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  • Summary: Realpolitiks is a streamlined real-time grand strategy game that allows you to become the leader of any contemporary nation. Dive deep into the issues of the modern world, with its current geopolitical borders, using your country's power and economic strength to engage in military conflictsRealpolitiks is a streamlined real-time grand strategy game that allows you to become the leader of any contemporary nation. Dive deep into the issues of the modern world, with its current geopolitical borders, using your country's power and economic strength to engage in military conflicts and international affairs. Choose your own method of coping with other nations' interests, unexpected events, global threats and various crises. Deal with the disintegration of the European Union, terrorism, the aftermath of World War III and many other real and fictional scenarios.

    Based on three main political systems (democracy, authoritarianism, totalitarianism), Realpolitiks allows you to extend the influence of your country through various means, all in order to win the race for global domination. Use your diplomatic skills, economic advantages, military power and the full freedom of moral and ethical decision-making to become a world superpower and ensure the well-being of your citizens.

    Grow and develop your nation to the highest possible levels of economic power, technological competitiveness and military supremacy in globally-ranked charts. The choice is yours as to whether you become a valued member of the United Nations, or a nuclear tyrant, bullying all those around you. Expand your territory any way you like with the whole-world sandbox gameplay of Realpolitiks, even creating colonies out at sea. And if that's not enough, try spreading the seed of our civilization to outer space...
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  1. Aug 30, 2018
    60
    Realpolitiks really wishes it was something as grand as Europa Universalis, but in reality, it’s more akin to the Tropico games or a souped-up Football Manager. You have a lot of systems to manage, but the choices you make within these systems aren’t as open as we’d like and you're left spinning countless diplomatic plates without the agency befitting such a seat of power. The end result is a grand strategy game that struggles to find a middle ground between accessibility for newcomers and long-term investment for genre veterans.
  2. 60
    Realpolitiks is not the kind of game I would have ever expected on Nintendo Switch. It's not the perfect grand strategy experience; Europa Universalis IV may have slightly less complex and interlocking systems, but it offers deeper AI and greater complexity in strategy, and that's far more important to a grand strategy's longevity. That being said, Realpolitiks is a really delightful game to have for on-the-go play, on a console that I would never have guessed would end up with something like this on it.
  3. Sep 20, 2018
    60
    Realpolitiks is a difficult strategy to get your head around. With so many manageable things to be watched at once, it it likely to alienate new starters.
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  1. Dec 18, 2018
    7
    It's simpler than most games of this kind but it is a good entryway to the genre for new players.
  2. Jan 24, 2020
    0
    Very promising game but very poorly developed. After trying 4 or 5 games, I was never able to complete none of them because the gameVery promising game but very poorly developed. After trying 4 or 5 games, I was never able to complete none of them because the game eventually crashes and, although it seem to keep running, it does not allow you to do any progress.

    I read few user reviews warning about this, but for other platforms. I decided to take the risk, guessing the studio should have solved the problem for their release on the Switch. The problems are still there and they were not solved, so the studio is simply offering a broken game. Basically, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME and try out something else.
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