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Capitalism is a real-time strategy game where you are CEO of a corporation. Your goal is to defeat your competitors, gain market dominance, and make a profitable business.

The game contains countless aspects of real business, including the stock market, research & development, marketing, and hostile takeovers. In Capitalism, you must decide upon what to buy, what to sell, what prices to charge, what to manufacture, what to research, where to buy your supplies from, what to do with your money, and how to defeat your competitors.


Capitalism DOS Breaking news - displayed traditionally (for this game genre) as newspaper
Capitalism DOS One of many financial summaries
Capitalism DOS Stock market screen
Capitalism DOS Title screen

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High Score DOS Mar, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Gamer DOS Dec, 1995 89 out of 100 89
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Macworld Macintosh Feb, 1997 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 6.9 out of 10 69
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 18, 2012 4 out of 6 67
High Score Macintosh Feb, 1997 3 out of 5 60
Score DOS Nov, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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The high degree of realism in this game did not go unnoticed in educational environments. Harvard and Stanford University promoted the use of the game as a business simulation in instructional purposes. According to professor Tom Kosnik, gamers not only learn the subtleties of growing an entrepreneurial business but also learn about leadership and team building necessary in any business situation.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #6 Hardest Computer Game

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