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Political Machine 2016

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Available on:PCFeb 4, 2016

Developer: Stardock

Genre: Simulation

Let the mudslinging begin! The goal: Win the hearts and minds of America’s voters to achieve victory in the 2016 presidential election. Play as one of more than 15 candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and more! Think you can do better than the other candidates? Create your own candidate from scratch and show the rest of those windbags how to make a real run for the White House. Take to the campaign trail and try to out talk, outsmart, and out spend your opponents! The Political Machine 2016 features updated relevant political topics from across the 2016 presidential campaign. Dozens of national issues including the Keystone XL Pipeline, human trafficking, and the Iran Nuclear Deal have been added, with more updates on the way as the season continues. Regional issues require the candidate to walk a fine line between appealing to the widest range of voters or appearing to “flip flop.”

Political Machine 2016 Critic Reviews

The Political Machine 2016 is a fun simulation game to play despite its serious subject matter and repetitiveness. On the plus-side, the game requires no real understanding of US politics to play - Robotic Elvis proved that.

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There is depth and relevance to The Political Machine 2016's gameplay and content. It's easy to pick up and play and whether you take it seriously and really play to win or approach it with less reverence, the game will accommodate you. Because it is so tied to the issues and candidates of the moment, it is both amusing and instructive, but probably not something you'll want to revisit after next November.

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But The Political Machine 2016 can also serve as an entry-level video game for those who are interested in politics and its limits serve as a good way to push a player to find out more about the process and to cast his votes only after careful consideration.

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