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 (225 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 11, 2004
Popular user-defined tags for this product:

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy Superpower 2

 

Recent updates View all (1)

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

Enjoy!

23 comments Read more

Reviews

“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

Steam Greenlight

About This Game

RULE YOUR COUNTRY, CONQUER YOUR ENEMIES, DOMINATE THE WORLD!

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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I first played this game on disc back in 2004, and was super excited to see it rereleased for Steam. To be honest, there's still a ton I don't understand about it. But, when you have the ability to press a big red button and nuke your enemies to kingdom come, it's worth 9.99 in my book.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
The pretty Game to run a Nation How you see fit
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This is a good game if you're into real time stratgey games. But having said that even if you do like this game have fun with no ♥♥♥♥ing support from the devolpers promising patches that would fix the ♥♥♥♥ load of issues people are having, and what do we get ONE ♥♥♥♥ING PATCH THAT DIDNT FIX ♥♥♥♥, and you can try to look for solutions to these problems on the foroums like i myself did but have fun wasting a few hours doing absolutely nothing if the devopers ever do fix some of thse problems maybe i'll change this review but for now, ♥♥♥♥ you Devs ♥♥♥♥ you right in the ♥♥♥
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
not worht it,the interface sucks and the tutorial explains nothing!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Dissapointing, I expected a much more involved simulation game...
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This game is good for its time back in 2004, however, nowdays with games like Supreme Ruler and Victoria 2 etc, this game is extremely shallow and hard to enjoy.

First off, the military aspect is SOOO gamey! Want 100k troops? Not a problem! Just click the 'train men' button and BAM, 100k troops in months. The battles are very boring as well, and military movement is horrendous.

Diplomacy and politics are alright, but the AI never wants to accept any treaties. Ever. And they never make offers. So have fun with that.

Overall, this game is not good anymore, and I would stay away from buying it. For a better experience get Supreme Ruler Ultimate or Victoria 2, as they are more up to date, and not over 10 years old.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This game is mostly military-war based game. 5% politics - 30% economy - 65% military. I won't recommend this game. If you want a more realistic game for political-military game I would definitely say Masters Of The World is much more better than this game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I picked Israel and declared judaism illegal 11/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
225.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Still a better love story then Defcon.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
SuperPower 2 has to be the best Geo-Political Grand Strategy-esque game I have ever played. This game is almost a genre of its own. My first game I thought I would start off playing as the Congo (Not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, our big neighbor to the east) to give myself a bit of an extra challenge. It turns out that I accidentally picked the easiest country to play as in Sub-Saharan Africa. Compared to the DRotK's whopping GDP per Capita of 52$/year, the Congo seemed cozy at ~14k/capita/year. You don't need to know all of the terminology and the geography involved with Geo-Politics (although it does help) because the game has a tooltip function that is both concise and descriptive enough to be a very useful tool. One of my favorite aspects of the game has to be designing my own military units. Although the number of parts of designing the look of your unit is limited, modifying the stats is where the fun comes in. You can make your unit a cheap, low quality overall or high quality specific, or an expensive, all-around excellent machine. The detailed political system in the game models International organizations like the EU, NATO, WHO, and many, many, MANY others. And if that isn't enough, you can start your own! Finished developing your nation in Africa yet? Go ahead and start the African Union and limit membership to African nations only, and help your struggling brethren climb out of the hole that you yourself just emerged from. Then, form an alliance with your fellow African nations to form a strong military coalition that can threaten even NATO. Or, you can take advantage of the struggling nature of your fellow African nations and use your advantageous position and conquer them all and have all of Africa for yourself, you evil ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ;). Don't worry about the age of the game, the game, unlike others its age, has stayed compatible through the ages, and will work up to Windows 8 x64 (what I have), so do not fret. This game will run at maximum performance on your common everyday laptop (also what I have XD), so there is really no reason to not get it unless you are simply uninterested in the topic of the game. And hey! If you are a heathen 'Merican pig like me, this game will help you learn about foreign politics and also the good it could do for the US and the rest of the world if we trimmed our military budget down to a reasonable size, and began investing in healthcare and more foreign aid. :D 10/10 would play Turkey and get annexed by Iran, then launch my ICBM's from my last province and kill 90% of their population in a last-minute "♥♥♥♥ you too, buddy!" again.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
347.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
176.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
SuperPower 2 is pretty much eRepublik on your desktop without having to go on a browser. The game itself is pretty much that game you'd play if you want a political simulation roleplay. Pretty much, this game is more of a simplified Summer 2001 version of eRepublik. The modding in the game can be pretty hard if you don't know how to use the GL Editor right (since its full of errors) and the game can be quite laggy even on single player. However, if you want a good roleplay Poltiical simulator, this is the game for you, and honestly, I can't wait for more patches, and wait for the upcoming Superpower 3. This is pratically the only game that makes you in command of a country in real life.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
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!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I got this game two days ago when it was on sale for $2.49. I thought it would be one of those games you get, play once, and then never touch it again, and I though; well I’d play that for two and a half hours so I guess it was worth it. I then went in and did the tutorial and then got into the game. Automatically I chose America, like most people who choose their home country, and at an instant I realized I was dead wrong, this game is absolutely amazing.

