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First Strike: Classic

First Strike: Classic

Blindflug Studios AG

Play the escalation in an action-packed nuclear strategy game!

4.1 Ratings 14K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.1
14.3K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    61+%
  2. 4
    16+%
  3. 3
    8+%
  4. 2
    4+%
  5. 1
    11+%
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  • Fantastic game to spend 15 minutes on.. or hours. Feb 27, 2018

    By You'llnevertakemealivecoppers
    Love this game, but wanted to let the dev know I encountered a strange bug. I was playing as North Korea trying to get the Oceania achievement and I had captured every single territory on the map except the final piece of Australia, which was held by what was left of China. So I used my infiltrators to take that spot, it froze for a second, said I unlocked Australia, then was just locked in place. I could fire missiles, use powers, and see that everyone was dead in the diplomacy menu, but I couldn’t move the globe and it wouldn’t say I won. I quit and loaded the save, then it said I unlocked Israel and I could spin the globe, but it still didn’t give me the “You Won” screen, instead I was just able to look around and fire missiles and stuff. It still gave me the rewards in the menu and said I had beaten it with N.Korea, but I just thought it was a strange bug.
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  • Really good game. Online play available? Aug 29, 2018

    By lightyearhour
    This is a complex game that is easy and fun to play. I love games like these, where you learn from your mistakes in order to get better next time. I figured out a strategy early on in the game when I lost every match: create pacts first, expand, research with land locked nations, build cruisers until you obtain your super weapons. Once you obtain your super weapons, shift to a more aggressive stance and start your attack! I’m sure others have figured out their own way of success. If I were to make a suggestion, please make online gameplay available or maybe create different modes like team death match, scenarios(build as much nukes before an asteroid hits) etc. really fun concept, really fun game.
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  • Mar 17, 2021

    By H.M.S. Belfast
    The game is much more fun to play now as the AI has become much smarter. Hardcore mode pair with 10 opponents really give me the run I long wanted. As for only 4 stars, it's because the new interface is not as smooth as before, it seems stiff. And the sound effect become so low I can't even hear at even full volume, BGM is fine somehow.
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  • Needs Final Hour Jul 12, 2017

    By Metthroid
    This game is pretty good I must say, but it is lacking in comparison to its much more advanced twin on PC. There is really no reason why you can't bring Final Hour to IOS, so why not do it? Also, maybe some nerfs and buffs need to be placed in on some of the super weapons. The Cobalt bomb, the Tsar bomb, the Laser Satellite, and the Air Defense Dome are all quite underwhelming when you compare them to the other, much better super weapons. The Stealth Bomber and the Infiltrator are a completely different story, as they are both game winners that your enemy can't do anything about. Basically it's "Tap a country, wait 5 seconds, this country is now dead/in your command, wait 5 seconds, repeat.
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  • Mar 16, 2021

    By MemeGod
    It's an amazing game, fun, good graphics, etc. My only problem with it is that it DEVOURS your battery while you use it. I have a good battery, that usually lasts all day, and using this app for only 18 minutes drained my battery by 6%. That's about 32% per hour. If this is fixed I will change to 5 stars
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By sauogd hsoting
    I paid first strike final hours. Not this. It is not playable now. Smaller button, ridiculous new ux design. Instant win before game end.
  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Harry Sidelinger
    I originally purchased this game and it was enjoyable, since the update I don't care for it, the treaties don't last long at all and in most cases can't be reestablished. I also notice that the game declares a winner before it's completely done. I still had some enemy territory to defeat and the game ended suddenly declaring me the winner, that's no fun
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  • The Update Killed A Great Game Mar 30, 2021

    By Cor-Man21
    Was pretty excited for the update and remastered version, but have never been so horribly wrong before. Like yes it looks a bit better but I just don’t like the the gameplay change. Things are just super touchy and is almost impossible to defend your territory with how hyper aggressive AI is and how ridiculously fast the bombs are early in the game. Which defeats the purpose of developing the technology aspect of it, especially when the AI seems to get jacked in development speed. Overall not happy with it, and am tremendously disappointed and probably won’t be playing the game anymore unfortunately. Didn’t have the heart to give it 1 star considering how much I loved this game and could count on it when board at appointments and what not. :(
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  • Mar 13, 2021

