Entdecken Sie den Branchenstandard für geopolitische Simulationen der heutigen Welt! In Masters of the World, der dritten Ausgabe von Politiksimulator, schlüpfen Sie in die Rolle eines Staatsoberhauptes eines oder mehrerer Länder und erweitern Ihren Einfluss auf dem Globus.
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Veröffentlichung: 5. Feb. 2014
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85% – GamePire (Deutsch)

75% – Der Stratege (Deutsch)

“if you want to become a world leader and experience what it is like trying to manage every intricate detail involved in being in charge, then Masters of the World is the game for you!”
75% – JumpToGamer (English)

Über dieses Spiel

Entdecken Sie den Branchenstandard für geopolitische Simulationen der heutigen Welt!
In Masters of the World, der dritten Ausgabe von Politiksimulator, schlüpfen Sie in die Rolle eines Staatsoberhauptes eines oder mehrerer Länder und erweitern Ihren Einfluss auf dem Globus.



Eine vollkommen einzigartige Simulations-Engine


Die Spiel-Engine Politiksimulator 3 umfasst über 600 Datenelemente für jedes der 175 spielbaren Länder und berechnet ihre Veränderungen im Laufe des Spiels in Echtzeit basierend auf den Aktionen des Spielers. Einige Beispiele hierzu sind der Beliebtheitsgrad, politische Beziehungen und wirtschaftliche Handelsaktionen zwischen einzelnen Ländern. Mehrere Organisationen, einschließlich der NATO, nutzen die Technologien des „Masters of the World“-Simulators zu Bildungs- und Schulungszwecken.

Über 1.000 spielbare Aktionen. An der Spitze des Landes kann der Spieler/das Staatsoberhaupt in vielen Bereichen agieren: Haushalt, Besteuerung (nahezu 30 Steuerarten), Währung, Wirtschaft (über 130 wirtschaftliche Aktivitäten), ausländische und inländische Angelegenheiten, Verteidigung, Gesellschaft, Arbeit, Gesundheit, Sozialversicherung, Bildung, Umwelt, Transportwesen, Kultur und mehr.

Für jeden dieser Bereiche können unzählige Gesetze vorgeschlagen werden, die im Parlament verabschiedet werden müssen, um in Kraft treten zu können. Beispiel: Die Festsetzung der Untergrenze von Sozialleistungen, die Änderung des Renteneintrittalters, die geheime Entwicklung von Atomwaffen, die Subventionierung der Automobilindustrie, die Anstellung von Lehrkräften, die Bestimmung der Befugnisse von Gewerkschaften, die Festlegung von Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen auf Straßen, die Regelung von Prostitution, die Gründung eines internationalen Film-Festivals, usw.

Der Spieler kann außerdem Elemente auf der Weltkarte erschaffen, die sich entsprechend verändern werden: Atomanlagen, Windparks, Militärstützpunkte, Pipelines, Hochgeschwindigkeitsbahnverbindungen, Flughäfen und vieles mehr.

Jede Maßnahme zieht ihre Konsequenzen mit sich. Lobbys, soziale Gruppierungen und führende nationale und internationale Persönlichkeiten schreiten ein, wenn ihre künstliche Intelligenz dies als notwendig erachtet (Interviews mit der Presse, Rücktritte, Proteste, Streiks, Straßenblockaden, Kriege, ...)

Um Spannungen zu vermeiden, kann sich der Spieler mit jeder einzelnen Persönlichkeit treffen oder sich an die Medien wenden (über 8 Stunden an Dialogen im Spiel).

Dank seiner Geheimdienste verfügt der Spieler auch über ein umfassendes Arsenal an Spionen und „Sonderoperationen“. Er kann z. B. auf eigenes Risiko Skandale über eine andere politische Partei enthüllen, Terrornetzwerke sprengen, eine ausländische Infrastruktur sabotieren, einen Anschlag auf einen Gegner durchführen lassen, usw.

Als Armeechef kann der Spieler all seine Einheiten im Rahmen militärischer Konflikte von ihren eigentlichen Stützpunkten auf der Karte verschieben.

