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 (743 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
23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
12.6 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
56.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
It´s a nice and funny game. I enjoyed it more than old Sim Cities (3000 for example). Had some laughs cuz of all the abuse of the Latinamerican stereotypes (I'm from Argentina btw).

Pros:
A little bit challenging at the beggining.
A quite good economy mechanics.
You can check every citizen of your country and see what's going on!
Many variables to take into account

Cons
I found a little annoying the way roads are to be built...
After playing half the Campaign, the game stops being challenging. I quit before finishing it. Still, I'd recommend this game. I enjoyed it a lot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Good game. Hard because you have to control your people and take their respects. Survive mother nature. <3
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Let's put it this way, I'm no Castro yet, but I'm learning...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game is very fun! but can be hard so I would recommend that you look at some online videos _guides_ , If you have never played the first 2, opening this up right away and not looking into the game at all well , then you will come across some issues as the game has alot of things that you need to get right in order to have a rich country, but there is a sandbox mode, put on the god mode, and just build and have fun, sometimes enjoy that more rather than playing normally witch does include some type of know how about the game. :) the 4th game of this collection is not as good, as 3, only has a few more buildings some more powers etc, 3 is very good for the price would say that the game is very fun for its age.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
better than Simcity and city XL
This is the real city buiding and simulation game!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
pedro santos like this.
so i do aswell
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I like the game its fun to play i annoyed the US so much its fun they never invaded me beacuse i was allies with the USSR
thats the part i like (in my opinion).

the bad side is that not enough money when your not playing in godmode only $20,000 (not in god mode) $500,000 (which is hell of a lot of money in god mode) but $20,000 which in my opinion is annoying. dont use cheats it crashes my game in 1 minute as soon as i load my saved game. Also it made my game crash like in 2-3 mins without cheats in my saved game with no cheats activated.

but all up its still very fun (in my opinion) im in the middle at the moment so its recommended and not recommended.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Addictive game with comical commentary
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
100.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Recommended.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Good-Fun-Relaxing-Game! PURE AWESOME!
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
♥♥♥♥a we are so ready for the war...
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0 of 10 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I thought Tropico would be my jam to go back to my RTS and city building roots, I guess not. I may have to think twice about tapping back to Sim City.

It's okay if you like it, but I really don't. I'm glad I didn't pay any money for this.
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Personally I don't recommend this game because it's confusing as hell...
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
4/10

I tried playing this game and was instantly bored. It's like a Simcity Wannabe. I ended up uninstalling as soon as I installed it
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0 of 13 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I perfer 5
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
after year 2010++, nothing's new anymore, good game.
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