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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“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”
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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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Saalstin
8.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
Nice to be back as El Presidente, but this game offers nothing over its predecessors. There's a new story, and new maps, but no (obvious) improvements. There's far less control over life on Tropico than there used to be, so whilst you used to be able to set wages and costs, it's now simply the case that all buildings provide pre-determined "poor" or "rich" outcomes, and "poor" or "rich" people can only use certain service buildings. It's simply not possible to build an economy the way it used to be.

Stick with Tropico 4, unless you're absolutely desperate for some additional faux-humour popup messages, and about 15 seconds of repetitive muzak.
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Wilko
122.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Game can be very challenging but its not unfair. It looks great but I wish it had some higher end visuals I could push with my current setup (Its great on 4k). I love the mechanics, economics and charming characters. This game would be half as fun without the portraits, voice lines and music. Tropico 3/4/5 have all been automatic pick ups for me-but with multiplayer and eras and the new difficulty, tropcio 5 is the one I'm playing today.
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Carolus Rex ♕
14.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Very good, no bugs, casual game.
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jnewkirk6756
25.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
Here is what i think. I came from tropico 4 so I knew a bit about the game before. This game is good as far as concept and graphics, very smooth and addicting. The bad thing about this game is that after the colonial period, the game is next to impossible to finiance a country. It is very robotic when it comes to riots and game play. after playin this for a month you will be done with it. This game is honestly pointless after the colonial period you will not be able to go forward with your country. the trad system is so flawed. After the colonial period the trading system turns to importing only. all of the deals you found moderatly simple to make is no more after the colonial. It's almost like the game is not finished. other than that.. enjoy the music and funny script.. but this game is next to impossible to "win". tropico 4 is way more free. you can do it your way. this just looks better and the programing is weak, I wish i could get a refund. i spent weeks trying to force myself to have fun.. you will find yourself starting over a lot with this game.. and multiplayer does not work. deleted this from my computer, waste of time.
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Stephen
17.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
I have had a lot of fun with this series. Is it perfect? No. But as you build your city, your putting into place the laws/rules of your country. Some of your people will love you, others will love to see you hang. You dont have to please them all, just keep the majority and you will survive.
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Yanick0207
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Love the music.





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a e s t h e t i c
19.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
So much rebel, high politic , and war. fun 9/10
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Potjiekos
41.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
Incredibly disappointing. Pretty graphics and lots of new buildings but nowhere near as fresh or fun as it's predecessor. Very little replay value and the campaigns are absolute rubbish. Go buy Tropico 4 and play that instead, you'll have more fun puttering around with that game instead of this mediocre pile of dung.
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ParkShinHye
11.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
great stratagy game and great freedom i hope they make another tropico game
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Shimozukachi
19.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
don't make me send penultimo to your island
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
126 of 150 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Tropico 5 is not a worthy successor of the tropico series.
My gripes with tropico 5 are especially with 2 points:

1. Rebellions
In Tropico 5 you cannot manage to satisfy everyone - and that is great. The problem lies in the fact that even if citizens have a satisfaction rate of above 70%, they will still permanently rebel. Additionally, there really is no adequate option to reduce the number of rebels, be it with the military or socially - in Fact, most options decrease libery, reduce the satisfaction and thereby increase the number of rebels - and when they rebel, they cant be killed of.

2. Trying to be funny
While in previous editions of Tropico, there was a underlying dry tone of humor that increased immersion in the game, now almost every Radio adress tries to be funny - but just says "You are no dictator of a banana republic, you are just some stupid gamer"

On a personal note, I miss the election speeches from T3
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
96.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Fun, but overpriced

I'd be lying if I say I do not enjoy this game. I'm kinda person who loves things grows and making money :), so I'd still recommend the game.

Tropico 5 is not the best of the series though... I'd say T4 is the best. Being the latest of the series, it removed the fun for traffic (garage) management, and I lost the sense of how people would pick their homes/houses. Its leaning toward simplistic radius based building effect (you would know what I mean if you are a city building veteran).

The good thing it deliver, is on the politics, I did interact more on politics and foreign policy than I had before in other series (T3 & T4). You could easily dethroned from your presidential seat if you are not careful. The tech and age concept is sometime feel limiting, but it is as well as creates a sense of growing in the big picture.

Graphic wise, it is more or less at par with T4. and about the price - It just not worth the full price tag. Grab it when it is on sale, I got all DLCs (while on sale) and finished all of them so I write this review. You get very small value of those smaller DLC, and some additional value for the bigger one, but none of them deserved their full price tags. The feel about the DLC is that it did made the game easier to pass - I completed the original campaign without DLC and it just not a simple cake walk... but after I got all of them, you can actually feel they simplify the game quite considerably.

Haven't tried multiplayer, I did checked a while, it is not that many open games, but seems enough small group of people playing.

Go enjoy this game, as I did enjoy!
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.0 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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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
I really enjoyed the gameplay- moving through the eras and the challenge of the scenarios (although I've been doing it on 'easy' budget and it's still difficult to stay above water, but I do like to accumulate at speed). There are a number of maps to play and the scenarios have you juggle two islands at a time so you're not starting from scratch every time with a new island and the longevity of the islands you build is greater as you revisit it frequently to continue building. I did hit a budget snag on one of my games where I lost about a grand a month for no discernible reason (the budget said I shoud have more coming in than going out and it's unclear where costs can be cut. I had a huge labour shortage, too.) Fortunately the game completed when I was on about -100,000 and the people were at 43% happiness!

The reason I wouldn't recommend this game is because there are so few buildings available. Only two choices, tall and small, on the apartment buildings- how hard would it have been to throw in a couple of recolours? This means on quite a large island you're going to repeat the same patterns again and again, with only one upgraded house, an unupgradable mansion, and a tall or short upgraded apartment block, all identical. There are a few parks, but very few seem to offer paths to walk on, which means citizens move oddly through them (although it's nice that they can sit on benches in the parks with paths)- it would have been nice if there were a few more options. The entertainment options are very much lacking- and only a couple of them are small enough to place frequently around the map, so you end up having a visually unappealing map with hundreds of identical buildings.

On looking for an expansion to up the number of buildings- new high-quality housing large and small, additional much needed entertainment buildings like a zoo, waterpark, alternative restaurant, children's playpark, a grade school required by some employers but not available int he game... I discovered there are many cheap expansion packs, but all with only one building each, mostly employment buildings relating to a new scenario. None of the buildings I'd like to really customise my game!

To summarise- if all you care about is the politics, managing a budget and keeping your factions happy, you'll enjoy this game, but maybe wait until it's on sale. If you're a builder who wants their town to look authentic or aesthetically more interesting than 4 buildings repeated 100 times each you're probably going to want to give this a miss.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.9 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

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El Presidente {●}
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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 4 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 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Tropico 5 is awesome.
Good game.I like it.
This is really awesome game with full of adventures and additivity.
Nice Tropico 5. Its a good game i like to play it.
Awesome game good graphics and design great concept good work nice idea I really like this game.
So cool...amazing great apps ever.
I love Tropico 5 game.
Tropico awesome game !!!
Tropico 5 Its amazing application ever.
Download and play it right now !!!
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