Nuclear Dawn

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Nuclear Dawn
Nuclear Dawn logo.jpg
Developer(s)InterWave Studios
Publisher(s)Iceberg Interactive
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X[1]
26 September 2011[2]
Genre(s)First-person shooter, real-time strategy

Nuclear Dawn is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter real-time strategy hybrid video game. It was originally announced in February 2006 as an amateur mod for the Source engine,[3] but in April 2009 was revealed to have become a commercial project, still using Source, aimed at Windows PCs and Mac OS X. It was released on September 26, 2011.[2]


One player on each team is a 'commander', who directs his or her team from an overhead view. The remainder are soldiers who have standard FPS player capabilities. Drivable vehicles were originally planned, however this was cut due to issues.[4][5]

On the field in the Gate map
The RTS commander view on the Oasis map


Nuclear Dawn suffered a protracted development cycle as a mod, leading to criticism that it was vaporware.[6]


Nuclear Dawn
Aggregate score
Metacritic71[citation needed]
Review scores
Destructoid8/10[citation needed]
GameSpot7.5/10[citation needed]
PC Gamer (UK)83/100[citation needed]
GameGrin8/10[citation needed]

Reviews of the game have been generally favorable, with a Metacritic rating of 71.[7]

Contributing to the Metacritic rating are a GameSpot rating of 7.5/10[8], Destructoid rating of 8/10[9], PC Gamer (UK) rating of 83/100[10], and a GameGrin rating of 8/10.[11]

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  1. ^ a b "Nuclear Dawn Teaser - Spring 2011". InterWave Studios. Archived from the original on April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "Nuclear Dawn homepage, April 2, 2006". Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on April 2, 2006. Retrieved July 7, 2009.
  3. ^ "Behind the scenes of the level design department". InterWave Studios. July 28, 2009. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "Wheels on Ice". InterWave Studios. February 11, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "Nuclear Dawn Nuked". June 1, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  6. ^ "Nuclear Dawn for PC Reviews - Metacritic". September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Todd, Brett (2011-10-13). "Nuclear Dawn Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  8. ^ "Review: Nuclear Dawn". destructoid. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  9. ^ "Nuclear Dawn review". pcgamer. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  10. ^ "Nuclear Dawn review". pcgamer. Retrieved 2018-09-01.

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