Initial release date 24 June 2008
Platform Microsoft Windows
Series The Political Machine
|Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer|
Genre Government simulation game
Similar Stardock games, Government simulation games
The political machine 2008 official trailer
The Political Machine 2008 is a government simulation game from Stardock and the second game in the Political Machine series, in which the player leads a campaign to elect the President of the United States. The player accomplishes this goal by traveling from state to state and engaging in a variety of activities to either raise money or raise poll numbers. It is the sequel to The Political Machine released in 2004. The Political Machine 2008 features new candidates such as Barack Obama and John McCain. The game focuses on much more current issues and the constant need for money.
- The political machine 2008 official trailer
- Let s play the political machine 2008 part 1
The game also features 3 more scenarios, election in the American Civil War, an election taking place in an alternative European Union, and an alien world.
The developers said that they would add new content into the game before November 4 (the election) and update the issues as they changed in importance. New candidates were also planned once minor bugs were ironed out.
Let s play the political machine 2008 part 1
It is not possible to run as a third-party or independent candidate.
The game received "average" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic. IT Reviews said that "the gameplay is sufficiently engrossing and varied to keep your interest". GameSpy called it "a really solid 'beer & pretzels' strategy game". 1UP.com complained that "with more focus on the real-world conflicts and unpredictable events that plague campaigns, running for office might be a bit less tiresome".