    By Jason McFayden
    Updated Review: (can I give 0⭐?) The app was updated, but my progress was deleted, so I cannot see if the freeze glitch still exists. There save game glitch was eliminated as there is no way to save or leave and then continue later. But regardless of the glitches, the AI on "EASY" is so difficult, the game is unwinnable. I have played for 3 days and lost every single attempt. Even with glitches, this game used to be fun. Now it's terrible.
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  • Major click fest Sep 25, 2017

    By Jbebop
    Game can be fun but can be infuriating due to it being a click fest most of the time. Basically if you choose a more difficult nation you can expect the computer players to primarily just launch missiles at you and you'll essentially just be clicking to keep your missiles re-upped plus having to defend territories that are building new missiles. It gets annoying. Also there are some end of game bugs where it doesn't record victories or defeats. Lastly sometimes inexplicably you won't be able to defend a site, you touch a territory and its options don't come up and so you just watch the missile hit your territory. All in all not a terrible game but also kind of brain dead clicking.
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  • Fantastic game to spend 15 minutes on.. or hours. Feb 27, 2018

    By You'llnevertakemealivecoppers
    Love this game, but wanted to let the dev know I encountered a strange bug. I was playing as North Korea trying to get the Oceania achievement and I had captured every single territory on the map except the final piece of Australia, which was held by what was left of China. So I used my infiltrators to take that spot, it froze for a second, said I unlocked Australia, then was just locked in place. I could fire missiles, use powers, and see that everyone was dead in the diplomacy menu, but I couldn’t move the globe and it wouldn’t say I won. I quit and loaded the save, then it said I unlocked Israel and I could spin the globe, but it still didn’t give me the “You Won” screen, instead I was just able to look around and fire missiles and stuff. It still gave me the rewards in the menu and said I had beaten it with N.Korea, but I just thought it was a strange bug.
    more
  • Really good game. Online play available? Aug 29, 2018

    By lightyearhour
    This is a complex game that is easy and fun to play. I love games like these, where you learn from your mistakes in order to get better next time. I figured out a strategy early on in the game when I lost every match: create pacts first, expand, research with land locked nations, build cruisers until you obtain your super weapons. Once you obtain your super weapons, shift to a more aggressive stance and start your attack! I’m sure others have figured out their own way of success. If I were to make a suggestion, please make online gameplay available or maybe create different modes like team death match, scenarios(build as much nukes before an asteroid hits) etc. really fun concept, really fun game.
    more
  • Needs Final Hour Jul 12, 2017

    By Metthroid
    This game is pretty good I must say, but it is lacking in comparison to its much more advanced twin on PC. There is really no reason why you can't bring Final Hour to IOS, so why not do it? Also, maybe some nerfs and buffs need to be placed in on some of the super weapons. The Cobalt bomb, the Tsar bomb, the Laser Satellite, and the Air Defense Dome are all quite underwhelming when you compare them to the other, much better super weapons. The Stealth Bomber and the Infiltrator are a completely different story, as they are both game winners that your enemy can't do anything about. Basically it's "Tap a country, wait 5 seconds, this country is now dead/in your command, wait 5 seconds, repeat.
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  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Pink Panther
    The AI might have improved in the update but the gameplay definitely has taken a hit. Everything is soo much in one colour that I have to find what is written on top of every symbol before clicking it. The icons have also become small and font as well. Plz improve this.
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  • Mar 10, 2021

    By Phil Sumabat
    I'm blown, like literally. The AI is truly much smarter than the previous version, I even lost the first time I played a hardcore mode in this newer version! The country borders are much more clear, missiles are faster, the Icons and the layout of the buttons are very different. I havent tried leaving the game and seeing if my saved game is still there; the game saving issues. But will change this review, if ever. Nice job! Worth the update!
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  • Mar 17, 2021

