Discover the industry standard for geopolitical simulation of today’s world! In Masters of the World, the third incarnation of Geopolitical Simulator, play as the head of state of one or more countries and expand your influence across the globe.
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Release Date: Feb 5, 2014
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July 3

MAC version of Masters of the World DLCs are now available!

The two addons, 2014 Edition and the Modding Tool DLCs, are now available for MACOSX

With the 2014 Edition add-on, take the plunge into in-depth simulation with this new data set for January 1st, 2014. Plus, thanks to the integrated God'n Spy game mode, you can play the sorcerer's apprentice by changing key values or by creating events at any moment!

With the Modding Tool add-on, create your own geopolitical scenarios and share them with other players. You will also get access to more than 170 downloadable scenarios created by other players!

Both MAC and PC versions and the DLCs include the recent update 5.32

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June 24

German, French and English MAC versions are available

Modding Tool and 2014 Edtion add-on will be soon available too.

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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)

About This Game

Discover the industry standard for geopolitical simulation of today’s world!
In Masters of the World, the third incarnation of Geopolitical Simulator, play as the head of state of one or more countries and expand your influence across the globe.

A totally unique simulation engine

The game engine, Geopolitical Simulator 3, includes over 600 data elements for each of the 175 playable countries and calculates their changes in real time throughout the game based on players’ actions. Some examples include popularity ratings, political relations, and economic exchanges between countries. Various organizations, including NATO, use the technologies in the Masters of the World simulator for education and training.

Over one thousand playable actions.At the country’s helm, the player/head of state can act in many areas: budget, taxation (nearly thirty types of taxes), currency, economy (over 130 economic activities), foreign and domestic affairs, defense, society, labor, health, social security, education, environment, transportation, culture, and more.

For each of these areas, numerous laws can be proposed and must be voted on by the Parliament in order to pass. For example: setting social welfare benefit minimums, changing the retirement age, developing atomic weapons in secret, subsidizing the auto industry, hiring teachers, defining the powers of unions, setting speed limits on roads, regulating prostitution, creating an international film festival, etc.

The player can also construct elements on the world map, which will change accordingly: nuclear plants, wind farms, military bases, pipelines, high-speed train lines, airports, and many more.

Every action has its consequences. Lobbies, social groups, and leading national and international figures will intervene if their artificial intelligence finds it necessary to do so (interviews with the press, resignations, protests, strikes, roadblocks, wars...).

To prevent tension, the player can meet with any figure, or address the media (over 8 hours of dialog in the game).

Thanks to its intelligence services, the player also has an entire arsenal of spies and “special” ops. For example, he or she can - at his or her own risk - reveal scandals about another political party, dismantle terrorist networks, sabotage a foreign infrastructure, have an opponent assassinated, etc.

As the head of the military, the player can move all of his or her units around the map from their actual bases during military conflicts.

International organizations (over 50 organizations included) play an important role. At the UN, for example, the player can denounce a nation in order to obtain the Security Council’s authorization for a military intervention. The player can also create his or her own organization.Lastly, in order to stay in power, he or she must actively campaign to make sure he or she is elected.

Playable scenarios

Twenty or so scenarios are included in the game, such as “American Fiscal Cliff,” “Israel-Iran Escalation,” “Organization of Rice Exporting Countries,” “European Budgetary Golden Rule,” “Building South American Pipelines,” “African Economic Boom,” “Third World War,” “Triple A,” and “Famine in Southern Sudan.”.

Multiple integrated options

  • Network multiplayer mode
  • Multi country mode to play several countries at the same time
  • Game settings: terrorist activities, natural disaster probabilities, reactivity of the people, war triggering
  • Real-time online player ranking
  • Integration of your own photos, logos, and names to make the game even more realistic
  • Interactive tutorial and constantly accessible help during the game
  • Have fun learning geopolitics with the QUIZ mode, which has over 3000 questions
  • Text and dialog 100% in English

Note about the DRM: it uses an automatic and seamless activation at the first launch, then it can be played off-line if needed. It allows unlimited activations on three computers at the same time, plus if needed to migrate for free to other computers. So you'll never have to pay twice for the same licence of the game. The system allows future and backward compatibility with game add-ons plus upcoming upgrades to sequels of the game and access to our newsletters subscription. This also offers possibility to players having bought previously on other sites to migrate on steam and keep their add-ons.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, Xp
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • 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
    • OS: MACOX 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
135.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I have really enjoyed playing game! I stayed away from it for a long time due to the many negative reviews. When it went on sale a few weeks back I decided to pick it up. I regret not purchasing it earlier. The simulator is fairly deep and I have found it to be both fun and challenging.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I've played previous Geoploitical Sim Games and enjoyed them. They've always had their problems and this is no exception. Like in previous games the economic effect of policies seems well modeled but the reaction of the voters is utterly unpredictable. Riots in the streets over minor policy changes makes the game unplayable if you're trying to be a moderate. The war system UI is also utterly unusable making it very difficult to play even as a war game.

