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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March 26

Supervillain available now!

El Presidente is getting tired of this ruthless dictator image, so he’s decided it is time to become the most famous supervillain in the whole Caribbean. Bent on destroying mankind as we know it, El Prez will bathe in ultimate evilness! So go all out, build a magnificent lair with a giant laser hidden inside and use it to fire at those pesky rebels! Over the course of this action-packed new storyline you can choose your own supervillain moniker, build a heavily defended, top secret hideout and then launch a campaign towards world domination! Viva El Prez!


- New standalone scenario: “Supervillain“ – Prepare to conquer the world from your top secret hideout
- New building: Giant Laser – The ultimate tool of destruction. Let them come!
- New dynasty avatar accessory: A villainous mustache
- New sandbox map: Isla del Pescado
- New music track and additional voice recordings

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March 25

Tropico 5 Update 1.09 available!

Dear Tropicans,

The Tropico Department of Public Patch Publishing and Crowd Control is happy to announce yet another major game and content update for Tropico 5.

See the full changelog below:

- Fixed numerous small UI issues
- Teamsters and construction workers no longer use the metro while on duty
- Game no longer autosaves after a scenario has been won or lost
- Arrest citizen action is disabled when a kill order is still pending
- Fixed citizens getting stuck in dock garages (sometimes happens with many tourists arriving at once)
- Increased Trawler's range and fixed some small issues with it (Waterborne)
- Fixed severe performance drops during Kraken attack in mission 4 of the Waterborne expansion campaign (Waterborne)
- Arrested rebels no longer join squads during rebel attacks
- Fixed oil buildings not activating after winning the mission „Catch the Toucan“ (Gone Green)
- Dynasty members can no longer be killed by tanks
- Fixed citizen actions counting while the game is paused (e.g. when issuing them from the Almanac)
- Multiplayer: Fixed some desyncs
- Multiplayer: Fixed an issue with population limits in OSX and Linux versions
- Several localization fixes and updates for all supported languages

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“Flies in the face of other strategy games”

“As delightfully corrupt as ever”
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“Tropico 5 is a city-builder worth getting excited about”

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Now available for Mac and Linux/SteamOS! - SteamPlay: Cross-Platform Multiplayer & Steam Cloud - Added Big Picture & Full Controller Support

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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 5000 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 5000 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
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222 of 277 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
74.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
The ethos of sequels back in the day used to be that they were bigger, better, and with more content. Unfortunatley the modern mindset seems to be that you can push out a minimal product at full price, and charge for "DLC" that should have been in the main game.
Every step taken by kalypso seems to be a step backwards. There are less buildings, less avenues for economy, less player agency. In tropico 4 you could entirely eschew certain areas of economy and still make it work. Want a industrial complex that sucks the minerals from the land for massive profit? No problem. Want to protect mother earth, build your economy by becoming a tourist trap, or an island vegas? Go for it! Do you want to create an atheist state, a complete theocracy, a communist regime, or a capitalist paradise? All do-able!
Not so with tropico 5. Make a single move that the people dont like, and you're done. in some cases there is no way to correct this (sign the wrong thing into your constitution, watch your approval tank. just watch, you can do nothing about it now.) its game over. You -must- build a church if you want to have any hope of making out of colonial era. You -must- build a mine if you want to have any economy at all. While in tropico 4 you had to keep citizen happiness in mind, now it is the single driving factor of the entire game, and you will have to play it their way, not yours. Now that buildings are tied to eras, the game is completely homogonized. Every game is "A" leads to "B" leads to "C". you -must- start with farming, which -must- lead to industrialization, with no options for tourism or even entertainment until the right era.
And the DLC that is planned for this game is beyond insulting. there are so many features from tropico 4 that were taken out so that they could be resold in bits and pieces. Remove jails and make the game activley punish you for trying to deal with criminals. Oh but dont worry, there is a prison DLC coming out that you can buy. It reminds me of a mobile free to play game, only i unfortunatley payed money for it.
Tropico 4 was one of my favotire city building games, with many interesting mechanics and conecpts that couldn't be found elsewhere. Tropico 5 is an incredible disappointment, i cant recomend anyone buy this game. To echo many other sentiments, buy tropico 4 if you are interested in it.
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52 of 65 people (80%) found this review helpful
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Review for Tropic 5 PC
Review by : Panda Waifu

Pros :
- Lovely art style.
- Added Multiplayer.
- More eras to play in.