Internationale Organisationen (über 50 Organisationen inbegriffen) spielen eine wichtige Rolle. Bei der UN kann der Spieler z. B. eine Nation denunzieren, um die Genehmigung des Sicherheitsrates für eine Militärintervention zu erhalten. Der Spieler kann auch seine eigene Organisation gründen. Schließlich muss er einen aktiven Wahlkampf führen, um seine Wahl sicherzustellen und an der Macht zu bleiben.

Spielbare Szenarien


Ca. 20 Szenarien sind im Spiel inbegriffen, wie die „Amerikanische Fiskalklippe“, die „Israel-Iran-Eskalation“, die „Organisation reisexportierender Länder“, die „Goldene, europäische Budgetregel“, der „Bau südamerikanischer Pipelines“, der „afrikanischer Wirtschaftsboom“, der „Dritte Weltkrieg“, „Triple A“ und die „Hungersnot im Südsudan“.


Mehrere integrierte Optionen


  • Netzwerk-Mehrspieler-Modus
  • Mehrländer-Modus, um mehrere Länder gleichzeitig zu spielen
  • Spieleinstellungen: Aktivitäten durch Terroristen, Wahrscheinlichkeit von Naturkatastrophen, Reaktionsvermögen der Bevölkerung, Kriegsauslöser
  • Echtzeit-Online-Rangliste
  • Integration eigener Fotos, Logos und Namen, um das Spiel noch realistischer zu machen
  • Interaktives Tutorial und Spielhilfe, auf die während des Spiels zugegriffen werden kann
  • Geopolitik spielend erlernen im QUIZ-Modus mit über 3.000 Fragen
  • Text und Dialog 100 % in Deutsch

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, Xp
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, Xp
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia or AMD with 512Mb RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MACOX 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: MACOSX 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia or AMD with 512Mb RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Hilfreiche Kundenreviews
26 von 36 Personen (72%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
78.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Dezember 2014
having played the previous buggy version on rise of nations I thought I might as well spend some more money and buy this game. As soon as I loaded up the game I realised its just the same as rise of nations but with the bugs sorted out.
But no, this game has got bugs as well.

To the developers: Try fixing your games before pretending to release another one ( thats the same ) just to take thousands of $$$$$$ away from people. No workshop becuase you can charge more money for mod support.

To anyone interested in this game, please dont do it. it looks slick but way too many bugs to enjoy it. STAY AWAY!!!
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14 von 23 Personen (61%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
197.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Dezember 2014
Very fun if you are into the politics, and economics of a country, or if you want to try your luck as a dictator the choices are endless, but your rulership sure is,
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5 von 8 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
25.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. Mai
Just got the game in steam as a gift and i can't even activate it. Error 102. So im giving a down vote to steam until i get this game working.
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12 von 13 Personen (92%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
43.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. April 2014
Habe das Spiel gekauft, weil ich voll auf diese Art Simulationen stehe. Nachdem ich früher schon stundenlang Superpower und Superpower 2 gespielt habe, hatte ich es zuerst mit Democrazy 3 probiert, aber das war sehr schnell sehr langweilig.

Also ab zu Masters of the World. Zuerst wird man erschlagen von den Möglichkeiten, ich habe bisher ein Forum gefunden, welches auch teilweise auf Deutsch ist. Dort konnte man mir auch streckenweise helfen oder ich habe selber schon passende Infos dort gefunden. Sonst würde ich immer noch rumgammeln und vieles nicht verstehen.

Was mich ein wenig stört ist die doch recht holprige Übersetzung. Manche Wörter machen an manchen Stellen wenig bis gar keinen Sinn, manchmal hat man nur ein Buchstaben- und Zeichensalat....

Ich war nun in der Situation, dass ich mit Deutschland spielte und bis zur ersten Wahl auch recht erfolgreich war. Ich wurde also wiedergewählt und plötzlich gab es (man erfährt leider nicht wieso) Krieg zwischen Polen und Russland... Wenn ich Polen nicht geholfen hätte, wäre ich in der Gunst der Uno, der EU und sonst was noch gesunken... Also ab zur Hilfe eilen. Dann steigt die Türkei mit ein und hilft auf einmal Russland...

