Cold war games

There are tons of Cold war games offering a variety of entertaining yet educational experiences related to Cold war. Players can learn about the Cold war in an interactive way, as the games are designed to be fun and engaging. The games range from simple arcade-style challenges to more complex strategic puzzles. All these Cold war games feature vibrant, colorful graphics and simple, easy-to-understand instructions, so even the youngest players can join in on the fun.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is an action-adventure video game developed by Konami. Players take on the role of a special elite tactical soldier, codenamed "Snake," who infiltrates enemy territory in order to obtain intel about Metal Gear, a prototype weapon with nuclear capabilities. The game takes place in the 1960s during the Cold War, and requires players to rely on camouflage, combat tactics, hunting skills and instincts in order to survive. It features interactive environments where traps can be used to catch enemies or prey. Additionally, it has a blockbuster musical score composed by Harry Gregson-Williams for an immersive gaming experience.
Operation Flashpoint: Resistance

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance (2002)

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance is a video game set years before the Cold War crisis point depicted in Operation Flashpoint. Players take on the role of Victor Troska, an experienced ex-Special Forces soldier who has settled into civilian life on an island near the original game's three islands. When Soviet forces invade his home, he reluctantly returns to conflict and leads a resistance effort against them. Throughout this struggle, players must use strategy and tactics to complete missions such as rescuing hostages or destroying enemy targets. With intense combat sequences and realistic weaponry, Resistance offers a thrilling prequel experience for fans of Operation Flashpoint.
Hearts of Iron III

Hearts of Iron III (2009)

Hearts of Iron III is a grand strategy video game developed by Paradox Interactive, set in World War II. Players can choose to play as any nation from 1936 to 1948 with more than 150 countries to choose from and over 10,000 land provinces making it five times more detailed than its predecessor Hearts of Iron 2. The game provides players the ability to control the oceans with aircraft carriers, submarines and battleships as well as using their air force for defense, support naval/ground forces and bombing enemies. It also features an array of customizable options such as assigning troops to theatres on the map for two-front wars and a new economic system allowing players to buy weapons overseas. Furthermore, there are thousands of historically accurate real-world military commanders/politicians provided alongside an intelligent AI system that aids in command decision making while providing realistic interactions within the diplomatic/political system.
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (2001)

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis is a first-person shooter video game set during the Cold War in 1985. Players assume the role of a U.S. NATO private on a training mission and are tasked with restoring order to an island community that has been seized by a new Soviet regime, while underground resistance groups have mobilized in opposition. In response to this situation, NATO deploys Operation Flashpoint in an effort to act as peacekeepers between the two forces and bring stability back to the region.
King's Bounty: The Legend

King's Bounty: The Legend (2008)

King’s Bounty: The Legend is an adventure RPG set in a fairytale fantasy world. Players take on the role of a fearless knight, evil mage, wise king or beautiful princess and command armies in tactical turn-based battles while completing required and bonus quests. The game has two modes - Adventure Mode where players explore the game world in real time seeking treasure and completing quests; and Combat Mode wherein they control their troops through battle. King's Bounty: The Legend offers an engaging experience that combines strategic combat with exploration for a unique gaming experience.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the conclusion to the Metal Gear Solid V experience, directed and created by Hideo Kojima. It follows protagonist Big Boss (a.k.a Snake) as he experiences an open world game for the first time in this groundbreaking franchise. Players will be able to explore a vast new environment as they work towards completing their mission while experiencing a deep narrative that ties together all of the elements from previous games in this series.
Wargame: AirLand Battle

Wargame: AirLand Battle (2013)

Wargame: AirLand Battle is a military strategy video game set during the Cold War era. Players have access to an arsenal of over 750 vehicles and combat units, including 150 planes such as fighters, bombers, and electronic warfare planes. The game features realistic detail in its graphics and gameplay mechanics, such as a new weapons system, improved fire effects handling, and an Urban Combat Interface (UCI) for urban battles. Four new nations are also added to the original eight from the first installment of Wargame.
Tropico 4

Tropico 4 (2011)

In Tropico 4 you take on the role of El Presidente, dictator of a tropical island paradise. In this game, the world is changing and your decisions as leader will shape the future of your nation. As El Presidente, you must adapt to rising and falling geographical powers, dominate new players in the world market and gain support from your people in order to triumph over naysayers. Through shrewd decision making and strategic planning, you can build a thriving democracy or an oppressive dictatorship - it's up to you!
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)

