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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November 20

Release of Masters of the World Expert Bundle

We have relased the "Expert Bundle" a bundle that includes the full game plus the 2 DLCs (2014 Edition + Mdding Tool) for a special price.

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November 14

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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

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
Helpful customer reviews
44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
268.6 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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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
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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9 of 11 people (82%) 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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
149.7 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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
64.5 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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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
312.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
can nuke somalia.

11/10
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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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9 of 13 people (69%) 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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10 of 15 people (67%) 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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16 of 27 people (59%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
147.4 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
93.5 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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Remove Kebab, eliminate the communist threat, kill liberal hippies, and nuke the jews. This game is the best genocide simulator an American Patriot could possibly hope for. (Also if you're the Chinese, you can pour billions into subvresive terrorism....dirty commie.)
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
You can see a lot of postitve and negative reviews. This game is not so bad and is not so good. It's a decent simulator, but it's not worth it's money. Lots of bugs in simulation, especially if you dare to use cheats (it will break your game). Forget about realism, living in Russia IRL i laughed so hard playing Russia in game, seems the developers got inspiration from old "Evil nuclear commie mafia russian" movies. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone, better use that money to buy better games.
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9 of 16 people (56%) 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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597 of 669 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
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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301 of 347 people (87%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
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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213 of 264 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Its an OK game and once they get this updated and remove double DRM then I will rerate.
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247 of 324 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
DRM
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