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  • Summary: Create and control the business empire of your dreams. This in-depth strategy game covers almost every aspect of business that could be encountered in the real world. Use marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, importing, retailing and more to become a corporate CEO. Capitalism?II features 2Create and control the business empire of your dreams. This in-depth strategy game covers almost every aspect of business that could be encountered in the real world. Use marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, importing, retailing and more to become a corporate CEO. Capitalism?II features 2 new campaigns ? The Capitalist Campaign and the Entrepreneur Campaign ? plus an in-depth tutorial to make the most complex business strategy a breeze to learn. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. 90
    In terms of scope and comprehensiveness, it has no equal in the world of business simulations, and in fact the only things it really fails to address in a business sense are non-market factors, like lawsuits, building permits, bribing politicians, unions, and all that good stuff -- but give them time.
  2. All of these options might lead you to think that the learning curve is steep and slippery. It would be, were it not for the slick interactive tutorials.
  3. Everything is very logical and intuitive, and the developers chose the right way to gradually introduce you to more and more complex features off the game.
  4. The most exciting new feature for many Capitalism II players is its multiplayer game. [Apr 2002, p.80]
  5. Even with the lower sound rating, Capitalism II commands a very high overall rating.
  6. The only problems were with the interfaces, which get confusing and messy, kind of like my desk, so I guess that is a little too realistic.
  7. The good is very good, yet the not-so-good list is long and much detailed. What’s a gamer to do?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 42
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 42
  3. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. HenryC.
    Apr 5, 2002
    10
    This is one of the real game for adults. A game you need to put some thoughts in it. If you are looking for something that you can finish in This is one of the real game for adults. A game you need to put some thoughts in it. If you are looking for something that you can finish in 2 days, do not try CapII. Once you've built your empire, you will see your name on top of Bill Gates. Expand
  2. CapAlive
    Jan 31, 2005
    10
    Review abstracted by Capalive.com Professor Thomas Kosnik, Consulting Professor, Stanford School of Engineering, and Lecturer, Harvard Review abstracted by Capalive.com Professor Thomas Kosnik, Consulting Professor, Stanford School of Engineering, and Lecturer, Harvard Business School , Technology Today, CNBC-TV Cable "Capitalism is a world class, hands-on learning experience which I've used at Stanford School of Engineering and Harvard Business School. Gamers not only learn the subtleties of growing an entrepreneurial business but also learn about leadership and team building necessary in any business situation." "Capitalism is very realistic and will allow the dynamics to change depending on whether you're selling a cola product, which is sort of a low tech-branded consumer good, or whether your selling consumer electronics or a PC." Professor Drew Fudenberg Harvard University "This game does an excellent job of modeling many of the key aspects of modern business. Not all aspects of it are realistic, but enough of them are that many sensible strategies are encouraged. In particular it's gratifying to me to see that the game rewards thinking about sources of long-term competitive advantage, be it from brand recognition, low production costs gained from learning-by-doing (a nice touch!), a monopoly on high quality inputs, or a big technological lead." Businessweek, October 21, 1996 Capitalism isn't just for those who aspire to be the next Michael Dell or Sam Walton. It can be a fun and useful exercise for anyone who wants to test their entrepreneurial mettle without, for once, taking any risk. Players can choose to compete against computer-controlled rivals in four different industries: farming, manufacturing, raw material mining, and retailing. For a truly adventurous and time-consuming game, players can mix and match industries as captains of giant conglomerates. As in the real world, players compete locally, in one city, or fight it out on the global stage. With so many possibilities, Capitalism is an intense strategy game, much like chess, where players must constantly think ahead. As such, it could easily overwhelm novices. But by adjusting several factors--competency and managerial style of the computer-controlled rivals, for example, can be varied from very aggressive to conservative--gameplay can be suited to various styles and speed. The game even allows a player to hire presidents to manage the day-to-day operations of different divisions so the player can concentrate on the big picture. Far Eastern Economic Review, September 26, 2002 The mass market isn't the only audience for Chan's games. Like Virtual U, Capitalism has made the leap from game room to classroom. Because of its high degree of realism, the game has been used by professors at institutions like Harvard and Stanford Universities to help students learn basic business principles. Chan is hoping that Restaurant Empire and Hotel Giant will also be adopted for training and education. "Simulation games are a fun way to learn about anything," he says. "They prove that computer games aren't just about shooting things but can also be educational." CNN - 22nd May 2002 Kristie Lu Stout, CNN Correspondent Some guys have all the luck. They have the billion dollar market cap, the brand, and the empire, while the rest of us spend our lives toiling away in cubicles with no chance to ever run the show. That is until now. Even the desk jockey can claw his way to the top in "Capitalism," the game.Hong Kong game developer Trevor Chan just released the follow-up to the award-winning original, but the objective is the same. Move your assets to turn an upstart into the most profitable company in the world. First-time players can choose a challenge like, the world in your hands, where you manage a research and development lab out to post annual revenues of $400 million, and as you take on the competition, that's when the real drama begins.But "Capitalism" is no Business 101. Critics call it a deep involving game that could test even the sharpest business document. In fact, it's been used as a simulation exercise for business students at Stanford University. Expand
  3. Luciano
    Jun 5, 2002
    10
    Buenísimo, es realmente lo que esperaba con respecto al primero y al Plus. Amazing, It´s just what I expect from the first version.
  4. GeorgeH.
    Jan 5, 2003
    10
    An unbelievable game such a real business world! I wish the game has more cities to deal with.
  5. JoãoD-Kid
    Apr 19, 2004
    10
    O melhor jogo que jogei até agora!! (5 estrelas)
  6. ManuelO.
    Jul 6, 2004
    9
    Very Good!! But, it can be better.
  7. VladimirIllichUlianovLenin
    Jun 28, 2003
    0
    Yes, very good, but i like more Commonism, socialis and humanism. CCCP

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