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Overall:
Mixed (9 reviews) - 66% of the 9 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 19, 2013

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About This Content

Due to a budget SNAFU (for which Penultimo is not responsible), the remote island of Isla Guerra is revolting against El Presidente’s regime. Tropico needs to recruit skilled cadets via the new East Point Academy and prepare for a large scale assault by an invading enemy army. The East Point Graduate trait enables El Presidente to prevail against enemies in combat and the Cadet’s uniform completes this military-centric package.

Key Features:

  • New building: East Point Academy (provides college and military education, cadets are skilled soldiers and generals)
  • New trait: East Point Graduate (enemies are always killed and not wounded by El Presidente in combat)
  • New outfit: East Point Cadet (female avatar)
  • New mission: Peace, Love and Understanding – Repel a large scale foreign invasion

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista / 7 (32 or 64-bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shadermodel 3.0 (Geforce 6600 or higher, Radeon X1600-Serie), 256 MB, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 (32 or 64-bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shadermodel 3.0 (Geforce 8800 or higher, Radeon HD4000-Serie oder höher), 512 MB, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM
    • Additional Notes: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series. The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 9400, Intel HD4000 and NVIDIA 320M.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.4
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series. The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 9400, Intel HD4000 and NVIDIA 320M.
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 22, 2015
The Academy is the 9th tiny stuff DLC for Tropico 4. Probably the weakest one.

The mission is weird. You get asked to build stuff, given money to do it, then you are given the reward of more money. Then you rush it down quickly, get no real time pressure, no restriction and no sudden turns of events, then expectingly face one rebel battle, but because you already have all soldiers and money you need, it's fine. Still kinda fun, didn't frustate me or anything, but weak.

East Point Academy building seems to be lame too. Like a college, but generals train soldiers. In a mission it failed to do same thing as college. The only good thing I can imagine about it is that students can still fight as awful soldiers while educating.
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Posted: February 1, 2015
Unlike some of the others in this series (e.g., Voodoo), this one didn't seem at all challenging. I kept waiting for a plot twist or escalation but never got one.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 23, 2015
10/10
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5 of 14 people (36%) found this review helpful
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Posted: August 10, 2015
Contrary to what the "content" section says, cadets from the academy are weaker than regular soldiers. I can't imagine the trait ever making a difference in a game. The new outfit is for a female leader, which most people probably won't use.
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