Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series. Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration and for the first time in Tropico history – cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.
Start your reign during colonial times, survive the World Wars and the Great Depression, be a dictator during the Cold War, and advance your country to modern times and beyond. From the 19th century to the 21st, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities.
Each member of El Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed as a ruler, a manager, an ambassador or a general. Invest in the members of your Dynasty to unlock new traits and turn them into your most valuable assets.
Research and Renovate
Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Renovate your old buildings to more efficient modern buildings.
Advanced trade system and trade fleet
Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure trade routes to neighboring islands or world superpowers, both for export and import.
Explore your island
Discover what lies beyond the fog of war. Find valuable resource deposits and explore the ruins of ancient civilizations.
All new art
All artwork has been re-designed from scratch to provide Tropico 5 with a unique visual identity. Choose from over 100 buildings from each of the individual eras.
Cooperative and competitive multiplayer
Up to 4 players can build up their own cities and economies on any given island map. Players can choose to share resources, supplies and population or declare war on each other.
Many improvements have been made in Tropico 5, including advanced mechanics of commerce, technology and scientific research, and the first in this multiplayer competition has been added to a maximum of 4 players that will challenge the player during the game with many ones . Also, the capabilities of the past have returned to Tropico 5, like trading and researching. Tropico 5 has fantastic fantasy graphics. One of the most important features is the attractive gameplay that will keep you busy for hours. As your wealth and prosperity progress, you will grow up against threats against your land and government. During the game, you will participate in massive and cold wars that can lead to the country's progress or collapse. So if you're interested in a strategic genre don't miss this one!
All third and fourth part fans will need some time to look into the new mechanics of the game. It is a bit different from the previous part. Surely the graphics are much better and adjusted to the year of the original release but the mechanics of economics could make more changes because adding the upgrade option of all buildings is only just the cosmetics. Despite that game is as always very fun and provide a lot of time spent in front of a monitor.
Tropico 4 undoubtedly felt like a bit of a way to squeeze money out of the franchise, making me weary about Tropico 5. But I am happy to say that I am very satisfied with Tropico 5. A lot of mechanics make more sense, with swiss bank account money now being able to be used to upgrade your dynasty members, and the international trade and diplomacy allows for interesting dynamics. I like the introduction of eras that all have their unique challenges. The graphics are great as usual! Overall a great game!
Tropico 5 made things easier and more straightforward. You don't have to worry about things as much as you had to do in Tropico 3/4. While Tropico die-hard fans may find this unpleasant, I (as mostly a casual player) found Tropico 5 more enjoyable than Tropico 3/4. That aside, campaign was really nice (more or less Cuba throughout history) and as already said, overall gameplay is relaxing. Graphics are nice but I have to say I'd like to have multiple models for (for example) houses and such, having every single house looking the same kills a bit realism. On sound compartment I have to say that things are not as good as graphics. Effects are often not good, not as much as unpleasant, but still not good enough; music feels repetitive after really a short time. Recommended for casual players, die-hard fans may get disappointed, wait for discounts (graphic is still better than Tropico 3/4).
Having a great predeseccors is the doom of this game. It is actually as great as the previous games of the series. Of course they should have add somethings like detailed economical graphics, reason percentage of the hapiness levels etc. but it is one of the most playable city building game there is. Expansions are expensive but Steam does some great sales so wait for them.
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