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On Tuesday, November 6th Americans will vote to shape the future of their country. Why wait? Start shaping your country's future now in Democracy 2.
Release Date: Dec 1, 2007
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“Adjusting and balancing policies is what makes Democracy 2 tick, and it’s astoundingly compulsive”
4/5 – GamesRadar

“I cannot emphasize enough how addictive this game is”

“ If you’ve been looking for a superb abstraction of political operations, then Democracy 2 is definitely a game you should look at.”
6/8 – OutOf8

About the Game

Democracy 2 is the ultimate political strategy / simulation game. The game simulates the motivations, loyalties and desires of everyone in the country. As president or prime minister, it's your job to balance the need for income from taxes against the demands of the voters. Do you want your country to be an eco-friendly green paradise? Or a capitalist utopia? Will you pander to the patriots, the liberals or the religious pressure groups? Can you keep crime under control without destroying the civil liberties of your citizens? And can you keep good diplomatic relations with other nation states?

Despite the complex simulation underneath, Democracy 2 is easy to pick up. An innovative user-interface shows the relationships between everything in the game just by hovering your mouse over an object. The game is 'turn based', so it's the ideal game for those who prefer an intelligent, thoughtful game.

The key to the game are the policy 'sliders' that let you adjust how your government runs. You can raise or lower taxes with a slider, or even adjust education policy, or workers rights in exactly the same way. This system makes for a game that is easy to learn and difficult to master.

Democracy 2 covers the whole range of political opinion and policy, from debates over stem cell research and school prayer, through the provision of state health care and benefit payments to the unemployed, right across to tax shelters for the wealthy, the death penalty, military spending and civil rights. Regardless of where you stand on political topics, you will have the option to take control of the government and put your ideology to the test.

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 2.0
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB VRAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
    • Sound: Any
    • Additional: Internet connection required for installation and authentication

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Mac OS 10.4 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
    • Additional: Internet connection required for installation and authentication
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,037 products in account
85 reviews
9.7 hrs on record
Better as a lesson of how interconnected things are, and how quickly things can go stupid with just a few bad mistakes, than as a simulation of real politics. Still can prove quite fun til you figure out how to tweak the folks to get them to do what you want. At some point, it loses its charm, but you may have a bit more respect for your politicians by then, if you're not wondering why they haven't implemented all the policies you did to have a socialist utopia. 6.5/10
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
189 products in account
2 reviews
5.3 hrs on record
Definitely a great game, but you have to fit the right niche. No flashy graphics to distract you, just a screen and some government policy options. It's pretty fun to try to build different types of countries, such as a socialist one or a pure capitalist democracy, or even try to model it after the style of leadership of an individual. It's your chance to create a country the way you see fit, so why not take it!
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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11 of 22 people (50%) found this review helpful
66 products in account
2 reviews
4.0 hrs on record
Overpriced, unbalanced, inflexible. This is a game that is over 4 years old now, and still costs 20 dollars. It's ridiculous! Second, many of the in-game options are unbalanced. I have been assassinated, by environmentalists, when I had a carbon tax and strong anti-pollution regulations. Most importantly, I find, the amount of actual changes you can make besides different degrees of neoliberal capitalism is very low. You can't have any kind of socialism(Social democracy is very attainable, but the closest thing to a leftist ideology in the game, and it's still capitalist.), you can't abolish the government, and limited government doesn't work great either. You can't really have fascism either.

Even the sequel to this game(Democracy 3) is still plagued by many of these problems, but slighty less so. If you really want a game like this, just skip this one and get Democracy 3, but the entire series isn't the best, I find. There isn't a really high amount of replayability, either, it all gets to be the same pattern, for me. (Make some changes, keep budget balanced, some terrorist group gets angry, I get assassinated after about an hour of playing)

Can't recommend.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
18 products in account
2 reviews
11.0 hrs on record
Whatever you do, don't buy this. Everyone says its complex and hard, but it is probably one of the most simplistic games I have ever played. 19.99 for this is highway robbery. Its worth a couple hours, and should be worth a couple dollars. It is certainly not a adequate representation of running a country. It it was this simple, a five year old could be the president and we would be the most powerful and economicly strong country in the world. Theres also some really weird graphical glitchs for me, Im not sure it its JUST me, or if this is for everyone. Either way, it makes the game seem sloppy and half made. I honestly can not see how anyone could see this as hard OR complex. Empire Total War has a more in depth feel of running a country, and 50% of the game is BATTLES. But thats just me.. Everyone else seems to have an enormous boner for this game. So who knows, maybe you'll love the game.
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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3 of 12 people (25%) found this review helpful
119 products in account
6 reviews
3.6 hrs on record
Avoid at all cost. Messy interface, buggy & unfinished
Posted: January 2nd, 2014
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