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The Greatest Government Simulation Games Of All Time

Updated October 5, 2020 5.0k votes 1.7k voters 174.9k views41 items

The best government simulation games of all time for any console or system, ranked by readers around the world. From political simulators to government management games and even nation-building epics, these titles are ordered by popularity, which means all the greatest, most popular simulation games are at the top of the list.

Spanning the early '80s up to today, these government simulation games are considered the best in the genre. Fan-favorites like Tropico 3 and Balance of Power are included below, as well as presidential election simulators like The Political Machine 2020. And then there are must-play geopolitical games like Commander in Chief, where players take on the role of various heads of state.

This list includes the top and often challenging government sims that have ever hit the shelves, including both pc and mobile releases, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new government simulation games. This list answers the questions, "What are the best government simulation games?" and "What is the greatest government simulation game of all time?"

Vote up all your favorite government and political games, and vote down any you think are overrated.