Game Features

Win the hearts and minds of America’s voters and take the 2020 presidential election by storm in Stardock’s popular political strategy game. Choose a candidate and run against a computer opponent or a candidate controlled by another person over the Internet.

Latest Update Details [Show]

  • v1.2 Included: Barack Obama and John McCain are entering the race, along with new issue tweaks, ideologies, and fixes.
  • v1.1 Included: New candidates and Steam Workshop support have been added in this major update for the Political Machine 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Create your own custom candidate and put up a fight for the White House!

Biden and Trump aren't "feeling the Bern" here - and neither is Kentucky.

Customize your ideology and choose the platforms that appeal most to your voters.

Stay "sharp" on interviews - they could raise voters' enthusiasm or put you in danger.

Give speeches on important issues, paying attention to what's important to that state.

NOW AVAILABLE: v1.2 for The Political Machine 2020 adds McCain and Obama, Infinite Points mode, and more!

John McCain and Barack Obama have entered the race! Greetings from The Political Machine Development Bunker.... [read full article]

05.20.2020 | ScottTykoski

The Political Machine 2020: v1.1 Now Available

v1.1 is Now Available Featuring Steam Workshop Support and New Candidates Steam Workshop support and new candidates... [read full article]

04.08.2020 | redskittlesonly

The Political Machine 2020 is Now Available - Let the Campaign Begin!

The Political Machine 2020 is Here It's time to enter the race! Buy on... [read full article]

03.03.2020 | Tatiora

Minimum System Requirements


Windows 8 / 10
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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