ICBM: Escalation is a real time strategy game of global warfare and nuclear mass destruction. Issue orders to entire armies and wield the most powerful weapons to ever exist to eradicate your enemies and secure global supremacy. Crush your foes by invading and conquering their territories or annihilating their cities with weapons of mass destruction. Use a vast array of vehicles and weapons to control and eliminate other factions and save your own citizens from certain doom.
CONVENTIONAL & NUCLEAR WARFARE
Take charge of a faction spanning a whole continent, build up a nuclear stockpile, research new technology and command a combination of nuclear-capable submarines, planes and ballistic missiles to strike at enemies’ key assets and cities. But nuclear warfare isn’t the only option, ICBM: Escalation has new alternative win conditions that let players seek different, less destructive ways to achieve victory. An increased focus on conventional warfare allows players to annex enemy territory, providing both points and additional strategic benefits, as well as a means to cripple the enemy and force them to surrender.
RESEARCH & DIPLOMACY
Research a vast range of technologies spanning multiple generations with a revamped progression system. Start from the very beginning of the cold war, with first-generation jets and WWII-era weapons, and build up your technological capabilities until you have state-of-the-art equipment, ranging from stealth warships to weaponized satellites. Plenty of new features have been added: a new player profile system, updated diplomacy with new research agreements, ceasefires, the ability to trade and negotiate captured territories and the introduction of world-spanning diplomatic measures like weapon-banning at the Geneva Convention.
PLENTY OF WAYS TO PLAY
A host of new game modes will launch with ICBM: Escalation. These include the standard ‘Standoff’ mode, which offers a balanced and well-paced escalation from small-scale conventional warfare all the way to full-blown global thermonuclear annihilation; the lightning-fast Blitz Mode, for players looking for an aggressive confrontation and a purely nuclear conflict; Conquest mode, which offers a drawn-out battle of discretion, brinkmanship and ever-increasing hostility; and Co-Op Versus, a new team-based mode where players will have to coordinate and work together as a single faction to survive and defeat their common enemies. You’ll have the option to fight alongside and against players from all over the world in multiplayer battles with up to 10 players, or face off against the AI in one-off skirmish matches, or the all-new single-player campaign mode.
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