Abandonware DOS title

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

Nuclear War
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
vehicle simulationDOS
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition
simulationWindows 3.x
  • 688attacksub-1
    DOS19894/5 Electronic Arts
  • b1nuclear-3
    DOS19813.6/5 Avalon Hill
  • balance-of-power-1990-04
    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...

  • berlin1948-4
    DOS19893.7/5 Time Warp Software
  • border-zone-01
    DOS19873.8/5 Infocom
  • buzz-race-into-space-06
    DOS19934/5 Strategic Visions
  • chuck-yeager-air-combat-07
    DOS19914.2/5 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...

  • codenameiceman-1
    DOS19894.1/5 Sierra On-Line
  • command-hq-04
    DOS19904/5 Ozark Softscape
  • conflict-korea-05
    DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • crisis-in-the-kremlin-03
    DOS1991protected4/5 Spectrum Holobyte
  • global-thermo-war-02
  • hacker-2-doomsday-papers-3
    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-03
    DOS1987protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
  • megafortress-1
    DOS1991protected4.1/5 Artech Studios
  • gforce-flight-02
    DOS19894.2/5 Simbiosis Interactive
  • f117a-2
    DOS1991protected4.2/5 MicroProse Software
  • nuclearwar-1
    DOS19894.1/5 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-02
    DOS19883.5/5 Personal Software Services
  • redskyatmorning-3
    DOS19933.9/5 Simulations Canada
  • red-storm-rising-05
    DOS19894/5 MicroProse Software
  • rushattack-3
    DOS19894/5 Konami
  • sdi-03
    DOS19894/5 Cinemaware
  • shadowpresident-7
    DOS19934.1/5 DC true
  • solidarnosc-03
    DOS19913.4/5 P. Z. Karen Co. Development Group
  • strike-fleet-01
    DOS19894/5 LucasArts
  • cardinalkremlin-2
    DOS19904/5 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.

  • 4th-protocol-02
    DOS19874/5 The Electronic Pencil Co.
  • grandest-fleet-03
    DOS19944.3/5 Quantum quality productions
  • hunt-for-red-october-01
    DOSMac19874.1/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises