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Decision in the Desert

DOS - 1986

Also available on: Apple II - Atari 8-bit - Commodore 64

Year 1986
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), History, World War II
Publisher MicroProse Ltd., MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer MicroProse Software, Inc.
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.60
4.25 / 5 - 16 votes

Description of Decision in the Desert

Conflict in Vietnam, Crusade in Europe, and Decision in The Desert are three outstanding wargames, collectively released as "Command Series," remain to this day some of the most well-balanced and fun wargames ever made.

Designed by the powerhouse duo of Sid Meier and Ed Bever, all three games feature innovative real-time play, interesting realistic and hypothetical scenarios, and above all-- excellent computer AI that uses historically accurate strategies, and fun head-to-head mode. Covering the most famous wars in history from World War 2 to Vietnam, these classics belong in every wargamer's collection.

From MobyGames rap sheet: Decision in the Desert was the second installment in the "Command Series" of tactical wargames co-designed by Sid Meier and Ed Bever and published by MicroProse in the mid 1980s. The game covers the North African theater during World War II. The design is essentially the same as in the first Command game, Crusade in Europe.

Five different scenarios with multiple variants can be played. This, along with multiple levels of difficulty, gives the game significant replay value. Battles occur in real-time, though orders may be issued while the game is paused.

Review By HOTUD

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The Cod 2022-12-12 0 point Atari 8-bit version

This was the second of thr "Command Series" games I got on my Atari 800. Vietnam was first, Europe was last (Inverse order od release!). Sid Meier was/is a genius! Imagine the programmers of today packing so much content into a 1.67 MHz, 48k unit! I think I had the most fun with this one. Wise open & tactical.

FeralFox 2021-04-17 1 point Commodore 64 version

The best ever! Actually fun to play strategy game! Many new games developers should look at this and learn from its gameplay!

KC 2018-04-24 -2 points DOS version

I don't know what you all are raving over, it's pretty stupid to me. Of course the C64 was a better computer, I never played this game on a C64. But I have tried the DOS version. Like I said, stupid.

Green knight 2017-02-25 1 point Commodore 64 version

The whole command series would have to be one of the best strategy games out. I played them when they first came out on c64 and have continued to play them when every I can to day. Nothing has come close and I'm always looking for great strategy games.

bong 2014-05-24 0 point DOS version

I love this trio!!! I just wish someone could port this to android...

montgomery 2010-04-01 1 point DOS version

this is by far the greatest north african simulation ever developed - its no wonder it was sid meier. the greatest developer of all time. amazing game. just amazing. the notes in the book are as good as any historical essay. i loved this game on my commodore 64!!!

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