Also greife ich Türkei auch an und gewinne am Ende so mehr oder weniger. Polen gehört nun zu Russland und die Türkei zu Deutschland.
Seitdem gibt es NUR noch Streiks von irgendwelchen Verbänden. Und dort liegt der Hase begraben, man weiß nicht, was die fordern!? Da gehen 1,7 Mio Menschen auf die Straße und man weiß nicht, wie man reagieren soll. Mal sind es die Polizisten, die streiken, dann andere Arbeitnehmer, auf einmal aber auch die Arbeitgeber.

Und dadurch, dass ich die Türkei ja nun annektiert habe, gehört mir auch das Militär von denen. Nun geht ein Verband, der sich Pazifistenunion nennt auf die Straßen, dass das Militär viel zu groß wäre...
Wenn ich die Anzahl der Soldaten dann senke, verliere ich Punkte bei der Bevölkerung, weil sie Angst haben, ich könne Sie nicht beschützen...

Schade, dass man da nicht wirklich durchblicken kann, was auf wen welche Auswirkungen hat... Manchmal kann eben tun was man will, es ist immer falsch. Wie im echten Leben, nur weiß man im echten Leben wenigstens weshalb jemand Streikt...

Sollte das Spiel noch hier und da mal ein Update bekommen, wirds sicher besser
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6 von 6 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
242.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. November 2014
Zu Beginn bin ich abgeschreckt worden, durch die viele Negative Kritik an diesem Spiel. Da ich allerdings sehr auf solche Spiele stehe und es nicht wirkliche alternativen gibt, habe ich es mir dann doch gekauft :)

Der Anfang fällt schwer und etwas unübersichtlich aus in dem Spiel. Wenn man sich allerdings ein wenig eingelebt hat und die Mechanismen versteht, macht es nur noch unglaublich viel Spass seinen eigenen Staat zu lenken.

Bugs habe ich bisher noch keine Festgestellt (!) auch gab es bisher keinen einzigen Absturz. Soviel zu diesem Thema.
Als das Spiel damals rauskam (war nicht dabei, habe ich aber im aus alten Foren beiträgen entommen) war das Spiel ja richtig Bugverseucht und kaum spielbar. Aber nun Bugs die einem den Spielspass nehmen? Fehlanzeige!

Muss sagen für mich einer der besten Spiele die es momentan gibt(SEHR POSITIV ÜBERRASCHT!). Lieber die 49 Euro hier Investieren als in Civ: BE ;)

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10 von 16 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
53.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Februar 2014
Funktionstechnisch echt super gemacht, Detailliert und wirklich zusammenhängend. Die Grafische Darstellung ist eher schlecht bis Mitteömäßig - aber dafür das sich das ganze lediglich auf einer riesigen Weltkarte stattfindet, ist das meiner Meinung nicht dramatisch. Wird online leider nur sehr wenig gespielt.

-> Empfehlenswert
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621 von 698 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Februar 2014
There's a double DRM, that limit your activation to only two graphic card, CPU, HDD, SSD, Windows change...
So basicly, you change a part or start the game with an HDD not connected but it was before, you lose an activation.

Say goodbye to your game if the company go bankrupt.

Double DRM on Steam help no way the devs other than killing the sale.

Avoid the game, say NO to double DRMs.
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2 von 7 Personen (29%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Oktober 2014
Ich habe auf den dritten Teil sehr gefreut. Habe es trotz des hohen Preises von 49,99 € gekauft. Download ging und nun wollte ich das Spiel starten. Es startet, aber es kommt nur schwarzer Bildschirm. Sehr enttäuschent bei dem Preis. Werde versuchen mein Geld zurück zu bekommen.
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0 von 3 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
48.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. August 2014
10 € Spiel :Grafik 1/10 :Animation 1/10 : Bugs

Es ist mögllich,einen oder mehreren Staaten zu managen.Allerding muss man sicht dabei mit einer Benutzerführung aus der PCsteinzeit und mit einer ebenso Optik abfinden.Abläufe repetitiv und monoton.Da wird es am Ende spannender ,die Spielmechanik und ihre Macken zu ergründen,als Staatenlenker zu spilen.
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309 von 358 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Februar 2014
Considering this game was released March 2013 I dont see how they can justify the price of £39.99, despite the updates this game has recived (even though they were quite spaced out), there are still many flaws and odd bugs that will crop up during gameplay.

