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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 5

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  1. Sep 16, 2011
    3
    The Political Machine 2008 is, sadly, the one awful game (beyond its predecessor) to come from Stardock, a blemish on an otherwise good company history.
    It's graphically ugly: The interface is atrocious and the bobbleheads hardly look like anyone they're supposed to.
    The game mechanics are clunky and at times confusing, there's some horrible balance issues, the candidate creator is
    terrible...
    All together this feels like an alpha for a game we never got. I refuse to believe this is really a finished game.
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73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
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  1. 70
    The combination of clever, strategic gameplay with hopelessly niche subject matter almost guarantees cult classic status for this one. But Political Machine 2008 is definitely worth playing, particularly if you're a fan of politics -- no other game to date better represents our embattled system.
  2. 73
    For twenty bucks, The Political Machine 2008 isn't necessarily a bad deal, but it's a one-note affair that inhabits that misty gray region between comfortable familiarity and dull predictability.
  3. Political junkies and board-game fans should love The Political Machine 2008, even if it is a bit too close for comfort to its predecessor.