Cons :
- A barebones single player experience.
- Not enough songs.
- Glitch prone multiplayer.

Review :
Tropico 5 is a Strategy/Citybuilder Simulation game where you take the role of El Presidente leading the small banana republic of Tropico.
As the dictator you wield absolute authority over your people and the island.
With a simple but functional campaign mode and a new added multiplayer mode, Tropico 5 feel like a lot of the same but its a new way...

Eras :
The first big thing added to Tropico 5 is the eras.
The eras allow you to play through multiple time periods, starting in the Colonial Era where you play as a governor for the English Crown, and ending in Modern times, where you have to make Tropico future proof.
This idea sounds amazing on paper but doesn't really play out that well.
The biggest problem is that eras feel short and become boring rather quickly. I would have rather seen them working with one time period (like in Tropico 4), but giving it a lot of depth and attention.

Multiplayer :
The second big thing they added in Tropico 5 was multiplayer.
You can play with up to 4 friends in Tropico 5's multiplayer. The multiplayer is largely mission based, for example:
>Who can earn the most tax money in 5 minutes
>Who can export 5000 canned fish first
Completing these objectives will give a player a point, and the first to 10 points will be the winner.
It's fun for a while but suffers from horrible server slowdowns from time to time, and can feel a bit repetitive.

Chances since Tropico 4 :
Other than a few minor additions the game feels the same as Tropico 4, although Tropico 4 did a few things better.
For example, the Tropico 4 had a better singleplayer campaign.
Tropico 4's base game also had more content on release than Tropico 5 has (such as prisons), although they plan on adding additional content to Tropico 5 over coming months.
There were also visual improvements to the game, and the UI is nicer to look at.

Overall the game offers enough to earn a true sequel status, but Tropico 4 is overall just a better product.
I still recommend this game because it's still alot of fun to play.

Developer : Haemimont Games
Publisher : Kalypso Media Digital
Genre : RPG, Simulatie, Strategie
Website :
Released on Steam on : 23th of may 2014
Tropico 5 is also on : Xbox360 and Playstation 4

Always do more research than just reading a review, to ensure that you get the right product.
[sorry for any grammatical errors]

Thanks for reading!
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164 of 257 people (64%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Citizens in rage because of lack of food

Riot starts

They burn down all farms because of it

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67 of 103 people (65%) found this review helpful
76.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Lacking so many features comparing to Tropico 4. Recommend T4 instead of this.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Okay. This is coming from a big, big Tropico fan. I played Tropico 3, 4 and 5. Let's get into this review.

I was very excited about the game before release. Ever since Tropico 4 came out, I've been waiting and waiting for news about the newer one. But sadly, this game disappointed me. First, let me talk about the things I liked.

The textures and graphics are amazing. They have been improved alot. I played the old versions on my Xbox 360, and right when I changed to PC and tried this one out, I noticed the differences. The buildings look very nice, and when you zoom in, full in, you see all the details. The interiors of a shack, the faces on the people and sometimes just the trees. The developers went all out on this game and I say that the graphics are a plus.

The new online mode is awesome. You can play against three other people in an island, and race to finish quests or even try to invade the other person.

But those are really the only things I liked about this game.

In Tropico 5, you play alot of missions in the same island. You're basically switching islands and going back to them. I didn't like this move. Alot of times you feel like you're handed the island to you again. I know how this would have worked, but I don't really like it. In the old versions, every single mission is another challenge to you. You go on a different, all new island and building it out of nothing. Alot of times this game just feels repetitive.

