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The Global Dilemma: Guns or Butter

DOS - 1990

Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Educational, Simulation, Strategy
Theme Managerial
Publisher Mindscape, Inc.
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.1 / 5 - 20 votes

Description of The Global Dilemma: Guns or Butter

In The Global Dilemma, your task is to manage the "global dilemma" --the conflicting needs of the military and industry-- by allocating the production of various commodities (e.g. using the iron ore to produce more weapons will decrease the amount of iron available for industrial goods) and managing the army to defend against/conquer the opposing kingdom.

It was the first "wargame" I recall that focuses on the tradeoffs between war and peace that arises from limited resources (and in this sense the game is much more "realistic" than games like Civilization in which resources are unlimited). The computer AI on hard level is also one of the best for its time. Highly recommended.

Review By HOTUD

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GregD 2020-02-08 1 point

Do you have a copy of the Mac version?

tom 2017-01-17 -1 point

doesn't work. downloads fine but won't run in dosbox

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