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The Political Machine 2008 (Windows)

Everyone 10+
ESRB Rating
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 Headquarters being upgraded
The Political Machine 2008 Windows When money is low, give speeches (they're free!)
The Political Machine 2008 Windows Near the beginning, the map of the United States has nothing built on it
The Political Machine 2008 Windows Main Menu

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GamePro (US) Jun 30, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Worth Playing Feb 07, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Vortex 2008 77 out of 100 77
Game Shark Jul 02, 2008 B 75
GameSpot Jun 20, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
HonestGamers Oct 13, 2008 7 out of 10 70
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 Sep 25, 2008 11 out of 20 55


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