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 (1,076 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
61 of 81 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
9/10

+Beutiful Graphics
+Replayability
+Long Game Play (Unless you don't like long gameplay)
+The Humor
+So Many Posibilites To Getting A Simple Task Done
+Fun Way To Slightly Learn Some History
+Che Guevara Is In This!!! (My hero, good only if you like Che Guevara)
+The Difficulty Is Very Custumizable
+Hey! It's On Steam!
-This Game Doesn't Make Toast (This is only bad if you want toast)
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Ive played all tropicos and i still enjoy playing this one. This is a great city builder game. You are the presidente of your island and you must make a city while making sure the citizens love you and enjoy their housing. While doing this you must face war with russia or u.s depending on your relationships, aswell as citizens turning to rebels to fight you. The game has a lot of cool things such as making choices on what to say on your speech, facing assassination attempts, election day, and weather disasters.

Pros
Good Graphics
Good building choices
Custom El Presidente (your person)
Rebels will fight you
Election day
good music for the game setting
Citizens will voice their concerns
College grads and high school are a big thing on this game

Cons
Roads are to big
Map sizes some are big but most of the land is high hills so you cant build much
once you die the game ends (wish your kid could retake the throne.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
114.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
For an old game and it was free on Steam this has given me more hours of enjoyable gaming than most Ive paid for. Ive not played any other Tropico.

I start up my little plot to rule and I get lost looking into my citizens. their thoughts, who they live with, the drama when i notice someone replaced their spouse with a younger version :3 Its also fun to rulebut can be tough at times, you are the presidente
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Played as Che Guevara. Did not get executed.
10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I have never played a Tropico game before. However I like playing management sim games. Although I was a bit sceptical for this game because I saw that it is based on island life. I was thinking about a big city, zoning tiles etc. To my surprise, the small island had same amount of fun and challenge like other city-building sims.

The campaign was too good and full of fun. Few campaings are very easy and few are hard but overall my experience was very good yet also provided some challenge. One thing I didn't like is, I cannot place buildings in uneven terrain and there's no possibility of bulldozing it and make it even (unlike simcity). Apart from that I like the way it is handling the business management part.

* Don't go woth the time mentioned in my profile. Due to offline mode, I've lost at least 15+ hours into it.

If I've to rate this game in a scale, I will give it 8/10.
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