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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January 29

Tropico 5 – Complete Collection Out Now on PC


Own it all with the ultimate Tropico 5 bundle complete with all released expansions and DLC!

Tropico, 29th January, 2016
Tired of petty rebellions and the cries of austerity from his 'beloved' citizens, El Presidente has instructed Kalypso Media to release the PC version of Tropico 5 – Complete Collection, bringing the most comprehensive Tropico package yet to his adoring fans and prospective dictators everywhere. Packing in both full expansions ‘Espionage’ and ‘Waterborne’ along with all 10 DLC add-ons released to date, Tropico 5 - Complete Collection delivers overs 100 hours of gameplay, giving fans the best ever chance to test their mettle as the Caribbean’s latest mastermind dictator.
More maps, more missions, more buildings, more beards.
You really are spoilt for choice - the only question is, how will you rule your island paradise?

Find the full list of all included expansions and DLCs here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/245620/discussions/0/458606248616396237/

Tropico 5 - Complete Collection is available now as a boxed retail edition and as a digital download here:
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/88780/


Watch the Tropico 5 – Complete Collection trailer on YouTube here:
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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”
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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dabica
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Apart from all the DLC and cut content,
this is one amazing game.
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PcSlash
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Compared to Tropico 4, Better graphics, much more simple controls and menu control, Voice acting and radio isn't as good as Tropico 4 and much more overpriced DLC.
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lasvegaslowroller
( 47.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
So good that I went back and bought Tropico 4 too.

I am El Presidente.
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Tex
( 38.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This game is just Tropico 4 with all the fun stuff removed.
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Iivaitte the Alchemist
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I can't believe it took me this long to try out this series.
Its one of those series I kept hearing about but never really had the motivation to try it.
Its like sim's city meets civilization but more like sim city.

I'm pretty sure there is a demo floating around somewhere, go try it out, Im serious.
I really didnt think I would like this game as much as I did.

You place some buildings to provide to your country what trade cant provide, then you can impliment what kind of government you are. There is a lot of flexibility in what you can do, but admittingly not so much on what you can look like. I would say my only critizism is the individual dlcs, I reccomend getting the meatier ones like Waterborn or Espionage.

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le Khan
( 27.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
In the words of Penultimo: I am so furious!
If I wanted to play a military strategy, I wouldn't play Tropico. The allure of the game was, in the first place, being able to develop an economy while ignoring (And profiting! from) world wars and such. and now, i have to siphon the money in military bases, barracks, alliances, and still I get two simultaneous invasion forces on my shores, impossible to defeat unless I have ludicrous ammount of firepower myself. And it's not the firepower I want when I play Tropico. I want humor, sleezy diplomacy and pina coladas.
Not to mention the lack of ammount of zoom that existed in previous incarnations of the game,and lack of info about buildings.
I'ma lover, not a fighter. Let's hope the next incarnaton of Tropico will have less tanks and more casinos
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Worlds Away
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
The game is fun to play, if you have a good computer. My game lags quite a lot. Shame as the games to be tons of fun.
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Murdawg6
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Garbage game. Buy Tropico 4 if you want a good quality game. This game seems like a cash grab from the company. Numerous bugs, glitches, and overall unbalanced. Just a bad game.
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Christmas'
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
I like it
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tancque
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
I liked tropico 4. Really played quite a lot and it was a challenge to finish the campaign. So I had high hopes. Alas, I must say that tropico 5 doesn't live up to 4. The new game mechanics, especially "the constitution" is easy to master. To win a scenario is no challenge and the campaign is basically a repeat of previous moves with new buildings. The "npc's" like penultimo and the radio lady do not add atmosphere to the game...

So, I would not recommend this member of the tropico family.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Advantages:
- Multiplayer mode
- Better graphic
- New army system
- Discover system
- Roads and transports change by years
- Detailed division in constructions

Disadvantages:
- Too many DLCs
- Not worth buying without a discount
- Not friendly to greenhands
- Voters are crazy about stepping you down


Conclusion:
It is not better in gameplay compared with Tropico4.But you will have a differrent experience.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
49.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
I preordered this game cause I loved the previous games but it's outragous that in order to have the full experience I have to buy the game a second time.

The DLC paywall for the Tropico series is disheartening.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
The newest member to the Tropico family brings all the main features from previous titles with a slight enhancement in graphics and gameplay.

