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Conflict is a political/strategy simulator, inspired by a prediction of how events in the Middle East could unfold in the 1990s. In this 1997, the Israeli prime minister dies (either by assassination or by bomb blast), and you're appointed as the new prime minister.

In the game you have to make and follow political policies regarding other countries in the Middle East, control intelligence and purchase arms, try to beat the other countries in the nuclear race and keep peace with the Palestinians and, of course, conduct battles with other countries.


Conflict Atari ST Round start: newspaper headlines
Conflict DOS Managing the nuclear race
Conflict DOS Taking care of budgets
Conflict DOS Waging war

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Alternate Titles

  • "Conflict: The Middle East Political Simulator" -- In-game title
  • "Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator" -- Full Title

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User Reviews

One of my personal favorites. DOS William Shawn McDonie (1180)
A wonderfully innovative, interesting and completely ignored game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)
One of my favorite games DOS Christopher Barger (1)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Mar, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Zero DOS Apr, 1990 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Feb, 1990 850 out of 1000 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
Raze Amiga Feb, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Raze DOS Feb, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Raze Atari ST Feb, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jul, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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Cover art

The cover art of the European version was painted by renowned comic artist Simon Bisley.


Virgin Mastertronic manager Andrew Wright later came to regret releasing this as a straight-to-budget title, as it became one of his favorites, and he decided it could've been a success if released at full-price and marketed correctly.

Yitshaq Rabin

Ironically, this game semi-predicts Israeli prime minister Yitshaq Rabin's untimely demise, as he was assassinated in November 4th, 1995.

Information also contributed by Andrew Wright and Martin Smith
Contributed to by Martin Smith (67943) and Tomer Gabel (4643)