If your into political / management games then its quite fun but dont even think about attacking anyone as your country will automatically hate you and you will lose the game.

The game still feels unpolished and slow especially when having played a country for 3+ years and as I said odd bugs will creep up like France having 99% of the worlds GDP?

This game does have it charms, I like playing as Equatorial New Guinea and trying to claim Africa but the games forces me to stop and start from scratch, It is fun when its working properly but those moments come rarely.

Wait for this to come cheaper, 75% off before you buy then try it. Otherwise just give it a miss, which is a real shame as I love these kinds of games. I got my fingers crossed for Supreme Ruler 1936 to be nice and polished for release this spring.
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218 von 273 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Februar 2014
Its an OK game and once they get this updated and remove double DRM then I will rerate.
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252 von 332 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Februar 2014
Was interested in this because of the early 90s game Shadow President and SuperPower series but this just doesn't pull it off quite right. I'd stick to Paradox grand strategy or possibly Supreme Ruler series over this one.
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100 von 116 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
16.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. November 2014
Game concept is great. Game execution not great. Anything more than $5-10 Game price: Not worth it. Now that I won it, I'll keep playing it, but it is really not as polished as it should be. I bought the add-ons. Examples: South Korea has a Vietnamese city called Saigon. US outstanding Debt is about half that of Germany. In reality US is about 17 trillion to Germany's 5-600 billion. The AI for war/conflicts is horrendously bad. Never leave the direction fo your troops to your general. Even when a country no longer exists your AI thinks the conflict is continuing. If a NATO member is attacked (i.e. Russian invasion of Poland), NATO doesn't mobilize. The number of interactions capable with leaders/advisors is extremely limited. Again, this is a great concept for a game. If it was polished and had more features I would rate it 4.5 out of 5 or higher. As it is right now it is like a 1.5 out of 5. The concept keeps you engaged, the gameplay doesn't. STRONGLY suggest you don't buy.
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163 von 215 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Februar 2014
Doesn't work. Access Violation on startup. Hope I can get a refund.
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76 von 96 Personen (79%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
46.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. April 2014
This is my review of the game after being first scared off and close to not trying it. I enjoy it alot.

This is a Marvellous game for those people who are interested in Geopolitics, aren't looking for a quick Command and Conquer-styled game and enjoy running a simulated nation from top-down. It is important to emphasise that this is more of a simulator than a game. People who enjoyed Superpower 2 or are interested in a geo-political simulator will enjoy this game, but the game has a steep learning curve, and having an education helps.

Overview

Masters of the World - Geopolitical Simulator 3 is a simulator first and foremost. Whilst the simulator can be a game of tactics, it is much more than that. In this game, knowledge of the world and how government's run will help you understand how this simulator works. In the simulator you can play as any country in the world and run its affairs. The game has the nations as of 2013 and 2014, and the governments that run them with comical mimicks of the real-life leaders. Once you enter the simulator, you will have to face that country's problems head-on.

The game has 5 major areas: Politics, Economy, Military, Diplomacy and Trade. Each part is interesting and has different challenges and positives. You really need to balance each of them as each strain is interlinked with the other.

Positives

There are heaps of positives in this game that make me enjoy it, but here are my favourite 3:

- Depth of the simulator. The developers really made this so you have to think about the simular from an educated perspective. The simulator has 5 major areas has alot of you to go through, lots of details and statistics. For example, in the Economy you have to manage taxation, debts, budgets, and trade in order to make a better economy. Each of these are in even more depth, from tax on alcohol to organising trade contracts with different countries for profit, and to the economy split into Industry, Services, Agriculture, etc so as to represent your country's production. This is replicated in the areas of Politics, Military and Trade, but not really in the diplomacy field. You change these statisics by the actions you take.

