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PeaceMaker review

Give this a chance

Pros

  • Real world resonance
  • Tense gameplay
  • Footage adds dramatic weight

Cons

  • Definitely not for everyone
  • Dry in terms of action
  • Can be depressing

A game about war is nothing new. A game about war where you’re not shooting people - that’s worth a look.

Peacemaker is a simple set of choices where you play as either the Palestinian or Israeli President, and control everything from police and military forces to medical care. Your aim is to raise your political standing with your populace, and create a lasting political solution for the area.

You get a simple map of Israel, and as events take place - a suicide bomber, a shooting - hotspots light up. Real news footage and photos are used, and many of the events themselves are based in reality. If militias flare up, you can target them with assassination attempts, or try to negotiate. If the assassination attempt goes awry, you’re greeted with sickening results. All the photography in the game is from actual events - and atrocities.

More Info

GenreStrategy
DescriptionA war game where peace, and not killing, is the main objective.
PlatformPC
Release date2 May 2007 (US), 2 May 2007 (UK)
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