10 Best Games That Let You Nuke the World!
Unleashing one of the most devastating effects over a large area of land. Nuclear weapons have always been a thing of both wonder and terror their immense power fascinated gamers so much that they immediately wanted to get their hands on games that would allow them to use these weapons to blow their enemies sky high and since the appetite for destruction is so great we’re going to be listing our ten most horrifying games that let you nuke the world in some of the most spectacular ways imaginable.
Twisted Metal 4
In Twisted Metal 4, the playable character Calypso was dethroned by his rival, Needles Kane. And thus he became a contestant in the insane races the game features. Once taking control of him, the players are able to drive his iconic Soviet missile launcher truck that is painfully destructive, and, of course, EXTREMELY deadly to the other players. The special ability of this vehicle is to launch a nuclear missile that has to be detonated near the opponents to reach its maximum potential.
Nuclear power is a technology that allows the players to build a nuclear plant and ultimately wage war on their enemies with the help of nuclear weapons. In Civilization 5, nuclear warhead is an innovative weapon that can be developed in the information era. It is delivered through a guided missile, and it must be stationed in any of the cities you own or aboard a nuclear submarine. Having a range of 12, a nuclear missile will severely damage the opponents’ towns and destroy all units within a blast radius of two tiles.
The nuclear missile, or, in short, the nuke, is the Terran weapon of mass destruction that can be fired from a starship, a vehicle, or a structure. In the modern version, the nukes are laser-guided and deployed by the ghost unit. These missiles can be built in the nuclear silo, or at the ghost academy in StarCraft II, these structures only being capable of holding just one warhead at a time. The total damage made by two of these highly destructive weapons is enough to destroy almost everything in their path.
In Supreme Commander, the player is able to use the strategic missile launchers to target any part of the map and unleash mayhem on their opponents. Even though the explosion of such a strategic missile is extremely invasive and powerful it doesn’t necessarily decimate every unit that is situated in the affected area. After a player succeeds in deploying a nuclear missile, the other players will hear the warning: “strategic launch detected.”
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War Series
A series of nuclear weapons detonated through a variety of methods are used to cause a great deal of damage to targeted planets. These means of waging war on enemies are collectively known under the name of Exterminatus and they usually result in the massive execution of the population that inhabits the planet they are sent to. In order to create an effective destructive firestorm, these nuclear weapons must be properly arranged in orbit.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
The nuclear missile is the weapon of choice in Red Alert 2 as well. Being far superior to conventional explosives when it comes to destructive power it yields, this nuke is definitely the most controversial item in terms of damage and fallout after effects. Since it is available both for the United States and the Soviet forces, the nuclear missile can be used by players to cause a great deal of devastation to the opposing faction.
With a name that hints directly to the nuclear bomb used by the Americans in the Second World War, the Fat Man is a tactical nuclear catapult that can be found in Fallout 3. This mini nuke projectile is extremely heavy and can be used to fire straight ahead, its ammunition traveling only a short distance before falling to the ground and detonating. The blast zone it causes will disperse radiation of up to eight rads per second for a short period of time after the explosion. The Fat Man is able to fire about 167 mini nukes before breaking down.
Rise Of Nations
The nuclear missile from Rise of Nations can be built once the player has reached the modern age, and it requires a missile silo to be developed. This vicious weapon is able to cause immense amounts of impairment, but it has quite a small blast radius. The nuclear ICBM being its upgraded version that has an increased effect over a larger area. Once a nuclear missile was fired, an Armageddon timer is triggered, its number decreasing each time a player launches another missile. When it hits zero, the game ends for everyone, due to nuclear doomsday.
The TAC gun can be modified into the more damaging TAC cannon, that once attached to a tank, it becomes virtually the most potent weapon in the game. It is very efficient against enemies’ bases, and it can annihilate several tanks in its radius of about two hundred meters. In addition to this, the TAC cannon can be fired at a relatively close range since it is highly resilient to the blast that results from its explosion. It can only hold two projectiles, but it does horrific amounts of destruction if it’s wielded by experienced players.
World In Conflict
Some of the best ways you can use the in-game tactical aid points is to purchase all sorts of powerful weapons, and military-grade tactics, such as airborne reinforcements, napalm strikes, and artillery barrages. But the ultimate investment one could make is definitely the nuclear warhead that can be dropped on the enemies’ territories to create some of the most spectacular and damaging mushroom clouds ever seen in gaming history. Together with the screeching sound effects, and the white flashes from the explosion, this is one of those chilling experiences you’ll never forget.