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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 the time comes, you have to choose your running mate (here I am with George Bush, my running mate)
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 ...just be careful of what you answer...
The Political Machine 2008 Windows When money is low, give speeches (they're free!)

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Video Game Generation Jul 28, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Cheat Code Central Jun, 2008 3.8 out of 5 76
Game Freaks 365 Sep 08, 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
HonestGamers Oct 13, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Sep 25, 2008 11 out of 20 55
1UP Jun 23, 2008 C 50


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