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The Political Machine 2008
6.8 out of 10

The Political Machine 2008

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Overall 8
7.8

PC Review - 'The Political Machine 2008'

WorthPlaying
7 February 2009
  • Summary: The Political Machine 2008 is a strategy game that lets gamers take a shot at running for President, allowing you to design a candidate or choose a pre-existing one and campaign across the country against either a human opponent or a computer controlled opponent.
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Overall 8
7.6
Graphics 8
7.6
Sound 7
7.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 7
7.4

The Political Machine 2008 Review

Cheat Code Central
4 February 2009
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0
Addiction 10
10

Race For The White House

GIN
23 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Before we get started I should let you out there in reader-land know that in another life I’m a political reporter covering such crazy things as elections, campaigns, and the wonky policy decisions that take place in each of them.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Political Machine 2008 review (PC)

HonestGamers
13 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Political Machine 2008 has been a bit of a blow to my eventual plans of world domination. I always imagined my glorious campaign would see me stampeding opposing forces with my herds of war-elephants while I lounge upon my luxury death-zeppelin and cackle evilly now and then.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Political Machine 2008

Gamer vision
6 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Name: The Political Machine 2008 Genre: Simulation Platform: Windows PC The Political Machine 2008 is, at its core, a simulation of the 2008 election. Players are able to choose from dozens of stock political characters such as Barak Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and Mike Huckabee, as well...
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Overall 8
8.1

Expert Review

GamingNexus
7 August 2008
  • Summary: With the 2008 US Presidential campaign getting into full swing, Stardock polishes up their take on the race to the White House. The Political Machine 2008, like its 2004 predecessor, is a lightweight, turn-based strategy game focusing on the General Election and the rogues gallery of Presidential...
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Overall 9
8.5

The Political Machine 2008

Video Game Generation
29 July 2008
  • Summary: The real question on the title is if there’s enough meat to keep gamers satisfied. Stardock’s $19.95 price point is a good selling point. There’s really not enough to this game to justify a standard $39.95 or $49.95 price point, but a $19.95 price point makes the game worth checking out.
  • Pros: Deep enough to be accurate, but not deep enough to scare off players, 2008 campaign is good, roster of present-day candidates is extensive, Fun, Relatively quick games can be finished in one sitting, Attention to individual state issues (Katrina relief, farm subsidies, etc), The Drengian campaign...
  • Cons: A little too shallow (no 3rd party candidates, no outside groups, useless VPs), Not enough media interaction, 1860 election feels particularly wrong when using present day candidates, Not enough historical elections or differing scenarios, Not enough issue points for create-a-candidate, Limited r...
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Review: The Political Machine 2008 (PC)

Diehard GameFAN
17 July 2008
  • Excerpt: The Political Machine 2008 Genre: Turn-based Strategy Developer: Stardock Publisher: Stardock Release Date: 06/17/2008 The upcoming 2008 American Presidential election is undoubtedly the most important in a generation and will perhaps go down as one of the most pivotal ever .
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The Political Machine 2008

bit-tech.net
29 June 2008
  • Excerpt: The Political Machine 2008 Publisher: Stardock Platform: PC UK Price (as reviewed): TBC US Price (as reviewed): TBC It’s that time of the decade, again. The time when the political machine starts moving into full spin, the gloves come off and the adverts start going on for twice as long because of...
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Overall 6
6.0

Political Machine 2008 Review

1UP
23 June 2008
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