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  • genre Strategy / Simulation / Managerial
  • download size 173 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 79 user ratings.
  • release date October 14, 2013
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer)
  • languages English, German, French (PC only)
  • developer / publisher Positech Games / Positech Games
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual

What's cool about it:

  • The most complex political strategy game ever made!
  • A sophisticated neural network simulates thousands of virtual voters.
  • A unique user interface allows you to see a staggering amount of information about your country.


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 industrialized nations? Here is your chance to find out. Democracy 3 simulates the motivations, loyalties, and desires of everyone in the country. A custom designed neural network is used to model individual voters, each with varying memberships of voting groups, political parties, and pressure groups. Each voter's income is modeled, along with their levels of complacency and cynicism. This is the most sophisticated political strategy game ever created.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor 2 GHz (Dual Core), 1 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), Directx 9.0c-compatible 3D graphics card with 256 MB VRAM, 500 MB HDD, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later.Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB Graphics: 256 MB of video memory Hard Drive space: 500 MB Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Patched to version 1.15 (PC) / 1.1.4 (English, MAC)

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Decent game, great interface, but super-easy gameplay

Posted on 2013-10-20 05:30:51 bySkywalkerpl's avatarSkywalkerpl:

One slight remark for those who leave reviews here: If you haven't played the game - don't review it. Get over yourself.
As for the game itself - it's really nice. Sadly though - I was disappointed by game difficulty. There's basically no challenge - you can transform every country into every "type" of government and rock the game. In my first gameplay I managed to go through secondread more global financial crisis with my debt... going down by 50%! Your opposition party doesn't do ANYTHING to win an election with you, and you don't have to do anything to counter them.
Gameplay is horribly simplified - you have no ways of responding to any random events. Natural disasters don't happen. There are no wars you would want to go / need to retreat from. "Debuffs" are just "on" and "off", there's nothing about management your party, there's nothing about battle for elections, there's nothing simulating how "emotional" electorate can be, there's nothing simulating drop of voter participation in western countries...
What you will play here is basically a political utopia, where majority of voters go to the elections, and all of them look at your entire career and sum of all achievements and failures, not just what happened recently, and noone goes to paralyze entire country if you completely remove the benefits of one group or another.

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Good game, but unstable

Posted on 2013-10-18 17:56:14 byTheNewNo2's avatarTheNewNo2:

I enjoyed playing Democracy 3, and it made me realise that government is a lot more complicated than I realised. However, it also keeps crashing, which is not really acceptable. Presumably this is due to extremists within the game.

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More of the same

Posted on 2013-10-19 13:41:52 byRomanul's avatarRomanul:

For those of you who played Democracy 2 I can tell you that little was changed. The devs have said that there are a lot of changes under the hood and that may be true but as a gamer I've felt very little. It's still the same Democracy and unless you are a fan of this kind of games I see little reason to buy it if you already own Demo 2.
For new players I can tell you it's a interestingread more government simulator, you have about a hundred policy options to choose from each with several effects on votes groups(lovering/increasing their membership/happiness/income etc) . The game is turned based, each turn being 3 months of gametime and you choose what policies to introduce, tweak or repeal by using political capital(basicly the only resource you have in game which is ganarated by the support of the cabinet members). As years go by, the effects of those policies become apparent in the voter base (compulsory creationism made 100% of my population religious for example) . Also, the game has this concept of terrorist cells, basically if a faction hates you really bad it will attempt to assassinate you. Other than that there's little else to do. It nice to play for a couple of hours. Unfortunately there's not enough to keep you going for more. After a couple of terms, when most of you desired policies have been implemented there's little reason to play IMO.

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