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A human astronaut was sent by the OESI (the Organization of Earth's Special Intelligences) on an exploration mission. The ship gets stranded in the orbit shortly following the launch, due to a malfunctioning engine. The protagonist is rescued by Granger Tinker Brin O'Keef, a member of the galactic Alliance, which fights a highly advanced mechanized race known as the Korok, whose goal is to destroy all life in the galaxy. The hero decides to join the Alliance and help them in their battle against the Korok.

Nomad is a space exploration, trading, and combat game. Its basic gameplay mechanics revolve around trading with various alien races(based on bartering rather than currency), as well as defending the ship against hostile crafts in an action-oriented space combat. Compared to other space simulations, the game is more story-driven, featuring scripted conversations with characters and information-gathering. The game world includes several hundreds of planets and eleven alien races. The player-controlled ship can be customized with weapons (such as missiles), loaders, shield generators, engines, scanners, and jamming devices.


Nomad DOS Arden First Contact
Nomad DOS Combat around Earth
Nomad DOS Title screen
Nomad DOS Character Choice Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Project Nomad" -- European Title

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User Reviews

Great Economic Sim Nathan Pannbacker (58) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Mar, 1994 89 out of 100 89
MikroBitti Mar, 1994 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Play Time May, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Top Secret Feb, 1994 7 out of 10 70
WIZ Aug, 1994 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Score May, 1994 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1994 6 out of 12 50
High Score May, 1994 2 out of 5 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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Marrsy (58) added Nomad (DOS) on Dec 28, 2000