Daily Deal: 85% Off DEFCON On Steam

Nuke or be nuked.

Fan of games that give you 10 minutes of pure stress? The cult-film inspired indie game, DEFCON is running at a ridiculous price on Steam for a limited amount of time.

Essentially, players are tasked with saving their civilians by wiping out the enemies. It’s a tactical game of offensive and defence, while maintaining your cool. Defend too much and get nuked out, be too offensive and, you guessed it, get nuked out.

Players can snag the tense, cold-war themed simulator title for only $1.49 on Steam.

“Inspired by the 1983 cult classic film, Wargames, DEFCON superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion of the Cold War era, playing on the fascinating aspects of psychological gameplay that occur during strategic nuclear warfare.
You play a General hidden deep within an underground bunker. Your mission is to successfully exterminate your enemy’s civilian population whilst saving your own. Points are awarded or lost depending on both the efficacy and thoroughness of your nuclear vendetta and the number of your own civilian deaths. In order to win you must wipe out the enemy population and simultaneously disable the enemy’s ability to retaliate against you. This is an extremely difficult task since launching an attack on the enemy exposes the positions of your own Ground Silos, Subs and Bombers the moment they launch nuclear weapons, making you extremely vulnerable and exposed to a crushing counter-attack.”

The title is also available in VR if you want to feel like exactly what it’s like to murder millions with the switch of a button. Have fun, and maybe take some introspection classes after.