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Experience Fate of the World as it's meant to be played. Take control of the GEO through the five original missions, plus the “Denial”, “Migration” and “Extras Pack” DLCs.
Release Date: Sep 29, 2011

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$18.99

About the Game

Revised, rebalanced and expanded, Tipping Point is Fate of the World as it's meant to be played. Take control of the GEO through the five original missions, plus the “Cornucopia” and “Earth Day” update missions, and the “Denial”, “Migration” and “Extras Pack” DLCs.

Key features:

  • Redesigned telemetry and UI including new Tech Tree interface
  • More Cards, Impacts, and Achievements
  • Includes 3 DLCs: “Denial”, “Migration” and our “Extras Pack” featuring the soundtrack and designer notes.
  • New “Easy Mode” for scalable difficulty

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.33Ghz processor supporting SSE2 (Pentium 4 and Athlon 64) or better
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: 512MB graphics card
    • Sound: Integrated sound
    • Direct®: 9

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.33Ghz processor supporting SSE2 (Pentium 4 and Athlon 64) or better
    • Memory:3GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: 512MB graphics card
    • Sound: Integrated sound
    • Direct®: 9

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X version 10.6, or later.
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz Intel Processor or better
    • Memory: 3 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Sound: Integrated sound
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
262 products in account
2 reviews
9.3 hrs on record
Fate of the World is a really deep (and dark) Simulation of our upcoming years. Especially with all the available DLC it has lots and lots of content to keep you busy for a long while and make sure you'll get money's worth. Like all simulations and simulation games it is obviously not a complete and perfect replica of the real world. Of all the Simulation-games I've played throughout my life it is one of the deppest and most realistic simulations though.

You should definitely not play this game if you're afraid to start over again many times until you reach one of the desired endings. There is a reason that the 7th word in the description is "dramatic". You'll often run into bad ends or simply won't reach the neccessary mission goals in time. A great idea can backfire and make you think twice about adopting it the next time around.

The game presents choices for every region in "cards". This makes it look like a card-game to some people but it really isn't. I think the game desingers just tried to find a name to summarize "Policies", "Research Programs", "Military Actions", etc. and then they though "Hey, those things are presented on stuff that looks like cards." So they went with cards. Don't be turned away becaues you don't like card-games. FotW is not a card game and it might just aswell be called "decisions"; There's no deck, no drawing of cards, etc, etc.

Play this game if:
-You like mental challenges
-You're not afraid to see our Earth go to hell (because of your decisions)
-You think Trial-and-Error can be fun

Don't play this game if:
-You hate starting over
-You hate going through menus and just want to "play play play"
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,137 products in account
25 reviews
43.9 hrs on record
Fate of the World tells a story of what will probably happen if or when the global warming gets out of hand and they let you to be in charge.

The challenge is not a simple one. In charge of GEO, you are faced with all the global problems at the same time from floods and changing weather patterns caused by the global warming, economic crisis caused by the decreasing oil production rate and the social crisis caused by overpopulation. You tackle the problems by instituting 5-year plans. They are represented by issuing policies, i.e. "playing cards", each of which costs money and man power. And if you screw up, you will be lynched or disintegrated by a global nuclear war.

There are six card types, ranging from projects to several kinds of policies. Projects are special long-term actions that let you e.g. start space program or force people to go vegetarian. The policies allow you to do anything from e.g. constructing defenses against warming effects to using extreme measures of population control. These are used to affect the problems represented by charts and statistics available to those of you who want to see the concrete effects.

At first it feels easy to handle the problems. Then the economic crisis because of the lack of oil kicks in and you no longer have enough money to handle everything. Then you have to learn to prioritize or get lynched trying.

There are several scenarios to try out. The basic one, with several variations, is to try to survive until year 2200 battling the global warming and trying to save the humanity, but there's also a scenario where you're actually trying to destroy the world, if you're in a mood for some evil masterminding.

Mood and suspense are big things here, maintained by some awestrucking music and local news from around the world, listed by region. Interface needs a while to get used but most of the action happens anyway in choosing policies and judging, what you can afford and where to concentrate your efforts. One full game takes about two hours of intense thinking to play through, so by the time you're through with your first game you'll already know enough to try that much better again. It's exciting to try different approaches and once you finally manage to survive through the term (even barely), it's a total triumph.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
9 products in account
1 review
18.9 hrs on record
Despite the fact that this game is brutal and hard, it is very addicting and worth trying for science obessed people.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
43 products in account
1 review
4.4 hrs on record
This is one of the most depressing games I've ever played, but it's definitely worth the buy! It's very fair and realistic, with more data than you will know what to do with. Use it correctly, save the world- but take something for granted and you've led on a nuclear war! Once you get past the tutorial, it only gets more interesting. Good luck!
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
2 reviews
15.3 hrs on record
Original, complex insight into the problems of global climate change. The gameplay is rather difficult, but it still manages to generate the addictive "just-one-more-turn" syndrome. Worth trying if you're interested in games tackling real-life issues.
Posted: March 13th, 2014
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