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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
good sim gamerjb789 | Oct. 2, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This is a nice simulator game. You are a dictator and your job is to both get elected and rule over the land you own and also expand it by building new buildings and buying the surrounding land to expand your influence on the area and build up your empire. The game is very rewarding and getting your empire expanded and ruling over the many citizens you find in the game is a very fun and rewarding thing to do. The graphics in the game are also great and every environment feels alive and bursting with life. The sound is also great and the music involved in the game really helps to set the scene for the events that will unfold.
Spectacular!08woodh1 | Aug. 25, 2013 | See all 08woodh1's reviews »
Welcome to the land of Tropico! A land where villagers can see their country evolve around them as you add buildings from houses to nuclear missile silos. This is one of the best strategy games on Steam at the moment, due to the intricacy of this game. I implore everyone to get this game and experience the awesomeness that is: Tropico 3. To those of you whom dislike strategy games, I promise you that this one will make you think differently (in a good way). The graphics are a little poor, and even with my AMD Radeon 7950, this game manages to lag at times, so be wary of that.
Pretty Good Game For The PriceTuckerOR | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all TuckerOR's reviews »
After putting 4 hours into to this game, I have to say that it is a pretty solid game even if it was made nearly four years ago. If you have never played a game like this before, I highly recommend that you play the tutorial. It's a nice challenge to try to build as perfect of an island paradise as you perfectly can, or to work on foreign relations and such. If you like other strategy or simulation games, I suggest that you check out Tropico 3 due to the low price and the quality of the game play in general.
Amazing, like the Sims if it were a dictatorship!Avesomeofthat13 | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all Avesomeofthat13's reviews »
This game stands out from the crowd and has pulled out all the stops. Not only do you get to rule over your own city, but you have to protect it from other nations; while keeping your own people happy. This can be incredibly tricky if your low on cash, as people start to leave and you're left in poverty with a small workforce. Once you're up and running, you can begin to develop and protect your city - fighting off more developed areas, like USSR and the US. Great fun!
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