Crusader Kings II is a strategy game set in the Middle Ages where players control a medieval dynasty. The game is a dynasty simulator that with some DLCs sets you in the Middle Age from 782 to 1456.
Crusader Kings 2
Paid: $19.99 Check price
Tropico 5 is a construction and management simulation video game. For the first time in the Tropico series the game features cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.
Paid: $24.99 with in-app purchases
Realpolitiks is a real-time strategy and government simulation game set on a grand scale where players get to become the leaders of nations. The leader is responsible for using his nation's power in economics, military, and more.
The fourth installment of the award-winning Europa Universalis series. The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire.
Europa Universalis IV
Tropico 4 is a construction and management simulation video game, which focuses on a city building simulation. The game follows the protagonist, El Presidente, as he works towards restoring the power that he lost in the Caribbean.
Paid: $24.99 with in-app purchases
Democracy 3 is a complex government simulation game. The player must introduce and alter policies in seven areas: tax, economy, welfare, foreign policy, transport, law and order and public services.
Democracy 3 Africa is a turn-based strategy game that falls under the political strategy genre. It features an intuitive interface that will help you navigate the political and economic nature of this game.
Democracy 3 Africa
Citystate is a government simulation game developed and published by Andy Sztark. First released on 22 February 2018, this game lets players create a 21st century nation to simulate the governance they want on it.
Paid: $59.99 with in-app purchases
Sid Meier's Civilization VI also known as Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game developed by Firaxis Games and Aspyr. It was released on October 21, 2016, and is available on Windows, Mac, and iOS users.
Sid Meier's Civilization VI
Crisis in the Kremlin is a simulation and strategy game set in the Perestroika era, where you are set to reign over the Soviet Union during this harsh period and lead it to a bright future by any way you like.
Crisis in the Kremlin
Hearts of Iron IV is a war strategy game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. This game belongs to the Hearts of Iron series, where players have to take control of any nation in the world from 1936 to 1939 and lead them to victory.
Hearts of Iron IV
Make America Great Again: The Trump Presidency is a strategy simulation game developed by Maverick Game Studio. Inspired the reign of the US President Donald Trump, this game has a touch comedic elements and real-life issues.
Make America Great Again: The Trump Presidency
Reigns is an indie strategy and simulation video game developed by Nerial and published by Devolver Digital. Players take the role of a medieval monarch with the aim of juggling requests from advisors, peasants, and allies.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that games based on geopolitics and elections existed long before the emergence of personal computers? One of the earliest games was called The Game of Politics, created by Oswald B. Lord in 1935 which remained in circulation until 1960. The game, often shortened to Politics, simulates a simplified version of the presidential election in the United States of America - which features a map of the USA showing each state and its capital, speech cards, and a pair of dice - with the endgame being triggered once a player has won the majority vote. Another game of the same genre was released titled Diplomacy, created by Allan Calhamer in 1954 and released commercially in 1959. The game has a few major distinctions from most board wargames, with a main focus on negotiation phases wherein players spend most of their time forming and betraying alliances with their fellow players, forming beneficial strategies in the process. The game also removes dice and other game elements that produce random effects, leaving in-game events and its aftermaths entirely up to its players and their respective decisions.
With the current rise in technology, plenty of games that imitate the themes and rules of political and government simulation have been released to the market, offering a wide variety in different platforms like personal computers, gaming consoles, and mobile phones.