Reviews for Tropico Reloaded


Even now these are my all time favourite games

Larker | Feb. 6, 2014 | See all Larker's reviews »

Well what can I say without sounding as absolutely bias of these two games as I am. Ah Tropico, I remember buying this on disc upon release (the most money I had ever spent on a title back in the day) and boy was I not disappointed.

The first Tropico is quite simple to get started but lots of things to keep an eye out for from very early on. You need to build in almost like a food chain sort of way, give people accommodation, build farms to feed them, start to locate where your valuable deposits sit and try and keep areas of good growing for the rarer more valuable commodities (tobacco, sugar etc) not too close to the large apartment buildings else you will soon find the good growing areas become harder to farm a good amount of crop.

I must admit to never really exploring the tourist side of this game very often and felt a desire to try and keep my islanders as happy as I could, rather than exploit the tourist side for a quick influx of money.

I did prefer to play sandbox so to speak rather than the campaigns as my style of gameplay is never too good at completing missions and I always in any sim/managment game err towards freeplay as I get the most enjoyment for me personally from this way of play.

Tropico 2 Pirate Cove, I was like an excited child when this came out and again was not disappointed by the new feel of how you had to run your island as a cross between islanders happiness/obedience and catering to the pirates that could bring you much needed experienced tradespersons that would enrich your potential to grow. I never did go down the keep the workers under the most fear route but tried to find that happy medium instead.

Loved the introduction of what you wanted your pirate boats to do, whether it be pillage other land areas for people, engage in battle with other ships for goods or explore your surrounding areas to see where other countries held their bases.

My own personal favourite thing to do on the original Tropico game was once I had a fair few farms, factories and industries creating trade items to send off from the docks, was to zoom in as close as possible to the docks and revel in the details of fish, ores, sacks of grain etc arriving in piles to be shipped away. Back in the day it was the most detailed thing I had seen as this game came out around the time of my first personal computer (I grew up with the Spectrum generation lol) and I got months of gameplay out of both of these games.

I still have all my old CD's of these games, I even rebought the original when what we now know as DLC came out with extra stuff to build etc.

Another oldie that floats this oldies boat (excuse the pun).


Fun in the Carribbean

juxtaposed_j | Jan. 5, 2014 | See all juxtaposed_j's reviews »

You take control of a Caribbean island as a dictator- you can be the good guy or the bad guy, it's all up to you.

Be the boss, make the choices and see the consequences.

Fans of games such as Theme Park, Theme Hospital, Sim City etc should definitely check it out.

Also includes the original Tropico.