Game Features

Run for President of the United States as one of over a dozen presidential candidates or create your own ideal candidate. Give speeches, go on talk shows, hire unsavory operatives, and do whatever it takes to win on election day.

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  • v1.1 Included: Over a dozen new candidates, updated issues and candidate stances, plus a new random event.
  • Time for Some Mudslinging! – Use your power and money to purchase ads and influence voters.
  • Dozens of Candidates – Play as one of several pre-made past and present candidates like Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, and more.
  • Out-talk, Out-smart, and Out-spend your Opponents – Gain favor with the public by interviewing on talk shows, navigate disastrous random events, and buy advertisements to gain an advantage over your adversary.
  • Practice Your Politics – A sophisticated underlying simulation model uses census data and real issues to test your political savvy.
  • Turn Friends into Frenemies – Challenge a friend for the presidency in multiplayer mode.
  • Create a Candidate – Not a fan of the candidates? Create your own custom front runner and race for the White House.
  • Be Ready for Anything – Torrid affairs, natural disasters, email scandals, and other random events can come out of nowhere and change the direction of the campaign for better or worse.
  • Check your Standings – With poll tracking and leaderboards, you can see how well people are playing as their candidates or what issues they are supporting over time.


Will Bernie buckle under the pressure?

This apprentice is hired!

Trump takes on the issues.

A fearsome fight for Florida.

Who pays for all this confetti?

Something isn't right about this candidate.

Win endorsements for political clout

Multiplayer: Turning friends into frenemies.

Ted puts Hillary's reputation to the test.

The Political Machine version 1.1 adds new candidates, additional social issues, a new random event, and more

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System Requirements


Windows 10 / 8 / 7
SP1 / Vista SP2




64 MB DirectX 9.0c 3D
Video Card with Pixel
Shader 2.0 Support


1 GHz Processor

Hard Drive

1 GB HD space

Sound Card

DirectX 9.0c
Compatible Sound

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