Cold war

Historical theme

Involves any kind of cold war, where tension between two nations does not escalate to actual war, but is rife with posturing, espionage and sabotage, propaganda, political backstabbing, proxy wars, and likely an arms race.


Alternate name: Cold warfrare

The term cold war predates Cold War itself by few years (1945) and comes from George Orwell's essay, and was used to describe the period as early as 1947.

The first Cold war video game was released in 1953.

Activision, SSI and Mindscape published most of these games.

Child groups

Korean War, Post-WWII Cold War, Fictional cold war


Windows 17
C64 15
Amiga 12
Mac OS Classic 12
Apple II E 12
custom 11
Linux 10
Atari ST 10
ZX Spectrum 7
Mac OS X 6
Amstrad CPC 6
Atari 400/800 5
X360 4
Apple IIGS 4
PS3 3
Win3.1 3
NEC PC9801 3
Xbox 2
NEC PC8801 2
MSX2 2
VIC-20 2
Thomson 2
Saturn 1
Mega Drive 1
PS2 1
TRS-80 1
C128 1

By year

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A1991 - USSR dissolved

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