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  • Summary: Players must solve the same complex issues that face President Obama including the global financial crisis, the US budget deficit, Afghanistan (the new Vietnam for NATO countries?), Iran (the next nuclear power?), and global warming. Rulers of Nations, created by using the new Version 2.0Players must solve the same complex issues that face President Obama including the global financial crisis, the US budget deficit, Afghanistan (the new Vietnam for NATO countries?), Iran (the next nuclear power?), and global warming. Rulers of Nations, created by using the new Version 2.0 of Eversim's powerful and most realistic geo-political game engine, also includes new challenges such as managing refugees after a catastrophe, colonizing countries, buying black market weapons, and creating energy sources, from solar to deep-sea oil drilling. Expand
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  1. Dec 16, 2010
    65
    It's an incredibly niche title, which unfortunately suffers from one too many flaws.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    65
    Rulers of Nations gives you the opportunity to rule one out of 170 countries. No matter what you do, always listen to the people and your ministers. Or fire them! Unfortunately, this game has too much possible course of actions, which makes it pretty confusing.
  3. Dec 23, 2010
    65
    Even the so-called "hardcore" games should be fun to play, but Geo-Political Simulator 2 is too stodgy to let you have any.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 24, 2011
    60
    Original and interesting concept is buried deep under confusing micromanagement system and poor visuals. Only a few experts would evaluate its potential. [Issue#200]
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  1. Jan 10, 2016
    10
    It is truly a wonderful game, it has given me the best and most satisfying gaming experience in recent months.

    The pace is slow (although
    It is truly a wonderful game, it has given me the best and most satisfying gaming experience in recent months.

    The pace is slow (although it can change in a heartbeat), the graphics are average, the setting is beautiful. Sounds are good, the scarce music is amazing. What carries this game on its shoulder is the truly unique atmosphere.

    This one is about survival and exploration. You have to explore the wilderness in order to find what you need to progress (herbs to make medicine of), yet as you wander further and further from your sanctuary, you are getting uneasy as the idyll can turn into a wild chase in a second.

    What I particularly liked about the game is that it rewards you if you play it as it was meant to be. I mean, if you explore the island with care, think ahead, manage your time and pick the best approach the most important herbs tend to be in the open where you are at a disadvantage with a pre-planned escape route, the game is quite easy. It gets easier as you accommodate yourself to the unique orientation-navigation scheme, which is very rewarding, because you seem to get better through your own progress, rather than power-ups or weapons showered at you.
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  2. Jun 3, 2014
    4
    On the positive side: it is an incredibly deep and ambitious title, there are no other current gamest that would go near to it with the levelOn the positive side: it is an incredibly deep and ambitious title, there are no other current gamest that would go near to it with the level of depth and possibilities.

    On the negative: the developers release the same game every half-a-year (GPS 1-3, Commander in Chief, Yo Presidente, Masters of the World, Worlds Leader, Rulers of Nations 1-2, etc.) for an elevated price of €50-60 (plus paid DLCs and additional tools) with only minor, non-critical improvements that could have been implemented in a patch.

    That said, the game is getting a bit better every year, but is still full of bugs and discrepancies. Could be worth trying if you are into geopolitical games, but be prepared for a lot of frustration, and a bit of anger at the developers who are trying to ripping you off by releasing new edition only to forget about them as patches are rare.
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