The Steam Special Edition of Tropico 3 contains the following additional content: Two additional maps for the sandbox mode: Verde Playa Coco Chico Map Two additional costumes for the el presidente avatar editor: Female Avatar: Casual Clothes Male Avatar: Casual Clothes Two additional accessories for the el presidente avatar editor: Female
User reviews: Very Positive (910 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 20, 2009

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"The tropico everyone says is the best one. Its plenty good but I prefer 4."

About This Game

The Steam Special Edition of Tropico 3 contains the following additional content:
Two additional maps for the sandbox mode:
  • Verde Playa
  • Coco Chico Map
Two additional costumes for the el presidente avatar editor:
  • Female Avatar: Casual Clothes
  • Male Avatar: Casual Clothes
Two additional accessories for the el presidente avatar editor:
  • Female Avatar: Baseball Hat
  • Male Avatar: Commie Hat
Engage in a tropical power trip! Become the dictator of a remote island during the Cold War. Charm, persuade, intimidate, oppress, or cheat your people to stay in power! Are you a kind and generous leader? A corrupt and ruthless tyrant ruling with an iron fist? Turn your island into a tourist paradise or an industrial power. Make promises to the electorate or slander political adversaries to get the crucial votes for the upcoming elections. Send your avatar to congratulate the people, visit the island of another player, or just sun-bathe on the Caribbean beach.
Play the Cold War superpowers against each other to your maximum advantage. Tropico 3 offers a tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted take on real world issues like third world politics, corruption and totalitarian regimes.
  • A campaign consisting of 15 missions
  • Random map generator
  • Timeline editor
  • The Avatar — customizable and under the player's control
  • Election speeches
  • Simulation of the life, family, and political views of each Tropican
  • Vehicles and Roads
  • New buildings and new units
  • Online Scoring
  • Visits to islands controlled by other players

System Requirements

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: CPU with 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB Available HDD Space
    • Video Card: 128 MB 3D Graphic Card with Shader Model 3.0 support
    • Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
When I was a born Tropican I use to listen to Juanito speak on the radio. He would say news good and bad especially about El Presidente. He said that everyone is dying from starvation and shacks are built almost everywhere. He was on El Presidente's side when things got bad and good and will never stop accepting his failures. El Presidente was joining the Communist superpower and Juanito still cheered for him. There was a lot of houses being built, tenements, apartments, country houses and farms. Our island OIPKWQGIJWGPIYOLOSWAGVILLE was getting circled around by American gunships. The Russians defended OIPKWQGIJWGPIYOLOSWAGVILLE and I knew there was hope for El Presidente.
20 years later it turned into Las Vegas but with 50x the tourists.













EL PRESIDENTE IS LOVE, EL PRESIDENTE IS LIFE.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
El Presidente Version 3

This is my first Tropico Game and after some time of frustrating restarts and head meets desk moments,
i finally figured out how to be a good El Presidente.
Sure some folks are always bothering me, but meh i got a prison.

You have many ways of getting rid of negative people as well as options to make your people happy.
Beating these small shacks, your worst enemies, can be difficult, since they tend to pop up in the worst moments.
Also your workers are damn lazy, they dont build your houses and ignore the big ♥♥♥ transport ships in your harbor -.-
Overtime, you can teach them how to work better and soon you can grab the great ressources like oil and rum ^^
Just sayin, but the street tool is damn awful >.<
Oh and lamas tend to assassinate your favourite dog >.<

But yeah, you are EL PRESIDENTE, this makes all the bad stuff up ^^
Become a good friend of the USA or UDSSR or stay neutral and raise an army to defend yourself.
This game is slow, but when ♥♥♥♥ hits the fan you know someone invades your place >.<

Also make sure you dont provoke a traffic jam! And attract loads of tourists!

Important note:
The most important persons in your state are your people. Make them happy and you can stay El Presidente forever!
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
I was almost assassinated by a Llama.
I Survived.
I proceeded to install Martial Law.

