Alternatives to NationStates

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Are you into simulation games, especially country simulations? If so, then you've probably already heard of NationStates. It's a fun online game where you create your own country, but without all the micromanagement. It works via web browser, no need to install any software. You just vote periodically on issues that come up for your country, and it figures out all the statistics and tax rate for your nation from that. In NationStates, there is no ability to wage war or invade another country, which can either be a good or a bad thing depending on your point of view. Although you can play it by yourself, you also have the option for your country to join the World Assembly, which is kind of like the United Nations. Once you do that, you're able to interact with other players. There can be a lot of politics and double-dealing once you go beyond just playing by yourself, although it's up to you how much or how little you want to be involved.

At this point, you're probably wondering what other games are out there which are similar to NationStates. Here we list these great alternatives.

Ars Regendi

I love the leaderboard stats that are readily available on nation simulation game Ars Regendi. Unlike NationStates, in Ars Regendi it's possible to lose and wind up out of office. Nonetheless, it's a well-thought-out and well-rounded game.

Politics and War

Politics and War is designed to work as a multiplayer game all the time; you can't just isolate yourself from everyone else. As the name suggests, war is part of the game. You can play with friends and strangers and try to win by conflict or you can work together to build up a co-operative of nations. It's your choice. In Politics and War, you have treaties, conflicts, bounties, embargoes, and more. It's a good choice if you like NationStates but want the option to wage war.

Cyber Nations

Cyber Nations has plenty of gameplay options available to you. Like NationStates, you choose your basic set-up from a range of combinations of options, but then you can extend things as you go by purchasing infrastructure, land, technology, and military. You're able to interact with other players via trading, espionage, alliances, war, and more.

L'√Čtat c'est moi

Translating to "This state is me", L'√Čtat c'est moi at republicofyou.org is available in French and Italian. It is a nation simulator a little similar to NationStates. It also has a separate version for schools as a fun and interactive way to learn social studies.

This page was last updated on 12 Aug 2020.