- Simulated world events. The news really gives you an overview of what is happening in the world. The simulator simulates the status of the world's economy, politics and wars and this is always interesting in my opinion. I find even protests within country's I control represent to me issues that the nation faces (welfare dependency, police numbers, etc). This is a very interesting dynamic to the game.

- Cause and effect. Everything has cause and effect. For example, raising taxes makes more money but affects your popularity, the purchase power of your people, unemployment and other factors. Going to war can allow you to colonise, annex or integrate a country, but costs heaps of money (transporting soldiers, or sailing navies in reality isn't cheap!) and relies on positive public opinion.

There is much more, but those are my favourite three.

Negatives

There is quite a few downsides to the game that need improvement. There has been alot of criticism for Double DRM in this game, but I never had any problems with it (as I can play it offline and no issues c/f Ubisoft games). Double DRM exists in heaps of games, where Steam protects the game from copying but the game producers also try to have it. This issue is a wide-ranging issue but I haven't had any issues with it. The other widely-criticised issue is only being allowed to install the game so many times. This isn't too much of an issue if you don't delete your games, and has been around for ages. If you have any problems, its been said that you just have to contact the company for remedy.

To be honest, much of the criticism of the game Re DRM and other hasn't been an issue at all for me. In terms of gameplay, here are the worst bits:

- Learning Curve.One of the hardest things for people in this game is the learning curve. My first 7 games were tragedies, I was either assassinated, kicked out of government or fled overseas because my people hated me. This, if you read the other reviews, is why others have then rated this game badly. Just because you might play a few games and fail doesn't mean its unplayable, it means you need to understand things better.

But this difficulty, while a reflection of the reality of making difficult policy decisions, is also something that may scare some people off who just want a quick game.

- Conflicts. Unlike other games, there are conflicts that erupt all the time across the globe. 90% of these conflicts are just skirmishes (North Korea bombing a South Korean island, city, etc) that doesn't erupt into a bigger war and stops at the skirmish. The other 10% is a major war, which results in either the colonisation/annexation/integration of another region, or a ceasefire. For example: I was in a big war besides USA, France, Mexico and Brazil v Venezuela. Venezuela blew up a US Nuclear Reactor on US islands in the Mediterranean. After much military manouvering and many failed US landings, 5 months later a ceasefire was signed.

This part of the game is 50/50. While it produces alot of fun to watch/be part of a war and brings a combat dynamic into the game most of the time, it can be quite tricky and doesn't really correctly simulate how often conflicts erupt.

- Broadcasts. The game could do without it, but it adds a comical feature to the game. Events allow your leader or others to give you briefings, tell you about events, United Nations speeches, etc. This is fun to listen to your advisors/other world leaders, but can be a bit repetative. You can turn this off though.

- UI. The Game's UI isn't very good. It is manageable, but because the game has alot of depth it can be difficult to easily switch from normal view to military view, to zoom in and to get the information you want on your screen quickly. It just takes a little more time and hence patience in my experience.

Conclusion

For a game made by indie developers, this is a great game. It is not made by a major developer, these guys have a small team but bring quite a big simulator that is overall enjoyable. Sure it isn't Europa Universalis 4, but it is a geo-politica simulator that does what in my opinion, is a good simulation. The geo-political simulator that is alot of fun,and very interesting It is especially enjoyable if you know your stuff (such as the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, what made the Global Financial Crisis happen, what a tax actually is, etc etc). Definitely, coming from a university background, this game makes alot of sense and allows me to enjoy a global simulation where I can be any country. This game is more for the grand strategy gamer with some intellect, rather than the "where is my artillery and explosion" gamer.

I came to this game very skeptical, and was close not to buying it. I read the negative Steam reviews and thought, well, why should I try it if its -so- bad? I contacted the developers and told them that I'm uncertain about the game. I decided to buy it and haven't regretted it as someone who is interested in geo-political issues and likes grand strategy games. As one of the original purchasers of Superpower 2, this game reflects the fun I had in that game.