I love what they're trying to do and hope that their next release does a better job but I doubt I'll play this again.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
113.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
5 sentences that will describe this game:
-Very realistically fun
-Gets murdered
-Hard to win a war unless you are US, China, Russia, or France. (Does not include effects on ratings and those crap)
-Easy to game over.
-8.2 rating
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I am very sad to say that I cannot recommend this game, I purchased it two weeks ago because it looked like fun on YouTube. When I installed it and tried to play it it would not work and gave me an error everytime, I registered and did everything thast was required. I looked through the community discussions only to find that I was not the only one with the problem and it was fairly common and even after contacting steam support we found no solution. I urge you not to spend the $49.99 on this game and risk it not working but rather invest $9.99 on games like SuperPower 2 or Supreme Ruler franchise.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game would be good, but it is so in depth that unless you spend hundreds of hours learning it, you will have no clue what is going on. Do not buy. Not worth full price. I am so lost and mad that I spent $50 dollars on a game I will never play again because I have no clue how to play it. This was not the game I thought it was. I meant to purchase another, but this is still my impression from the game from only an hour of play.
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9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
First time opening this game and it auto crashed... Finally started to play it and it's laggy as hell - despite reducing all graphics options it still takes far too long for clicking something to work. I'm running with an i7 , 16gb ram, 1 gb graphics.

Looking past the lag and auto crashing, playing the game feels like playing the lottery. Make a few decisions, see the consequences - but regardless of the consequence, get no practical feedback on why that was the consequence. So you can't even play a few times and learn, you literally have to play with a debugging hat on, logically using powers of deduction to eventually understand the consequence. E.G. "You got expelled from the EU because of your policy". What policy, I'd changed a few. So restart... change one less... expelled. restart, change another less... expelled. Finally figure it out...

The game is tedious, has great potential, but given lack of active community (compared to any paradox game) resolution of the bugs doesn't feel promising enough to spend more time playing.
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
195.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
ok so first i was in doubt because all of the bad review but i´m so glad that i bought this game. i was looking for the real thing and i can say i found it.

if you are looking for amazing graphics then this is NOT your game.
if you are looking for massive battles to just conquer the world easily... this is NOT your game go buy something like AoE.
but if you want a game where every action has a consecuence, where taking power is not easy, where staying in power is not easy, where you need to think far beyond the easy gathering of resources, then you have found the game.

this game is so serious is almost crazy. even in the tutorial you can mess it up really bad.

let me say this clearly enought... if you are dumb in political knowledge and ecomics you may want to rethink it before buying a GEOPOLITICAL simulator, good news is that there are links inside the game to teach you, so youll learn a lot.

another thing to mention is that most of the bad comments on the games are not even related to the game and for $50 bucks i think the game is worth it, and if people buy it there should be no reason for the company to close. as for the bugs they reported i have not encounter any of them so far.

do i recommend it? yes, i do. go ahead try to stay in power.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
63.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
VERY detailed political game

highly recommended if you like grand strategy games

must be patient and experimental to truly understand all of the variables etc.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Works great for me, a steep learning curve but after that a good all round game. Needs some fleshing out and wars could be more detailed but overall a good game, cheesey dialog and all. 8/10
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Hands down best in class world simulator, destroys democracy 3 (which I enjoyed). The random events, and amount of control and dedication this team has put towards making this simulator as comprehensive as possible is very impressive.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
146.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Good game, very good game, However it has a lot of bugs, you need to contact the support teams to fix it. They are very good and honorable, if you want a refund, they will give you a refund, they put patches for the game. It is a very good game if you like politcs, as it simulates real-life politics. You can try to develop the economy, change laws, make legal homosexuailty marriage, nationalize an industry, declare war, join or create organizations, tons of stuff. However it has cons as well, as in it has a lot of bugs, so make sure to check the official forums for help and tips on getting around them. Not in steam, in the browser online, search masters of the world forums
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
92.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Masters of the World is a tremedously hard but fun game. Its almost adding a SimCity, and Axis and Allies. Its almost imposible to understand at first unless you really know politics. (I had no idea what i was doing at first) I complained to myself how i always would get kicked out of office because i never did any of the totorials. One thing is this game is worth it if you have the time also i suggest taking the totorials before you go into the game with both eyes closed lol.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
The DRM is crap, if my desktop profile corrupts, cannot play any more, if they remove the DRM then i highly recommend it, really fun to play and almost funny when you take a country down the toilet. Just be careful as the DRM is terrible, two registers and that is it. TIP: DO NOT FIRE A MISSLE AT REFUGEES IN A CONFLICT.
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10 of 20 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
SCAM! that is the most fitting word i can think of. 175 "playable" countries, when it should be 175 UN PLAYABLE countries. hell i cant even see the main ♥♥♥♥ing menu, so i paid $53.94 on a game thats just going to sit there. I am having to ask steam for a refund and a CLEAR WARNING to people that this game may litteraly be un playable, hell, now that i am thinking of it, i paid $54 for a 30 second video as the trailer is the most i see of this thing. now, obviously, i cant tell you to not buy the game as it is your decision, but i do ask this, do you want to risk your hard earned cash on a 30 second video? that is what you need to ask yourself. now in the case i dont get a refund, one of these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s will need to expect a lawsuit, because you can bet your ♥♥♥ one will be headed to one of these companys. so, please, dont be me, dont waste near $60 on a 30 second video. i have seen people say infeastation survivor stories is a scam and dont buy it, but how much is it, like $4.99? and that damn game was at least playable. like i said i paid close to the price of a brand new triple a game, only to recieve a 30 second video. i am ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ed, and before any of you hound me about your game being playable, just know that i have done everything to try and fix it, and yes i even downloaded that damn thing. so, to sum it up, this is in my case and other cases, a full blown scam, and yes other cases, i googled it to see if there was a fix, but nope just a lot of people complaining about this issue to the devs, and the devs do nothing, i have seen and heard people say, try turning off fullscreen mode, and i have tried this, it makes no difference for me and many others. so, to sum it up in one word, scam. but like i said its up to you to decide what to do, but my advice, dont do what i did, dont ignore the bad reviews. if you want to support this company (Eversim) i can recommend Rulers of Nations. thats the whole reason i got my self in this ♥♥♥♥ed up situation, i really enjoy rulers of nations, and wanted to support the company buy buying a game, not a damn video that i can youtube for free.

