Suzerain

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

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85 / 100
Jan 2, 2021

Suzerain is unlike most things you can play that's out right now. The choose your own adventure stylings are fascinating, with rabbit trail upon rabbit trail to investigate. Because of this, you'll be able to play it again and again, and because they do such a great job with the setting and people you're going to want to. While some sections can be long in tooth, they only make me appreciate what Suzerain is doing, creating a riveting narrative of what it's like to be President.

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7 / 10
Dec 9, 2020

Suzerain probably takes itself a bit too seriously, but offers a unique take on the genre of text-driven gaming that's worth experiencing.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2021

Suzerain is a compelling political drama/simulation and if you have the patience for great walls of text and often punishing decision-making, this is the game for you.

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3.6 / 5.0
Dec 22, 2020

Live out your socialist, capitalist and other ideologies as the president of Sordland, whilst those who oppose plot and scheme against you; sit back and watch the consequences unfold as the story of Anton Rayne takes hold.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2020

The developers clearly have a lot of talent for world-building and dialogue writing, which makes the game a treat for anyone willing to learn about the world and play with its possibilities. Come to Suzerain first for the feeling of power and the scheming, stay longer to discover the characters and the way choices are interlocked in an interesting way.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2020

Suzerain is a fantastic political simulator that illustrates the complexity of ruling a country. It is a very clean game with plenty of intrigue to keep players interested, just like in real-world politics. I had a great time playing a President and learning about Sordland. Despite my issues with the auto-saving not registering, I give Suzerain an 8 out of 10. Don't let this title fool you into thinking it's easy to reform ideas or preventing civil war. So, don't sleep on Suzerain because the country of Sordland needs you!

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75 / 100
Dec 8, 2020

The fate of a nation teeters between political ideologies.

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Dec 7, 2020

Suzerain is a fascinating text-based adventure about the trials and tribulations of politics, complete with engaging characters and twists aplenty.

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4 / 5.0
Dec 6, 2020

Suzerain is basically West Wing in game form, which is as awesome as it sounds. A game more akin to 80 Days than Civilization, Suzerain is a surprisingly compelling narrative that allows players to run a country with their own ideas about how things should be done to see if they’re right. I got to test out my theory of crime being a symptom of failings in other areas, pushing education and healthcare to the forefront; I was happy to see crime decrease as a response to increased access to necessary services. Suzerain may not seem exciting upon first glance due to its limited mechanics, but within minutes you’ll be hooked on Sordland’s history with a desire to shape its future. If you think you can run a country, prove it — grab Suzerain today.

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72 / 100
Dec 4, 2020

Suzerain is not a game with action dynamism. You mostly encounter text walls and you read it all the time. Suzerain is a game that can be developed with updates and attracts strategy lovers like me.

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