Return to the remote island nation of Tropico and expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing new challenges including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration, cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.
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Release Date: May 23, 2014

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Reviews

“Flies in the face of other strategy games”
Gamespot

“As delightfully corrupt as ever”
PC Gamer

“Tropico 5 is a city-builder worth getting excited about”
IGN

About This Game

Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series. Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration and for the first time in Tropico history – cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.

    The Eras - Start your reign during colonial times, survive the World Wars and the Great Depression, be a dictator during the Cold War, and advance your country to modern times and beyond. From the 19th century to the 21st, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities.
    The Dynasty - Each member of El Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed as a ruler, a manager, an ambassador or a general. Invest in the members of your Dynasty to unlock new traits and turn them into your most valuable assets.
    Research and Renovate - Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Renovate your old buildings to more efficient modern buildings.
    Advanced trade system and trade fleet - Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure trade routes to neighboring islands or world superpowers, both for export and import.
    Explore your island - Discover what lies beyond the fog of war. Find valuable resource deposits and explore the ruins of ancient civilizations.
    All new art - All artwork has been re-designed from scratch to provide Tropico 5 with a unique visual identity. Choose from over 100 buildings from each of the individual eras.
    Cooperative and competitive multiplayer – Up to 4 players can build up their own cities and economies on any given island map. Players can choose to share resources, supplies and population or declare war on each other.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 400 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 4000 or higher, Intel HD 4000 or higher (DirectX 11 hardware support required)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8 (64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 5000 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 400 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 4000 or higher, Intel HD 4000 or higher
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 5000 or higher
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu/SteamOS (latest)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 400 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 4000 or higher, Intel HD 4000 or higher
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 5000 or higher
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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UncleDrax
35.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
Neutral Recommendation.
It's a Tropico, Better then 4, but still not any huge difference or improvement over 3.
The problem is the publisher/developer has fallen into the same rut of releasing a mildly refreshed product and flogging the same DLCs for it over and over again. There are a few very minor production issues still (like un-normalized volume at times between the voice samples)
If you want to get Tropico5, get it on sale for cheap as a bundle with all the DLCs you may want.
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barnaba
31.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
My only regret is not getting the Complete Collection.

If I were to list all the things that are so wrong and annoying in this game no one would ever read this review (but it pretty much boils down to every element of UI and discoverability present + things that are not present, but really should be).

Despite a humongous list of problems it manages to be very fun.
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huminado
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Tropico 4 has a much better Penultimo voice acting. This game is not as funny that game was.

I wanna know how this happened? How do you interview a voice actor "please read these Penultimo lines for me" and they read in some deep gravelly voice and it isn't funny at all... "you're hired!" You have to be kidding me? No! They aren't kidding! This is a no longer funny version of Tropico. The world has ended.
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PrettyBoyFloyd84
24.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
Great game. Only thing would have been better not to always switch island
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Muaath
29.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
I Love the Tropico franchise, and Tropico 5 is no different.
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Levi
17.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
Tropico 5 is my favorite city-building game on steam so far. Though I'm not a very good Presidente (I make my citizens happy in exchange for perpetual inescapable debt, I ruin relations with other countries for the fun of it), I love the game nonetheless. Though I think a way to invade cities on other islands would be great, I understand why it isn't in the game yet. There is a huge variety of options for pretty much every decision, such as what kind of housing to put in, where would a police station reduce crime the most, should I banish rebels, and how much of the government's money should go into my personal swiss bank account. 10/10 for being unique, fun, and bug-free as far as I've seen!
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squidlegion56
11.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
This is a great game if you have played the other tropico's then you will like this tropico. It is a great modern city builder with great graghics. It is much eaisier to navigate than Tropico 4. It is also a much harder game than Tropico 4.
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It's Me
72.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Good game. Wpuld recomend if you like city building games as well as managing a goverment.
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classycamaro
28.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
I read the reviews, and like usual, i read the negative ones first. Don't mind them. This game is great! Fun and entertaining and replay value is there, just like the first 4 games. The ONLY thing that I can say that I keep trying to find that is hard to, is that it is hard to single out the people that are against you, but then, I havent unlocked secret police, or put agents into the tavern....you know what I mean. So when ever you see this game on sale, pick it up!
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Zenstrive
77.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
I approached this game, two years after release, with playing Tropico 4 in my mind.

It's a whole different game, literally and gameplay wise.

You are not playing as one immortal dictators, you're playing as one of many immoral dictators coming from a dinasty.

You are not passively importing and exporting stuffs, you are actively seeking import-export markets.

You are not going to ignore world powers, you are playing with and being played by them.

And you are not going to get your buildings automatically in time, you need to do researches.

And those researches are divided by historical eras.

And fishes, fishes deplete.

And no longer you will have endless gold mines, you will need to import.

It's a whole new game, with its up and down compared to Tropico 4. My heart is still with Tropico 4 though, but Tropico 5 is still a good experience.

