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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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  • Rating:6.5

    numerous glitches destroy this game's potential

    First off, these glitches I am about to list may only be my own (although I've seen people complaining about some of these). *When I tried to save, it froze and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Trying to master this one and you might find yourself like bush...hated

    Reviews must be 100 words minimum. Any disruptive posting - such as excessive exclamation points, duplicate text, or all caps - is subject for removal. Do not copy content from another critic or user review; plagiarism i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating:6

    Mediocre, but still fun to pick up and play once in a while.

    Well, what to say about this game...? I suppose that I'll start by saying that, although it is fairly enjoyable, The Political Machine fails to capture a lot of the excitement involved in managing a political campaign. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
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