Nuclear War (DOS)

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In Nuclear War you have to blow the opposition to smithereens - you have four opposing factions. You can either drop the bomb on them using a bomber, fire a missile, or try to lure their population using propaganda.

Ocassionally a random event occurs, for example aliens would land on one of the factions and the population suddenly grows, or someone throws cows at the opposition, causing a major stampede and killing millions.


Nuclear War DOS Title Screen
Nuclear War DOS ingame main screen
Nuclear War DOS Gameplay

User Reviews

Great idea, but almost no game. Bruce Wayne (3) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Ronny Raygun...Mao the Pun...Infidel Casto -- what more need be said?? blefuscu (424) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Simply great! Tomer Gabel (4353) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1990 9.7 out of 12 81
Power Play 1990 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) 1993 70 out of 100 70


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Some newer machines won't run early versions of the Nuclear War game, but Flying Buffalo ( will replace the disk for you with one that will work, for the cost of postage.

Related Web Sites

  • Flying Buffalo Home Page (Flying Buffalo is the company that makes the CARD GAME that this computer game is based on. They are currently the primary source of the computer game if you want to buy one, plus they can sell you the card game, plus they have links to other NUCLEAR WAR sites.)
  • NetNuclear (A freeware TCP/IP multiplayer remake of Nuclear War for modern systems.)
Tomer Gabel (4353) added Nuclear War (DOS) on Aug 11, 1999
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