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 (429 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 11, 2004
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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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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
26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
130.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
I love this game. The epitome of being simple yet complex featuring economic control, politics and a lot of military options. I think what makes it stand out from a lot of GeoSim games are the fact that you have so much freedom. From the tax rate, languages your people speak to how many kids they can have... it's up to you. Plus, ain't no country like my sweet, sweet Djibouti.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-o-7KYxi7Q
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
240.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Boosted the Bahamian economy to unbelievable heights, with my citizens making over $310 000 per year, and the minerals industry bringing in $400 billion every couple of months. Invaded Cuba for more resources and minio- I mean... people. Continued to expand my empire into Mexico, annexed it and moved my capital from Nassau to Mexico City. I've got the biggest army in the entire world, and my next target... is.... the United... States... of.... Jamaica. Bring it on!
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
after playing half of the first tutorial I set out on my journey to conquer the world.
1. picked the USA cause USA stronk
2. tried to ally with north korea. they said no
3. cried
4. declared war on mexico
5.nuked mexico
6 conquered mexico within 5 minutes
7. set my eyes on Canada
8. all of europe declared war when i launched my nukes on Canada
9. I nuked back firing all of my nukes
10. need more nukes to nuke China and Russia
11. lose first game within 2 hours because I ran out of money trying to build 55,000 nukes
11/10 would play again (and will)
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
183.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Played as Italy, waited a century for the game's economy to break, and bought Texas for 100$. 42/0
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Good:
Took over 90% of the world
Banned every religion and language except english
Population is 70% satisfied.

Bad:
Aspect ratio is dead.
Wherever you click will click somewhere else nearby (which sucks, kind of breaks my game).

5/5
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Nuked North Korea with litterally 70 thousand nukes, killed 780 million people 90898089/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
>be Canada
>Pull economy out of the gutter, have 7 trillion in 6 years
>muh Nazi Germany strategy
>China declares war on me for no reason
>Spend 3 years keeping them out of Quebec
>I win every battle
>China has lost 75% of its army fighting me
>About to win the war
>Game over, I lost the elections

11/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Joined a lobby with 8 people one guy was playing as russia he became very advanced and nuked everything while America was uniting all of the north.To the south Mexico was taking everything then they declared war on brazil and lost. 11/10
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
I really want to recommend this game to people, but there are just too many flaws with this thing for me to do so. First of all, the way battles are done in this game is crap. When you invade a country, what happens is all of your and the enemy country's troops move into the same spot and have one really large battle, after which your enemy's armies are completely obliterated (or yours if you screwed up), leaving you to capture all their points with little resistance. The interface for this game is also pretty bad; they tried to go for a minimalist approach, which would be good for a regular strategy game, but in a grand strategy game such as this you'd want as much information as reasonably possible on screen at the same time, which this game fails to do in a way that's not stupid (you get to open a bunch of windows that can get cluterred very easily, and it can sometimes take a lot of fighting with the interface to get to the information you want). There's very little flavor to the game as well; if you're coming from Paradox games like I did, or even from Creative Assembly games, both of which have a lot of historical flavor in their games, you might be a bit disappointed with what you see here. I guess there's a bit of flavor in the tutorial missions and in early game when the game has some startlingly plausible events take place based on the data within the game that was "taken from U.S. military and C.I.A. databases" as the box proudly proclaims (I've had a Pakistan vs. India war in my game, and have heard of stories of the Arab Spring happen in some people's games despite this game being released years before the Arab Spring took place), but other than that the game can get very boring very quick if you're in it for the flavor, unless you aren't looking for historical flavor in a history simulator.

Also, you're playing Russian Roulette if you buy this game to play it on a newer computer. Despite all the fixes, this game still refuses to work on newer computers, and getting any support is next to impossible from what I've seen. You'll also need to be connected to the internet just to start the thing.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
605.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
My honest opinion on this game: If you like the ldea if managing a country, world dominance, and maintaining relations with the world. This would be a game you'd enjoy. But you must be patient as it frequently crashes. Usually by year 2040-2050 an autarky bug kicks in which causes the world's trade to essentially end occurs(unless ofcourse you download mods). I suggest getting into the Rp servers in this game as they tend to be more enjoyable(depending on how you want to play the game) while other superpower 2 games that are full conquest can be fun if you form a team to take over the world and form massive empires to later betray eachother if another player becomes more threatening. This game has fun and it has ALOT of faults, i suggest the best time buying this game is during a sale, otherwise you might feel ripped off.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Such good. Much replayable.
There's something truly epic about leading Somalia from the ashes to conquer the Earth.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
142.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I'm telling you this. (No **** sherlock.)