This is a game I really enjoyed playing. Having an option to build my island and accompany it from an early settlement, a minor colony, till the modern days with technologies of this actual millennium. I enjoyed both being a totalitarian leader and beloved el presidente, ruling with an iron hand or with system based on democratic roots. The game allows you to change so many aspects of the game with a dozens of edicts, constitution options, foreign relationships and island infrastructure, that you have a wide range of options where to head with your leadership. Do you want to lead an industrial progressive small tropical island? Or would you rather it to be a tourist resort? communist paradise? or latinoamerican junta? Now you have a chance, so grab it and rule!

Pros

It's Tropico!
The Eras changing in this game I see as the main feature which improves whole gameplay and complements research system. Thanks to tropico 5 you can experience colonial, world wars, cold war and modern eras on an carribean island. This is something really refreshing.
Dynasty - Now you can build your own dynasty which members have overall effects on whole island and in addition can be appointed as managers.
Soundtrack - I love that! However for someone could be annoyingly repetitive.
Multiplayer - You can now compete with your friends even though MP doesnt vary much from SP. MP rather motivates you to improve your way of leadership - be more effective than your oponents.
Constitution, basic pillar of a nation, can now be proclaimed and amended with a few policies which influence the gameplay afterwards.

Cons

Immigration - Tropico isn't Europe. It's an island but it seems that also there the immigration is unstoppable no matter what you do.
Placement - I could really use some single trees etc. for empty spaces between buildings or next to roads where no whole building (or smth else) can fit. I would appreciate this feature very much.
Untransparency - Sometimes it happens that a building doesn't work and you just do not know why. Or you have empty houses and people rather live in the shacks for god knows why. No reasons, maybe they are just hipsters...
The campaigns could be more creative and better elaborated. Nothing much happens there you just build your island and focus on completing tasks, nothing special. At least this is my opinion.


Overall

7.5 /10

The exact same amount of points as when I rated Tropico 4 considering all pros and cons.

P.s. I wasnt able to set audio language to spanish while the rest of the game (interface etc.) remains in english. This option would complete the environment and atmosphere.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
38.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
This game is just Tropico 4 with all the fun stuff removed.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Tropico 5 just never hit it home like the predecessors in the series have. At first it seemed like a direct copy of 4 with some features either added or removed. I want to like this game but there are so many things just holding it back, chiefly the DLC spam fest that this company has set forth with this game. Tropico 3 and 4 had similar DLC but not to the extent that this game has. Another issue I have with the game is the poor optimization for OS X. While I used to have a windows box and will be building a new one, I am on OS X for the time being and the game just runs terrible for the specs listed. If I turn off grass everything magically improves, why even bother porting it if you are going to do a half-♥♥♥ job?

Tropico 5 also removed some of my faovrite characters from the 4th, while this isn't necessairly bad, Pinultimo was changed for the worse in my opinion. Other things follow but they are all small but add up to my dissatisfaction. But, on to the things that I like about the game.

One of the biggest changes that I enjoy was the ability to play with a friend on the same island. This introduced mechanic that lets you play relaxed and have a good time while subjugating or liberating your people. Additionally, some of the newer buildings are nice as well as the other options they added to the edicts. The graphics haven't improved much but they are still decent, if anything they enhanced the color.

Overall, the game's performance issues despite having way more than the recommended settings, removal of key character voice acting, terrible pathing of the military (they seemingly walk past rebels in the way to get to their destination), the money solves everything mentality, and much more ruined the game for me. I won't be coming back to Tropico ever again. Tropico 1,2,3,and 4 are fantastic and something to enjoy but the buck stops here in the series for me. Your milage may vary but I find the continual rehashing of the same thing getting old. I also find that the pay for features that should have been part of the game concept undesirable.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Pretty game. Still has some of the charm of old Tropicos and makes some improvements, as one would hope. The continuous islands, while a bit repetitive, are nice because the game builds on itself and you don't feel like you lose everything with every new level.

Buuuut since you can't unlock certain buildings until different eras in the game, people are just dying and unhappy and there's virtually nothing you can do about it. So you're trying to go about your business and build an economy while tredging through uprising after coup every (no exageration) 3-5 minutes. Really takes away from the experience. And they have changed the employment and payment systems so you have less control than ever over those aspects, which adds to people's eager hatred and takes away from the management feel.

