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User reviews: Mostly Positive (159 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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Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
This game is a little rough. So is life. And then you die.

Climate change bring unforgiving experience. Play the right cards early or have no cards later.

IMO this game + all dlc is worth around five bucks total. I payed 15 and I think it's not worth.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
First of all: the game is addictive. That's the good side.

The game idea is great. You are responsible for a new organization that has to take care of mainly the earth itself. Your moves are measured against the global temperature rise. You can reach your goal through different ways. Quite interesting is the idea of drawing cards.

But...

once you're diving deep into the game you will miss a sandbox mode. However, you might think that this is only a minor point. The major missing point is that you rarely know what impact your moves got onto the engine. This makes the game quite hard to play at some points.

For me was the "but" a big issue, thus I can't recommend the game.
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0 of 33 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Cheap games ain't sht. Add here Democracy 3 too
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39.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Very intesting card game, haven't figured out how to win the game very well, other than to destroy industry and starve and kill people.
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16.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Amazing! This game makes you question some of your ways of seeing the world! There is a clear problem with global warming and, probably, what you think will solve it may not do any good whatsoever... Despite being a superb experience, there are some singnals of the personal orientation of the developers on the matter, but it doesn't take away from the fun.
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7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
An obnoxiously obtuse game that sounds really awesome but ends up being a puzzle with one solution that works.
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13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
The one Game thats Resided in my hidden Subsetion locked away, its very very unrealistic and unenjoyable
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
darude - sandstorm
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This is a very depressing game and it is extremely hard/impossible to make every country happy. It's quite addicting and very upsetting at the same time. Honestly i don't know whether i would recommend it but I said "yes" because it is original.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
114.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This game is FAR from perfect -- even with the "unofficial patch" there are are loads of bugs. But it definitely presents a perspective on an extremely important issue that video gamers are not likely to stumble across on their own. It certainly got me thinking on a couple of subjects. If you're so entrenched in your own beliefs that nothing can ever change your mind, then don't bother with this title. But if your mind is open even a teensy crack, it wouldn't hurt to try it out. You might even have fun -- it is, after all, a game! And maybe -- like me -- it might inspire you to do your own research on the subject and learn a thing or two.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Is interesting to play, and makes you realize how screwed we are if society doesn't change. Lacks a true free-mode and i never have enough money. Have to choose between effective change in a few regions or very poor efforts to keep everyone happy spread thin. Then again, that sounds pretty realistic.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Very diffcult, not very easy to grasp at first but my god there is so much good stuff here once you get into it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
An enjoyableand challenging strategy game. Way underrated.
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18 of 35 people (51%) found this review helpful
110.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Fate of the World is a pretty interesting simultator, pitting the player as dictator of the world, with a clear agenda to save it. It has a lot of interesting strategic choices and trade offs. Pretty cool. It must be noted though that its pretty much an environmentalists wet dream. Which sadly explains why its has completely skipped implementing the nuclear options which are means through which we can power humanitys future.

Thorium, a technology from the 1970's which lost out to uranium based nuclear designs, since it cannot produce weapons, is amazing beyond belief, which is why many countries, most notably China and India, are putting a lot of effort into it. Clean, cheap, no noticable waste and infinite amounts of fuel... Why oh why was that no included in the game? Well... It would make it trivially easy, and it doesnt fit the hippie agenda.
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
WOW i really thought this game was going to be more interesting.

Sigh a huge failure in my opinion. Luckily it was not to expensive but definately needs to be fixed.

Look if you looking for an office game or you are bored. Give it a try but the bottom line is I can only see myself out of a rating of ten. Give it a 4
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Boring. Couldn't get into this at all. Pass.
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4 of 28 people (14%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Absolutely terrible game. Try Democracy 3 instead.
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2 of 26 people (8%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
The themeing of this is boring enough to me that I am not really interested in figuring out its systems.
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1 of 28 people (4%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
nope, try again
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41 of 43 people (95%) found this review helpful
9.3 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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