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.
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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.
Tropico 5 is my first city simulator game. I have seen several like sim city and others, but never played others. Tropico is the first i played and bought because of the setting (tropical island, humor in the game, grafics). I think if you never played a game like this before you will certainly like it. The ingame music is a bit repetitive but creates a nice caribbean vide. The frame rate does drop a bit when you are later in the game and got a bigger island, but it isn't comming in the way of your gameplay. Last but not least even though it seems in the future you have to pay for add-ons and new buildings, you got a ton of possibilities already and the different era system makes it fun to replay the game. For now I have played the tutorial and it's a good way to learn the game, it doesn't take too long and will get you trough the basics. The campaign gives you the opportunity to explore the different ways you can govern your island. So overall the game is quite nice (i haven't played multiplayer yet not sure if i will in the future). And the game is a nice start to simulator games if you haven't played them yet.
Tropico 5 is not the best in the series. But that does not mean the Tropico series isn't a great series. The gameplay has been given a few minor changes here and there. Graphics are pretty good considering it's a strategy game. Soundtrack is enjoyable as always. The customization for your dictator has been reduced which seems slightly odd to me. It still feels like a Tropico game but with a few minor changes here and there. Overall I would recommend this game if you are looking for a SimCity-like game.
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