Call of Duty: Black Ops, developed by Treyarch, is the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise. It is rumored to be a first-person shooter set during the Cold War period. The game will feature an extensive single player campaign and competitive multiplayer modes as part of its core gameplay experience. This will be the second time in the series that it has gone back to a period prior to World War II, with 2008's Call Of Duty: World At War being set during WW2. With Black Ops, players can expect new weapons and technology from this era along with classic elements from previous entries in the series such as zombies mode and online play for up to 16 people simultaneously.
Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters (2003)

In Freedom Fighters, the player takes on the role of Christopher Stone, an average New Yorker who evolves into a fearless patriot. As he recruits and leads an army of freedom fighters in the streets of New York City, they fight back against fierce conflict. This video game combines elements from squad-based games with intense action set in a modern urban environment. Players must battle through subways and buildings as they fight for their country's freedom.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2014)

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a video game developed by Kojima Productions, part of the Metal Gear series. It serves as the prologue to its larger second segment, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and as such it provides an introduction to the story and gameplay mechanics that will be featured in this second segment. Players control Big Boss (codenamed Snake), who must infiltrate a Cuban prison camp in order to rescue two prisoners held captive there. The game features open-world elements, allowing players to explore their environment freely and use stealth tactics or brute force when necessary. Additionally, side missions are available for completion offering unique rewards upon successful completion.

CounterSpy (2014)

CounterSpy is a video game set during the Cold War that combines the spy mythology and unique aesthetics of the 1950s and 1960s. Players take on the role of C.O.U.N.T.E.R., a third, rogue spy agency tasked with preventing global superpowers from launching devastating blows against each other by secretly sabotaging their plans and keeping peace through subterfuge.
Tropico 5

Tropico 5 (2015)

Tropico 5 is the latest installment in the beloved Tropico series, taking gamers into a new direction of dynasties. Players take control of El Presidente and guide them through centuries as they build their own island nation from early colonial times to modern day. This new game features a host of exciting gameplay elements and all new artwork designed from scratch to create an immersive experience like never before.
Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda (2017)

Hidden Agenda is a story-based adventure video game that combines the best elements of movies and games. Players take on the role of detectives, tasked with solving a series of complex cases while navigating through chilling moral dilemmas. As they progress through the game, players must make difficult choices that will alter their experiences in meaningful ways and ultimately decide how their stories will end. With intense narrative sequences, exciting gameplay mechanics, and thrilling decision-making opportunities, Hidden Agenda offers an immersive experience like no other.
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault

World in Conflict: Soviet Assault (2009)

World in Conflict: Soviet Assault is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ubisoft that takes place during the Cold War. The game offers players an immersive, gritty experience with compelling characters and storyline set across realistic battlefields. Players can assume the role of a Soviet commander and take part in all-new missions featuring new characters, ten newly added films, multiplayer maps and more.
Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation (2012)

Wargame: European Escalation is a video game set in the Cold War period of 1975-1985, pitting NATO forces (USA and Western Europe) against the Warsaw Pact (Soviet and Eastern Europe countries). Players explore an alternate reality of what could have happened had nuclear warfare not been avoided. In this scenario, large armored offensives through Europe are at the center of the campaign which players must go through to complete their mission. The game offers an immersive experience that shows what a potential war between these two powerful alliances might have looked like.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012)

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a first-person shooter video game set in a near-future version of the Cold War. Players take on the role of an elite soldier tasked with thwarting Raul Menendez, a diabolical villain who has hijacked US military infrastructure to advance his own agenda and bring the world to the brink of destruction. The game features state-of-the-art technology and next-gen robotics, allowing players to use advanced weapons and equipment in order to save humanity from total annihilation.
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix

Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (2002)

Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is a first-person shooter video game released by Activision in 2002. The game plunges players into the dark and dangerous world of modern mercenary work as they travel around the world to fight against a bio-terrorist organization. It features an enhanced version of the Quake III Arena game engine for explosive special effects, fast action gameplay and more deadly AI than its predecessor.

