Will you become the greatest Head of State ? Play one of the powerful rulers of a nation! . Slip into the shoes of the President of the U.S., or the leader of China, Russia, United Kingdom, or other countries. Expand your influence on the world stage.
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Mixed (103 reviews) - 42% of the 103 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 16, 2014

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Will you become the greatest Head of State ?

Play one of the powerful rulers of a nation! . Slip into the shoes of the President of the U.S., or the leader of China, Russia, United Kingdom, or other countries. Expand your influence on the world stage.

Two game modes are available

● Competition Mode : Play solo or with other players (up to 16 internet players). Confront one another or ally with other heads of state. Armed conflicts, economic wars, attacks, spying, treason and alliances . . . anything could happen between computer and human players.

● Simulation Mode : Choose a Head of State among the 170 proposed nations. Plunge into each of the 20 contextual scenarios included, such as "Get out of the World Crisis" or "Afghanistan: The New Vietnam?" or “Iran, the next nuclear power ?”

The world's only simulation engine of its kind. With a new engine that includes thousands of updated economic values, players have access to more than 1,000 different actions and can interact with 3D characters with over 6 hours of dialogue

Several integrated options:

● Online and real-time player rankings.
● Choice of secret objectives.
● Integration of your own photos or 3D faces, logos, and
names, to make the game even more realistic.
● Interactive world map with more than 100 types of units
(buildings, military units, industry plants,...) in realtime 3D
● Interactive and realtime tutorial to easily learn main game
● Original quiz game “test your knowledge” with over 3,000
questions. Various thematics, multiplayer and ranking
options: a good way to learn by playing!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, VISTA, XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any card compatible with DirectX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, VISTA, XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nividia or AMD with 512 Mb ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
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111 of 157 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
Regretting my decision to buy this.

Gameplay concepts are interesting, but the tutorial does next to nothing to teach you how to play the game. Nothing is explained past a couple of examples of how to introduce a piece of legislation into the parliament and how to order a military operation against a terrorist cell. Budgetary information is poorly presented, making it cryptically difficult to know what measures are affecting the bottom line and by how much. The UI is attrocious.

After a couple of hours poking around, I feel like I've made no progress whatsoever. I have no idea what to do, what I'm doing or what in the world is affecting what. It's a complete mess.

Although I have a degree of interest in politics and world affairs, I'm completely lost. I find that without a sufficiently solid understanding of economics, the player is going to miss out on a whole chunk of this games appeal.

Unless you're a student of economics and/politics, and can put up with a clunky interface, and occasional buggy elements that don't make much sense, steer clear of this one.

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69 of 92 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
Despite all the negative reviews online, i decided to give this a try as it's exactly the kind of subject matter i've been wanting to explore in a video game. This game is a mixed bag. Not as bad as some are saying.

I expected a total mess of clutter and illogical AI. To my pleasure, the game is neither impossible to learn nor enjoy. There's actually quite a comprehensive and well thought-out simulation of running a modern state lurking under the poor graphics, cheap UI, uneven difficulty and mountains of stats. You'll certainly be kept busy with tons of decisions to make about laws, budgeting, trade, diplomacy etc.

I've seen reviews comparing this unfavourably to games like Superpower 2 and Supreme Ruler. I disagree - this game is definitely superior to either of those.

If the price were lower, i'd recommend it strongly to anyone interested in the subject matter. As it is, i'd say buy it only if you're really curious and have some cash to spare.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
While I recommend this game, I can completely understand why so many dislike it. This is not a wargame. This is very much not a wargame, although there is war in it. In fact, you would be better off playing Civ than this if you prefer a good war element. With that out of the way, I can understand one other major frustration: the bugs. The most annoying one (and the only one I have really noticed so far) is the building glitch. Don't expect that to get fixed, as the new version Masters of the World has already been released.

