Defcon 5 (Amiga)

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The player takes the role of a DOD operative who must use the BMD(Ballistic Missile Defense System) to protect the United States. This system is composed of ground-based, land-launched, and space-based system components. The goal is to destroy, defeat, confound, or destabilize incoming ballistic missiles.

The game-play is mostly text based with the player entering 5-letter commands or coordinates in order to operate the BMD. In addition to active weapons, the player has access to surveillance system needed to detect missile launches and space mines. These systems are susceptible to visual interference and outages due to their orbits.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Def Con 5" -- UK title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1989 4.2 out of 12 35
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Mar, 1989 340 out of 1000 34


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    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #2 Worst Game of All Time

WillowGreen (187) added Defcon 5 (Amiga) on Apr 17, 2011
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