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Twilight: 2000

DOS - 1991

Alt names TW2000, Twilight: 2000 - Role-Playing in the Aftermath of World War III
Year 1991
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1991)
United Kingdom (1992)
Genre Role-Playing (RPG), Strategy
Theme Licensed Title, Post-Apocalyptic, Tank, Vehicular Combat Simulator, War, Wargame
Publisher Empire Software, MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer Paragon Software Corporation
Perspectives 1st-Person, Isometric, Diagonal-down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.63 (works best on 0.60)
4.65 / 5 - 54 votes

Description of Twilight: 2000

Paragon's last game is one of the best RPG / strategy hybrids ever produced, with excellent AI, lots of gameplay options, and outstanding character creation and tactical combat module that features all sorts of realistic factors and modern weapons.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Twilight 2000 puts you in control of expert army squad sent to various peacekeeping missions around the globe. Tactical, financial, and personnel decisions all combine into an addictive game that foreshadows Sir-Tech's Jagged Alliance years later.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

MHubb 2023-05-29 1 point

I loved this game as a teenager. Ultimately couldn’t complete it as it kept crashing 40-odd missions in. There is a strange genius to the character development system: you sink points into different skills without ever really knowing whether they were even in the game (I created a number of skilled boat drivers. There are no boats in the game).

The same goes for languages - you’d better make damn sure that every single one of the thirty-odd languages in the game can be spoken by at least one of your soldiers, or risk encountering a vital NPC who only speaks Bosnian 30 hours into the game, with no way to progress any further.

Forget about killing anyone with fire arms. You can unload a .50 cal machine gun on full auto into an enemy standing 1 metre away and - at best - mildly wound him. Everyone - and I mean everyone - needs to carry a mk19 grenade launcher in order to be even remotely combat effective.

Ronin 2023-03-18 0 point

Is there a save editor or trainer for Twilight 2000 on Pc?

WITCHY 2022-08-04 0 point

There i an update for this game here, add to page

kyle 2020-07-11 -1 point

Its okay but the pen paper game was better. Did they ever make this for Amiga????

bizzyD 2020-03-11 -9 points

wow...i tried playing this game as a 14-15 yo kid and it was IMPOSSIBLE. imagine trying to play an RPG as kid..ON DOS. it sucked and i never could fully enjoy this game. NO desire to download it now as an adult. games have come too far

GRUD 2019-11-29 2 points

I've got this for the C-64, but it developed some bug that wouldn't let me go on a Required Mission. The game kept locking up. =( Since it saved the game to the game disk, this Totally corrupted my game!

I also learned the hard way about the languages. =P I made a list of them all (used in the game), then created another party, being sure to have all the languages covered. Also, start as a Marine if you want the best fighting skills!

Airborne870724 2019-01-29 -3 points

When I get to the dir for the game where install.exe is, I type "install c: " then i get the screen asking me which drive but it is doing nothing. HELP!

Airborne870724 2019-01-29 -3 points

Yes does anyone have the game so I can download it? I had the game but can not find it. Also what do I use to play it in Windows 8.1?

Kayback 2018-11-15 0 point

StygianUmbra said it all really. Combat leaves a lot to be desired, the "dice rolls" didn't seem to carry enough modifiers for skillset or equipment. It did reflect the chaotic gunplay of a real fight but like he says a Marine Recon sniper should make 100m shots without an issue. My solution was Soviet AGS-17s for all. Full auto 30mm FTW.

Gameplay is literally a PC version of a tabletop RPG. Don't expect frantic fast paced action but it is a solid game you can sink hundreds of hours into.

Hober 2018-08-18 6 points

I play a little this game a lot years ago. A character find a man and game say "this man only talk xxxx language" (Do not remember which language. Then i start again, generate a character with this language and repeat all missions until i find the same man. The game inform me "This man has nothing to say".

Sam 2017-08-07 3 points

Well crafted and highly engrossing game which gives hundreds of hours of amazingly good gameplay and enjoyment.
By the way, did I mention that this game is
old-school and thus, most younger guys would find it tedious, and you can imagine whatever they find a bit demanding is usually branded as "boring"!

von 2015-10-25 -3 points

There suld be a was to interject thing in to the game?

jasonfunk8 2014-05-16 -1 point DOS version

Keeps crashing when I go to click the sliding glass door :( help!

Varkman 2013-08-21 1 point DOS version

My parents played the role playing game. This game itself was lackluster, but you could create characters for the paper and dice role playing game with this program.

Aawulf 2013-03-25 0 point DOS version

I loved this game when it came out. Definitely not for the kEwL dEwDz who will be confused by the necessity to read.

Bob 2013-02-25 3 points DOS version

Incredibly complex and unique. Not for the casual gamer.

Excellent idea hindered by the technology of the time and some design flaws. In a way could be considered a cross between Jagged Alliance and Fallout. (the good fallout games not the fps)

Charlie Kilo 2013-01-22 -8 points DOS version

This is the most boring and stupid game I've ever played.

ixtlan24 2012-04-08 0 point DOS version

in Vista or Win7 try D-Fend Reloaded DosBox...that'll do the trick :)

Drew897 2012-03-06 0 point DOS version

Is there any way to play this game on the Vista operating system? Having trouble running it on there. Thanks.

Sad Lunatic Mad Boy 2010-04-03 0 point DOS version

This Game is very difficult.

I can't play anymore T^T;;;

stygianumbra 2010-01-24 0 point DOS version

Horrible then, horrible now. If you like expending 60-70 clips and hundreds of 30mm and 40mm grenades to kill 13 or so people, this might be the game for you. It is fun up until you start encountering hoards of enemies, which wouldn't be a problem if a soldier with high rifle skills could hit things better than none at all, but they can't. When your generating a character, initiative seems to be randomly determined so you could have 2 identical characters with a 6 and 1 initiative. So after you have re-created your soldiers 500 times to get them right and start playing the game, you dump it after realizing that it is not fun to play. You might be able to forgive the repetitiveness if someone could explain why a veteran marine sniper can't even hit a shot reliably from 100m away with a 50+ rifle stat using a PSG-1 maybe I could play it. Your only option if you MUST play this game is to save every time, before you go somewhere and if anything happens reload because it is mostly random. Use a lot of grenade launchers too, seem to work a lot better at actually killing anything.

Grad the Implaler 2009-04-04 0 point DOS version

I spent weeks playing this game. Once you figure everything out it is addictive. Many of the weapons used in the game are still current.

ted 2008-05-07 0 point DOS version

Awesome game. Arma 2 being the modern day equivalent. Loved it!

GnomeLeveler 2008-04-25 -1 point DOS version

My God, this game is so confusing! I remember repeatedly creating characters, tricking them out to my heart's content (there is a really intricate character development system) and then I'd venture out into the world and be completely baffled as to what I'm supposed to do or how things are supposed to work. Ugh.

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