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Modem Wars

DOS - 1989

Also available on: Commodore 64

Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Real-Time
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Ozark Softscape
Perspective Top-Down
4.43 / 5 - 14 votes

Description of Modem Wars

From Brian Moriarty's tribute to Dani Bunten: "A final title for Electronic Arts broke even more new ground. 1988's Modem Wars was the first game released by a major publisher to support modem-to-modem multiplay. A futuristic synthesis of toy soldiering and football, Modem Wars was a technical tour de force, offering a surprisingly brisk interactive experience within the severe constraints of 1200-baud modems. Many of the latency and synchronization challenges faced by today’s network game engineers were solved first by Modem Wars." Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

blahblah 2019-01-02 1 point

Game is playable single-player via AI "trainer" opponent that is actually pretty decent. You have various mechs, and you can return them to a recycler to scrap them or repair them in order to keep your forces up. Game was pretty fun back in the day.

ddogpuke 2015-01-09 1 point DOS version

Link gives you game download

Jerkstore 2012-07-09 -2 points DOS version

This download links to an Ozark self-glorification, please give him attention, etc. page.

EvilLord 2008-10-29 1 point DOS version

I can't tell you how many hours I spent playing modem wars! This game also gave us ideas for other games.

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