Frustrated by the pathetic dummies ruling the country? Waiting for a real leader to take charge? Think you could do a better job?

Plan your own Machiavellian rise from political nobody to Head of State. Build your ideology picking policies as you see fit, not forgetting to include plenty of crowd pleasers. As your support grows, make sure to cozy up to all the right people: the Police, the Church and anyone else with power. After all, once you take power, you don't want anyone taking it back!

Make sure you are prepared for random events that could knock you off course with a provocative comeback always at the ready. You'll need to play by the rules to start with, but as your momentum builds, who needs democracy?! There's only one person fit to this nation: YOU. And you're going to rule for a long, long time...


BUILD POWER – Collect influence with a simple tap. Easy to start, but hard to finish!
RISE AND DOMINATE – Spend influence on policies and control measures to win support from your rivals
CHOOSE WISELY – Look out for random events that can definitively change the course of your campaign
COMPLETE CONTROL – The more power you have, the more devastating your actions become
REVOLUTION – Dissolve democracy with the biggest landslide in history, and become the supreme leader


Head of State is for everyone worried about the fate of liberal democracy. Everyone worried about the rise of demagogues and post fact politics. Everyone who enjoys a thoroughly engaging strategy game that makes you think.

Take 5 minutes out to forget how worrying the real world is, and live out your darkest fantasies of political domination.


Head of State is a game by Ed Biden, Ewa Chrusciel and Rebecca Harwick

What's New

Version 1.1

* 4 new play modes, each with a new character for x4 more content
* universal architecture for compatibility on more devices
* volume controls for music and sound effects
* revamped achievements
* minor bug fixes

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Has Agenda, No Balanced Gameplay


Here's the gist:
-Choose liberal policies no matter what
-Boosting 'Influence' does nothing. I thought I would get more 'Influence' bubbles to pop or they would be worth more, forget it. Don't waste you're points trying to boost or increase.
-'Favourite Policies' don't matter either. Even if a region prefers a policy, you can choose none of them and still win.
-Comes down to 'Support' and 'Control'. But in the end, if you let the entire election go through and not utilize the on fire button when you're ahead, you'll always lose in the 4th quarter.

I wanted to like this game, but there is no strategy. I would say there is no randomness at all. You can't completely pick conservative policies even if some regions prefer or if it will build you enough support and influence.

I'm sorry I wasted $2.99 on this. I wish I could get my money back.

Does not Value One Opinion or Another... Excellent.


I’ve won a few games playing a “conservative” and as a “liberal”. Just gotta know how to pull the people’s strings. Excellent game that shows that no matter what, there is evil in every action when it comes to politics. (Kind of scary if you think about it.)

VERY fun game!

Viva the teen chicks

This game is really fun. It seems easy at first, but on "Tough Cookie" setting you quickly realize that seizing a county for yourself is quite the balancing act. Hard, but not frighteningly so, it is a strategy game that can be played for hours. I just got the new update and I have to say I like the freaky cat cultists/backroom rulers a lot. They're so intimidating and give backhanded compliments! ^^


Edward Biden
88.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Edward Biden 2016


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