I feel like the direction Kalypso is moving is not helping the game. The game relies on DLC after DLC to try to keep it fresh again. A game shouldn't fully rely on expansions to make it better. Those DLC's could instead be implemented to the actual game and when you play the old game and the new one, you feel like it's a big step.

There have already been four DLC's out that could have instead been in the original game, that would have made it better. I still don't know how there's no offline multiplayer yet. It would be awesome to have people controlling different part of the island.

And also, the soundtrack. I loved the older soundtracks, but when you compare Tropico 5's to the older ones, it's just not as good.

Tropico 3 and 4 both amazed me. I loved both of those games instantly. I expected the same to happen with Tropico 5, but sadly that was not the case. It feels like this whole series just relies on DLC's to make the game fresh again. I can't see many people buying DLC after DLC after DLC. It's just, not how it should go. I feel like Tropico can be one of the biggest strategy/city-building games out there if it just fills in all the gaps. After just a few hours of playing this game, I was already disappointed. I felt at times I was forcing myself to continue, and that it felt like a chore to keep playing.

If you've never played a Tropico game before, or you're just new at city-building games, I recommend you try this out. But if you are a hardcore gamer, or a just experienced at Tropico, chances are you won't like this game - at least not as much as the older ones.

And for this, I give the game a 5/10.
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34 of 49 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Awful, lacking all of the charm of Tropico 4 and the Modern Times expansion. As someone who has played the series since Tropico 3 I feel like this game is a real step backwards. There are fewer buildings than the other Tropico's, the advisors are boring and the game takes itself too seriously in general. Do not waste your money on this game.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I'm a pretty big fan of games of this kind. I grew up playing the different versions of Sim City.

I'm also a big fan of Tropico 3 and 4, and bought this game on sale. Even on sale, I can't really recommend it and here's why:

They haven't fixed the most important problem.

If you've played Tropico extensively, like I have, you've run into the problem with road congestion. It has not been fixed. You must plan out very meticulously your road network from the VERY beginning of the game. Each subsequent story mission builds upon the progress you've made in previous missions. You use the same Island and city as before (there's 2 different islands, and thus two different cities). If you're not very careful, you'll end up like I did, 6 or 7 missions in without the means to really go in and rework everything, and it's not until that far in that the problem becomes very large and difficult to solve.

If you have a diverse economy, which is actually very easy to achieve in Tropico 5, it's not difficult to make quite a lot of money that can be invested into infrastructure, but the problem for me doesn't lie in having to rework infrastructure, it's that I'm working to circumvent poor coding (the road system I mentioned earlier) that has been in every Tropico game I've ever played.

Road management is a part of the game, I'm fully aware, but there is no management options. Tropicans will take the shortest route available. There are no one way street, or high volume highway like options. I can't do anything but build a singular type of road which nearly every building needs to be attached to. The only way to be completely efficient is to have EXTREMELY ugly circle roads that never connect to each other except by adjacent garages. Someone actually developed a circumvention system for Tropico 3 (which has persisted into 4 and 5 out of necessity). If you google "road congestion tropico", I'm sure you can find more information (if interested).

This Tropico is a little bit more challenging than the last ones in terms of Rebels and their threats. They attack much more often, and your army cannot be controlled beyond telling them which buildings you value the most. Rebels will attack from multiple points and your army sallies out of wherever you built your buildings. Since all you have is men on foot and eventually very slow tanks, the rebels will usually destroy several buildings before your army can even respond.

Rebels are also able to target your army squads while you are unable to control and choose targets for your own. What this means is that your army will be running to defend a certain building, and the rebels will follow along and continually fire at them while your army DOES NOT RETURN FIRE, and simply dies. It's EXTREMELY frustrating.

There's also a huge problem that persists with housing.

As you might remember, people get old and retire and their income falls. There are children, unemployed and students as well. In Tropico 5, Houses now have budgets like employment buildings do. It is essentially the rent charge.

