Tropico 3 - Steam Special Edition
User reviews: Very Positive (650 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 20, 2009

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

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

 

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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
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
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!
Posted: September 28
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
buy it if its free
Posted: October 6
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
i got this free. totally worth it for that price
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
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!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: October 15
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
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]
Posted: October 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
its good if its free
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
got it free. totally worth the $0.00
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Good game
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
It's one of those games that you probably got in a bundle or while it was on sale. You're only going to play it once for about an hour and then you'll never touch it again.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
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
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I like this game. It's something I COULD play if I knew what I was doing... It's like a more stripped down version of SimCity, and I like that. I love the depth of it, and I just love it. Tropico is a YES from me.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
100% I Recommend this game

- Sims 4 & Banished
- Realistic
- Best Simulation
- Best Strategy
- City Builder
- Better Than Sid Meier's Civilization
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Muito bonito e bem feito - 9/10
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Great game!!
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Great game, got a great feeling, having you watch your every move to make sure you do not ♥♥♥♥ up
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Racist af
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Tropico 3 is Such an interesting game.

The graphics are superb.
The amount of buildings you can build is very good.

10/10 game :)
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
I arranged for my Opposition Leader to be assasinated by the CIA
I brought my country's economy into debt
I bought Fruitas Inc
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I guess the SJWs were right when they said I was opressing people by enjoying video games :^)
Posted: September 24
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