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Democracy 3 is the third installment in the Democracy series. The game is a turn-based political simulator in which you need to insure your reelection by managing various aspects of the state.

Your party's support is determined by the sum of your popularity among the 20 political groups and ideologies (liberals and conservatives, the poor and the wealthy, motorists and commuters, etc.) that make your population, and is modified by the your popularity with your core voters. You can gain or lose popularity by passing new legislation, adjusting the rates of existing policies and tweaking the tax and spending rates. Every citizen identifies with several non-contradicting ideologies (for example, an environmentalist middle-class parent or a religious patriotic motorist) meaning that every policy has a complex effect on your citizenry. To enact changes you require political capital. This can only be gained quarterly (i.e. each turn) from your ministers, and their support for you is directly proportional to their constituents support for them. Occasionally you'll be presented with a binary political dilemma (like appointing a liberal or conservative judge) to solve, which can solidify or damage your reputation among certain groups.

The game has several hidden continuous political situations, both good (gaining technological advantage or becoming highly productive) and bad (high pollution or civil service strikes) that can develop as a result of your policies. Furthermore, it has randomly occurring events which have nothing to do with your choices, but can still affect your popularity among voters.

Democracy 3, compared to its predecessor, offers improved graphics and sound. You can play as one of six predesigned countries, adjust your difficulty level, political apathy, innate liberalism and conservatism levels, as well as enabling or disabling disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes.


Democracy 3 Windows Main menu.
The mod button allows you to easily enable or disable mods.
Democracy 3 Windows Adjusting an existing policy requires less political capital, but it usually takes longer to reach its desired level (though a minister's effectiveness may reduce the time and increase the benefits).
Democracy 3 Windows You need to keep an eye on your rival party. Both the general popularity and the eagerness of activists are important to winning an election.
Democracy 3 Windows Outstanding accomplishments deserve an achievement award.

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PCGamesN Oct 28, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Digitally Downloaded Mar 17, 2014 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Nov 25, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Game Watcher Oct 29, 2013 7 out of 10 70 Jan 10, 2014 69 out of 100 69
PC Gamer Nov 12, 2013 68 out of 100 68
Hooked Gamers Dec 10, 2013 6.5 out of 10 65 Dec 13, 2015 13 out of 20 65 Nov 05, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Hardcore Gamer Magazine Nov 04, 2013 2.5 out of 5 50


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Alex Z (1752) added Democracy 3 (Windows) on Apr 14, 2015
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