NO MATTER WHAT JOB PEOPLE HAVE, most of them will not live in a house because it is too expensive. Even if you've maximized the budget (and thus their pay) at their place of employment. You must lower the rent to a single point (out of a maximum of 5) in order to allow people to live there. YOU MUST turn on social security. Otherwise you will CONSTANTLY be attacked by rebels. YOU MUST do this for every housing building.

People will also not live in a building that is too far from where they work. Couples make a decision based upon both their work locations. If not satisfied with how close they live to work, they toss up a shack!

It is not uncommon to see shacks right beside housing units that are completely empty.

For some ungodly reason, Tenements lose housing value over time. There is no option to remedy this. This only way to circumvent is to completely destroy the building and replace it. It would have taken a few lines of code to add a renovate option, but no, they didn't do that. I wouldn't be surprised if it was in a DLC.

The graphics are improved, a lot of the mechanics of the game have been streamlined, but not fixed. There are improvements here, although the dynasty system is tacked on, stupid, and useless.

It feels like it's still Tropico. I don't know what it is that provides that feeling, the enjoyment of the game, and the music (I've always really enjoyed it) or the same bloody bugs that have persisted forever without attention.
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29 of 45 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Has some improvements over Tropico 4, welcomed improvements. Unfortunately, this game lacks some things that made Tropico 4 great. Tropico 4 had generally more character throughout, as well as the polish. Tropico 4 is very iterative of Tropico 3, meaning Tropico 4 is basically a good game improved and polished to be a really great game. Tropico 5 feels like it tried to re-imagine the series, but got rushed out the door. It lacks character, I encountered a fair few bugs and annoyances and generally the entire game has a lot of cool ideas that aren't implemented well.

I don't hate the game, its not a bad game. Overall its pretty good, and I hope Tropico 6 really fleshes out the new ideas and expands upon whats seen here, because the ideas are all great. The game in general is still pretty dang good. The only issue is that when you compare it to Tropico 4, a game thats better in most every way, including price, its not worth it.

Tropico 4 is a better thought out, more polished game that has more content in the base game, all for a cheaper price.

Oh, and the Almanac that basically lets you figure out what the hell is causing everyone to think you're a mongoloid scumbucket is crap in Tropico 5.
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51 of 88 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
I loved Tropico 4, rule your own country, make your economy rise, satisfy your people, execute those in your way, ♥♥♥♥ off foreign countries and wave your nuke around to prevent them from invading. These are just some of the things you can do in the previous game and are still present in 5.

But Tropico 5 changed in different ways, military became much more critical, forces are stronger thus stronger defense is required. Trade routes can be chosen and relations with foreign countries' relations affect these. You progress through time and things change even more than Modern Times DLC in 4. Housing is more interconnected with job salary and sometimes you experience problems but don't know the details until you see a detail that changes your prespective. The game provides a bigger mirror to the perspective of a dictator, things need to be watched more often and closely, you must be prepared and at the same time be able to adapt to the situations you must be watchful of such as civil unrest and the end of WWII.

Everything got more difficult, more complex, in some cases worse than 4, I miss the old Penultimo, I missing allowing no rent to all residentials, I miss the diverse set of characters and more. But 5 had some things I really liked, the campaign was something I didn't expect and loved, the fact that you make your island grow and don't abandon it at the end of the episode makes you see how difficult it gets to run a country the longer it stays alive. You have multiplayer (which sucked earlier on until some updates) where you cooperate or kill each other with armies and resources. Military played a bigger role, both a good thing and a bad thing because I didn't give a damn about it til 5.

Bottomline, Tropico 5 is like a more difficult version of 4, things need to be watched more often as the threat level of everything got more critical such as rebels, civil unrest and pirates and the campaign requires you to realize that you are NOT going to abandon your country and ALL problems you experience now WILL happen into the future unless YOU fix it while you can. Tropico 5 is a great game and I value it as I value 4 but in different ways.

