Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. 45
    Much that was important in a global simulation has been left out; and much that’s included is bug-ridden, inactive, confusing or unbalanced.
  2. Far from exciting so even the studious may lose their adoration over time.
  3. Less a game than a geopolitical simulator of a bizarre, parallel Earth. Try not to hurt yourself while rushing out to the store to pick up your copy.
  4. 20
    A bunch of pointless hand-waving in a half-hearted attempt to pawn off a ponderous spreadsheet as a game.
  5. The sandbox play that makes up the bulk of Superpower 2 is alternately tedium and lunacy. [Feb 2005, p.70]
  6. Long stretches of boredom punctuated by brief moments of implausibility. [Feb 2005, p.84]
  7. The much-touted "realism" vanishes entirely once you get to the military phase of the game. [March 2005, p.87]
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 3, 2011
    10
    This game is awesome. It has the perfect balance between all three spheres, Politics, Military and Economy.
    The economic 'engine' is great, it
    is hard to understand fully, but isn't needed to function your economy.
    It is very easy to manage your country, opposed to a game such as Rulers of Nations which has a bad interface, Super Power 2's is much better and organized. Even now (2011) servers go up regularly and there is an active forum, http://www.golemlabs.com/community/index.php.

    You must get the patch 1.4.
    This game is awesome, it is a must buy for people interested in politics or history in any shape or form.
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  2. Jan 5, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This game is very good.I am now until the first time the game is so addictive.
    Political and economic alliance with other countries, and may cause a war,
    Over everything. Is very good.
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