Game Features

Run for President in the latest edition of Stardock’s popular political strategy game series, The Political Machine 2024. Choose from a roster of existing candidates including Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Ron DeSantis or create your own using the game’s candidate creation workshop.

  • Take advantage of your PAC – Use PAC (Political Action Cards) to unleash mayhem on your opponents or to bolster your own campaign.
  • Spread your Ideology – Participate in Town Hall events to earn ideology points and solidify your position on hot issues with your voters.
  • Manage your Campaign Budget – Purchase advertisements, travel across the country to campaign, and hire operatives to enhance your PR or cripple your opponent. Be wary - if you overspend and need extra cash, it might come from somewhere that will shake voters' confidence in you!
  • Create a Candidate – Customize your own front runner and race for the White House.
  • Be Ready for Anything – Torrid affairs, natural disasters, email scandals, and other "breaking news" events can pop up and change the direction of the campaign for better or worse.
  • Generate Enthusiasm – Use your power and money to purchase ads to discredit your opponent and influence voters. The greater enthusiasm your base has for an issue, the more effective your ad campaigns will be.
  • Participate in Interviews – Accept invitations to various talk shows across the country in order to share your opinion on issues important to the American people.
  • Choose your Candidate – Play as one of several candidates, each with their own custom stats like stamina, intelligence, charisma, media bias, and more.
  • Practice your Politics – A sophisticated underlying simulation model uses census data and real issues to test your political savvy.
  • 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.


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Minimum System Requirements


Windows 10 / 11
64-bit Processor


2 GHz Dual Core Processor




Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
Radeon HD 3600 or Better


Version 11


Broadband Internet

Hard Drive

500 MB Available Space

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