If you've played Tropico 4 and loved it as it is and don't want things to change, then stick with it. If you value a bigger challenge, a more complex way of playing it, a chance to compete with other dictators (heads up, few people go online anymore so find a friend) and to realize how difficult it is to manage your own lil island then go buy this, hell it's Steam anyway. Price too high? Steam Sale!
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47 of 81 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
First of all, Tropico 5 is way longer than I expected, which is great, as I do enjoy long games that frustrate you. I played on hard and was forced multiple times to restart missions or redo the entire playthrough due to mistakes I've made. Which is just great!

Now lets get down to it, is Tropico 5 just like Tropico 1-2-3-4? A short answer would be no. A long answer will be hell no.

Tropico 5 is built on what made the tropico series great. City building and controlling your island as El President is addictive. All that you loved from the older games you will find here as well. However Tropico 5 is bringing a lot of new things to the series.

In the older games, you could find a balance and then you would NEVER have any kind of problems again with money, well Tropico 5 skull ♥♥♥♥s that and makes you work for it. Just as you think, “Ah ! I finally figured out how to keep my money in plus”, you will go in huge minus due to one of the many random events.

The interface and gameplay in many ways will make you feel like home. But all the new things will toss you a curve ball all the time and keep you on your toes, I had to play the last mission 6 times in a row (Yea ! I'm not kidding, 6 freaking times) to even understand what I did wrong and to finally beat it. In the other Tropicos this would never have happened.

The graphics are brilliant as well as the humor. Lets not forget that there is MULTIPLAYER. That's right, 2 Presidents trying to either kill each other or work together for a greater goal.

Tropico 5 is everything I personally wanted from a new Tropico game and I can only strongly recommend it. There are tons of DLC's but be careful what you buy as not all of them are worth the money.

So to sum up, grab the game for sure and grab the DLC's when they are on sale!
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80 of 144 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Tropico 5

This series is getting better with each sequel.

Of course you have to build and reach your objectives as usual but in Tropico 5 you have more options than before. From customizing your El Presidente, hiring manager to your building, finding technology and much more. Using the tutorial is actually a good idea to be honest.

But do not worry; you can actually set the level of difficulty easily.

Visually, this game is beautiful and run smoothly. The soundtrack is a pleasure to your ears as we would expect from this franchise.

My only criticism is with the control, I am wondering why the gamepad is the primary control. To me this type of game is so much better with your keyboard and mouse. Saying this, you can play with the keyboard and mouse but it is not smooth in my opinion.

- Visually splendid
- Fantastic soundtracks
- Plenty things to do
- Setup your levels of difficulties (political, economic, etc) before you start each mission
- Challenging
- Achievements
- Trading cards


- Gamepad as primary control

Overall this game is a solid 8 out of 10 (just because of the gamepad), Otherwise I would give it a 10 out of 10.

Well done El Presidente!

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
It's okay. I was much more engrossed in the previous ones. No unique challenges to this one's campaign (Some of my favorite campaign missions in Tropico 4 focused on population restrictions (no immigration, or hundreds of people dropped on you) or extreme financial restrictions, or time restrictions that actually required thought.)

The game doesn't feel like they tried. The campaign mode is broken, too short, and I ended up with a dozen save files of the same thing. I can't go back and play a specific mission easliy. The constant flow of DLC is good... the quality of DLC is garbage.

Game has potential to be good in the future, but it's not worth it unless it goes on a deep deep sale
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
If you're going to play a Tropico game, play either 3 or 4, they're superior in almost every way. Tropico 5 is the Michael Bay of Tropico, big, dumb and colorful. All the systems, variety and control seemed to be streamlined and simplified. The game was rather simply before, but going from 3 to 4 to 5, you notice a trend downwards. The DLC is overpriced and unsatisfactory. If you've beaten every other Tropico game and this one is on sale, i guess get it, you'll beat the main campaign within 20-30 hours. But I wouldn't say its much worth it.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
A huge disappointment after Tropico 4, which you can pick up with all the DLC for less than this.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
1. Built army to stop rebellion
2. Rebellion stopped
3. Army does a coup and overthrows me 2 minutes later

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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Tropico 5 Builds on the foundation that it has laid with tropico 4 and its earlier titles. This one really shines and it shows.


