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Tropico 3: Gold Edition





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Tropico 3: Gold Edition





Tropico 3: Gold Edition features the award-winning economic sim/city builder Tropico 3, and its popular expansion - Absolute Power, all in one exciting package.

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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

Tropico 3: Gold Edition features the award-winning economic sim/city builder Tropico 3, and its popular expansion - Absolute Power, all in one exciting package. Prepare to become El Presidente, the leader of the island republic of Tropico. Decide your own presidential style and lead your people as you craft the island's economy, infrastructure and political systems through dozens of missions and across multiple maps.

About Tropico 3: Developed by Haemimont Games, Tropico 3 brings the series back to its roots and puts players in the role of 'El Presidente', the two-bit dictator of a strategically positioned banana republic in the Caribbean during the time of the Cold War. Players assume control of every aspect of island life, deciding whether to unleash the army to secure their power base or lead their people to prosperity as a generous elder statesman. Will absolute power corrupt, or will the humanitarian approach spur progress? Find out as gamers become part of the political machinations of Tropico as they determine the fate of this island nation.

About Tropico 3: Absolute Power: Tropico 3: Absolute Power is the first official expansion pack to the critically acclaimed Tropico 3 and invites players back to the island paradise of Tropico and experience unprecedented power as the benevolent (or malevolent) ruler 'El Presidente'. It adds new campaigns, new missions, new islands, unique buildings and new presidential powers to maximize the length and success of your term in power.

Key Features:

  • Contains the full version of Tropico 3 and the official Expansion pack Absolute Power

  • Two comprehensive campaigns with 25 different missions

  • A variety of business sectors such as tourism, agriculture or mining to make money from and ensure your island nation’s growth

  • An online challenge editor allows you to create your own missions for other players to enjoy and rate

  • Avatar feature: Wander the island as El Presidente and change the course of play

  • Prepare your own election speeches, issue edicts and use "other" means of influence

  • Use the random map generator for unlimited replay ability

  • Great Latin soundtrack and radio DJs comment on your political decisions

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Kalypso Media
Haemimont Games
Strategy, Mac
Friday, September 24, 2010
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Single-Core
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Graphics Card: 256MB DirectX9c, Shader Model 3.0 (Geforce 6 Series, ATI X1300)
  • Free HDD Space: 5 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX9-compatible
Recommended Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual-Core
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics Card: 512MB DirectX9c, Shader Model 3.0 (Geforce 8 Series, ATI HD4800)
  • Free HDD Space: 5 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX9-compatible

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You Will Be All A Dictator


Very fun game that will take you to the life of the Cuban completely and take the reins of a small country and turn it into the dreamland, I highly recommend it

El Presidente!


This game is a great management game set in the middle of the cold war, with you as the president/ dictator of your very own island. If you ever played simcity you will now just what to expect, but the quick summary of this game would be that you are tasked with making your people of tropico happy, dealing with rebellion, managing productive industry, and all that lies in between. A very fun game well worth the price.

Long Live Presidente!


I played the original Tropico, and while it was a fun game, I found it to be sometimes quite frustrating with the A.I and the people not doing as they are told. For the most part, Tropico 3 manages to fix those issues. In addition, the goals I need in order to keep the people satisfied are also expanded and explained properly, allowing me to keep the population happy, and allowing my population to be productive, as well as being able to continuously vote for me during the elections. The myriads ways I can expand my empire is also fun, from making Tropico into a Industrial empire, or even making it into the best tourist destination, as well as issuing edicts to keep the population satisfied, it is fun to be Presidente of Tropico.

Great game!


The basic of the game is to place things, and keep your people happy. The happiness of the person depends on some things. Examples: A priest wouldn't be happy if you haven't build a church. A Communist would be happy if the food is good quality. And people who want to go to school want that you build for example a grade school. The game does have alot of features. The dlc also does add a new storyline aswell as some new buildings. The sound is great, and the controls are done pretty well too.

This is madness, Presidente!


Tropico has finally received a modern reboot worth it's namesake. It was worth the wait. The campaign is full, and lasts across multiple islands, giving off the true island-empire feel as you move from island to island, completing your missions. These missions are fun and varied from setting up and island to grow fruit for a food conglomerate, to building a tourist destination on a rebelling island. The avatar creation is unique and one of a kind, making you feel as if you are there in person. You customize everything from clothes down to how they came to power. These decisions influence what kind of leader your presidente is. The city construction is in semi-Simcity style, using ploppable buildings and roads you draw by hand. It makes for an atmosphere of accomplishment as you gaze upon your sprawling island metropolis. The graphics are superb and colorful from the jungle surroundings to the buildings that practically drip neon lead paint. The world is colorful, and accompanied by the salsa-island soundtrack and humorous comments from your radio announcer. It makes for a regal display worthy of a tropical art museum. The art and soundscapes combine perfectly. The perfect (and well patched) gameplay with such a grand art and sound style, combined in this particular package with DLC, makes for a must-have for any gamer with a heavy hand for management and city building.

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