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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
El Presidente's Reign!CyberSh3ff | Jan. 13, 2015 | See all CyberSh3ff's reviews »
One of my favourite simulation game series, and such a good game. It's not too hard to grasp what each thing on the HUD does and what you have to do to be successful. The gameplay isn't too hard to learn either, and you'll find yourself right at home if you've played a tropico game before.
Be sure to listen to the radio, some good dialogue and funny characters on there!
Who wouldn't want to be el Presidente?Visicko | Nov. 12, 2014 | See all Visicko's reviews »
In this game you control a small nation called Tropico. As "el Presidente" you manage the nation in order to fulfill different objectives depending on the game mode and stage. Or you can just play in free mode and make it as big as possible, or just experiment. Each island has its own "natural" conditions, such as humidity, beauty, height...and others affected by you, such as pollution, freedom, security... You make your own Presidente avatar and select traits, both positive and negative. You build the city and you select the politics that are to be applied in it. You can make your citizens happy or be an oppresive dictator, and "disappear" the opposition. As cons I'd say that some of the maps are somewhat small, but it's not usually a problem. The music, though great gets a little repetitive after a while. But this game is very interesting, and has some cool details and a sense of humor that make it very fun to play. The graphics are pretty and combined with the music and sound effects, it creates a nice atmosphere. I have not played the rest of the games in the series, but this one sure is really nice!
Great GamexEVOLx | Sept. 25, 2014 | See all xEVOLx's reviews »
Love this game like the mix of city building with running a country. If you are into games that have a strategy then this one is for you give it a try
Autocratic city builder with a political aspectFuntaine | April 27, 2014 | See all Funtaine's reviews »
You're El Presidente, the sole leader of Tropico! You can become a dictator, refuse elections and rule with an iron fist. Or you can become a beloved leader elected by the public, who brings wealth and joy to his citizens.
Tropico 3 is one of the few city builder games I return to once a year or so. I love the humour in it and the graphics are charming. The only true downside is the repetitive nature of the soundtrack. Because for a game with nearly endless hours of gameplay, the amount of music doesn't match up.
You should buy this game if you're into city simulators, especially on sale. No excuses! You'll love it, I'm sure.
I am a presidentcdp_star | Feb. 18, 2014 | See all cdp_star's reviews »
The game system is very simple, but I could enjoy building my own village,where peoples are staying happily, as selfish president. The president can make some buildings, for example apartments, factories, and so on. Peoples living in the island decide working/living places by themselves. And their actions make the village larger and richer step by step. It was like simcity, but caring to each people's basic ambitions was more important. And sometimes the president has to delete peoples who show disobedience to your policy, by secret power. It is a special charm point of the game, which no other games have. But the game system is very simple,as I mentioned first, so it was very easy to lose interest in playing role as president. If there was more variation of village conditions through the game, it will become more attractive.