Furthermore, success in this game is in the eye of the beholder. One of my most successful games was playing as Australia, where I was able to make a budget surplus, and start to pay off my debt. With surplus I built stadiums, theatres, airports, and a larger army that I used to take over different Pacific islands and colonise them.

Overall, I would give this game 8/10. Contact me if you have any questions :)

It isn't the best game out there, but in a limited market for these types of games its good.
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57 von 74 Personen (77%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Februar 2014
Ok, first things first, this game is fun. Since political simulation games are a rare species, and this is one of the few of them, I normaly would recommend it to everyone who likes this type of games. You really have to work to have your plans work out, no matter if it's economic grow, demographics or military expansion. Especially the latter is hard to achieve, since you have to fight bad publicity both internationaly and intern. The gameplay is very deep and it's very challenging to achieve your goals.

The graphics are decent. Not good, not bad, but still enough for this type of game. As for sound, that's ok too. I dunno if it's a bug, but I hear the music of other games while playing this one (Distant Worlds).

The only reason why I don't recommend it is the simple fact that it has DRM. So you're not only limited to buy it on Steam here, but also have limited activations and... hell, I just hate DRM. Way to go, thank you Eversim. Unfortunatly I haven't read it, else I wouldn't have thought about buying it.

So, summerized:

Decent Game, a little buggy, but fun. I'll give it a 7/10, because I like the genre and since this game is a rare specimen... and subtract 7 points for the DRM. That's 0/10 for you, until the DRM is patched out. As soon as that is done, I'll make a recommention.
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48 von 62 Personen (77%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
4.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. November 2014
Pretty terrible. Besides basic graphical elements missing like mouse scrolling of the map, the economic modeling/decision making is aweful. Interest rates and trade contracts? Really? That's essentially it? Sure it's fun to buy essetentially useless tanks and power plants for a decade while you watch your economy/budget freefall every time. Even the IMF is unrealistic--as Turkey they forgave me 300m in debt just because I was running a budget surplus. Their message was basically here's your reward for balancing your budget...what? The IMF in reality will only forgive debt they know they're never get back anyway. If you can pay, they'll take every bit they can get. Lastly, political instability is a joke. Playing as several African nations in sequence, I was overthrown by the healthcare syndicate (WTF?!?,) forced out of office while I had 100% popularity, had two military coups, and was conquered by Ethliopia (granted playing a Somolia) ALL WITHIN THE FOR 30 DAYS OF GAMEPLAY!!! Well, wasted $50 here writing this only so others can avoid the same thing. Go buy a Paradox Interactive game for a lower price and get a polished, fun game...and not have a bunch of doctors run you out of office when you have all the guns...
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50 von 66 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
377.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Juli 2014
I highly recommend this game for anyone who is a political geek.

The game is extremely in-depth. It goes from well-known laws like freedom of speech/demonstration/religion to tiny aspects you'd never see in a geopolitical simulator; blood toxicity level, driving age, maximum age for school, and speed limits on trunk roads, city roads, and highways. It also has a very realistic atmosphere to it. Setting aside the fact the map and characters look like 90s era games, it gives the game a feel no other geopolitical simulator has given me; realism. It goes from setting meetings with political figures and world leaders, to having small talk and influencing well-known figures in your country to vote for you or support your bill publicly. When a law doesn't pass through, a reform can be made. Adding laws into this reform that is bipartisan will increase the chances of it being passed. More features include asking nations for authorization to build a pipeline through their territory, building pipelines for oil or gas, detailed trade agreements that allow you to set the price, quantity, and duration of the agreement (Example: Russia's Natural Gas Agreement with China that will last for 20 years), the game also allows the construction of various buildings or transportations like oil and gas pipelines, high-speed trains, nuclear power plants, oil rigs, gas and oil fields, and even increasing the number of hospitals, homes, schools, or solar fields. The game also has a very complicated economic system. I have been having trouble with it, but I did have some success as Jordan earlier. Continuing on, the game is very recent. It isn't like SuperPower 2 where it was created just before the NATO expansion or the break-up of Serbia and Montenegro, but it was released in 2013, meaning it has the world's youngest country, South Sudan. The game features terrorist groups in every country, ranging from the Mafia to Total Jihad groups (Al-Quaeda). You have the options to infiltrate the groups if they live in your territory, to funding them with weapons, money, and 2 semi-trucks with rockets and explosives if they are in other countries to help them take down that country's government. But if you do this, you have the chance to be caught red-handed. And this will transfer into the news, and Parliment will impeach you. I suffered that while playing as Russia and funding New Zealand terrorists. The game offers so much detail to their options, like adding more medical staff and adding more police staff. You can also investigate politicians and well-known citizens to reveal a scandal to use against them, to spying on heads-of-state or countries to find evidence that will gain the approval of the United Nations Security Council and allow military action against the country. Which brings me to the Organizations of the game.