Edit: The 1 hour of :Game time is me trying it over and over. still nothing...

Edit #2: after Uninstalling and Reinstalling, i am now getting this error: Internal error 00000005

Edit #3: even the devs dont support their game, i am having this issue and have contacted the support from their own site but my email cant go to that address. this "Game" is complete ♥♥♥♥.

Edit 4 final edit: this is the email i got finally, i had to use this email to get my money back. Hello

The error file shows that the problem is OpenGL version : it is an old version, not fully compatible with new one (most of the driver version are at least 3.0, or or 4.0).
If you cannot find drivers more up to date, can you install the game on another PC ?

--> If not, unfortunatelly we cannot do anything... Please ask for a refund at Steam's. Sorry about that.

Best regards,
Eversim support

So my words of advice is figure out if the drivers and everything can run it. i was bummed to not be able to play it. p.s. i have tried it on another pc.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
You know, I really wish I was able to recommend this game. It looked so awesome on internet gameplays: great interface, complex and dense gameplay, entertaining... I hoped that my review would be "Thank you, Steam, for giving us such a nice game".

But, unfortunately, that is not the case. I haven't been able to even play the game (it's been almost TWO WEEKS SINCE I BOUGHT IT), it crashes right after the loading screen, stating: EXCEPTION_VIOLATION_ACCESS. I've tried contacting the developers four times. Nothing. I tried Steam support and several forums. To no avail. It seems that Steam is not really willing to give their clients a refund, or at least admiting that THE GAME IS NOT WORKING. And it's not just with me, several people are reporting the same error.

I must say I am VERY frustrated, and I do not have the intention of ever buying anything else from Steam.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
The game itself is great, but during my 2 houy play it crashed 4 times! Comon'
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Doesn't work. Seems to be a common bug/malfunction with this game. "Access Violation" on startup.
How they can justify a £39.99 charge is beyond me.
Hope I can get a refund.
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8 of 17 people (47%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Dont buy This game , this game is not worth the money ,it is not even worth 10 bucks.
I love this kind of games ,but it only took me i couple of hours to see this is a fake.

They dont keep there promises and they dont deliver anything they claim.

1 it is too expensive and full of technical errors
2 the military part is boring ,it is just numbers
3 you dont actually feel like you control anything
4 your popularity rating is the most importent thing,howe unrealistic is that!!

it is so crappy that i dont now where to start or what to write ,dont be a sucker like me buy something else,Tropico or go to the movies. this is the first time i am writing about a game because this is the first time i feel really cheated, if you still think of buying this write to me and i will tell you in more detail. producers and people who maret this game is nothing but con men in my view ,nobody can claim that this game actually does what it says it does very very dissapointing and shame on steam for allowing people to be coned to buy this game!!
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25



im not even going on about DRM, thats not the problem.... the problem is the fact that this game doesnt even let you play or start a new ♥♥♥♥ing game!!!!

you will get to menu, you will select new game and set one up, you will get load screen.... then BAM you will get violation error message and be kicked out of game..... you will then try tart game again and again for ages and it will never ♥♥♥♥ing work!

this game doesnt work, and from what i see everyone has this problem and everyones asking for refunds!

the devs arnt even on steam and WONT HELP AT ALL!!!

screw this, for this price i at least expect a game i can play..... now i need to try get my money back, if i cant ive been scammed!

EDIT: if the devs can fix the game and make it playable i will be able to write a review based on gameplay and the game, otherwise this is my experience of the game so far and will also still have a effect on review even when fixed
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