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Decision in the Desert

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Description

Decision in the Desert was the second installment in the "Command Series" of tactical wargames co-designed by Sid Meier and Ed Bever and published by MicroProse in the mid 1980s. The game covers the North African theater during World War II. The design is essentially the same as in the first Command game, Crusade in Europe. Five different scenarios with multiple variants can be played. This, along with multiple levels of difficulty, gives the game significant replay value. Battles occur in real-time, though orders may be issued while the game is paused.

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Decision in the Desert Commodore 64 The scenarios also have some variations to choose from
Decision in the Desert PC Booter Retreating!
Decision in the Desert Commodore 64 Issuing some orders
Decision in the Desert Commodore 64 Set some game options before starting

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Nov, 1991 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) PC Booter Nov, 1991 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Nov, 1991 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90

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Decision in the Desert was the seventh game Sid Meier designed with MicroProse.
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