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"Tropico 3 beats the hell out of history books, and strangely, most games of its kind" - 1UP.com
"Tropico 3 combines a very good city building game with an intriguing political game." - IGN.com
The time is yesterday and the Cold War is in full swing. Through means devious and dubious you have seized power in the Caribbean island country of Tropico, where you now rule as the all-powerful "El Presidente".
You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere or lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.
No matter whether you turn Tropico into a vacation paradise, a police state or a modern industrial nation - you will always have to defend your actions before your people! Wander through Tropico as El Presidente in order to intimidate political opponents, hold populist speeches or just to enjoy your country's own Caribbean flair.
Don't forget to keep a sharp eye on the dangers and side-effects of your absolute power! Danger lurks on every corner, be it militant revolutionaries bent on installing a communist junta, or the machinations of the superpowers USA and the Soviet Union, both of whom would like to see a more amenable ruler in strategically important Tropico!
History takes its course with events such as the Cuba crisis, papal visits and other actual decisive historical events.
The only question is whether or not you can play a role in that history!
Comprehensive campaign with 15 different missions
A variety of business sectors: Tourism, petroleum, mining, agriculture, etc.
A timeline editor allows you to create your own fictive historical events or enter real ones
Avatar function: Wander the island as El Presidente and change the course of play
Political speeches, edicts and "other" means of influence
A wide range of editing and modification functions
Mission generator for random map creation
The cinematic, highly detailed graphics perfectly reflect
A variety of online-functions such as high scores or visiting islands belonging to other players
Great Latin soundtrack
It does get betterCrookster30 | May 31, 2013 | See all Crookster30's reviews »
Personally, I love simulators. This game doesn't disappoint at all, you have an island that you rule! You run your economy and your military. The menu can be a bit confusing and so can the aspect. If you have spare cash, i'd get this, if you have some more, you may as well get Tropico 4
Fun city/island building simwildster30 | May 31, 2013 | See all wildster30's reviews »
I haven't played many city building simulators so I am slightly limited in terms of what I can compare Tropico to, however this is definitely a fun game to play. The controls are good and allow easy manipulation of the camera etc. to place buildings and roads exactly where you want. You can play the game however you want to try to meet the goals of each campaign island, you can play as the fair, just ruler who tries to keep every group such as the religious faction, happy or you can be a ruthless dictator who rules through fear with a strict military. Added in to this mix is a sense of humour with the laughable stereotypes that are hilarious as long as you take them as intended, as a light hearted joke, which makes this game a very fun city building simulator.
A really well done simInfiltrator | May 20, 2013 | See all Infiltrator's reviews »
Tropico 3 is one of the best city builder games I've played. Lots of customization and control over your style of play, as well as a deep political aspect unseen in most city build games. the voice acting is fantastic and hilarious, the story mode has engaging missions and is fun to play. The only qualms I have with this game is relating to the tourism game play, I feel like it is in all underwhelming. The soundtrack to the game is fantastic, and often you need to think carefully about how you want to go about planning your little island paradise before just jumping in. All in all it is a deep and rewarding city builder, with a generous splash of politics and humor, and easily one of the best city build games I've ever owned.
GoodBolo | May 16, 2013 | See all Bolo's reviews »
This game is really outstanding. You can do basicly anything you want in the island. You can be the best president in the world and make your people happy or you can be the most ruthless dictator in the world. Manipulate world powers to benefit your interests. Control your economy and your people. Its really fun to play this game and it doesnt have any technical problems.Tropico 3 goes back to the roots of the hit strategy series closely following the original Tropico story-line. The time is yesterday and the Cold War is in full swing. Through means devious and dubious you have seized power in the Caribbean island country of Tropico, where you now rule as the all-powerful "El Presidente". You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere or lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.