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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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

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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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.1 hrs on record
The pretty Game to run a Nation How you see fit
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
162.9 hrs on record
favorite game! They need to make a Superpowr 3! I would pay double the price of a regular game if they did.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Dissapointing, I expected a much more involved simulation game...
Posted: October 11
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
not worht it,the interface sucks and the tutorial explains nothing!
Posted: October 9
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 15
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 7
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Can't even change the resolution. That and the game sucks, you can't move units over water, countries rather randomly declare war and the economy is pointless.
Posted: September 27
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5.6 hrs on record
its A great game
combined with "RedCommunist's Mod" it's updated to date
this version of this game is far more superior and ALOT more stable
I give it 10\10 !
Posted: September 26
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1.2 hrs on record
I love this game.

However, there's a little issue here. I can't play it, due to a bug that constantly says that it "Can't connect to server." ♥♥♥♥ing horrific use of my money, I paid for it and now I can't even play it
Posted: September 26
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20.7 hrs on record
One of my favorite games. Have been playing this game since 2009 when it wasnt on steam and yeah so good
Only thing i don't like about it. it's that its basically a dead game and no mo mods for it like back in V1.4 . But besides that still good.
P.S. Make Superpower 3
Oh yeah and the Advertising pictures are all Bull!!! No city lights
Posted: September 28
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63.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 28
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7.1 hrs on record
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 ♥♥♥
Posted: October 11
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13.2 hrs on record
take time to learn the game and it can be very entertaining to nuke random countires hundreds of times in about 5 seconds
Posted: September 27
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1.7 hrs on record
I used to play SuperPower 1 and 2 back in the day, and had fun with both. Having lost both games over time for one reason or another, I decided to purchase Superpower 2 for Steam for nostalgic purposes. What I encountered was a little underwhelming.

As other reviewers have pointed out, realism pretty much flies out the door with this one. One time I played as Croatia and, after an hour of play, had China randomly invade and annex me. In another game I watched online, Italy invaded and annexed China, then started eating up African countries, with no one in the world seemingly caring. I know there are realism mods out there, but as is, the game leaves much to be desired in this regard.

Related to this is how the game's mechanics react to your decisions. Example: I started with a multi-party democracy nation with basic political freedoms, and then - practically overnight - outlawed every religion and language except one, removed freedom of contraception, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, then transformed the government into a military dictatorship. You know what the drop in popular support was? MAYBE like 5%. I'm not kidding. It went back to normal after a while. Government stability didn't take a hit either. I had done this to see just how insane my nation would go, but discovered that it didn't do anything even negative in the short-term. For a supposed geopolitical simulator, that's a bit lacking.

One of the most aggravating aspects of this game is the economic model. At first glance, it can seem like a wonderful simulation of the world trade, but after trying to figure the thing out...I just can't make a surplus. Well, to be fair, I did once, but I don't even remember how I did it. I've tried various methods, and I've read tutorials online on how to set up your economy, but nothing seems to work. I've dealt with the economic models in other games from a variety of developers, and even if they were at first difficult, I managed to figure them out after a while. SP2, however, has a model that will aggravate the casual gamer and give them headaches, trying to figure out how to keep those numbers from getting red again.

One of the few things I appreciate about this game is the way wars and armies are done. Unlike SP1, which were a bit more clustered and limited to various cities, you can move armies around the map like you could in real life, and let them engage across a wider front. It's fun to see the symbols flying around on the spec-ops-style map, and watch the battles between two sides unfold.

Is SP2 worth purchasing? I honestly don't think it's worth even $10. It can be that one game you take out every year and play for a while, before you remember why you uninstalled it in the first place, but it probably won't be something you play on a regular basis.
Posted: September 24
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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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9 of 9 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 4
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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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