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SuperPower is a geopolitical simulation game in the tradition of Balance of Power and Shadow President. Diplomacy, espionage, economics, demographics, and military might are all placed in the player's hands, and the goal is global domination.

Game time passes primarily in turns, with the turn order being determined by a nation's GDP--wealthier countries move first. Combat occurs in real-time, but the player does not control individual units as in standard real-time strategy games. The player must devise a battle plan and then watch the action from afar. If things aren't going according to plan, the player may opt to establish direct communications with troops in the field and issue a new set of orders. Over 4,500 different military units are included, additionally the player may also design new units.

Other key game features:
  • A database with current United Nations (U.N.) and Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) info on 140 different playable countries. Accurate geography/topography is an important part of this data, as terrain plays a role in combat.

  • Evolutive Human Emulator (EHE) artificial intelligence. This Artificial Intelligence (AI) is supposed to adapt its behavior based upon the player's actions and also behave in decidedly human ways: favoring certain countries over others, anticipating potential problems, and even acting out of frustration.


SuperPower Windows You can research different subjects, mostly military.
SuperPower Windows Various events will happen around the globe, which will have an impact on the world.
SuperPower Windows Other countries may offer you alliances or treaties, and may declare war.
SuperPower Windows You can build existing weapons, or create new ones.

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Alternate Titles

  • "超级力量" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Война цивилизаций" -- Russian spelling
  • "Global Power" -- UK release title
  • "Defcon" -- Original name later discarded
  • "Chaoji Liliang" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

They tried to cook a sweet cake, but a bitter one it was. Technocrat (201) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
A nice game, if it works William Algeri (2) 1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars
More bugs than Windows tedbare (17) 0.6 Stars0.6 Stars0.6 Stars0.6 Stars0.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 10, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40 Jun 18, 2003 8 out of 20 40
PC Games (Germany) Aug 25, 2003 36 out of 100 36
GameBoomers 2003 32 out of 100 32
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2003 28 out of 100 28
Withingames Sep 19, 2003 1 out of 5 20
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Joystick (French) Jul, 2003 2 out of 10 20 Jul 08, 2003 19 out of 100 19


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PCGamer77 (3235) added SuperPower (Windows) on Mar 26, 2002