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Game #457
Global Dilemma: Guns or Butter, The  
Simulation   Trade or management

Rating: 8.92 (76 votes)

Global Dilemma: Guns or Butter, The box cover

Global Dilemma: Guns or Butter, The screenshot
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.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Chris Crawford
Developer: Mindscape
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Chris Crawford
Theme: Modern, Political
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Balance of Power (1990 edition), Balance of The Planet

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