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Monday, September 10, 2007

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DEFCON Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story has posted a review of the PC version of DEFCON, Introversion Software's RTS that allows players to dabble in the world destroying fun of global thermonuclear war. CG gave the game a score of 85 out of 100.

From the review:

In short, Defcon is a real-time strategy game… actually, more of a “real-time tactics game”, as there’s no economic aspect. We only have access to the tools (nuclear vectors) that make the confrontation as total as it gets. As I said earlier, there is a world-map interface on which we have access to the most important regions in the world as playable factions: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the USSR.
A new game begins by taking control over one of these geographical zones, in which you will organize your armed forces and defenses. Take note that the real purpose of the game is not to decimate your enemy’s troops with nuclear strikes, but instead to destroy as many enemy cities as you can. You’ll have to start with the tutorial, which is a very well designed and will teach you everything you need to know in order to control the nuclear strikes over the enemy.
The action starts on a high note at Defcon 5 – this is where you have to place radar stations in strategic positions in order to be able to detect the enemy troops and the nukes that will come towards you later on. On Defcon 4 you have to build your aerial and naval bases. Defcon 3 will see you deal with reconnaissance for the air and naval forces. Defcon 2 continues with the reconnaissance from Defcon 3 and you can even engage enemy aircrafts or naval units, if you find them near your borders. Total chaos starts when Defcon 1 is triggered, in which nuclear devastation is imminent and all the nuclear vectors (bombers, silos and subs) are just waiting for the “Go” code. Defcon 1 lasts until a certain point, in which all the nuclear vectors from all sides have been unleashed and will finish with a pretty big death toll, on all sides.
Click over to the site below for the full review. DEFCON Review
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