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Average Player Score Based on 239 ratings
7.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 239 ratings
  1. 10 (25)
  2. 9 (34)
  3. 8 (105)
  4. 7 (47)
  5. 6 (16)
  6. 5 (4)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (6)

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  • Review Score:8.2

    Maybe I find this game to be absolutely great because I am a political junkie. Maybe I find it to be a great game because I am crazy and senseless. No matter what your overall opinion of the game is, it is hard to argu... Read Full Review

    4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.2

    Fun game, but doesn't last

    Like pretty much everyone who picked up Political Machine, I consider myself a political junkie. I await the Presidential Elections with the same sense of anticipation football fans await the Superbowl or basketball fans... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.6

    The Political Machine is an easygoing, charming title with a lot of pick-up-and-play appeal.

    It would be all too easy to pass by The Political Machine after glancing it on store shelves in favor of flashier titles, or to dismiss it as another mediocre budget game cashing in on a quick buck in an election year. B... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.3

    Not quite the game I was looking for

    Well... this game was absolutely boring. I managed to get about three presidencies into it and it just seemed to be the same thing over and over again. While I can't say uber political types would/would not diggit, I wil... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.4

    Good Strat game..but feels a bit underpowered

    The most obvious things you will notice about this game is that the graphics are nothing to wow over as well as the sound. This title could have come out 10 years ago and still would have looked about the same, and woul... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    Decent strategy game

    I was pleasantly surprised by The Political Machine. While it is not a very long game, it does offer many options and allow different playing styles. Each round tends to be a bit short, 41 weeks with each turn lasting a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    A must have for the political activist

    It does not matter what year it is, or who's running to be the great president. With The Political Machine, you are in control. With cunning animated graphics and simple game-play, anyone from any age of any household ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    Political Fun... okay that's an oxymoron... but so is Republican Party!

    The Political Macine is a very fun and educational game all rolled into one. It provides a fun simulat with very user friendly controls and menus. It may take some time to get used to but it is definately one of the best... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.1

    Why anyone would want to relive the 2004 election is beyond me, but here it is right in a box.

    The Political Machine is a strategy game that puts you in the center of a Presidential Election, and why anyone would want to relive the 2004 election is beyond me, but here it is right in a box. The game is basically... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    An entertaining diversion for a few hours.

    US election campaign simulations get no respect. As a rule, they tend to be unrealistically simple, and as a consequence, the AI is a one-trick pony. Figure out that trick and your game is over. Literally. Once you have ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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