Xenonauts (2011)

Xenonauts is a turn-based strategy game set in the Cold War era, where you command a multi-national military organization tasked with defending Earth from an alien invasion. You must strategically deploy small squads of soldiers to battle the extraterrestrials and recover their technology. The goal is to eliminate the aliens and protect humanity from destruction.
All Walls Must Fall

All Walls Must Fall (2018)

All Walls Must Fall is a tech-noir tactics video game set in Berlin 2089, where the Cold War never ended. Players take on the role of an agent working for one of two sides - East or West - as they battle to gain control of the city. The gameplay consists of turn-based tactical combat and decision-making missions that challenge players to make tough choices in order to survive and progress through the story. With its unique setting, challenging gameplay mechanics, and tactical depth, All Walls Must Fall provides an intriguing experience sure to captivate any fan of strategy games.
Tropico 3: Absolute Power

Tropico 3: Absolute Power (2010)

Tropico 3: Absolute Power is the first official expansion pack for the popular real-time strategy video game Tropico 3. The expansion adds a variety of new features, such as new buildings, edicts and resources, making it even more challenging to manage a tropical island nation. Players will also have access to a wider range of tasks and achievements that they can complete while playing. With improved graphics and sound effects, Tropico 3: Absolute Power provides an immersive experience that allows players to build their own unique kingdom in this exciting Caribbean paradise.
South of the Circle

South of the Circle (2022)

South of the Circle is a narrative adventure game set in Antarctica during the Cold War. Players follow Cambridge academic Peter as he stumbles from the wreckage of a crashed aircraft and attempts to escape the cold while struggling with memories of his past. Players will be taken on an emotional rollercoaster, navigating difficult moral choices that have consequences for both Peter and Clara, his colleague whom he has grown to love. The story follows their relationship through survival and memory as they face increasingly desperate circumstances in this thrilling tale about coming to terms with one's own history.
An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs

An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs (2021)

An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs is a unique first-person open-world comedy adventure game. Players take on the role of one of the last two human beings in the universe, and must navigate their way through an alien society where dogs run airports. Players must use their wit to overcome travel issues, deal with alien logic, and interact with strange stock photo dogs - all while attempting to stay connected with their beloved fiancee who lives a life on the go.
Super Motherload

Super Motherload (2013)

Super Motherload is a digging adventure video game that has a procedurally-generated world, meaning the world changes each time you engage with it. As you progress through the game and become more successful, you will be able to purchase powerful upgrades and supplies for your mining pod. With an ever-changing world and upgradable tools, Super Motherload provides an exciting experience for gamers looking for something different.
Phantom Doctrine

Phantom Doctrine (2018)

Phantom Doctrine is a video game set in 1983 during the Cold War. It is an alternate history thriller where players take control of The Cabal, a secret organization devoted to thwarting a global conspiracy with intentions of controlling the world by driving nations and their leaders against each other. Players must utilize espionage tactics such as covert operations, counterintelligence, and psychological warfare to reveal the truth behind this sinister plot and save humanity from doom.
Cold War

Cold War (2005)

Cold War is a video game set in the mid-1980s U.S.S.R., where players take on the role of a freelance journalist who finds himself caught up in an international conspiracy that aims to control the country. Players must use all available weapons, items and gadgets to evade or overcome Soviet forces, defeat the conspiracy before being sent to prison or killed. Cold War features realistic Soviet locations such as Lenin's Mausoleum, Chernobyl and KGB's Ljubljanka prison, along with powerful espionage/stealth gameplay elements such as x-ray cameras and interactive non-linear worlds where objectives can be accomplished multiple ways – finding hidden paths, creating weapons and traps from in-game elements or silently eliminating opponents.
Men of War: Vietnam

Men of War: Vietnam (2011)

Men of War: Vietnam is a tactical strategy video game set during the Vietnam War. It is the successor to Men of War, and brings an immersive experience for players to explore the jungle battles of this historical conflict. Players can take on various roles in each battle, from commanding an entire army or just a single soldier. The game also features realistic environments and weaponry, as well as challenging objectives that test players' decision-making skills. With its attention to detail and strategic depth, Men of War: Vietnam makes for an engaging experience that fans of the series will enjoy.
Alekhine's Gun

Alekhine's Gun (2016)

Alekhine's Gun is a stealth shooter video game set in the height of the Cold War. The player takes on the role of Agent Alekhine, a highly skilled Russian assassin working alongside CIA agents to complete an unsanctioned mission with global implications. With nuclear tensions running high and every move critical, Agent Alekhine must navigate his way through a dangerous world where one wrong move could cost him his life.
Theatre of War 3: Korea

Theatre of War 3: Korea (2011)

Theatre of War 3: Korea is a video game which allows players to relive the events of the Korean War, also known as the Forgotten War. Set in 1950, it features two campaigns: one for North Korea playing from June 25 to August 20 and another for America from September 15 to October 8. Players can experience intense battles with realistic depictions of weaponry, vehicles, and environments during this historical period. They must use their strategic skills and battle tactics in order to achieve victory against their opponents.

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