The Political Machine 2008
The Political Machine 2008 cover
US release
June 17, 2008
Government Simulation
Game modes:
Single-Player, Multiplayer
ESRB rating:
Microsoft Windows
CD, digital download

The Political Machine 2008 is a government simulation game from Stardock and the second game in the Political Machine series, 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. It is the sequel to The Political Machine released in 2004. The Political Machine 2008 features new characters such as Barack Obama and John McCain. The game focuses on much more current issues and the constant need for money.

The game also features 3 more scenarios, election in the American Civil war, an election taking place in European Union (which has different names on some countries) and an alien world.

The developers have said that they will add new content into the game before November 4 (the election) and will update the issues as they change in importance. New candidates are also planned once minor bugs are ironed out.

Presidential candidatesEdit



It is not possible to run as a third-party or independent candidate.

Candidate GalleryEdit