Weekend Promo: Up to 75% off Rollercoaster Tycoon, Leisure Suit Larry and more at GOG!

Not an American user?


Nuclear Dawn is a team shooter set in a post-nuclear world. Two factions, the Empire and the Consortium of Free State, fight to gain control over the world. The six maps mostly represent cities like London. The main selling point of the game is the mix between first-person shooter and real-time strategy game: one player takes the role as commander and the rest of the team are his units.

The commander's basic job consists of constructing and maintaining a base. e.g. energy supply, teleporters which function as spawn points or defense measures. Additionally he can give orders to his teammates. For those the game is a traditional shooter. Another focus of the game mechanics lies on specialization: every player can choose between four classes with special talents, advantages and every class has different equipment sets available. The commander's research also unlocks siege classes.

However, the commander can only construct buildings if he has resource points. These are gained when a control point is in the possession of a team - every map has a few smaller and a big, central one called Prime which needs two soldiers to capture it. There are two playing modes: team deathmatch and warfare; the latter having the goal to destroy the other team's command bunker.


Nuclear Dawn Windows Main Menu
Nuclear Dawn Windows The command bunker
Nuclear Dawn Windows Picking your class and kit to spawn with
Nuclear Dawn Windows My Profile, showing unlock progress

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 05, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gamer Nov 27, 2011 83 out of 100 83
GameZ Oct 17, 2011 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Oct 13, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 2011 73 out of 100 73
ComputerGames.ro Mar 08, 2012 73 out of 100 73
GameStar (Germany) Oct 24, 2011 72 out of 100 72
Gamer.nl Oct 14, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games Nov 03, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 29, 2011 11 out of 20 55


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Related Web Sites

Patrick Bregger (152067) added Nuclear Dawn (Windows) on Dec 10, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Patrick Bregger (152067)