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"They make Tropico 4 feel fresh, despite the truly remarkable ripeness of the franchise's core mechanics" - Joystiq.com
"Tropico 4 is the top simulation game I'll be recommending to genre newbies and fans alike." - Gameinformer.com
The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times - geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers - and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions will shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your off-shore bank account.
Tropico 4 expands on the gameplay of the previous game with new political additions ∼ including more superpowers to negotiate with, along with the ability to elect ministers into power to help get your more controversial policies passed. But remember to keep your friends close and your enemies closer as everyone has an agenda! Your political mettle will be thoroughly tested, as new natural disasters will have the populace clamoring for you and your cabinet to help them recover from some of the worst Mother Nature can dish out.
Tropico 4 also brings a new level of social interaction with the addition of Facebook and Twitter integration (Windows PC version only). Post comments on Twitter direct from the game and have updates go out when you complete missions or unlock new achievements. You can even take screenshots of your burgeoning island and post your dream creation on your Tropico 4 Facebook page and compare your interactive Dictator Ranking on the online leaderboards.
New campaign consisting of 20 missions on 10 new maps
20 new buildings including Stock Exchange, Shopping mall, Aqua Park and a Mausoleum to El Presidente
Six new interactive disasters including volcanoes, droughts and tornadoes
Council of Ministers – selected citizens to mimisterial posts in the government to help push through your more controversial decisions
National Agenda – receive objectives from Tropican factions, foreign geopolitical powers or opportunities relating to current island events such as ongoing disasters
Facebook and Twitter integration (PC-only features)
Screenshot gallery – take screenshots of your tropical paradise and share on your Facebook page (PC- only Feature)
Trading system – import and export goods to/from other nations to boost your economy or production
Doesn't add much to the seriesLSD | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all LSD's reviews »
I played quite a bit of Tropico 3, and compared to it, 4 doesn't seem like much of an improvement. In fact, it feels more like an expansion than a full game. The added features and improvements can be counted on one hand (in fact, they're all listed under "key features"). Sadly, for each improvement comes a new issue. The game still uses the same engine (and the same buildings), but somehow both runs and looks worse than its predecessor. The View Distance is improved, but small building details have been totally removed to compensate. The game no longer slows to a crawl as your population booms, but instead runs rather poorly throughout, no matter the number of people on your island.
The handful of new options and buildings are nice, but rather poorly implemented, while old bugs still exist.
If you've played a lot of 3 (and its expansion), 4 isn't much of an improvement. Otherwise, i'd highly recommend the game.
Be a president.hateah | July 29, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »
That;s one of the most fun strategy games which have been made. You can customize your character which is the first thing you start with and lets not forget the awesome catchy melody. You can choose what to build,where to build it, you can trade and also the great female narrator which you can hear in the game. You can customize your city and with one word - you are the president of your island. You can control it and do whatever u want with it. They'll even call you president hehe. You'll feel like a king there.
Very enjoyable city builderdarkyhbk | June 19, 2014 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »
As the first game in the series that I played, I enjoyed it a lot and even got addicted to it. It's based on solid, simple city building mechanics that are easy to get but hard to master. And on every mission, you get a lot of choices: what kind of dictatorship will you practise, which foreign power will you support, will you focus on industry or tourism, etc. The scenarios are very funny at times, however, there's 20 of them, and each takes a few hours to complete, since you always have to start from scratch, so it might get a bit boring in the latter half. However, I strongly reccommend Tropico 4 to all strategy games fans, and even those who just want to try something new, which can be equally challenging and relaxing.
Nice Little City-BuilderArmed_Psycho | May 1, 2014 | See all Armed_Psycho's reviews »
This game series is a great way to start out playing city builders. Gifting you with the powers of a glorious, or not so glorious, dictator and allowing you to puppet the lives of your citizens is a wonderful to grab someone's attention. However, while this version of the game is enjoyable, not much has improved from the third entry. While things like cabinet members and such are fun to tweak with, it still leaves much to desire. Even so, I would still recommend this game to any fan of city-builders
Brilliant successor to Tropico 3Funtaine | April 27, 2014 | See all Funtaine's reviews »
Did you love Tropico 3? Are you new to the Tropico series but you like city builders or political games? If you can answer yes to one of those (or both) this is a game for you!
Tropico 4 is a big improvement on Tropico 3. The gameplay has been adjusted, there are more buildings and a brand new story to play through! Oh, and did I mention all the wonderful DLC which can add many hours of gameplay? Buying Tropico 4 will give you a lot of enjoyable hours, where you manage your island paradise (or dystopia, if you're into that). Like Tropico 3, the soundtrack is a bit repetitive, but so what! You can always just turn it off and listen to your own music. It barely detracts from the game and it'll only be a problem if you despise latin american music.