Tropico 3 - Steam Special Edition
User reviews: Very Positive (680 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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Great game, got a great feeling, having you watch your every move to make sure you do not ♥♥♥♥ up
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Great game!!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
i got this free. totally worth it for that price
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
buy it if its free
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
i freaking loved this game! Great gameplay, very nice looks, simples mechanics, easy to get into.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This game is a scream! It is very fun to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Esta Peron
10/10 it's ok
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
58.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I got Tropico 3 for free from the Humble Bundle Store. I wish there were more games like this. It really feels like I'm watching over a small society where every person has a unique set of values that determines their place in it . One of the greatest simulators I have ever played, better than Sim City by a mile.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
its good if its free
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
got it free. totally worth the $0.00
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Trust me im a doge
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
wow
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Custom made character wheres Tuxedo and Sunglasses while civilians wear ragged clothes and flip flops...
11/10 IGN Approved
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Still didnt understand how to play and what the goal of this game is.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Clunky streamlining and insignificant consequences for empire building and social edict make playing this a nostalgic walk through the disappointment that is a Cuban dictatorship. I would rather play the original.
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