Game Features

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  • v1.1 Update: Introduces the War Room, Enhanced Endorsement System, and Game Quality Improvements
  • v1.01 Update: New Candidates, Mac Support, and Game Quality Improvements
  • Choose Solo or Multiplayer Gameplay – Play single player against the computer or multiplayer against other human opponents (multiplayer feature coming soon).
  • Practice your Politics – A sophisticated underlying simulation model uses census data and real issues to test your political savvy.
  • Strategize Electoral Victory – Run against the opposing party’s nominee for President to gather the 270 electoral votes needed on election day or against other members of your political party to obtain the delegate count to become your party’s nominee.
  • Choose Your Candidate – Play as one of several candidates, each with their own custom stats like stamina, intelligence, charisma, media bias, and more.
  • Create a Candidate – Customize your own front runner and race for the White House.
  • Manage Your Campaign Budget – Purchase advertisements, travel across the country to campaign, and hire operatives to enhance your PR or cripple your opponent.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Compete in the Primary Campaign – Outperform the three other candidates in your party to secure the highest number of delegates. Focus on winning key caucus states early to gain a competitive edge over your rivals.
  • NEW! Deploy Political Action Cards – Utilize your Political Capital strategically to undermine your opponents and bolster your campaign. Invest in cards that demand political capital for significant, election-swinging effects, ensuring your actions leave a lasting impact on the race.
  • NEW! Participate in the Presidential Debates – A battleground state is selected for candidates to express their support or opposition on the most pressing issues. Utilize this platform to either garner support or risk negative reactions from the audience. Strategically challenge an opponent’s position to sway public opinion in your favor.
  • Deliver Impactful Speeches – Assert your position on pivotal issues, utilizing your stamina judiciously. Opt to either endorse or contest particular topics within chosen states, or tactically expose an adversary's stance.
  • Establish Campaign Headquarters – Enhance your electoral strategy. Focus on constructing buildings that either increase your funding, provide valuable cards, or amplify your messaging efforts. Choose the specialization that best supports your campaign goals to gain a competitive advantage.




With this DLC, your candidate can stand out on the campaign trail like never before. Don a Drengin Battle Armor to show strength, or charm voters with a touch of historical finesse in a Napoleonic hat. Take your image to new heights with an Astronaut outfit, or let your free spirit fly with an array of Crazy hair options.

But that's just the beginning! The "Cabinet of Curiosities" is brimming with eclectic and eye-catching pieces, allowing for endless combinations. Whether you want to inspire, amuse, or surprise the electorate, this DLC gives you the tools to create a candidate that's uniquely yours.

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Minimum System Requirements


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit

Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 650 / Radeon HD 3600 or better

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 500 MB available space


Requires an Apple processor

OS: MacOS Sonoma 14.4 or greater

Processor: Apple M1 or greater

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: Apple M1 Graphics or better

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 600 MB available space

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