The Political Machine 2008

The Political Machine 2008

Stardock Entertainment


Drug Reference
Mild Suggestive Themes
Violent References
Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB
Ever thought you could run for President? Now's your chance with The Political Machine. Pick a candidate (real or imaginary) or design your own from scratch. Then choose a political party and start your campaign.

The Political Machine takes the real-world mechanics of political campaigning and uses it to create an award-winning strategy game. Raise money, hire spin-doctors, win the endorsements of important groups, go on TV interviews, take out ads, fight off smear merchants and much more in your quest to win the 270 electoral votes you need to get into the white house.

Your opponents can be controlled either by human players over the Internet or by a diabolical computer AI designed by Stardock's renowned artificial intelligence team. With multiple maps and scenarios to choose from, a candidate editor and much more, The Political Machine is not just a timely bit of fun during the campaign season but a strategy game that will stand the test of time. In between your gaming exploits, hang out at the, discussing the issues of the day on a non-partisan site where people of all political persuasions can advocate their positions.


  • Play as your favorite candidate, or create your own.
  • Play against online opponents or against the computer.
  • Find out how your favorite candidates might actually do in the 2008 election.
  • Hire special operatives like the "Smear Merchant," the "War Hero," "Spin Doctor," and many others.
  • See how you would fare in historic elections.
  • Take a stand on the issues you care about most.

System Requirements


  • Windows XP (32-bit) / Vista (32 & 64-bit)
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 64 MB DirectX 9.0c 3D Video Card with Pixel Shader 2.0 Support
  • 1 GB Hard Drive Space
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • Minimum resolution of 1024x768


  • 2 GHz Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 128 MB DirectX 9.0c 3D Video Card

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Product Price
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