Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath
It Was a close call when the US saw that the pinko Ruskies were building missile silos in nearby Cuba. Had the crisis escalated, few of us would be here today, certainly not without an extra appendage or two. Luckily everyone calmed down, computer games were invented and the rest, as they say, is history.
Except that this game - based on what could have happened - is entirely fictitious. Here, the US and the Soviets have traded ICBMs, and what's left of planet Earth is a conventional fight for the remnants of Russia, China, the US and Europe to fight over.
If the game looks familiar, it's because the old Blitzkrieg engine has been dusted down and spruced up with '60s era choppers, tanks and jets replacing WWII hardware. Despite its age, the 3D graphics do have some sparkle, and if you like your strategy games to be realistic, you'll be happy to hear that the game relies heavily on re-supplying and re-arming your units in the field, while trying to avoid puddles of toxic sludge.
Perhaps the title's most innovative and irritating feature is that the campaign is set across a turn-based map. So, rather than a linear set of missions, you can decide your own objectives. The problem is that deja vu quickly sets in as there are only a handful of map templates. What's more, without a proper Skirmish or multiplayer option, if you're adverse to such hardships it won't be long before you're pining for something more upbeat.
Download Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP