Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 11, 2012
    40
    Not serious to be legit, not funny enough to be, well, fun. [Oct 2012, p.78]
  2. Aug 14, 2012
    40
    You can randomize population (electoral votes), wealth, issue importance, and demographics, but all this does is divorce Political Machine 2012 from context even more. There are historical and social reasons for red state/blue state divides, reasons that Republicans tend to be more successful in rural, poorer states, reasons that certain issues may be more important to California and New York than they are in Georgia and Tennessee. But Political Machine 2012 is only interested in the game of presidential politics -- and unfortunately, it doesn't even do a good job with that game.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Dec 31, 2012
    10
    This game is very addicting..... It starts where you can choose your candidate or make your own, than you are off to win the electorals... I love how you can get republican states to vote for you if you are a democrat, or vice- versa... The one thing is people dont play online very much ... However I recommend this game, add me on steam : Hulkpena , to play me online on this. Plus right now its half off.. Hurry up! Best 5 bucks I have spent in a while. Full Review »
  2. Aug 22, 2012
    6
    A budget offering that is priced around what its actually worth. Its a fairly amusing way to waste a couple of hours here and there. Very basic and little real depth but enough to be quite enjoyable for a short while. This is not a terrible game. I couldnt find any bugs at all. It is a a short afternoon's entertainment. Nothing wrong with it. But nothing great either. Just a bit too simplistic to be engaging for more than a short time. Full Review »
  3. Aug 2, 2012
    8
    The Political Machine 2012 is a great Presidential campaign simulator. You choose your candidate or make your own and then start the race, it has board game like mechanics and is an addictive game. Full Review »