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Games set during the cold war

There was a time when the two major political superpowers on Earth were at war, but it was a strange kind of war. U.S.A. and the former U.S.S.R. used spies, subterfuge, blockades, political and military influence all over the world to gain power on a global scale. The so called "Cold War" era lasted decades and ended in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin wall. Games set in the cold war often include espionage and strategy elements.

Most popular cold war games

Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
vehicle simulationDOS
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition
simulationWindows 3.x
Code-Name: Iceman

688 Attack Sub

DOS19894.1/5 Electronic Arts

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

DOS19813.6/5 Avalon Hill

Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

Windows 3.x1989freeware4.1/5 Mindscape
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is a geopolitical strategy game developed by Chris Crawford and released in 1985. It is considered a classic in the genre of political and strategic simulation games. The game is set during the height of the Cold War, specifically in 1986, and it allows players to step into the shoes of either the United Stat...

Berlin 1948

DOS19893.7/5 Time Warp Software

Border Zone

DOS19873.8/5 Infocom

Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space

DOS19934.1/5 Strategic Visions

Chuck Yeager's Air Combat

DOS19914.3/5 Electronic Arts
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat is a combat flight simulation video game released in 1991 by Electronic Arts. The game is named after and endorsed by the real-life aviation legend, Chuck Yeager, who was the first pilot to break the sound barrier. In Chuck Yeager's Air Combat players take on the role of a World War II fighter pilot, flying various ai...

Code-Name: Iceman

DOS19894.1/5 Sierra On-Line
Code-Name: Iceman is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1989. Designed by Jim Walls, known for his work on the "Police Quest" series, "Code-Name: Iceman" blends elements of adventure, puzzle-solving, and espionage in a Cold War-era setting.In the game, players assume the role of John Westland, a United States Navy...

Command HQ

DOS19904/5 Ozark Softscape

Conflict: Korea

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.

Crisis in the Kremlin

DOS1991protected3.8/5 Spectrum HoloByte

Global Thermo War


Hacker 2: The Doomsday Papers

DOS19863.7/5 Activision
Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers is a video computer game developed by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision. It was released in 1986 and is a sequel to the original Hacker game. The game was available for various home computer systems of the time, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, and MS-DOS.In Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers, players take...

Mech Brigade

DOS1987protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.


DOS1991protected4.1/5 Artech Studios

MiG-29M Super Fulcrum

DOS19894.2/5 Simbiosis Interactive

Night Hawk: F-117A Stealth Fighter

DOS1991protected4.2/5 MicroProse Software

Nuclear War

DOS19894/5 New World Computing
Nuclear War is an abandoned turn-based strategy game designed by Eric Hyman and Jon Van Caneghem. Nuclear War was developed and released by New World Computing in 1989 for Amiga and, later, for DOS, and it's loosely based on a card game of the same name. Nuclear War took a satirical approach to the grim possibility of a global nuclear war and succe...

Power Struggle

DOS19883.5/5 Personal Software Services

Red sky at morning

DOS19933.9/5 Simulations Canada

Red Storm Rising

DOS19894/5 MicroProse Software

Rush'n Attack

DOS19893.9/5 Konami


DOS19894.1/5 Cinemaware

Shadow President

DOS19934.1/5 DC true
Shadow President is a geopolitical simulation video game developed by DC True in 1993 for MS-DOS. In Shadow President, players take on the role of the President of the United States, tasked with managing both domestic and international affairs. The game provides a realistic simulation of the challenges faced by a world leader during the Cold War er...


DOS19913.4/5 P. Z. Karen Co. Development Group

Strike Fleet

DOS19894.2/5 LucasArts

The Cardinal of the Kremlin

DOS19903.9/5 Capstone
The Cardinal of the Kremlin is an abandoned simulation game involving espionage, politics and govern management set in the cold war years. It was designed by Kenneth Rothschild, developed by Capstone and released by IntraCorp in 1990 for DOS and Amiga. The Cardinal of the Kremlin was based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name.

The Fourth Protocol

DOS19874/5 The Electronic Pencil Co.

The Grandest Fleet

DOS19944.1/5 Quantum quality productions

The Hunt for Red October

DOSMac OS19874.1/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises