Parents' Guide to

The Political Machine 2008

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Choose your candidate and see if you win.

Game Windows , Mac 2008
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The Political Machine succeeds both as an educational tool as well as a great strategy game for anyone who is a fan of the genre. The level of detail is, at first, a little bit overwhelming. The key to success is to spend enough time learning what actions cause the best reaction from the in-game populous. Playing through this title will increase one's knowledge of the electoral system and the issues that are important to this country's citizens. The 2004 version of The Political Machine successfully indicated that Ohio was going to be a vital state to the election, far earlier than anyone else realized that was the case. Can you play this game to predict the outcome of the upcoming campaign?

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows , Mac
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Stardock
  • Release date: June 18, 2008
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Drug reference, mild suggestive themes, violence reference
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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