11/10
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84 of 136 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
Like Skyrim with Cubans
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Used aid money to buy a solid gold statue of myself and placed it at the dock so dem immigrants see my superiority
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Having never played a Tropico game before I didn't know what to expect in this game. I got this free from Humble Bundle and I have found it incredibly enjoyable, sometimes too easy and also slightly frustrating at times but on the whole fun.

The scenario you're placed in is a fantastic idea (small banana republic torn between capitalism and communism) and gives your small towns a personal feel rather than just a mass of housing in a giant metropolis. Essentially you're a poor nation building up a small island to become a global success through tourism or commerce. Your main aim in the game is to please these sims and you can view each one and what they're upto by clicking on them or completely ignore them and play the game like you would simcity, the choice is yours.

I will also try the new games of the series. Anyway If you like City Sim games you'll probably love this. [8.5/10]
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
More of a slower paced game. If you like games like Zoo Tycoon, Sims, etc, you will like this game.
This game's humor is pretty good. Games like these don't change much as new ones come out but any Steam sale, get Tropico 4 or later if it is on sale.

El Presidente for life!!!!!!!!!!!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
Brilliant city building game with lots of tropical flavour, lush graphics and a fun soundtrack. There's a nice political element to the game which means you have to keep citizens with different tastes and needs happy so that you are re-elected and avoid rebel attacks etc. There's also plenty of things to build that cover different aspects such as housing, entertainment, tourism and industry etc. Every citizens life plays out in great detail too and from the moment they arrive on the island you can follow them around from work to home and everything inbetween. Highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Tropico 4 and 5 are so similar to this that if you are on a budget just get Tropico 3 instead. (4 literaly reuses many of the models)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
63.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
If you like town building/management game then you might like this game. This game is fun to play but it can get bored quickly if you play it like everyday because it can be repetitive. However, if you play this game like once a week then you should be fine.

It takes a bit of time to get used to this game and I suggest you to read the guides in the community hub if you do not know how to play it. Overall this is a good game. Give it a try if you like town building/management game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
A Llama assassinated my hat. My hat never recovered. 11/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
A great Nation building simulation game, it's fun and addictive. It can be easy or hard depending on settings you decide. It has great strategy, in which you have to monitor money, happiness, population, politics and more. You can choose how you run your city, whether it be capitalist or communist, dictatorship or democracy, you decide.

Hours of fun gameplay a good game I recommend to anyone who loves city builders, games about politics or economics as this game features all of those things.

8/10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
i freaking loved this game! Great gameplay, very nice looks, simples mechanics, easy to get into.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Great game, got a great feeling, having you watch your every move to make sure you do not ♥♥♥♥ up
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Its a fun game. But you can get bored of it pretty quickly.
I recomend playing it for once a week or so.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
This game, just wow!

Gotta say, this is AMAZING! Really, the graphics are probably the only let-down! But their also really not that bad!

The characters are fun, the content is packed and for a game I for FREE (With some Humble Bundle Deal!) it's exactly what I like!

So far, I have completed the First Campaign (Bananas) and so far, my Economy was bad up untill I bought Fruitina LTD (All for Spoilers for now) and pretty much then saved my Island! (St Helena)

Also, the Radio is amazing! I mean, it is just a few talk points on a loop, but it isn't too repetitive that annoys me!

Overall, get this game! You WILL have fun playing it! I'll also happily get Tropico 4 and even 5 when I get the Opportunity!

P.S. This is where I got that deal from! https://www.humblebundle.com/store
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Muito bonito e bem feito - 9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
The city (in this case, island) simulating game where in the inhabitants are never satisfied and will always complain about the stuff, even if they requested that in the first place. Sounds like real life to me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
The nostalgia of previous versions of Tropico linger and I still enjoy this version as much as I did the last couple. There are a few bugs here and there, such as hearing multiple voice overs simultaneously in the tutorial and a frustrating amount talking where one should be playing, however once the tutorials are passed and the game begins, it's a world of fun. The game requires a bit of patience and sum of time, but for those who enjoy problem solving, this game is for you. A good buy and worth every cent.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
No other game can have me dancing salsa instead of playing, that's a winning formula for me.
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