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Twilight Struggle

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Twilight Struggle is a challenging strategy game of medium complexity that presents new and different challenges with every game session. The game map is a world map of the period, whereon players move units and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower. The playable events in the game cover a vast array of historical happenings, from the Arab-Israeli conflicts of 1948 and 1967, to Vietnam and the U.S. peace movement, to the Cuban Missile Crisis and other such incidents that brought the world to the brink of nuclear annihilation.

Play as the US or USSR during the Cold War and change the course of history.

• Events found in the game are actual events that occurred during the Cold War.
• Full asynchronous support for multiplayer online games.
Release date
Asmodee Digital
Playdek, Inc.
Asmodee Digital, Playdek, Inc.
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: While Network Connection is not required it is recommended

System requirements for Android

4.4 and up

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
  • Processor: Intel Pentium or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: While Network Connection is not required it is recommended
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Twilight Struggle reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Hello their Board player out there:) Although I have only played the Tutorial until now & watched 4 Youtube Lets plays, I am convinced that I will play this Game more often from now on. The game mechanics are turn-based and you draw Cards with which you can gain Influence in Countries (Which of course the Opponent can do). But by Dragging and Dropping the Cards to play up, you have to choose what they should be used in by which "Slot" you place them. Because Changing Influence in Countries directly is just one of many Possibilities. For Example, one can also bring about a Coup-which is such a Kind of Coup-so you can also redistribute influence in Countries where the Opponent has already acted; But you didn't have Access to them yourself until long (because you don't have an adjacent Land)-This Action is then selected. There are other many ways to change the Course Of the Game. The Basic Rules of the Game open up quickly. BUT this makes you not a proven Tactics Expert for a long time. On the Internet you can find very detailed Pages on Strategies. Even if it certainly takes a little bit until I don't ignore any important Things in game & make the right Decisions I already have a lot of pleasure in this Software Pearl. The Atmosphere is great & just awesome. I can recommend this Game for board game & cold war lovers. Thanks for reading & having fun Rewriting the Story I wish You! EDIT: Some Achievements don't work/The DEVs have been pointed out several Times-nothing happened to alleredings.
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Microsoft from Swedish
I've been beta-testing the PC version for ages, but this is definitely meant for the iPad - the number 1 board game in the world finally has a digital version!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A fantastic Strategy game where you can learn a Lot about Cold War geopolitics. However, it already takes three Games to win for the first Time.
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Microsoft from Spain
How long before the spanish laguage is added?. (and the others laguages). They were unlocked and We backed the project because of them. After years of delay We are still waiting.
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Microsoft from Dutch
Since the last update its impossible for me to restore my purchases so i cant play turn zero anymore, but worse, also cannot finish games i started with turn zero. Can u please correct this bug?
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Microsoft from Dutch
My offline game keeps on crashing at the same point where the AI opponent is analyzing. Also there are some bugs still in the Turn Zero expansion. Otherwise I'm already happy with the effort that has been put into this app.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Very good adaptation of this complex game, but unfortunately some cards are bugged (at least when playing vs. AI). For emxample the israel-arab war, when having two influence in Israel (no USSR influence) must result in a loss when the dice shows a 4, but instead arab wins. Or why can USSR make a coup attempt in Italy while not having any influence there (as the player you need at least one influence)?
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Microsoft from Norsk
The game at its core is solid, but there are some flaws that need addressing. Panning the camera is broken when zoomed in. I can't believe this slipped through the cracks of QA. It's so easy to scale the translation of the panning gesture based on the current zoom level. Looking up the rules as you play is needlessly complicated. Even though contextual help should be an advantage, this game makes it a disadvantage.
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Microsoft from French
The game is very interesting and addictive. Unfortunately it suffers from 2 major flaws:-repeated bugs that cause returns to the Office and require to restart the app (+ 10 times per game)-a super slow AI. Sometimes you have to wait five minutes before it plays a card. I have never played a game so slow ' and yet I have several big caliber (through the ages, Agricola, Le Havre...). Following the negative feedback that accompanied the release of the game, I waited many updates before buying it. Unfortunately I am very disappointed with the points mentioned above. Developers ' gentlemen, you still have a lot of work to do.
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