I wanted to like this game. It still has some promise, but overall, disappointed. I got it on sale... I would recommend doing the same if you still want to pick it up.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
In the words of Penultimo: I am so furious!
If I wanted to play a military strategy, I wouldn't play Tropico. The allure of the game was, in the first place, being able to develop an economy while ignoring (And profiting! from) world wars and such. and now, i have to siphon the money in military bases, barracks, alliances, and still I get two simultaneous invasion forces on my shores, impossible to defeat unless I have ludicrous ammount of firepower myself. And it's not the firepower I want when I play Tropico. I want humor, sleezy diplomacy and pina coladas.
Not to mention the lack of ammount of zoom that existed in previous incarnations of the game,and lack of info about buildings.
I'ma lover, not a fighter. Let's hope the next incarnaton of Tropico will have less tanks and more casinos
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game is just Tropico 4 with all the fun stuff removed.

-The player must micromanage imports for every secondary industry they do not possess raw materials for, making an industrialized secondary economy all but impractical. Enjoy seeing the insufficient resources placard popping up everywhere, despite active trade imports for that resource.

-There is no satisfying cheap housing solution like the Bunkhouse from Trop4, this is minor but it really gets to me while playing. I used to really enjoy cranking up the livability of bottom shelf housing with beauty, liberty, and crime safety. This one thing takes a lot of fun out for no reason.

-The budgeting makes no sense, the ledgers won't show you where you're losing money and include your construction costs which muddies the waters in trying to figure out what the hell is costing you so much money. Enjoy clicking through every building to see what the thing in the red is.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
71.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Hmmm, very difficult to judge this game (a few points here):

+ nice humor
+ good gameplay
+ good mix between build-up, econemy and military simulation

- sometimes very frustrating
- add-on politics
- it is not that fun to play, in comparism to other games of this genre, I do not really know why

All in all, I kind of enjoyed it, but there are way better games and I kind of wasted my time/money on the DLCs.

I wish, I could declare it as a neutral one... Negativ might me a little harsh, it is just not good enough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
105.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
The thing about Tropico 5 is that none of the in your face issues about the game never got patched or addressed in the games tutorials or updates, and that is what makes it hard to recommend it on a level in addressing all of the "advertised" aspects of the game. So I guess I'll just make two sections talking about what is really bad or good about the game.

The Good:
The single player in Tropico is pretty standard where you follow a campain (which is rare but well appreciated in Tropico) as you develope your own little Cuban esc country while siding with different people for different things. The voice acting is awesome and funny and you'll really come to appreciate the character and personality that the game brings to the table. The trading system is very confusing when you get past the beginning stages because just because the boat says its bringing in a certain amount of money doesn't mean you will see the impact in your treasury (just a note). Also if you are a sucker for graphics this game is fine, landscape is a little empty at first, but once you start filling it up you'll be astounded at the bright colors and tropical atmosphere. If you really want to get the most out of the game I recommend the Sandbox mode and just set everything to a place where you can go on forever (cause it will take you a long time to fill up your island) and the campain makes you start from scartch as you move from island to island so it's nice to have something concrete to hold onto. Dlc is also alright if you get it on sale.

The Bad:
Annnnnnnnnnddddddddddd here comes the kicker. Character selection and custimization is basically worthless most of the time and it's just pointless trying to upgrade them when you could build or do something that will help you much more in the long run, or just have a bunch of lower level characters on your island to have scartered effect which is also a good alternitive. Going along with characters the manager assingment process in general is just abysmall as I wish that there was a seperate easier menu to see where your managers are rather then going in and clicking on every single building to see. Then comes the biggest letdown in this game, which is the learning curve. I have just over 100 hours and I still haven't even come close to mastering this game, the way that the game wants you to build the city contradicts the idea of a city builder completely, they want everything in close proximity and one supermarket per block and one church per block but thats such wasted potential on something so meaningless and confusing and limiting to the creativity of building your own city. Then there is multiplayer which is what I would describe as a one night stand, over and over again, because guess what? You can't save the freaking multiplayer worlds if you are playing with a friend so you will have to start new every single time you restart that world, which is so god dang stupid and should've been patched the day after this game came out.

This leads to the conclusion where I'll recommend it dispite it's flaws because at face level and on sale this is a really fun game to play and really get the atmosphere of, and despite all of it's flaws the developers managed to create a game that has some of the most fun and attractive efforts of any city builder game I have ever played.
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