Three Browser Nation Simulation Games

Ever wanted to run your own country? Make a democratic utopia, or a cruel dictatorship with these three games.

Cyber Nations

Cyber Nations is the most popular browser-based nation simulation game on the internet. You can create a nation anywhere in the world and control it totally, choosing a currency, government type and even an ethnic majority. Build up an army to defend your borders or to attack others, the choice is yours. Keep your citizens happy by lowering your taxes, altering your primary religion and prevent rebellion. Cyber Nations is an Internet game designed to simulate nation building and management and will require you to exercise your management skills on a day to day basis.


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NationStates is for those of you looking for a less intense gameplay experience. Whereas Cyber Nations requires focus and strategy, NationStates is much more laid back. You can login less than once a day and still get the full experience of the game. Your nation evolves based on choices you make through “Issues”, with its summary changing to reflect your decisions. To add to all this, there is a forum with a massive roleplay community. You can choose to partake in a play-by-post community, ranging from opening embassies to sports tournament to full scale war.

Astro Empires

Not technically a nation simulator, Astro Empires offers you the chance to run an entire planet, build a space fleet and conque/colonize other planets. Build a mighty space empire through war or diplomacy, it’s all up to you. This one is different from the previous two games in that the game is continuously running. You start out with a colony on one planet and you build structures and research technology in order to improve and expand your control. Each thing that you build or research takes a certain amount of time. You can actually watch the clock tick down until you can do something else.

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  1. Posted March 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I think you should also mention the geopolitical online game and economic simulation Ars Regendi – it is much more realistic than the other games listed here.

  2. Posted January 4, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Indeed, as Ars Regendi is by far the most realistic simulation it would have to be mentioned.

  3. Posted September 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Another cool nation simulation game is Pixel Nations! Google it!

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