Now for why I recommended this. Quite simply, this game is addictive. Once you get the hang of it, you find youself so concerned for what happens to your country next that you find yourself thinking about it all the time. How will I finish this war? What am I going to do with my new-found funds? Should I subsidize my X industry or Y industry, if I can't subsidize both? Lots of decisions to be made. The spying is one of the best made systems I have seen from any game in a long time. It isn't 'wait X turns to have an 80% chance of stealing a technology.' It has much more to do with infiltrating terrorist organizations, assassinating others, political espianage, and more. There will sometimes be moles in your organization that will mess up everything, and you should have a decent amount of spies keeping an eye out for others trying to spy on you. The accounting/economics is a bit over my head, but they do a good enough job of explaining it for me to have half a clue what I am doing.

Overall, fun game. Looking forward to Masters of the World eventually.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
401.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
The game is buggy as hell.
No word from the developers as to how to fix this game.
Asked for a refund, they basically said tough ♥♥♥♥.

Extremely poor quality for the extortionate price.

No one, and I mean NO ONE buy this game.
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38 of 55 people (69%) found this review helpful
77 people found this review funny
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
I assassinated David Cameron's mother...While playing as David Cameron 10/10
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
i was a worried this game would be a waste of 20$, thankfuly it was not a waste,there are so many mechanics at work here, for example i was just curious what would happen if i mobolized my troops along the border of another country and i was rather impressed with what happend, i have not seen anything like this in a game, what happend was as soon as i got my troops there the country that i had my troops next to said they were worried that i was going to do something to them, and as soon as they sent that, they ordered their troops next to my border to have a quick response to my invasion force. and this was the A.I. so yeah i was rather impressed. i do reconmend this game to people who enjoyed shadow president or other detailed games in the geo political sim genre.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
122.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2015
Going on 100 hours with this game at the time this was written. I'll attempt to give a good review.
First off, let me warn you:

Now, on to the actual review.

-Unique game design
-You can literally pick any country you want, and play as that country for virtually all of time
-Huge variety of things to do (i.e. managing immigration policy, gun laws, family laws, race laws, religious laws, military laws, and foreign policy)
-Realistic government set-up
-Congressional votes
-Presidential Campaigns for re-election
-Wide variety of espionage options (i.e. assassinations, government moles)
-Ability to make any country into any government type (i.e. making the United States a totalitarian state, ruled by a ruthless dictator, banning free religion and speech. This cannot be done rapidly unless you want to put down civil revolts.)
-Wars are somewhat fun, but can get a tad repetitive if you like conquering the world.

-One of the glitchiest games I have ever played.
-Absolutely NOT compatible Windows 32-bit of any kind.
-The Voices can get annoying.
-Some features may not work like they're supposed to.
-The face animation needs some work.
-The company that designed this game, Eversim, doesn't update it whatsoever.

Final Verdict: 7/10

If you can overlook the ocassional glitch, and you love Geo-political Simulators, then I definitely recommend this.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
I recently purchased this game because it was cheaper than GPS 3 and I wanted to get a taste for the series. I have to say that I love this game and it was exactly what I was looking for at the time. I think a key here is to try not to take things to seriously and think the game is going to match real life.

However there is so much going on and everything you do seems to affect something so your decisions feel important.

There are some bugs in the game though I can't specifically think of any off hand and the graphics are not the greatest but it's not a shooter.

It does take some time to grasp the economy which I must admit I am still trying to do...

Wars are not just walk in and take over, there are many things to think about and many repercussions for actions. Those could come from Allies of the country you attacked, from the UN, from your own people or cabinet members. You could have problems with refugees during Wars which I did as Israel I ran into a problem where I had refugees from a city in the far North which Syria took from me. I think maybe because of the small size of the country I was unable to find a suitable location for the camp (maybe a bug). In the end the refugees left for Jordan. Maybe someday they'll come back. I did eventually take the city back and the War ended with Syria with no gains for either side. Now much like real life we both have troops around the borders and tensions are high. This is why this game is great.

