DEFCON
DEFCON 1.4.3
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A high-stakes multiplayer simulation of thermonuclear war.   Shareware ($25.00)
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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
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Sans Dieu Rien commented on 07 Sep 2009
Sad to say I haven't returned to DEFCON in a couple of months now...It got boring, quickly.
[Version 1.4.3]


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Sans Dieu Rien reviewed on 11 Jun 2009
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.
[Version 1.4.3]


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Sans Dieu Rien commented on 20 May 2009
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.
[Version 1.4.3]


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Sans Dieu Rien commented on 19 May 2009
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.
[Version 1.4.3]


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meatmcguffin reviewed on 03 May 2007
Like C&C but zoomed out a thousand times :)

Great game.
[Version 1.4.2]


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Downloads:6,106
Version Downloads:4,635
Type:Games : Strategy and War
License:Shareware
Date:09 Aug 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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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 deadly betrayals.

Compete against the computer or even better, compete against fellow Mac or Windows players online for total world domination.

Start by launching battleships, subs and bombers in order to decimate your opponents defenses. Scramble together your alliances, but remember only one can stand victorious.

Do you have what it takes to outsmart your opponent? Can you handle the pressure of global thermonuclear war? Remember - nobody wins. But maybe - just maybe - you can lose the least.


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