The game has made Organizations possible, which bring various or all world organizations into the game including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, European Union, and North American Free Trade Agreement. It then gives you the option to create your own Organization, allowing an Economic Market (NAFTA), Producing Countries (OPEC), Monetary Union (EU), and Political-Military Organization (NATO). This then allows you to choose members states, the budget, the voting system, the secretary general's holding of the seat, and who the secretary general is. You can then meet to set the prices of the product, make changes, etc. Like with OPEC, you can propose to change the average oil price. You can also launch reelection campaigns, even visiting the Olympics, military barracks, and universities. Instead of a SuperPower 2 style diplomatic relations, there are two types of relations. First is economic. Just because the country does not favor you does not affect trade relations. Second is military, allowing certian permissions like allowing air, ground, and naval bases in your/their country while considering the amount, allowing you to edit this at any time via meetings with head-of-state. Diplomatic relations come with various things, like managing embassies, allowing nationals to enter or leave, and forcing ethnic Israeli's living in Lebanon to return. Lastly, the game makes it perfectly with this.

As all military and geopolitical games have, the feature nuclear weapons. Naturally, this game has them. But for the first time, you need to go through politics when proceeding with a nuclear attack. First, you must authorize the use of nuclear weapons. Second, you must make a meeting with the Chief of the Army. Third, you must ask him to authorize the use of nuclear weapons. Forth, you must ask him for the code for the nuclear weapons. And the game never remembers it, You actually need to write it down. Lastly, enter your code when firing nuclear missiles. But in this game, it features something never seen in any game I have played - Chemical and bacteriological weapons. You can actually use the weapons hated internationally. Though it is almost difficult to use them, you need to have a high standing with the chief of the army. Authorize the use of chemical and bacteriological weapons, ask him to authorize their use, and if he allows it, you can freely launch chemical attacks against anyone. Beware - Using nuclear, chemical, and bacteriological weapons are EXTREMELY frowned upon domestically and internationally. If used, you will be thrown out of office, and if not that, the UNSC will send a resolution to authorize military intervention.

Overall, the game is very fun. So far, I have not run into any major bugs like crashes or gameplay interventions. Only bug I have notices was on the Newspaper where it was supposed to say the President of Russia's name, but showed random lettering or coding. I rate it 8/10. If you love geo-political games and have major interests in politics, this game is perfect. Besides the 90s looking interface, no game has ever gone so in-depth. Many offical reviews say the same.
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Verfasst: 15. Februar 2014
This game is a nearly total waste of money. It plays like 1995 and runs even worse. My laptop will not run it (Lenovo y510p) and 2 machine activation means installing it on anything else sucks up the 50 bucks I was dumb enough to drop on this game. It has changed my steam practices, as getting a refund from them for a game that won't work is impossible and the customer service for this game is pretty much pointless.

I wish I never would have bought this.
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Verfasst: 10. Februar 2014
Besides the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ protection and the fact the modding tool requires a further $16.95-21 to obtain, this is probably one of the most expensive games out there. Even though I do want to support them... this is not cheap for me.
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