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Description

Us & Them: Cold War is a strategy game set in the period of the Cold War.

The game starts on January 1st 1960 and uses a world map of countries as they were at that time, every game turn represents one month of game time. There are two campaigns, the Communist campaign and the Capitalist campaign. The player does not use force to invade and attack other countries, although military intervention to prevent a revolution in a friendly country is an option. Instead they develop networks of spies and special agents to gather intelligence, bribe, seduce, assassinate and sabotage countries destabilising them so that they switch allegiance and come over to their power bloc.

Each bloc has heroes, based on real life characters, whose influence can sway the masses. The Communist bloc starts with Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Mao Ze Dong and Fidel Castro while the Capitalist bloc starts with John Edgar Hoover, Henry Kissinger and the Pope, more heroes appear as the game progresses. The game also bases random in-game events things that actually happened.

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Us & Them: Cold War Windows A screen from the game's tutorial showing the Communist Master Plan.
Us & Them: Cold War Windows A screen from the game's tutorial
This shows one of the research screens.
Note that interrogation of captured agents is also accessed through this screen
Us & Them: Cold War Windows From the game's tutorial
This shows the status of a spy who is stationed in Angola
Us & Them: Cold War Windows The game's main menu page.
As the player clicks on an item in the menu list the details are displayed in the paler panel to the right

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Us & Them: Cold War Screenshot
Us & Them: Cold War Screenshot
Us & Them: Cold War Screenshot
Us & Them: Cold War Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Us and Them - Cold War" -- Used in the game's documentation

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piltdown_man (143053) added Us & Them: Cold War (Windows) on Mar 13, 2015