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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 As commander it's like playing a RTS
Nuclear Dawn Windows Main Menu
Nuclear Dawn Windows The command bunker
Nuclear Dawn Windows Picking your class and kit to spawn with

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Nuclear Dawn Screenshot
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Feb 05, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Macintosh Feb 05, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpot Windows Oct 13, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows Mar 08, 2012 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 2011 73 out of 100 73
Thunderbolt Games Windows Nov 03, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Game Watcher Windows Oct 02, 2011 6 out of 10 60 Windows Sep 29, 2011 11 out of 20 55
NZGamer Windows Nov 17, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 25, 2011 Unscored Unscored


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