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Tropico 3 - Steam Special Edition

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$9.99

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Buy Tropico 3: Gold Edition

Includes 2 items: Tropico 3 - Steam Special Edition, Tropico 3: Absolute Power

Buy Tropico Trilogy

Includes 4 items: Tropico 3 - Steam Special Edition, Tropico Reloaded, Tropico 3: Absolute Power , Tropico 2: Pirate Cove

About the 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
27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
133 products in account
3 reviews
13.1 hrs on record
Tropico 3 is a light city/state building simulator.
+ Nice graphics
+ Polished gameplay
+ It gets you in to that tropican mood.
+ Funny

- If you've played an older Tropico, its more of the same. Even the character traits are the same. I expected more or different elements to the game compared to Tropico 1.
- Building roads is a hassle in this game.
- Experienced some CTD's
- its a bit light if you are looking for a serious city game.

Overall a fun game but more of the same
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
3 reviews
17.4 hrs on record
Very fun, it has god mode to help you learn the game, as well as a campaign and random events.
You can even decide what your small island nation is like. Ranging from how you make money, all the way up to how many tourists you have or how powerful your dictator nation is.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
169 products in account
43 reviews
27.9 hrs on record
Originally posted on April 9, 2011

Tropico 3 is a delight of a game. It features funny and charming music, atmosphere, and little details that continue to make me smile. The varieties of different approaches you can take to building an economy or satisfying your people are great, and the balance between diplomacy, economics, and and politics is very good. My major complaints with this game are that many game mechanics are not explained at all (very poor tutorial) and the ways things effect each other are not readily apparent in many situations. When first playing the game, youll often find your economy suddenly tanking, and youll have to dig through the economy hunting for clues as to why it is doing so. The constant effect of each building and policy should be more visible immediately within the UI, in order to avoid situations where the player doesn't understand the causes of an event. Also, the AI needs a lot of work, and the garage and combat systems are very flawed. Overall, I'm excited to see where they take it.
Posted: December 31st, 2013
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
277 products in account
21 reviews
14.8 hrs on record
A nice city simulator, but gets very repetitive(Specially the radio) and the different challenges offer little variation. If you want to try your hand at being the presidente, get it on a cheap sale.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
194 products in account
2 reviews
6.2 hrs on record
For all those who have a dictator inside (or maybe you just like feeling powerful), Tropico is a game you will enjoy from the very beggining. Although this version (Tropico 3) doesn't offer a really improved experience compared to the first one of the saga, besides some graphical improvement and a more 3D environment.
As the commander of a banana republic, this game offers a different feeling from other city government simulations you've may tried. This one is really political and you'll often have to choose between communist/capitalist ways to rule a nation. You are going to try to make your Tropico nation a wealthy one, but of course, not forgetting about your own Swiss Account.
The sound of this game is one of the things I like most. Of course, I speak spanish and I like latin music, but besides that, background music mixes within the sense of a Tropican country, and your people dialogs are so much fun, it really is one of the things I'd recommend Tropico for.
The sense of humour of this saga, and the entire parody thing is one of its strongest's points, if you're unfamiliar with Tropico games, I'd recommend you to start with Tropico 1, or Tropico 4. This version isn't more than a graphical improved Tropico 1.
Posted: February 10th, 2014
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