    By H.M.S. Belfast
    The game is much more fun to play now as the AI has become much smarter. Hardcore mode pair with 10 opponents really give me the run I long wanted. As for only 4 stars, it's because the new interface is not as smooth as before, it seems stiff. And the sound effect become so low I can't even hear at even full volume, BGM is fine somehow.
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  • The game used to be great Mar 22, 2021

    By John Tiburzi
    I used to pour hours into this game; seeing all the different ways I could win and applying new strategies. Since they’ve updated it recently, the games seems much more difficult. Opponents seem much more aggressive leaving you with less time to plan, expand, and research. I understand that this adds pressure, but that kind of play is for hardcore mode. The enemies also give up very quickly now, whereas it felt they held on longer in previous versions of the game. 4 stars because I used to love this game, but now it’s just okay.
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  • Very fun game but has flaws Jul 26, 2017

    By Bestbdog11
    I absolutely love playing this game when I have no internet, and it's a great way to pass time. However, there is one issue that you need to fix as it's becoming pretty annoying. Every time I do the objective that unlocks Brazil, when I come back on the game later, it didn't save that objective so I can't play as Brazil. This is getting very annoying, as I'm sick of completing that objective over and over again. Also, if you could add multiplayer, that would be great. But overall, this is a very fun game.
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  • Good game but needs fixes Dec 13, 2017

    By Beachbear213
    One of my favorite games to play on my phone and the addition of final hour is cool but the hd graphics can get very blurry and sometimes it’s hard to read things and after the update it seems the sensitivity went down and is much more stiff to play maybe an option is to make a setting for it and I also think the game needs a multiplayer mode, maybe by same WiFi connection or even Bluetooth. This is still a great app and the new super weapons are fun to use.
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  • Great game but some flaws Jul 3, 2017

    By Mystery4000
    This game is great but has some flaws that limit the games potential -no multiplayer, multiplayer would be amazing for this game -very long games, when I first started playing games took as long as 40 minutes, maybe I'm not that good at the game or the game is normally like this - additions like diplomacy and different super weapons like in final hour I hope you add these additions, thanks for reading
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  • Mar 16, 2021

    By MemeGod
    It's an amazing game, fun, good graphics, etc. My only problem with it is that it DEVOURS your battery while you use it. I have a good battery, that usually lasts all day, and using this app for only 18 minutes drained my battery by 6%. That's about 32% per hour. If this is fixed I will change to 5 stars
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  • Total click fest, not RTS May 13, 2019

    By Psyco Midget
    Game is a little fun, however don’t expect this to be a strategy game with calculated decisions, there’s very little strategy. All you do is click to expand your territory chunk by chunk, and click to launch missiles to defend your chunks. When you have dozens of chunks, it gets real tiring clicking on each one over and over to restock their missiles, just so you can click each one over and over to defend them one by one. All you do is swipe around the globe finding the targeted territory and launching defense missiles. Super annoying, games get boring after 5-10 minutes of doing this. Gameplay is repetitive, little replay value. Glowing reviews, pretty graphics, and a $1.99 price tag made this seem like it was more than it was.
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  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Trais Haupt
    Can't see anything love the game, but the new update puts the alerts in the middle of the screen blocking 3 quarters of the screen.
  • Needs a little touch up Apr 16, 2020

    By nukaworld243
    Ok so it’s not a bad game but they need to make more super weapons, more non super weapon nukes to build, a button that allows you to build one type of missile on every province, a first strike for just one province, they need more super weapons and to buff and nerf some, a hardcore mode for under 8 provinces, way better AI, better visibility on clustered provinces that have been nuked, also I use the tactical highlight a lot so why not make it a setting?, if you’ve made it this far click on a province and choose a location to attack and if your first strike doesn’t say lie arsenal click it
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  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Paul Palmer
    New UI update is very cringy, and more difficult to use :/
  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Harry Sidelinger
    I originally purchased this game and it was enjoyable, since the update I don't care for it, the treaties don't last long at all and in most cases can't be reestablished. I also notice that the game declares a winner before it's completely done. I still had some enemy territory to defeat and the game ended suddenly declaring me the winner, that's no fun
    more
  • The Update Killed A Great Game Mar 30, 2021

