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Do you have what it takes to be president? Play as more than 20 candidates including Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich or create your own candidate from scratch. Players take to the campaign trail against a computer controlled opponent or a human challenger over the Internet.
Release Date: Jul 31, 2012
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About the Game

Do you have what it takes to be president?

Play as more than 20 candidates including Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich or create your own candidate from scratch.

Players take to the campaign trail against a computer controlled opponent or a human challenger over the Internet. The goal: win the hearts and minds of America’s voters to achieve victory in the 2012 presidential election.

The Political Machine 2012 features updated political topics from across the United States. Issues such as Afghanistan, the economy, Obamacare, income inequality, gay marriage, and the national debt have been integrated into the game’s election database. Regional issues require the candidate to walk a tight rope between appealing to the widest range of voters and appearing to “flip flop.”

Key Features:

  • Make your run for the White House as a famous politician or create your own.
  • Take a stance on the issues, stretch the truth, or smear your opponents!
  • Travel around the United States in your bid to win electoral votes.
  • Outwit interviewers and win the favor of voters.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2
    • Processor:1 GHz Processor
    • Memory:1 GBRAM
    • Graphics:64 MB DirectX 9.0c 3D Video Card with Pixel Shader 2.0 Support
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection, also to activate this game you must create a Stardock account while launching the game on Steam.
    • Additional:Minimum resolution of 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2 GHz Processor
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB DirectX 9.0c 3D Video Card with Pixel Shader 2.0 Support
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Minimum resolution of 1024x768
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
59 products in account
6 reviews
23.1 hrs on record
This is only good for people who are iterested in American politics. If you don't care about politics, do not buy this game. If you are, you can get a couple of good sessions out of it here and there.
Posted: January 4th, 2014
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
666 products in account
39 reviews
11.9 hrs on record
A light-hearted take on U.S. politics with some surprising depths. Having taken Obama to beat Romney in 49 states on Election night I discovered many hours of fun left to be had. For Example do you want to see Kennedy challenging Lincoln on his attitude to funding Big Bird? Would Washington or Jefferson go down better on Lary King?
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
17 products in account
3 reviews
24.2 hrs on record
Very Realistic! I love the fun cartoon theme, the large number of debating subjects to choose from, and the characters! I CAN'T WAIT until hopefully they make a 2016 version. I'm especially excited about that because they will then hopefully have Ted Cruz and Rand Paul!!!
Posted: November 17th, 2013
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
185 products in account
2 reviews
14.0 hrs on record
A great game if you get the hang of it
Posted: December 30th, 2013
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
503 products in account
59 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
Game is surprisingly fun with a fair bit of depth, and works well in online multiplayer as well. Very customizable, and though a little late now, was updated with events of the 2012 presidential run as it happened. Definitely looking forward to The Political Machine 2016.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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