Especially with jet fighters flattening the rebels. Fun!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I'm recommending this game for one reason: Multiplayer

Tropico 5 nailed the multiplayer aspect.
Being able to play alongside my friends is the reason I love this game.
It's the best multiplayer city building game out there. I have not come across any other like this.
Tropico 5 lets you build next to players or with them. Cooperative or Competive, whichever you prefer.
SimCity can hardly compete since you don't build together, you build in seperate regions.
Cities: Skylines is the best city building game on the market hands down, but no multiplayer.

During a multiplayer game you can share money, roads, utilities and military forces.
It's very satisfying to share the love of these games alongside people who also love it.
There are a lot of hilarious moments, especially if you're playing with friends.
The rebels have basically become a meme among my friends because they're idiotic and easy to joke about.
The only downside is being forced to send backup when a friend is attacked. If you get attacked while your troops are in a friend's city, all you can do is pray. Also, mandate is bs.
The game could give all the mandate to one player but not the other.
Don't even get me started on roads. Roads suck. They're horrible.

The multiplayer is great and I hope it sets the foundation for future games.
The dream would be this multiplayer on Tropico 4, Cities: Skylines or SimCity.

I personally feel like it still capted the same feel as Tropico 4, except it was watered down and made much more difficult.
You will never truly defeat the rebels or please everyone, this game is best played as a warmongering oppressive dictatorship. It will give you the most satisfaction since your prize is blood and trust me, there's plenty so you might as well enjoy it.

TLDR: Multiplayer mechanics are great, game is a downgrade, still enjoyable.

Advice: Spam sugar plantations and rum distillaries.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
I Love the Tropico franchise, and Tropico 5 is no different.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
First off "Glory to El Presidente our glorious ruler and benevolent overlord". Right the KGB agent is gone I can begin reviewing this game truthfully. It's a very fun little city management game that puts you through the ages trying to expand and grow your little island nation to take on enemy invasions and prove your supremacy and the genius that is El Presidente. The game mechanics work fairly well and the overall game play is very enjoyable for the first 40 or so hours while you get used to it. Personally I think I'm just not creative enough to make a good and beautiful city. If you're looking for an arcade-like fun city management game then Tropico 5 is just that. If you want something a little bigger and more realistic city planning then City Skylines would be a better choice. And for the love of God stay away from Cities XL

Voting paper

El Presidente { }

El Presidente {●}
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
A great, fun, member of an excellent series of city/island building games.

So far I've only played the main campaign and 1 of the DLC campaigns, but I've definitely had a good experience working my way from a primitive island to a thriving carribean metropolis. Very happy with my purchase.

It's a great citybuilder, and unlike a lot of games I've played, it manages the eras well, so you definitely get an island that you have to build up.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I played hundreds of hours of Tropico 3 . This one seems to be just as good. I'm liking it so far, the music is great again, loving these cuban vibes ;) If you're thinking if you should get it and you're strategy fan then pick it up Complete Edition from sale for 10E, its worth !
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Excellent revision to the Tropico series. It is not revolutionary but the new campaign is fun to play through and the "story" has a very Red Alert 2 vibe to it. Excellent justifications for the progression through the various time periods, and fun focused objectives and multiple islands to vary your play.

A great addition to any Tropico fan, especially with the "Complete Collection" available with all the DLC.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
124.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
A devilish combination of the global economy, the Illuminati, catastrophic weather, and just plain rotten luck. Do you have what it takes El Presidente? :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
If you didn't bother reading the reviews, this game is entirely a Cuba simulator. It's not a city builder like we all believed. That being said lets just say the rebel uprising is very common even among populations with 93% approval ratings.

The lack of instruction and detail in the tutorial is laughable, you can actually fail the tutorial. I needed to increase my entertainment rating just as the game instructed me to and I also did the other quests. My approval rating did not rise above 32% it just stayed idle even after completing said tasks. I failed the tutorial.

TL;DR This is a $10 game, not $25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Unfortunately Tropico 5 is another step in the wrong direction due to lazily implemented game mechanics. I'm glad I waited until this was on sale for $10 with all DLC, but even still it managed to disappoint. It seems they will never make a game better then Tropico 3.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I do not recommend this game because of its various bugs and flaws.

First of all: This is like the 4 games before in this series. The concept is not new: build your island, control your money, eliminate rebels, do a tiny bit of diplomacy. After one or two tries you will realize that this game is much to easy compared to other simulations.

And there are some really annoying things about this game:
- You can't control immigration. Even if you restrict immigrants to only educated people you will get swarmed by them. They will be homeless and unemployed and rebel costantly.
- You can't control stored goods. Even if you essentially need goods like Uranium, the game will sell it. You even can't check how much goods you have stored. Only in your harbor and that's where you don't want to have them
- the transportation system is completly bugged. If you add tourists your roads will be one single traffic jam. But your people completly ignore alternative roads but simply pick the shortest route. Even if it takes years. Also you are forced to place production buildings directly next to the resources. Otherwise they will never get them. And later in the game even that doesn't work.

If you want to play a city simulation that really works then try Cities Skylines. This one will only frustrate you.
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