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This is your chance to run for president in the 2008 presidential race, set in a turn-based strategy game.

Players are able to create their own character to run for office, or choose from a variety of real life candidates, including John McCain and Hillary Clinton, and many others. Tactics involve smearing the opponents, placing ads, picking your V.P., raising cash and buying headquarters across the United States. Players must decide what issues they want to focus their campaign on, as some issues will lose votes, and others will gain votes. All issues are real issues that the 2008 election had.

Not only can players play on the United States map and run for President of the U.S., but there are also fantasy maps to run for office on, including other planets.

Multiplayer lets players play against one other person. The two players will compete and run for office against each other.


The Political Machine 2008 Windows When money is low, give speeches (they're free!)
The Political Machine 2008 Windows Headquarters being upgraded
The Political Machine 2008 Windows You can buy ads, which also cost a lot of money, so use them wisely!
The Political Machine 2008 Windows As the campaign comes near an end, reports come in to let you know how you're doing

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Armchair Empire, The Oct 20, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game industry News (GiN) 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Worth Playing Feb 07, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
Cheat Code Central Jun, 2008 3.8 out of 5 76
GameSpot Jun 20, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Shark Jul 02, 2008 B 75
IGN Jun 18, 2008 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpy Jun 20, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Aug 02, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Gaming Nexus Aug 07, 2008 B- 67


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SeƱorita Kathryn (618) added The Political Machine 2008 (Windows) on Jan 27, 2009