Categories: strategy games
Back in 1980s, even despite the cracks in the iron curtain between East and West, the Cold War was still pretty much on and the vision of global nuclear conflict was very real. In such circumstance we begin the Balance of Power game, which was a painfully realistic view on the Cold War.
We choose which side of the conflict we want to lead and from that point we simply work on the world map analysing the global situation through the events in particular countries. We have the tools to take a good look at the details of any country in the world, the political, economical, military strength, population development, agricultural and so on, and so on... For each of those countries we can start military aid for the government or the opposition, intervene militarily or at least send the "observers" to help one of the side. At the same time our opponent will do exactly the same, so at some point it will lead to confrontation. But the problem is confrontation will lead to nuclear war and end of civilization, so we have to each time make sure it is worth to put the entire human kind in stake for winning a local conflict.
Game made with not particularly attractive interface, without any sound effects, but with constant tension and lots of data to get through it is interesting offer for strategy fanatics.
Balance of Power