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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 My Profile, showing unlock progress
Nuclear Dawn Windows In the middle of the action
Nuclear Dawn Windows The command bunker

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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 05, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gamer Nov 27, 2011 83 out of 100 83
Destructoid Oct 10, 2011 8 out of 10 80
GameZ Oct 17, 2011 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 2011 73 out of 100 73 Nov 08, 2011 73 out of 100 73 Mar 08, 2012 73 out of 100 73
Thunderbolt Games Nov 03, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Game Watcher Oct 02, 2011 6 out of 10 60
NZGamer Nov 17, 2011 4 out of 10 40


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