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Ogre is a 2D turn-based strategy game, and a direct computer conversion of Steve Jackson's board game of supertanks going against conventional infantry with howitzers. It plays exactly like the board game - on a hex-based board one player controls ordinary military units (soldiers, tanks etc.), and defends against the second player, who controls a supertank named "Ogre" - Ogre is very powerful, and can easily destroy normal weaponry and ground forces.


Ogre Commodore 64 I placed a tank on the map.
Ogre Commodore 64 Title screen
Ogre Commodore 64 I have placed several more things on the map.
Ogre Commodore 64 Beginning map

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Zzap! Jan, 1988 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1987 813 out of 1000 81
Info Jan, 1987 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 650 out of 1000 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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In a time when feelies helped sell software, Ogre included a geeky and yet still practical bonus item, a functioning radiation badge. Most copies of the game came with a laminated badge identifying the wearer as a member of a futuristic military unit (randomly selected from Command Staff, 6502nd Infantry Division, 2033rd Armored Division, 8088th Ordinance & Service Tech Division, and AI Programming Division) and five radiation sensitive color changing stickers designed "...primarily to respond to gamma radiation from cobalt 60 and electron beam radiation... in doses between 0.1 and 10 megarads".


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #130 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

Quapil (4825) added Ogre (Commodore 64) on Jul 06, 2003
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