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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (219 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 29, 2011

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"This is a turn-based strategy game about getting humanity to survive until 2200."
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About This 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X

    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
    • 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
24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
58.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
So in this game you try to save the world from Climate Change via a variety of methods with questionable effectiveness. To be honest, this game is rather difficult and not easy to pick up because alot of the terminology and proposed schemes for fixing Climate Change will likely be unknown to alot of people. There is some in-game information, but that still won't prevent this game from often being frustrating. Also it has bugs, with some of the achievements simply being broken with almost no chance of them ever being fixed since the devs for this game are long gone.

It's an informative little game that is often frustrating due to its difficulty and lack of adequate information. Another case where a simple "yes" or "no" just is not enough to describe my overall views on this game. Ultimately... I'm going to have to say no. It's interesting and a rare game dealing with real-world issues, but it's problems are just too annoying for me to recommend. :(
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
148.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I really love this game. It's hard, it's confusing -- but it all works, and slowly, as you keep trashing the world again and again, you start to understand how the pieces all

I've only recently discoverd this marvelous unofficial patch. It addresses nearly all of the issues I have with the game in spite of loving it.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/80200/discussions/0/648813728485880969/
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
It is exactly what it seems to be. You guide humanity to it's brighter future through the global warming, fossil fuel depletion and population rise. With all of what makes a good global strategy/simulation: underlying mathematical models, realistic region balance, tons of available data (hidden by a click-fest UI, but at least data is meaningful and easy to comprehend). Technologies, nukes and space missions supplied.

IMPORTANT: get the Unofficial Patch, only then the game becomes what it was supposed to be. From other reviews you can get the impression that the game is abandoned, biased and half-broken. Yes, it is. Unofficial patch really patches the game for better.
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54 of 56 people (96%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
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"
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
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.
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