In this game you control one of over 150 countries; you manage their politics, economy, and military while dealing with debt, invasion, terrorism, natural disasters, and nuclear annihilation. Politics allow you to create treaties, change laws, and change your government (for instance democracy to communism). In your economy you will first have to get your country out of debt, then you have to manage your budget, inflation, interest, income tax, resource production, financial aid and agreements, and trade. Finally, military; your military can be either your life saver or your demise depending on your economy and diplomatic relations. In your military you can build, buy, sell, and deploy troops and vehicles. Besides that you can design your own units and research more technology for better stats on your designed units. If you are have a problem with another country why not strike them with your entire nuclear arsenal or send covert ops into their country and wreak havoc on their product and economy.

But this game isn't perfect. The games multiplayer doesn't run unless you open unsecure ports on your router. Your military can't invade a country unless your navy is 750 km away from your enemy’s shore, but if they have even a single boat within 1500 km of your navy you can't invade and occasionally the enemies ships don’t appear and you can't make a land invasion, which is beyond frustrating. But besides that I haven't run into to many other problems.
So is this game worth your $10? Yes. Would I recommend you wait until a sale? Not necessarily, it would be better if you did but this game is worth the full price. I've played this game for roughly 14 hours and t has become one of my favorites.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
162.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
favorite game! They need to make a Superpowr 3! I would pay double the price of a regular game if they did.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I was Leader of Djibouti, Got the americans in my pocket built up an army took over africa and then was nuked by china. Loved it!

Classic game, a must for all you strategy lovers!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
131.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
yess yes yes is what i would say for SP2 i love this game i loved this game since 2001 it would never get old for me yes it can get boring and can have its less action moments but join a large RP sever and someone is gonna want to take over the world and then its up to you to adress it. Also from what i noticed it does have a people on online severs who would leave when a nation is taking over the world or mass take over of an area But they dont deal with the situation but just leave but this is a small portion of this great community of Geo poltic casual or full on gamers
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
If you want to control a country to greatness or just to see it's demise, this is for you. 193 countries... Think about that for a second. Thats 193 countries to control, and 1 for you to conquer with.
Great game, 9/10 strategy
only bad thing, is that the AI is kinda noobish, and when you invade a country it'll send all its military into that one battle. This doesn't happen ALL the time, but at some times it does.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
This game... is.... AWESOME!! If you want a game that lets you fully control what a nation has to put into to make it sustaniable this is your game. One thing i would recomend do not i repeat do NOT be arab countries you will get wiped out in the first few years by every nation trying to get your resources.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
NEVER TOUCH THE BIG RED BUTTON.
Was this review helpful? Yes No