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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 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. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  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. Oct 31, 2012
    10
    Simply the best business simulation game on the market! Let you build a business empire worth billions of dollars. A really great sense of achievement one will get from playing the game! The developer has released a sequel called Collapse
  2. Nov 22, 2011
    10
    Love business strategy games.
    And this one, is the most complete, fun ... of all!
    You must try!
    oh, and it teaches you a lot! Almost a MBA!
    (microeconomy...) Expand
  3. Jul 28, 2012
    9
    I really love this game for its complexity and it's example of how tycoons should be made. Apart of this game, I've never seen something that good and addictive. Expand
  4. Sep 30, 2013
    8
    This is for Capitalism 2 Lab ===

    This is an interesting game. I've invested at least 25 hours in it. I was especially interested in the
    stock market element.

    As far as an economic simulation, seems sound enough. As far as a fun game, so and so.

    The good:
    * Interesting simulation, takes into account macro economic factors.
    * Decent enough graphics, very Simish.
    * The competitors are very aggressive.
    * You can buy businesses out.
    * Many, too many business types.

    The bad:
    * There is no real end goal. You can only make more and more and more money until a point about the 4 billion profit mark.
    * Performance issues. On a i7 processor with 4GB ram, it lags hard with 30 competitors on advanced mode which is weird. Very weird.
    * About 20 minutes into the game you will always get a strange bug. Save, exit, load and it's gone.
    * I don't know how stock values are determined by sometimes, they are stupid. About 100 years into the game (which is not a lot, on the fastest speed it's about 10 minutes) once you buy out your competitors, new competitors will arise. Their stock value will start at $500 $1000 simply because they start with 3 billion of capital. It's strange when a company with a huge profit trades at $500 and a new start-up with zero revenue trades at $1000.
    * The people you hire are virtually useless. For 100 mil. salary they should be useful.
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