Promises much, and actually aims to deliver.
In this economic and political simulation game, you can take control of a whole country, like the USA, Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, or Austria. Change laws, taxes and budgets based on real world statistics and data, and see what happens.
An incredible amount of detail has gone into the game, as any changes you make to your country causes effects as they would in the reality, as the game is running on real world data. You take control of taxes, relationships with other countries, the media, and you can even declare war on another country.
Various goals are set to the player, for example improving education or reducing crime figures. Surprisingly, for a realistic political simulator, there doesn’t appear to be an option for you to fiddle the numbers.
Government Simulator launched today on Steam, with a 20% discount running until the 11th of December.