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PeaceMaker review

Give this a chance


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


  • 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

DescriptionA war game where peace, and not killing, is the main objective.
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)

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