The Political Machine (series)

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The Political Machine
Genres Government simulation
Developers Stardock
Publishers Ubisoft
Creators Stardock
Platforms Microsoft Windows
Platform of origin Microsoft Windows
First release The Political Machine
August 10, 2004
Latest release The Political Machine 2016
February 4, 2016

The Political Machine is a government simulation game series from Stardock, in which the player leads a campaign to elect the President of the United States. The player accomplishes this goal by traveling from state to state and engaging in a variety of activities to either raise money or raise poll numbers.

Games[edit]

Timeline of release years
2004 The Political Machine
2005
2006
2007
2008 The Political Machine 2008
2009
2010
2011
2012 The Political Machine 2012
2013
2014
2015
2016 The Political Machine 2016

The Political Machine[edit]

Main article: The Political Machine

The Political Machine, the first in the series.

The Political Machine 2008[edit]

The Political Machine 2008, the second in the series.

The Political Machine 2012[edit]

The Political Machine 2012, the third in the series.

The Political Machine 2016[edit]

The Political Machine 2016, the fourth in the series.

Candidates and characters[edit]

Only 10 candidates have appeared in all three games in the series. They are: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton (with the latter three being the only ones who don't need to be unlocked in 2012).[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Aggregate review scores
As of May 9, 2016.
Game Metacritic
The Political Machine 72[1]
The Political Machine 2008 73[2]
The Political Machine 2012 54[3]
The Political Machine 2016 72[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Political Machine, The". Metacritic. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Political Machine 2008, The". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Political Machine 2012, The". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Political Machine 2016, The". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-11-20. 

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