Superpower 2 is unique. It has deep geographical technology which makes you zoom into the planet Earth to the point of seeing pixelated highways. While that may not be as cool as it sounds, look at the geography around it. Cool huh? But I am going to focus on the more 'economic' side of this game.

SP2 goes in deep with the economic system of the country you picked, and the free will to change your country's market from state controlled, to mixed, to free market, which is pretty awesome considering you can almost take control of 6 sectors and either import or export the amount of the resource you have. Most games don't have such in-depth-ness-ness. You can adjust the spending of specific areas such as health care, education, infrastracture, environment, propaganda (If you plan to be a very, very evil country with a brainwashed populace.), and et cetera. You can adjust your interest levels and see how inflation is going in your country, and adjust the personal tax income to whatever you wish to get the most dough out of it, but it will always result in the cold shoulder of your populace, so be careful when you want to go over 60%.

If you like to focus on the political aspects of this game, there isn't really much for you other than either legalizing/illegalizing a few dilemmas such as freedom of demonstration, freedom of speech, same-sex marriage, woman suffrage, polygamy, etc. But there are also the religions and languages, which you can either allow (Meh reaction from the populace in this religion/language), outlaw (I DON'T WANT THIS LEADER ANYMORE! reaction), or officialize (LEADER 4 LIFE! reaction). You can also participate and make various treaties, where it is also possible for you to play as Turkey and join the European Union with the approval of the countries inside the treaty.

You don't like economic or political but the more military aspects of this game? Well then. NUKES! Yes. Who does not like nukes? I do like nukes. And so do you, probably. You can research military technology to make more military designs such as fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, tanks, bombers, infantry vehicles, artillery guns, and so on and so forth. There is also a ranking system that determines how strong you are compared to other nations, which is influenced by your technological prowess, which ranges from 1 to 10. If you plan to dominate the world with the US, best to start with a lvl. 10 technological level.

And the most important thing?: There is multiplayer. FRIKKIN MULTIPLAYER!

I would definitely recommend this game to anyone with a taste for taking control of a country and changing it around completely. The sky and the autarky bug are the limits! Maybe.

10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
551.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
As far as I can tell (just from the reviews), I am the user with the most logged hours in Superpower 2. I played the first Superpower game a ton as a kid and when I found out SP2 was on Steam, I couldn't buy it fast enough. The game is a little buggy, sure, but not as bad as some make it seem. This game has allowed me to do digitally what I'd do with physical maps and pens as a kid. Geography/Political nerds will absolutely love this game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
228.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Superpowers 2 is the best and probably only global world simulator in which you are in charge of monitoring and changing a country by means of Politically, Militarly and Economically. You can choose to be in charge of over 150 countries which are officially recognised by the United Nations before and on 2001. You can choose to be to control a small third world country on the verge of economic collapse, or you could be a well built and supreme booming first world country. There is no difficulty level on this game, it all depends on what country you choose to control. There is also multiplayer for the game, although not many people choose this option most likely due to the lack of players who play this game. You need to know before you do this, you can't just play it, understand it quickly and finish it quickly, this game requires a lot of concentration and understanding. You need to do the tutorials a few times to understand the game and how to perform will at the game. I recommend that if you don't like concentrating at a game for a few hours, you shouldn't really play this game. I really like this game and have enjoyed every single hour of it. I was skeptical of buying this game at first purely due to how old it was, but I was hooked within a few hours and absolutely love how you can conquer countries, research nuclear weapons, research weapons, become a superpower, build a massive economy, become a communist, military or even a monarchy state and much, much, much more can be done with this game. Here are my pros and cons quickly narrowed down.

PROS:
- Over 150+ countries to choose from.
- Multiplayer.
- Nuke other countries.
- Research tanks, APC's, mobile launchers, air defences, bombers, fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, patrol boats, submarines etc. and then build them.
- Watch how you crush other countries.
- Annexing option to conquer countries is available.
- LAN option.
- Very cheap on some Steam sales.

CONS:
- Old graphics.
- Some countries names and flags are outdated.
- Sometimes some countries won't attack you or even bothering defending if you have an extremely strong military.
- Infantry units are effectively useless.
- Requires a lot of concentration and effort.
- Multiplayer has very few players.

Overall, very good game but requires a lot of concentration. 9/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
about to conquer the world as soviet russia in the 1970 mod

69/10 would conquer again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
BUY IT NOW
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
10/10 - Would nuke the United States and France at the same time again
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Reunited Yugoslavia and added Albania in an "accidental" invasion.
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Since I rebrought this game from Steam, I said to myself, Great, Mutil-player is back from when the game first came out. Let me tell you, Do Not Waste your money. Whatever they did, they destroyed this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This game being 11 years old is not in any way an obstacle for it to have bugs. The tutorials lock up after a while and there is really no way of understanding the clunky interface to make the game playable.
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