Tropico 5 ha a beautifully rendered world. The people, Buildings, trees, and everything else come to life in brilliant colours. This is where Tropico 5 really comes out. Graphics are top notch. 8/10


The effects and ambience are rather well done. But its the Music that really shines. Carribean rhythm throughout sets the tone and mood perfectly for your island. The voice acting is superb each portrait seems to match the voice perfectly. Penultimo is back as well with same voice. 8/10


The Gameplay and controls all are very similiar if you have played any Tropico title. In fact most of the features and all will seem very familiar as you progress through your island city building adventures. The addition of militiary micromanagement is very fun but frustrating at the same time. There is alot to do in Tropico 5 besides building your city. You have to manage diplomatic relations, keep your citizens happy, keep your economy strong, and manage different factions. Like i said though gameplay is very similiar to Tropico 4 so nothing Real new. 7/10

Overall Opinion

I found Tropico 5 to be one of the better city builders on the market today. The developers have put alot of atttention to detail into this title and it shows. The addition of Dlc available is great and I cant wait to buy them when they come out. Overall If you are looking for a great economic city building strategy title this ones for you! Overall 8/10
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
> creates first town
> everything is just great
> have to go to next era (cold war)
> clicks wrong button
> allies attacks my lovely town
> there's nothing left
> i loved this town

i cri evertim

10/10 would lose 4 hours of my life cuz of wrong button again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
The only other Tropico game I have tried was the very first one, which was interesting. This game; However, I found thoroughly enjoyable, though I can't quite explain why. It was fun playing a Quasi-dictator who tried running a democratic state, while juggling the many scenario surprises such as, Russian Invasions, Tsunami destruction, Tornado's, Rebel attacks, Riots and having multiple foreign powers crying for my attention. I spent several hours just getting lost going through each faction member, playing with my population by bribing, arresting, or banishing them to see what would happen. The graphics are not bad, and the mods and add-on content such as, Waterborne add content to make the game even more enjoyable. All in all, I would recommend this game for those who enjoy this type of game. It is worth multiple playthroughs using various tactics.
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Ever want to be a leader of your own nation? With it's own set of rules, laws, and regulations? plus the ideological factor that drives your nation so?

Then this game is for you!

I had a blast while playing this game and you will too! There is a lot to do in this game, which can make time fly fast which is nice. Like in Sid Meier's Civilzation V you have to keep an eye out on your happiness, and your production level! Too litte, and your nation will starve of resources and rebel against you, Too much, and you will have constant invasions by the outside world. You need to find the right balance, plus make sure you choose your edicts wisely, pick the wrong ones too early and you will be at a disadvantage, pick the right ones in the right point in time might just help in your favor, or not depending upon whether or not you choose to upgrade your armies and defenses.

You can 'customize' your dictator, with outfits, looks, first name and last name. However, the first name is randomly generated so that's the downside to that. Plus you can upgrade your 'dynasty' members to be better, which is highly advise. Another downside is that it's not like Crusaders Kings where you can marry someone and have a child, it's randomly generated with a look, and the only thing you can customize is the outfit itself.

The locations are very well done, each island offers a unqiue spin on how you want to build your nation. If you pick a tiny island you have limited resources to build your country, If you have a huge island you have endless opportunity to build whatever it is you want to build. Like real life you must geographical plan out where you put your buildings and roads, plus your defenses and what not. The last you want is have a full fledge invasion, and your military defenses is sub-par, plus your guard tower locations are out of whack.

The music in this game while it's fun to listen too, It can get a bit repetitive so becareful there.

I am honestly surprised there is no mod workshop for this game, i can see the potential in what kind of mods this game can produce. Lastly, the achievements are easy to earn. And the tutorial is really simple and easy to understand.

If you want in-depth nation building then this game is for you. Recommend!
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
US price: $39.99
EU2 region price: €44.99

☑ same ♥♥♥♥ as T4
☑ a lot of dlc

rating: 0 bronze sloths
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