WITH the crazy US Election finally coming to its apocalyptic end, get in the mood for polling day with these political simulators.
1. Democracy 3 – £18.99
Have you ever wanted to be president? or prime-minister? Convinced you could do a better job of running the country? Let’s face it, you could hardly do a worse job than our current political leaders. Crime, Unemployment, National Debt, Terrorism, Climate Change…Have you got the answers to the problems that face western industrialised nations? Here is your chance to find out…
Democracy 3 is a game that looks off-putting because of its complicated UI, but if you look past that it is a great in-depth political simulator that lets you control almost anything you wish to.
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2. Tropico 5 – £18.99
Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series. Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research and exploration.
Tropico 5 is a well polished, veteran city-builder and political simulator. Take control of your island paradise and play with or against your friends in the 4 player multiplayer mode.
Can you be as corrupt as Clinton? Buy Tropico 5.
3. The Political Machine 2016 – £6.99
Run for President of the United States as one of dozens of past or present presidential candidates or create your own ideal candidate. Give speeches, go on talk shows, hire unsavoury operatives, and do whatever it takes to win on election day.
Play as Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump or yourself in this realistic US Political Simulator. The game uses real census data, poll tracking and talk show events to really test your political ‘savvy’.
Win the hearts and minds of America’s voters to achieve victory in the 2016 presidential election. Buy The Political Machine 2016.
4. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI – £49.99
Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time.
Civilaztion is a historical strategy that mostly focuses on war, diplomacy and trading. Sid Meier’s latest instalment in this franchise focuses more on government and policies however.
Change government policies to help shape your Civilization to become a tourist hot spot, a scientific powerhouse or a militaristic beast. Buy CIV VI.
5. Orwell – £6.99
Big Brother has arrived – and it’s you. Investigate the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks. Information from the internet, personal communications and private files are all accessible to you. But, be warned, the information you supply will have consequences.
This – more relevant than ever – simulation game offers a scary insight into the powers of the government. Orwell, whats been dubbed as a ‘visual novel’, does not offer much in the form of puzzle or strategy but makes up for it with an in-depth story.
Can you stop a terrorist attack? Buy Orwell.