First Strike 12+

Nuclear Superpower Simulation


    • 4.5 • 4.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Multiplayer mode! New nuclear superpower nations! And new superweapons! The iconic nuclear war game keeps expanding with new content.

Millions of commanders already played First Strike all over the world. Now it is back and ready for the new decade. The new First Strike has been completely rebuilt and now is more stable, more beautiful and more with more cunning enemies than ever. And this is just the start for tons of new updates to come.

Play the iconic strategy game about blowing up the world in the nuclear armageddon and stay tuned for more, commanders!


**** - "A thought provoking and fast-paced strategy game" - pocketgamer
**** - "A gorgeous game with a message, that doesn’t forget that it’s a game" - 148apps
****½ - "An awesome game suited for casual and professional nukers alike" - appszoom
**** - "For my money, there is no better-looking game on the App Store" - pockettactics
****½ - "One of the best releases of the year" - whatsoniphone


Escalation is a downward spiral.

A nuclear armageddon is no one’s dream scenario. So choose your steps carefully, it’s a small path between war and peace. FIRST STRIKE is a great strategy simulation featuring snappy gameplay and an intuitive interface that makes dropping the big one as easy as ABC. But be sure to take the right measures to guarantee your people’s safety.

Pick one of the big nuclear players – from known Superpowers to an upstart hellraiser like North Korea – and plan your strategy wisely: Limited but clever options let you as the leader of your superpower steer your nation’s fate: Expand to other countries, build bombs or debuild in order to restructure your arsenal. Or use research to widen your options, such as: Ability to act quicker and build bigger bombs, better recon on your enemies actions, automated self-defense-sequences and many more.

Whether you’re a bloodthirsty warmonger or a tree-hugging hippie – it’s time to put your cards on the table. A quick and fun game with beautiful graphics, FIRST STRIKE shows you how little it takes to heat things up. With the tip of your finger you can control the destiny of the precious and vulnerable rock floating through space, the rock we call mothership Earth.


*Winner "Best Mobile Game" - Indie Prize Amsterdam*
*Winner "Most Innovative Game" - Best App Ever Awards*
*Winner "Game of the Year" - BOSA Awards*
*Winner "Newcomer of the Year" - SwissICT Awards*

*Finalist "Best Upcoming Game" - International Mobile Game Awards*
*Finalist "Most Meaningful Play" - International Mobile Game Awards*
*Finalist "Best Hardcore Game" - Game Connection USA Awards*
*Finalist "Most Innovative Game" - Game Connection USA Awards*
*Finalist “Best Strategy Game” - Best App Ever Awards*
*Finalist "Best International Game" - Ludicious Game Festival*
*Finalist "Best Swiss Game" - SGDA Awards*


** Compatability:
Recommended: iPhone 6S or higher, iPad (7th generation) or higher
Required: iPhone SE or higher, iPad (5th generation) or higher, iPod Touch (7th generation) or higher


What’s New

Version 4.5.0

Defcon 3: Defend The Crown
Welcome to Defcon 3. A fan-released update. And with it, a new Superpower decided to go its own way: Welcome United Kingdom!

- UK as a superpower
- New superweapon: The "Her Majestie's Airspace" aircraft carrier
- Ireland becomes part of the Western Europe Alliance
- Various bugfixes and balancing adjustments
- You decide when the next update hits with the new Defcon system

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

kevinKAak ,


Hi, I have a suggestion for First Strike, a free Chinese version of the APP Store in China. Suggested that the Chinese version of the game for free, can have a multiplayer game mode such as online networking is not a computer, but the real players to interact with the players of the game and play, also suggest to add more fun game model, and the content, including more game state as more countries will make the game more fun at the same time to optimize the game map to countries or regions become more stereoscopic 3 d, etc., and the store account because the game is not a account to log in, this game account set and there is no way to store the clouds, It will cause the problem of losing data when adding again after uninstalling the game. I hope it can be improved. It is also suggested to set up game servers in Melbourne, Australia and Canberra, as well as In Beijing, China. These are my current Suggestions. At the same time, it can speed up the update of all game versions in APP Store in China. Thank you very much! 0.0 ,

Some ideas

Tl;dr at bottom

I understand that you have to monetize to do what’s best in order to push new content, but can you give us content that we want? An in-game chat box is long overdue, or at least give us the option to create alliances like you can in single player. Also, if there can be a future update where you can target different silos at different nations and lock onto them before you hit the first strike button, that would be 🔥. Also, maybe make an option for damaged nations to rebuild back one missile slot at a time, but take a prolonged period of time to build it? Maybe make the hypersonic a little bit faster? The hypersonic’s durability/health is balanced but I feel like it’s a little too slow to be ‘Mach 10’. It should be fast enough not to be able to react to it without automated defense/radar upgrades. Game really hasn’t been affected by the monetization and I’m excited for future updates.

Tl;Dr: Update requests: in-game chat box, buff the targeting system, repairable missile slots, hypersonic needs buff.

Developer Response ,

Hi! We understand it can be difficult sometimes so thank you for your feedback and suggestions! Kind regards - Paula from Blindflug

person032 ,

Great game but some minor improvements

First Strike is a great game but I think that there can be some minor improvements that would go a long way. One of them could be a way to select multiple territories at once or select them all so that I can make a missile in multiple of them at once without having to tap on all of them. After playing for an hour I have to quit because I am tapping stuff so much and my hand and fingers hurt so that feature would really help. It would be cool to be able to change the colors of stuff too because when I play it is sometimes hard to see where the individual territories are at because if they were damaged or something and it is night time it is hard to see. Maybe highlight the borders or change the color of territories that you own a different color. Other than that the game is fun to play. Sometimes the little touches make the gameplay so much easier.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate all your ideas and suggestions. We will have more updates for First Strike in the future, so stay tuned! Make sure to subscribe to the First Strike mailing list on and follow us on Instagram.

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