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Favourite games apart from Defcon involving the Bomb......

Postby Cnl_Death » Thu May 22, 2008 11:14 am

Curious to see what other games people enjoy playing that involve nuclear weapons...... :D Personally it's Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour. I just love to build the bomb over and over and over..... (Record of 168 nuclear weapons) 8)
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Postby vanarbulax » Thu May 22, 2008 11:52 am

Hardly the main focus on the game but Supreme Commander had a good nuke system even if it wasn't the focus of the game, it was like surprise naval assaults: not the main force but could leave someone crippled if they failed to see it coming. I remember being on a 2v2 with a pro and newbie on each side (I was the newbie by their standards). I managed to cause a lot of trouble to the other newbie but left my base defenses severely lacking as a consequences. Needless to say in no time at all half my AA had been bombed flat and was immediately followed by massive convoys of air transport. I managed to hold ground long enough for my all to send a transport into the pitiful thing I had the nerve to call a base an retrieve me to the cover of his nicely pentagonally laid over lapping shields, star formed AA and zig-zagged point defenses. I was pretty much useless by that point so I just sat back as an incursion of like 12 Monkey lords tried to rip through our enemies line of T2 artillery and swarms T3 assault bots. That ended up in a stalemate and the mavor the enemy had built couldn't fire fast enough to penetrate the shields. So both sides switched to nukes focusing about 50 assistant commanders on the missile silos, which meant that they fired at rates of about one every 10 seconds. Needless to say due to the massive strain and Supreme Commanders fairly crappy network service it crashed but it was fun while it lasted.
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Postby Rkiver » Thu May 22, 2008 12:07 pm

"The bomb"? Why not call it what it is, nuclear weaponary.

Take your pick. C&C: All of them.
World in Conflict.
Supreme Commander
Crysis
I could list more, but in all honesty all RTS games tend to feature nuclear weapons to a degree, and even some FPS ones do too.
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Postby shinygerbil » Thu May 22, 2008 12:27 pm

I will never get over the crassness and blatant racism/exploitation of "current affairs" in C&C Generals.
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Postby Montyphy » Thu May 22, 2008 2:14 pm

I like playing "Hide the weapon of mass destruction in Yo' Momma's missile silo".
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Postby Rkiver » Thu May 22, 2008 2:15 pm

I have C&C Generals, didn't really like it all that much.

And shock, racism, Arab R Bad! This from an American company...colour me stunned.......
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Postby jelco » Thu May 22, 2008 2:51 pm

shinygerbil wrote:I will never get over the crassness and blatant racism/exploitation of "current affairs" in C&C Generals.


It's one of those games you have to play with common sense at zero or below. :wink:

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Postby rus|Mike » Thu May 22, 2008 4:12 pm

Red Alert 2 ftw.

I give that Lenin-like Yuri 'Favourite Game Personage' award :D
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Postby Feud » Thu May 22, 2008 5:17 pm

World in Conflict (especially if you can get enough TA to drop three)
Fallout 1&2
C&C's

I think that, of those listed, WiC's nuke is the most entertaining to use.
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Postby prophile » Thu May 22, 2008 6:11 pm

StarCraft.
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Postby jelco » Thu May 22, 2008 7:32 pm

More than one person wrote:World in Conflict


I remember the guy doing a video review on WiC on GameSpot talking about the types of tactical aid attacks in the game. He was casually naming every single one of them, and as the sentence ended he turned to a slightly tired voice saying "...and even yes, tactical nuclear weapons." As if to say that every single game has nukes nowadays, it's not as special/unique as it used to be anymore.

Lemme see...here, at 2:43.

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Postby Blackbeard » Mon May 26, 2008 12:52 am

I've only ever played one other game where you can launch nuclear weapons, and that was Rise of Nations. (The first time a nuke hit, I thought something had gone wrong with my monitor :shock: , the screen turning all white and that).
A game I'm really quite looking forward to is Fallout 3, though I don't suppose you'll get to launch anything much more powerful than an RPG in it 8) .
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Postby sfericz » Mon May 26, 2008 12:58 am

Wait, there are more games out there concering nuclear war??

I would have to say the only over missle game i've played was Defender and Gorrila Attack, both back in the Qbasic age :D
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Postby Turquoise Days » Mon May 26, 2008 6:39 am

A little different, but Civ IV had nukes. With the MAD mod, it was a fun way to end a game you didn't care about.
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Postby Hyperion » Mon May 26, 2008 7:57 am

Megalomania 8)

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