Over five years after the release of Democracy 2 (2007), the developing team of Positech Games led by Cliff Harris decided that the current events and shifts in worldwide politics (e.g. the financial crisis, the Arab Spring) should be portrayed in a new installment of the Democracy series. Thus Democracy 3 was produced and released both for PC and mobile devices, unlike its predecessors.
Like the previous titles in the franchise, Democracy 3 for PC is a complex economical strategy game. You play as the leader of a fictional democratic country and your task is to make decisions that will allow you to satisfy the many conflicting expectations of the virtual society and gain sufficient support to stay in power.
The gameplay features a complex socio-economical simulation system. Practically your every choice influences many spheres of life and has its consequences, both positive and negative. To further complicate things, sometimes a random event can force you to take action and change its possible outcome.
With the fans of the series in mind, Positech Tech decided to keep many features of the previous installments, including e.g. the turn-based gameplay and the user-friendly interface. Some other aspects of the game have been changed, such as the the private sector's influence on the society, and the presence of real-life problems and events (climate change, financial crisis, etc.).
The game's graphics, even though their function is mostly ornamental and the game is focused on the textual layer (statistics, analyses, reports), are a vast improvement over the previous installments' visuals. Democracy 3 for also features a functional scenario editor for modders.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB, 500 MB HDD, Windows XP