SuperPower 2 is the only global geopolitical simulation game which allows players to control entire countries. Players control countries in 3 major areas: political, economic and military, but this time, in a beautiful real-time 3D environment.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (224 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 11, 2004
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May 25

Patch #1 Released

We just set the first update live.

Here is the list of changes:
- Fullscreen support added
- MP phantom servers no longer displayed after game is terminated
- MP connectivity errors better explained
- small german localisation fixes


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“Creating a superpower from Haiti isn’t an easy task but it sure was a fun run, I recommend SuperPower2 to people that like world simulations or to people that wish they could run any country on earth in anyway they see fit.”
81 % – Gamer's Hell

“The number of options, the good graphics for the globe and almost limitless gameplay adds up a game that is worthy of United Nations attention.”
76 % – GameZone

“The world is beautifully rendered and is capable of giving a wide variety of thematic maps and the capability to drill down into any region.”
85 % – Warcry

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The Story:

SuperPower 2 is the only global geopolitical simulation game which allows players to control entire countries. Players control countries in 3 major areas: political, economic and military, but this time, in a beautiful real-time 3D environment. Players build up their own countries and increase their influence in the broader world while competing against sophisticated A.I. Along the way, gamers make use of economic sanctions, political alliances, and military actions to wage their battles. SuperPower 2 offers the ability to fine-tune each country's performance, from creating or breaking treaties, to making tactical decisions in particular military conflicts.

Key Features:

  • 193 real countries all playable & equipped with realistic data drawn from the CIA World Factbook, the United Nations and U.S. Military databases.
  • Sophisticated A.I. designed to realistically simulate each country.
  • Real-life combat situations, with multiple forces joining and leaving battles as the balance of power shifts.
  • Real-time gameplay and Modular units building.
  • Solo scenarios and "sandbox mode", as well as full Multiplayer support for up to 32 players in a variety of styles, including world domination, economic master, and many others

SuperPower 2 Steam Edition Features:

  • 14 steam achievements
  • New internet matchmaking library, and modified the UI flow in the multiplayer menus
  • Updated the code to support new OS
  • Widescreen Resolution support
  • Editor and Full SDK included

Gameplay Changes:

  • Capital ships needed for invasions from the sea. They need to be within 750km of the region you're trying to invade.
  • Enemy fleets must be further than 1500km of your invasion fleet when trying to invade a region from the sea.
  • The AI will take diplomatic relations into account and will decide whether or not to annex regions under it's military control now.
  • Economy: GTM limited to 30%, sectortax at 70%.
  • Diplomacy: embargo treaties result in a drop in relations.
  • Combat Radius has been enlarged to make frontlines easier to make.
  • AI: allies will make more rational decisions when there is war. If you can handle it yourself, they won't help.
  • Peaceful Annexation: depending on population support in both nations, you now have more or less chance of peacefully annexation a nation.
  • 95 and the nations involved need at least one religion or language in common.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz CPU Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible graphic card with 64 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz CPU Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible graphic card with 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
I picked Israel and declared judaism illegal 11/10
Posted: August 14
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.7 hrs on record
It's a little outdated, and a bunch of the strings appear to have been translated incorrectly from French, but the game itself is awesome. This is by far the best superpower simulator (way, way better than "Us&Them") currently available. That said, there are some easy-mode almost cheaty things the game lets you do that can ruin the experience a bit. Civilian espionage is probably top of that list. It's far too easy right now to build a super-power from nothing by spying on the civilian sectors of larger countries that do not employ large spy networks. India and Taiwan are great examples. Spy a few times on each sector and suddenly you've got a trade surplus in those areas without having to make massive capital investments. That said, turning a tiny Pacific Island nation into a massive nuclear superpower is part of this game's attraction, so a little unrealism can be forgiven.
Posted: April 27
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
225.3 hrs on record
Still a better love story then Defcon.
Posted: June 17
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.4 hrs on record
Good geopolitical sims are few and far between, that was even more the case back in 2001 when this game was first released. It still holds up quite well. Yes, there are a few glitches, mostly due to the modifications made in order to adapt the game for modern displays, but on the whole the game is every bit as enjoyable as it was back then.

The multiplayer is great, and few other games offer such a wide variety of nations to play as. While some may deride the game for a lack of realism (you can make virtually any nation a super power if you know what to do) I think that's part of the charm. Also, that means that anyone can potentially be a viable threat in multiplayer.

If you enjoy strategy sims, I cannot give this game enough praise. It's cheap, and it's awesome. Check it out!
Posted: June 26
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
343.8 hrs on record
Amazing game. There are some minor glitches I've encountered which are all very easy to fix. The community is still intact, and they host games frequently. 8/10
Posted: June 8
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139 of 168 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
I rarely write reviews, but I MUST contribute here.

Where to begin! Well... I’ve probably put in over 1000 hours of play into this glorious gem over the years. Incredibly detailed slider control over just about every relevant aspect of a country. You can micro-manage just about everything. Such as, determining exactly which natural resources to exploit, how much money goes into building infrastructure, and which religion you want to convert your population too. Not a big fan of micromanagement? No problem! let the AI handle the areas you don’t want to bother with. Every decision matters and can have huge consequences. Take control over military research, including nuclear arsenals, naval, and land. Battles on land and sea have neat little animation scenes.

Nuclear conflicts are VERY satisfying. Reminds me fondly of the War Games movie in the 90s.

The game is a bit dated now, but still looks and feels nice on a new PC. Unfortunately does not support high resolutions but, once you get past this, it’s worth every penny and every minute in playtime.

There is really something quite satisfying about turning Gaza Strip and the West Bank into a global superpower! Or perhaps you would like to nuke Canada? Then this is for you.
Posted: April 18
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