"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
Tropico 4 is very simple but there is a lot of fun missions and humor in it. The game allows you to make your presidente however you want with backgrounds, rises to power, and traits so you could role-play your own dictator if you wish. The humor in the game does get old once you have played through and hear continually as you would expect. But the game itself is very revisit able if you ever start really wanting to play Tropico. Most of the DLCS aren't really worth it except for Modern Times which adds new edicts, campaign, buildings, and a timeline that affects the game. Overall the game is a solid 8/10.
Tropico 4 is the sequel to the successful Tropico 3, a somekind of famous city-building game that doesn't involve fighting againts other civilizations or players, just building the city hapiness and money for El Presidente, and start growing and growing until you have everything in the game. For me, it was boring and repetitive.
Tropico 4 is by far one of the best games I've ever played. You start off your campaign playing as El Presidente, a dictator in the Caribbean island known as Tropico and your rise to power can be any of the possibilities that the game offers in which you will gain some bonuses towards different kinds of people living on your newly acquired island. The goal of the game is to complete missions given to you that will either improve Tropico's economy or will add to its exporting abilities or the most fun for me, make Tropico a tourist attraction. Having all these options in the game is a really nice feature and the developers took the time to make everything user friendly, so the game is easy to learn with a great Tutorial! All in all, a fantastic game with a fantastic soundtrack/music ... I literally listen to the Caribbean vibes myself when not playing the game! 10/10 Must have!
Tropico is an economic and strategic game. We play the dictator, who aims to build economic power from a small island. The game takes place during the Cold War, where our state is crucial for the USSR and the US, as well as for the Middle East, Europe and China. It depends on us whether we will be more attentive and how we will aim to raise money, fruit and vegetables trading? Maybe crude oil or processed food? Everything depends on us, but keep in mind that each of the ways has its pros and cons. The game also has a campaign of 20 missions, and the whole mission should be about 40 hours.
Tropico 4 is what I consider one of the more simple citybuilder games. Not having played one in some time, I still enjoyed it a lot. You start as El Presidente, the leader of a small tropical island, who wants to rise to power. Learning from your mentor the basics of leading a nation, you quickly realise what advantages and disadvantages this life can have. The gameplay is easily explained: You are the leader of a small tropical nation and need to expand your small starting village (usually a couple of buildings) to a megacity. While doing this you need to meet the requirements of your inhabitants, but also shouldn't forget your treasury. Your citizens have ordinary needs like eating or having a place to sleep, but will soon also demand for entertainment, be it in bars, churches or cinemas. On the other hand everything costs money, and you have to decide whether agriculture is really the best way to make money or whether producing the final wares is better. Decisions for one way will usually have a negative effect on something else and you always keep the overall balance. Conclusion: Not having played any citybuilder for some time and not having played any Tropico game before, Tropico 4 made a lot of fun. Its gentle learning curve, the great caribian atmosphere and the many small jokes here and there made the game a great experience. On the downside I have to say that you get the hang of the game really quick. While this is great for a start, the campaign becomes relative boring after some time, since it's enough to always just build up your "empire" and do the campaign specific missions with the wealth you have amassed. Also I feel that the choice of buildings could be greater. Still, all in all I spent around 30 hours with the game.
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