During the 1980's, The Cold War has escalated into open warfare between the USSR and NATO. The Berlin Wall remains standing while fierce fighting in Europe and Eastern Asia occurs between Soviet and NATO forces. Unexpectedly, the Soviets turn their attention to the United States, and launch a devastating surprise attack on Seattle. This alternative outcome to the Cold War is the meticulously crafted setting for one of the best and most innovative Real Time Strategy games of the last few years: World in Conflict. The story and setting will strike particularly close to home with Americans who play this game, as most of the campaign takes place on American soil, fighting for and defending the second Superpower of the world as the Soviets drive towards the Nations heart.