fun is that you can realistically have it go ing while your at work and then come back and see what happens!

it reminds me of the game of chess that Dr. Tyrell and Sabastian play in Blade Runner (in a way)

meatmcguffin Member IconReview+1
meatmcguffin
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Like C&C but zoomed out a thousand times :)

Great game.

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Version 1.4.2
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Downloads 6,610
Version Downloads 5,139
License Shareware
Date 09 Aug 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $25.00
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