Reviews for Tropico Reloaded [Playfire]


Good but...

Xgoesrawr | Dec. 31, 2013 | See all Xgoesrawr's reviews »

Tropico is the game that started an awesome city builder franchise. Tropico 2 is pretty unique when it comes to the Tropico series. They tried to be different from the first game because in this one you build and manage a pirate island. I remember being able to build different ships and send them off but they didn't always return. If you've played Tropico 3 or 4 then you'll notice that these games are missing some features such as cars and roads. The newer games are definitely better but Tropico 2 remains to be unique and fun to this day.


Solid, but Overshadowed by Newer Entries

lachking | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »

This pack contains both Tropico 1 and Tropico 2 which are fairly solid games in their own right, but are made rather redundant by the existence of Tropico 3 and Tropico 4. If you have played either Tropico 3 or Tropico 4, you will find that this pack misses a lot of the features such as cars and roads, and for this reason, I would not recommend playing this pack if you have one of the more recent games. This is also compounded by the fact that Tropico 2 is a rather weak game in itself, and Tropico 1 ran into issues on my computer including crashing and distorted graphics. The graphics of these games aren’t bad but are definitely dated and the sound is decent. The saving grace is that this pack is quite cheap compared to the newer Tropicos. There is definite fun to be had with this pack, but just be warned that the mechanics are dated and have been superseded.


One Ruler to Rule them all

chivshiv | March 5, 2013 | See all chivshiv's reviews »

Tropico Reloaded is a great game but I dont think it compares to Tropico 4, which I also have. This is good if you want a game to kill time, the graphics arent that great, well not compared to Tropico 4. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who is wanting to try the Tropico series and are not sure if they would like the game or not. Its a good starting point. It's entertaining, not to deep, yet so engaging...


Challenging collection of city builders

panz3r88 | Sept. 3, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Tropico Reloaded is a collection of the first title of the series. In Tropico and its expansion you are a dictator, while in Tropico 2 you are a pirate and you must manage all aspect of your island to create a stable economy. In both games there are many scenario with different objectives that are very challenging, because you must learn how to use your resources to reach the objective in a limited amount of time. Tropico is a challenging game that will give many hours of gameplay to peole who love this genre


City builder heaven

TerenaKalir | July 13, 2012 | See all TerenaKalir's reviews »

Do you miss the golden age of Sierra's city builder games (Caesar, Pharaoh etc)? No longer! Tropico will definitely scratch that itch for you. I personally find the scenarios of the original a little too open ended, but the style and execution of the game is still excellent. Not only do you need to balance your finances and expand your settlement, you need to keep your subjects happy (or afraid) or you'll soon find yourself out of office. I find this extra layer of management adds a lot to the challenge and enjoyment of the game. Especially since you can either take the approach of trying to keep everyone happy, or fixing elections and assassinating rebels. Tropico 2 takes a more mission based approach, and takes on a pirate theme. Regardless of outward looks, it's still quite similar in gameplay - manage your resources, expand your settlement, and keep your pirates happy. At this price, it's a bargain. If you love management sims, particularly the likes of Caesar, you will love this game.


Great Game

mohawkg2 | June 15, 2012 | See all mohawkg2's reviews »

For some reason, I find this game more fun to play then Tropico 3 or 4. It just has more feeling to it. Its super fun and a great deal!


Just plain fun

acare84 | July 31, 2011 | See all acare84's reviews »

If you've ever held the idea of being the leader of your very own 1950's style banana republic, this is your big chance. This game catches the atmosphere extremely well. As El Presidente you walk the tightrope between the two superpowers,and their adherants, and your people and their factions. Its not easy keeping everyone happy and if you arent careful, you'll find yourself adrift at sea in a rowboat and a suitcase full of money. Heck, the game is worth the price of a ticket just for the music!


One of the best building game, the fiesta is on the Island

klaros | July 29, 2011 | See all klaros's reviews »

Tropico is a sunny fun game. Peasant's graphic can't open a smile on your mouth and with ingame music you can't feel the nice sea, palms and wind atmosphere. With this pack you'll also get some improvements like new scenarions and new buildings. Whoever doesn't want to be the president and decide the destiny of a little tropical island? You got everything: power and wonderful holidays! You'll haven't only to construct buildings on your Island, like in similar Sim City games, but you'll have to fit the employment (and decide wages and education!), housing and all other needs your people have, you have to pay attention to international realations because cold war is still out there (great powers like USA or URSS could destroy you if you don't pay attention), you'll have to find the resources, trade with the world and attract tourists! You'll have to deal with political elections (if you don't have voided them :D) or eventually with revolutionists! You can also emanate law acts. You can choose your characteristics and decide the way you'll hold you power! You'll find also a campaign or random map ganerator (nicely customizable) with different victory conditions (open map, economic, international prestige, etc). You'll find resources using from green to red scale for the distribution. You can open various farms (to fit your population nutrition need or to fit your exportations) or raw material (like wood, bauxite, gold and iron...) and transform in your industry raw materials in final products! Taking care about torurists is nice too, building entertainments, hotels, villas, panoramic points of view, ancient ruins tours... There is also a deep information system to know everything you need about your Island or to compliment with yourself for the results achieved :P Obviously the graphics is today technically outdated, but it keeps to be nice enough to view. On your island you'll feel like nothing can go wrong excepted for your bad management decisions, but it will not be so simple. Tropico 2 try to set everything under the pirate light and will add some themed options and objective. This means you'll build your own pirate ships to collect money. A nice option is that when you need a specialized worker you can give a kidnap mission to your ships, this way it will be straighter than educating them or paying them to come spountaneosusly. Like this one you'll have more pirate missions to assign to your ships. This game seems the right complement to Sid Meiers Pirates! Infact here you'll take care about the pirate cove, meanwhile in Pirates! you'll go around with the ships. Remember that you'll get 2 games and a expansion ^^ so my suggestion is to put in to buy list and wait for the right price.


Feel the need?

hotmando | July 29, 2011 | See all hotmando's reviews »

If you ever wanted to play the past Tropico games since you played the latest. I advise you not too. First..visuals are out rightly different. If your like me, this is not my cup of tea. I can't stand going back to lesser visuals. Soundtracks are not that great either. Not cool! You'll find that each Tropico game builds on each other. So you'll find less features, Something I don't admire. It's not really worth going back to. So unless, your really looking to take a trip through time. Don't bother with the older games.