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Global Commander (Commodore 64)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be -
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 1.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 5.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 3.4

The Press Says

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
This C64 version of Martech's strategy game is an improvement on other versions, largely because a jaunty tune now plays throughout the game. The graphics, too, have been enhanced.
Commodore User
Only two criticisms, a few action scene interludes wouldn't have been amiss - like controlling the satellite to zap missiles. As it is, there is no action at all. You simply carry on making and implementing decisions. Lastly, there doesn't seem to be any real end to the game. It seems to me that if you're good enough to control all 16 countries you simply carry on playing. Despite that Armageddon Man is an absorbing game.
Disappointing, for a game with an original idea and imaginative presentation.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Was zu Beginn noch aussah wie eine Menge an Handlungs- und Eingriffsmöglichkeiten, wurde mit der Zeit zu öder Routine.Tja, ich weiß nicht,ob dieses an und für sich recht nette Strategiespielchen nicht doch etwas zu „einfach“ gemacht ist. Man wird zwar auch hier nicht sofort Weltherrscher Nr. 1 mit einer glänzenden Reputation. Die ganzen Features aber hätte man etwas umfangreicher gestalten können. Auch die Meldungen, die von den einzelnen Ländern kommen, dürften sich so schnell nicht wiederholen. Fazit: Trotz Angriffsdarstellung auf dem Bildschirm wenig spannungsreich.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
A global confrontation simulation, it bears little resemblance to reality and has limited entertainment value.