Tropico 5

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Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series. Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration and for the first time in Tropico history – cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.

Key Features

  • The Eras

    Start your reign during colonial times, survive the World Wars and the Great Depression, be a dictator during the Cold War, and advance your country to modern times and beyond. From the 19th century to the 21st, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities.

  • The Dynasty

    Each member of El Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed as a ruler, a manager, an ambassador or a general. Invest in the members of your Dynasty to unlock new traits and turn them into your most valuable assets.

  • Research and Renovate

    Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Renovate your old buildings to more efficient modern buildings.

  • Advanced trade system and trade fleet

    Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure trade routes to neighboring islands or world superpowers, both for export and import.

  • Explore your island

    Discover what lies beyond the fog of war. Find valuable resource deposits and explore the ruins of ancient civilizations.

  • All new art

    All artwork has been re-designed from scratch to provide Tropico 5 with a unique visual identity. Choose from over 100 buildings from each of the individual eras.

  • Cooperative and competitive multiplayer

    Up to 4 players can build up their own cities and economies on any given island map. Players can choose to share resources, supplies and population or declare war on each other.

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Customer reviews


Tropico made easier

smilzoboboz | March 25, 2015 | See all smilzoboboz's reviews »

Tropico 5 made things easier and more straightforward. You don't have to worry about things as much as you had to do in Tropico 3/4. While Tropico die-hard fans may find this unpleasant, I (as mostly a casual player) found Tropico 5 more enjoyable than Tropico 3/4. That aside, campaign was really nice (more or less Cuba throughout history) and as already said, overall gameplay is relaxing. Graphics are nice but I have to say I'd like to have multiple models for (for example) houses and such, having every single house looking the same kills a bit realism. On sound compartment I have to say that things are not as good as graphics. Effects are often not good, not as much as unpleasant, but still not good enough; music feels repetitive after really a short time. Recommended for casual players, die-hard fans may get disappointed, wait for discounts (graphic is still better than Tropico 3/4).



Tranya | Jan. 10, 2015 | See all Tranya's reviews »

Having a great predeseccors is the doom of this game. It is actually as great as the previous games of the series. Of course they should have add somethings like detailed economical graphics, reason percentage of the hapiness levels etc. but it is one of the most playable city building game there is. Expansions are expensive but Steam does some great sales so wait for them.


First simulator game, good game !

ForeverYDK | Aug. 2, 2014 | See all ForeverYDK's reviews »

Tropico 5 is my first city simulator game. I have seen several like sim city and others, but never played others. Tropico is the first i played and bought because of the setting (tropical island, humor in the game, grafics). I think if you never played a game like this before you will certainly like it. The ingame music is a bit repetitive but creates a nice caribbean vide. The frame rate does drop a bit when you are later in the game and got a bigger island, but it isn't comming in the way of your gameplay. Last but not least even though it seems in the future you have to pay for add-ons and new buildings, you got a ton of possibilities already and the different era system makes it fun to replay the game. For now I have played the tutorial and it's a good way to learn the game, it doesn't take too long and will get you trough the basics. The campaign gives you the opportunity to explore the different ways you can govern your island. So overall the game is quite nice (i haven't played multiplayer yet not sure if i will in the future). And the game is a nice start to simulator games if you haven't played them yet.


Tropico 5: Still Pretty Good

mrminecrafter1 | June 25, 2014 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »

Tropico 5 is not the best in the series. But that does not mean the Tropico series isn't a great series. The gameplay has been given a few minor changes here and there. Graphics are pretty good considering it's a strategy game. Soundtrack is enjoyable as always. The customization for your dictator has been reduced which seems slightly odd to me. It still feels like a Tropico game but with a few minor changes here and there. Overall I would recommend this game if you are looking for a SimCity-like game.


Tropico 5 is a great game.

jmintuck | June 24, 2014 | See all jmintuck's reviews »

I bought Tropico 5 as I have had great experiences with the Tropico series. I really loved that you could now make your leader fromany of ALL the ethnicities that there are, and just not the Hispanic one that always seemed to come along with the older parts of the series. You can pick the gender and clothing of the leader, which is a cool thing to do. When I bought it, I heard in the days before I bought it, that you could do this. My only criticism is the rebels always get so piled up and it can be hard to point out rebels and bribe or assassinate the leaders in time to keep them under control. I like how you can start in the Colonial era where the island has a part where is isn't covered by a fog, which indicates that the fogged over part of the island is not explored yet and you can send your military to explore it, thus lifting the fog as they walk around. The boats that deliver and export goods also change throughout the centuries. If you start in the Colonial era like I did, you get paddle wheel boats. Those look very accurate to the time of when they are used. These seem to be used to the WWII when the boats update to a boat as we know them today, approximately. Also in the Colonial era, the people don't use cars, and I applaud them for being this accurate. Rather, people are pulling along carts down the dirt roads as there was no paved roads at most times. By the time the WWII comes, it updates to vehicles and paved roads. There are more buildings and evolving technologies enabled as you pass through the ages. I really liked that during the game.