Nuclear Dawn PC

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
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  1. Nov 27, 2011
    83
    A surprisingly deep and well-designed FPS/RTS hybrid. A Team Fortress 2 alternative that needs a community to thrive.
  2. Oct 21, 2011
    83
    Nuclear Dawn is a compelling combination of FPS and RTS elements that provide an unique experience among other online shooters. With an array of class customization and ability to control the battlefield as a commander, a trip to the war torn world of Nuclear Dawn is highly recommended.
  3. Oct 24, 2011
    80
    InterWave Studios combines FPS and RTS in a technically dated but successful mix that can entertain for a long time, provided that the incoming huge FPS titles won't subtract its player-base.
  4. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    If InterWave manage to grow alongside the community, Nuclear Dawn could become the most important FPS game to arrive in a long time. Right now, it's a welcome replacement for Team Fortress 2 and stopgap until Natural Selection 2.
  5. Oct 4, 2011
    80
    What Nuclear Dawn does best is perhaps how it requires each team of players work together.
  6. Oct 2, 2011
    80
    So, overall, FPS fans rejoice, for this is a darned good game for the price. However, definitely keep in mind my previous advice: Get a headset, work together, play the tutorials. If all you care about is a high score and a KDR, don't bother, this isn't your type of game. If you truly care about teamwork, and love games which encourage it, this is definitely your thing.
  7. Sep 29, 2011
    80
    Despite some art direction issues and the lack of a tutorial system, dedicated players will have some fun here.
  8. Oct 3, 2011
    77
    Nuclear Dawn combines two great genres and is simply a good game. Nuclear Dawn provides the 'missing link' between FPS and RTS gamers which hasn't been seen in a long time. If you're looking for a good shooter and if you are prepared to use your brains, then this just might be the right game for you.
  9. Nov 4, 2011
    75
    It's far from the best-looking game on the market, but it's also far from the worst, and the gameplay makes up for it anyway.
  10. Oct 13, 2011
    75
    Nuclear Dawn is an intense first-person shooter/real-time strategy hybrid that has a lot to offer when it comes to teamwork.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 124 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 62
  2. Negative: 10 out of 62
  1. Sep 26, 2011
    9
    Nuclear Dawn is an awesome game for both two totally different groups of gamers to come together and enjoy. The FPS is a fast paced classNuclear Dawn is an awesome game for both two totally different groups of gamers to come together and enjoy. The FPS is a fast paced class combat game that pays homage to the likes of Team Fortress and Battlefield. The RTS is unforgiving, forcing a balance between your own tactics with the strengths of your human units on the ground. Loads of different tactics and styles to play to choose from which makes ND a great game to pick up with your gaming buddies.

    Support is already excellent, the developers promise a ton of updates and that they will always be free. In short, the â
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  2. Sep 28, 2011
    7
    A fantastic mix of FPS/RTS genre that provides players with a lot of different classes and builds to tinker with. Nuclear Dawn isn'tA fantastic mix of FPS/RTS genre that provides players with a lot of different classes and builds to tinker with. Nuclear Dawn isn't groundbreaking, but a solid shooter especially if you want to work as a team to succeed in winning. Full Review »
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    9
    I think mostly fair opinion is:

    "Long time gamer here. I have played most of the titles in the BF series as well as a host of other shooters,
    I think mostly fair opinion is:

    "Long time gamer here. I have played most of the titles in the BF series as well as a host of other shooters, though I don't particularly care for the CoD franchise.

    ND is a welcome entry into the pantheon of online shooters. I haven't tried commander yet, as I have been exploring the classes, mostly medic/sniper. Solid visuals (though not mind-blowingly impressive), gameplay, and pacing make this one well-worth your time if you are a fan of team-based, tactical gameplay.

    It takes a while to get used to the maps and become acquainted with all of the structures and what they do, but the interface is quite slick and, more importantly, useful. It would be nice, however, to have more info on how the game works than the brief tutorial vids offer, but there is also info available in this forum and elsewhere that will do the trick.

    I am having a blast so far. If you're on the fence, I would say go for it...the game is only $25.00, and it's easily one of the more innovative and entertaining titles to come out in some time." (c) Mike
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