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Nuclear Dawn is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by InterWave Studios. It was initially announced as a Source Engine mod but was later made as a separate game.


World War 3 broke out on January, 22nd 2040. The war was fought with the devastating nuclear armament of the 20th century. Nanoviruses annihilated whole cities and machines roamed their streets. It is 2049, the war still continues, and those who survived are now parts of the Consortium or the Empire.


The players compete with each other in 16 versus 16 matches. There is one commander chosen in both of these teams. A commander places objective for their team on the map, places checkpoints, builds up defenses and supports their team by calling in a scout UAV.

All the other players are usual soldiers. There are four soldier classes available to the players with each class having its own purpose.


Assaults serve as perfect middlemen, who are capable of everything but are not perfect in it. They can be seen carrying an AR, a grenade launcher or a DMR.

Exos are slow-moving but deadly. They can lock their exosuits down in place in order to drastically improve their accuracy. They're fond of chainguns.

Stealths are fast, agile, but have almost to none armor and ammo. They use SMGs and sniper rifles.

Supports are a must on the battlefield. Although they are lightly armored, they can revive downed soldiers and do repairs. SMGs are their pick.

Release date
InterWave Studios
Iceberg Interactive
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 6GB of free HDD space
  • Video Card: Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon HD 2900 - NVidia GeForce 8800)
  • Sound: DX 9.0c compatible sound card

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu or Debian/Linux 12.04 or higher
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 6GB of free HDD space
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 / NVidia GeForce 8600M / Intel HD Graphics 3000

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: MacOS X 10.6.7 or higher
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 6GB of free HDD space
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 / NVidia GeForce 8600M / Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Not Supported: OS X 10.5.x, ATI X1600 or X1900 graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 7 graphics or Intel graphics less than Intel HD 3000.
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Nuclear Dawn reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
This Game surprised me quite a bit because I am my Stratergy and FPS completely different Worlds but in the Game there are no other Worlds but a World Of Strergy and FPS have surrounded the makers quite well and IT is not so fast Boring but the Servers are D barely occupied but Still it's Fun and Cheaters or Hackers I haven't Seen yet
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Microsoft from Deutsch
I am avid RTS Player but have always wanted to know what It's like to experience the Action from the Ego of an FPS? Then this Game is made for you! As a "lone Wolf" you will not come Ahead in this game here counts team spirit and of course a good Tactic. It's really worth looking into this Indie game! The Community is very friendly. Take a look!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
OMG A long time i dreamed about this gameplay and now I found a game like this. But now noone play it and you need many people to have a fun game because the A.I. is♥♥♥♥♥♥ So if you know 24 people who all purchase this game and meet daily, have fun. But for the rest of the world. No, dead game, dead community. No multiplayer, no singleplayer, no fun My last admit: Make this game free, maybe with some ingame shops if you want to earn money. Please rescue this game and make it free.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Nuclear Dawn is an FPS of a different Kind, you can either fight on the Scklacht Field, with one of four Classes or you advertise yourself as a Commander and with a bit Of luck you can build Buildings on it, like in a Strategy game. I find the normal Price is not recommended for the Game, which is why I would recommend buying the Game in a Steam Sale. The Graphics are not very high and the servers are usually very, "laggy '," but at a lan Party it would be the hit! I bought the Version for you and 3 Friends, in the Sale for 5.03 EURO and the Game convinced me to recommend it further.
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Update October 2018, YES there is still the Game unfortunately only a few Servers but when the Community meets there it always gets hot ... Commander send their Troops into battle as the Brave Soldiers fight fiercely for every Meter and Every Resource! Who will emerge victorious on this Battlefield? YOU could bring victory! ;-) All in all a super Game makes real fun. Even if it comes a little old baking so the Game brings not only neat potential With it, but also any amount OF FUN ... People if you really enjoy a stable Game, which makes you feel good, what has good Mechanics and Classes ... What a good Amount of Team Fighting has and what just brings Fun then check out Nuklear Dawn! YES it's a little older BUT ODLIE AND GOLDIE meet here and just bring fun =) Points conquer class Modifications unlock And Rock,,,, Or prefer to play the commander to Expand the Base and command Troops?! No problem....
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