If you are looking for a game where you control a country, and where your moves can really affect what is going on around you then check this out. I am trying to decide if it's worth throwing down the $50 for GPS3.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2015
Too many countless bugs.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
Rulers of Nations has the potential to be an excellent game. And since the last time I've played it, they have made significant improvements. However there are some functional problems with the game. Certain features, including ordering the construction of military bases, refugee camps and power facilities has some sort of error which will not allow you to select the place to build it. I've noticed some scrambled code gibberish pop up in place of people's names in the newspaper articles. I also always have problems with uncontrollable crime rates, despite increasing police forces and budget and increased focus on education and reducing unemployment. Regardless of this, the game eventually sends the country into anarchy and civil war due to excessive crime rates. I don't know why this keeps happening. There is also the lunacy of random celebrities getting in trouble which for some bizarre reason damages your approval rating (comparable with if Lindsay Lohan landed in rehab and then everyone blamed Obama for it). Overall decent game. Still needs more work. Buy it when it's on sale.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 27
i haven't even been able to play this game yet. When I tried to start, I received a message that i was missing XVID codecs and directed me to a website for assisstance. This is the very first time ever I have not seen the codecs not included in an install. How can you not include that in an install? I do not look to buy games with "some assembly required". Update, I had to go find and intall the codes in order to start the game and keep it starting it up for 5 minutes before I was allowed to post a review about the game not being ready to play "out of box". Even after the 3rd party independant installs, game just CTD never worked properly.
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30.4 hrs
Posted: June 9
great game but shocking it doesn't have the modding tool free. Sort it out! Just make it free! would be 10/10 but due to the modding tool not being free i have to give it a 6/10.
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Peter Aparina
34.6 hrs
Posted: May 9
I really like this game! In fact, I like it so much, I don't understand why it has a mixed rating. I love playing the different countries of the world, especially the United States! I like the fact that you can create different types of modifications (I can bring down Russia as the United States and get away with it)! This is one of the best games I've ever played! This is on my list of favorite games, right between Star Wars: The Old Republic (higher ranked) and Making History 2: The War of the World (lower ranked)!
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45.9 hrs
Posted: April 9
6/10 for this game.

Cons: This game was mostly alright to me, but even playing on Newbie as any country is pretty hard, the graphics were kind of choppy, the advisors and leaders speaking to you sounded weird to the point of humor, which I liked, and it is very, very hard to manage your financial situation while keeping your popularity up. Also, it can be very buggy for some, me, I never encountered any bugs or glitches yet, and I do not expect to. Wars are hard to declare with most countries because organizations, public opinions and finances are very hard to fight off.

Pros: I like the realism of the game and fine detail, as statistics and organization of everything in the country you rule is present. You really are in control of almost every aspect of a country, and this game does a fantastic job of displaying that. I like the government systems and political parties, they determine the style of your country and what policies it restricts you or limits you to hold. You can learn a lot from what this game gives you about the world, and it can get pretty fun and straightforward if you know what you are doing.

I recommend this game if you want to rule any country of the world and see how to run a country.
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54.5 hrs
Posted: March 31
The Modding Tool add price for Rulers of Nations need to be cheaper
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[3C-42] Lt. Gunam
10.3 hrs
Posted: March 27
Despite a few bugs, its pretty good.
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Celtic Batman
1.0 hrs
Posted: March 19
Apparently when a US director wins an oscar it is for foreign film. Cabinet referred to as ministers. Well, not such a good simulator. I declared war on Canada and was killed in a white house attack.

Tried this game and it is not my thing.

1/10 even in a bundle.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: March 15
pleaaase 50 percent!!
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16.9 hrs
Posted: January 26
Better than the first edition but more diplomatic options would be fun, otherwise it's a great game and you should buy it.
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16.8 hrs
Posted: November 18, 2015
I like it to be a boss my country :))) it's funny because isn't more games with this kind
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