The Best Political Games

Update : The Political Machine 2024 added at rank #49.
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Victoria 3 (2022)

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Take over as leader of one of the 200 nations with a centralized industry, back to the 19th and early 20th centuries, it's your job to improve the lives of your citizenry, manage their economy, and keep them happy. Politics plays a huge part in this game and you must form relationships with other countries to succeed.

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What we like:
  • Nested tooltips provide detailed information on concepts
  • Excellent GUI
  • Lots of events
  • Detailed population groups with their own needs
  • Deep economic system
What could be improved:
  • War mechanic not so great

  • grand-strategy
  • political
  • economy
  • politics
  • simulation
  • historical
  • military
  • war
  • strategy
  • diplomacy

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Lil' Guardsman (2024)

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In 'Lil Guardsman', you, as a 12-year-old Lil, hold the keys to the city's fate. Interrogate a colorful cast from a fantasy world, making critical choices to shape its future. Upgrade your toolkit, navigate royal politics, and maybe even rewind time. Every decision counts. Are you ready to balance justice and strategy in this heartwarming, humorous adventure?


What we like:
  • Engaging narrative and dialogue
  • Blend of adventure and detective gameplay
  • Time rewind feature for exploring outcomes
  • High replayability with varied gameplay sections
  • Impressive voice acting and art style
What could be improved:
  • Some gameplay choices feel insignificant
  • Pacing can be inconsistent

  • comedy
  • point-and-click
  • fantasy
  • political
  • funny
  • conversation
  • multiple-endings
  • adventure
  • family-friendly
  • colourful
  • choices
  • hand-drawn
  • linear
  • narrative
  • cute

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Road 96: Mile 0 (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X/s

The prequel to Road 96. Play Zoe and Kaito where it all started. Challenge your beliefs!


  • skateboard
  • narrative
  • rhythm
  • political
  • psychedelic
  • runner
  • story
  • adventure
  • first-person
  • choices
  • politics
  • quick-time-event
  • multiple-endings
  • on-rails
  • surreal

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Not For Broadcast VR (2023)

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PC Windows osvr Playstation 5 l

Get closer to the truth than ever in the VR edition of Not For Broadcast. Keep the cameras rolling, censor the swears and immerse yourself in the powerful, alluring and occasionally deadly world of broadcast television news.

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  • political
  • 1980s
  • comedy
  • fmv
  • satire
  • text
  • simulation
  • politics
  • dystopian
  • sport
  • choices

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Not For Broadcast (2022)

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Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4

The National Nightly News is live and you’re the brains behind the scenes. Beep the swears, keep the cameras on the celebs and keep the audience hooked in this darkly comedic game of televised chaos.


  • political
  • 1980s
  • satire
  • comedy
  • choices
  • simulation
  • dystopian
  • fmv
  • full-motion
  • text
  • propaganda
  • politics
  • narrative

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Beholder 3 (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One

When a high-ranking security officer saves you from prison, you end up a pawn in her schemes. Now you must eliminate anyone standing in the way of her secret plans and try to get your life back while working two jobs. No tenant, employee or superior is safe from your spying.

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  • dystopian
  • political
  • choices
  • dark
  • point-and-click
  • simulation
  • lgbtq
  • multiple-endings
  • humor
  • management
  • isometric
  • nonlinear
  • atmospheric

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Tropico 6 (2019)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Tropico 6 is a city-building game that offers an engaging mix of elements such as ruling your own island dictatorship, sandbox mode with customizable goals, missions, and easy controller support. You can be a big picture person and make decisions that impact the entire island or get into the minute details of urban planning.


What we like:
  • Engaging mix of elements
  • Sandbox mode with customizable goals
  • Missions
  • Easy controller support:No need for mouse and keyboard or touchscreen
What could be improved:
  • Minor performance issues

  • city-building
  • simulation
  • economy
  • political
  • sandbox
  • management
  • strategy
  • construction
  • military
  • politics

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Rebel Inc. (2018)

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Android Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone

A unique and deeply engaging political/military strategic simulation from the creator of Plague Inc. Balance competing civilian and military priorities and deal with a deadly insurgency in order to stabilise a war-torn country.


  • military
  • political
  • simulation
  • strategy
  • war
  • real-time
  • tactical
  • mini-golf

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Long Gone Days (2023)

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Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

A modern-day JRPG that imagines a world of war. Overcome language barriers, forge unlikely friendships, and find hope amidst conflict.


  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • japanese
  • political
  • military
  • war
  • modern
  • combat
  • story
  • emotional
  • drama
  • pixel
  • party
  • jrpg
  • alternate

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Tonight We Riot (2020)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

The game follows a player-controlled crowd of workers rather than a single character,[4] each member with their own weapons, to fight against Pinkertons, militias, and police as they move their way through a level. Players can inspire more workers to join the crowd by liberating factories and encouraging more workers to join the fight. The game's difficulty is dynamic as it is tied in part due to the size of the mob, from being extremely difficult as a single worker to challenging or easy as the mob grows in size.[5] The levels end in boss fights ranging from large vehicles operated by the police to the President of the fictional country the game takes place in.[6][7]


  • political
  • beat-em-up
  • crowd
  • politics
  • cooperative

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