    By Cor-Man21
    Was pretty excited for the update and remastered version, but have never been so horribly wrong before. Like yes it looks a bit better but I just don’t like the the gameplay change. Things are just super touchy and is almost impossible to defend your territory with how hyper aggressive AI is and how ridiculously fast the bombs are early in the game. Which defeats the purpose of developing the technology aspect of it, especially when the AI seems to get jacked in development speed. Overall not happy with it, and am tremendously disappointed and probably won’t be playing the game anymore unfortunately. Didn’t have the heart to give it 1 star considering how much I loved this game and could count on it when board at appointments and what not. :(
    more
  • Major click fest Sep 25, 2017

    By Jbebop
    Game can be fun but can be infuriating due to it being a click fest most of the time. Basically if you choose a more difficult nation you can expect the computer players to primarily just launch missiles at you and you'll essentially just be clicking to keep your missiles re-upped plus having to defend territories that are building new missiles. It gets annoying. Also there are some end of game bugs where it doesn't record victories or defeats. Lastly sometimes inexplicably you won't be able to defend a site, you touch a territory and its options don't come up and so you just watch the missile hit your territory. All in all not a terrible game but also kind of brain dead clicking.
    more
  • Needs a REAL set of instructions May 1, 2018

    By kevred480
    This game could’ve been so much better, if the developers had simply invested in a real set of instructions. Apparently, they think that their controls are inherently intuitive. But they are NOT. The research option is a specially opaque. I can never tell if I have chosen a research direction, or if it’s just telling me what it’s doing - it’s very stupid. Also, why on earth do you have to do research by each country? It is needlessly complicated. Also, they never explain the controls at the bottom. What did they do? How does it work? Essentially, I am learning the game by trial and error. Or, perhaps I should say that I WAS learning the game that way – I am done now… Waste of money.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By James Wisley Ayuban
    The new update made the game worst. Honestly I like the old update even though it has some errors rather than this update.
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By sauogd hsoting
    I paid first strike final hours. Not this. It is not playable now. Smaller button, ridiculous new ux design. Instant win before game end.
  • Mar 13, 2021

    By Jason McFayden
    Updated Review: (can I give 0⭐?) The app was updated, but my progress was deleted, so I cannot see if the freeze glitch still exists. There save game glitch was eliminated as there is no way to save or leave and then continue later. But regardless of the glitches, the AI on "EASY" is so difficult, the game is unwinnable. I have played for 3 days and lost every single attempt. Even with glitches, this game used to be fun. Now it's terrible.
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  • Mar 16, 2021

    By Flubberyest Flubber
    I paid for First Strike: Final Hour and they just changed what it is, it's not like it was in early access they just replaced something I paid for. If they had released Classic separately I would have bought it but now I don't even have the thing I paid for. I'm glad I get a taste of what it used to be but I still want what I paid for.
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  • Mar 11, 2021

    By John J
    Terrible! The tutorial is minimum at best. Whoever is attacking me flashes on the screen for 2 seconds & it's gone! The defense from incoming missiles is a joke. It says it gives you an option to fire a missle to intercept but it doesn't show up.! Allies attack me and the cool down after firing once takes forever (probably firing multiple times but there's no indicator telling me I fired 1 missile) meanwhile I'm getting obiderated by the same country who seem to not have a cool down period!
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  • Mar 13, 2021

    By Tigerfun86
    Good game except when they took it off the play store for no reason edit: I bought the app because of what it was, then they go ahead and change it to "classic" like I didn't buy it for that you idiots

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