The world is full of intrigue and mystery. Even Tropico harbors valuable treasures and there is the need to defend tooth and nail against the Global Powers. In the new Tropico 5 expansion ‘Espionage’, only you, as El Presidente, can keep Tropico safe from enemy spies and foreign powers who might try to steal your island’s best kept secrets for their own gain. Protect Tropico’s borders and reveal enemy agents by installing Security Checkpoints and throw them in the island’s Dungeon. Train your own spies in the new Spy Academy building and send them off to steal foreign capital or top secret technology. Foil attacks on your beautiful island paradise by building the Ministry Of Information and monitor your citizens according to the strict Tropican data privacy laws. For additional air security you can call on the new Police Blimp and for serious military scenarios you will be equipped with some new toys; the Mechanized Garrison is battle seasoned and ready for any state of emergency.
In the all new campaign ‘The Maltese Toucan’, you are drawn into a funky new adventure where a precious treasure needs to be protected against foreign agents at all costs. Spanning six missions you can expect manipulation, revolts and acts of sabotage as you use all the resources at your disposal to protect your island from outside powers trying to move in. Will your drink be ‘shaken or stirred’ in the end of this thrilling spy tale? All new content plus the new spying mechanics are also available in existing Sandbox maps and in all multiplayer modes.
New campaign and thrilling story spanning 6 challenging missions
9 new spy and military themed buildings
4 new island maps (also available for sandbox games) – e.g. "Dos Torres", "Grito Grande"
4 new music tracks
4 new avatar costumes – e.g. "Evening Gown" (female), “Tuxedo” (male)
6 new avatar accessories - e.g. "Spy" (hat), "Long Curls" (hair)
New sandbox tasks and events to go with the new ‘espionage’ setting
If you play tropico a lot - it's great! If you used to play tropico a lot and are wondering wether to get back into it- it's great! However, if you didn't like it before, this isn't going to change your mind. The price is a bit salty, but the new features are interesting and the new buildings have special functions and ways of operation, for instance toll gates, which check cars coming through them. Good to see it's not just new skins, but actual meat. Espionage feels like couple of Tropico tiny DLCs packaged into one mini campaign. Some new buildings, some new avatar items, some new music and some new isles. Missions are rather challenging, taking long time to complete and with some worse cliches from earlier DLCs, like clicking at lot of people in almanac or building lots of certain buildings. Player can develop only one island at time unlike in the original campaign. Espionage mechanism is integrated to the existing game nicely, but doesn't feel like terrific addition. Most of the spy buildings can be used in sandbox games, too. Overly - not a bad expansion, but I expect better in future. More music is always great and the islands are fun to play. New character outfits and such are just decoration, I wouldn't either add or dock points just for that. If you like Tropico, you will like this. If you are unsure maybe wait until the price drops. I liked it, but I am a Tropico fan. No matter how you look at it, the new features are a definite step forward, but the question you must answer for yourself is wether or not that step is worth 20 euros. For me, it was.
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