Democracy 3 is the only game of it’s kind. Not an election-simulation, but a government-simulation, built around a custom-programmed neural network and unique iconic user interface that represents the thousands of simulated voters, pressure groups, policies, laws and statistics that make up a detailed model of a western democracy.
As president, you decide what laws to set, which taxes to raise (or cut) which government programs to expand, introduce or cancel, whilst keeping one eye on the countdown to the next election. All political careers end in failure, and Democracy 3 is thus a game that cannot truly be won, only eventually lost.
Democracy 2 is still sitting in my Steam library with a total play time of 0 minutes, so I’m not sure what to make of this new version. D3, as it shall now be known by Diablo-haters everywhere, is certainly making waves in the Steam community, so it might be worth a look. If you’re still undecided, the trailer below might help.