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Mixed (14 reviews) - 42% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 26, 2015

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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

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
    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
    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
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Overall:
Mixed (14 reviews)
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Blanchflower
Posted: May 21
The new building, the Giant Laser is fun to play around with.
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grandlocomon
Posted: December 11, 2015
I swear the laser does no damage, it never seems to do anything to even stationary squads. It also costs $2000 in game to fire it, and since it doesn't seem to do anything, I'd have to say no.
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Lieutenant Lamb
Posted: June 25, 2015
I really wanted to like this one.

In this one, you get a laser which kills anybody in the proximity on the blast, it could help defend your island from invaders and rebels, but the way I play, the island is very densley populated, so I can't fire it without killing civilians and friendly soldiers, also it sours your reputation for civilians killed, so pray to god if you fire it in a residential area. Also theres a 2 month recharge and a $2000 paywall to fire the laser. Not very good.
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Lubomir
Posted: June 20, 2015
The giant laser is weak and mission not particularly interesting. For completionists only.
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Posted: June 19, 2015
all dlc in this game are ♥♥♥♥ing trash
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Faultierstein
Posted: April 27, 2015
a lot of people are complaining about how some of the dlc to put it shortly...suck they are dlc people not supposed to be huge have you played sims? those expansions even from sims 2 cost 20$ each and there is idk 10 of em 4$ for an hour is pretty decent specially cause they have good replay value along with tropico its fun so go ahead buy it dont listen to the negative people who want a full blown game for 4$
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Lord von Fleck
Posted: April 10, 2015
Its a cool addition. Is it worth the money? Unless you rate every Tropico 5 DLC poorly, then, yes it is. Not just a reskin of a redundant-purpose building. This adds a new function building, and skin (eh), AND a new map ( badly needed... I blame the devs). Definitely a good addition to the game.
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nusensei
Posted: March 30, 2015
By now, some of you might be wondering – is this it? Is this the one? Finally, a DLC that justifies its $4 tag?

It isn’t.

It’s a shame, because I like Tropico. I like it enough to support the devs and pay upfront for new content. I do have a desire to play more Tropico. Which, in a sense, explains the continual insult that is charging for individual missions. The devs constantly defend the model with how the game is still playable without the DLCs – that is true – but the target audience is long-time Tropico players who have no other content to play, and $4 for another hour of gameplay is worse than wasting quarters at the arcade.

You know the package by now – new mission, new costume, new building.

The mission is actually decent. It’s on par with other Tropico missions and exactly the sort of charm that’s captured the series. Presidente decides to become a supervillain while Penultimo laments over his dream of being on the same team as Katman. The first part of the mission involves free-building – the objective is to build the Giant Laser, and no mission events happen until you do so. This is fine to me – this is how I prefer going about most missions anyway – though it feels kind of odd that the missions actually tells you to do so. Once you do that, you pick your supervillain persona, decide how you will take over the world (breeding tornado-attracting sharks, filling the sea with Guacamole), and complete the corresponding objective. Finally, a battle with your new nemesis Captain Anvil.

It’s typical Tropico fare. Nothing really challenging or unique (other than Captain Anvil torching your buildings, but we’ve seen eco-terrorist bombs before). It’s your basic foreign invasion scenario, which you can easily beat with a few military buildings and a profitable city.

The Giant Laser is arguably the worst addition to the game. It’s actually a unique building in that its function is completely different to existing buildings, and it’s the only defensive building you can directly control. You hit the fire button and click on where you want to shoot the laser. This then sends out a puny beam of light that vaporises an enemy squad, assuming they haven’t moved.

Sound awesome? Unfortunately, it takes several months for the laser to charge, and it costs $2000 to fire it. And with the laser costing $24,000 to build, it seems useless compared to building an Army Base or Barracks, which are more effective at fighting. Sure, the laser might help in a close battle, but if you’re struggling military, you probably shouldn’t invest your economy to a one-shot laser. That’s just bad supervillain planning.

It comes back down to the DLC model. If the devs want to create monthly DLCs and charge more than a pretty penny for them, there’s so much opportunity to pack DLCs with worthy content. Something like “Supervillain” might come with a sweet campaign and numerous buildings like a lair or a giant llama launcher. But again, it’s another wasted opportunity to appeal to Tropico fans. “One building, one mission, one costume” is a campaign line that even Penultimo will struggle to turn around.

As usual, save this one for the next “all in one” sale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXKyumsE6tY
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
189 of 204 people (93%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 30, 2015
By now, some of you might be wondering – is this it? Is this the one? Finally, a DLC that justifies its $4 tag?

It isn’t.

It’s a shame, because I like Tropico. I like it enough to support the devs and pay upfront for new content. I do have a desire to play more Tropico. Which, in a sense, explains the continual insult that is charging for individual missions. The devs constantly defend the model with how the game is still playable without the DLCs – that is true – but the target audience is long-time Tropico players who have no other content to play, and $4 for another hour of gameplay is worse than wasting quarters at the arcade.

You know the package by now – new mission, new costume, new building.

The mission is actually decent. It’s on par with other Tropico missions and exactly the sort of charm that’s captured the series. Presidente decides to become a supervillain while Penultimo laments over his dream of being on the same team as Katman. The first part of the mission involves free-building – the objective is to build the Giant Laser, and no mission events happen until you do so. This is fine to me – this is how I prefer going about most missions anyway – though it feels kind of odd that the missions actually tells you to do so. Once you do that, you pick your supervillain persona, decide how you will take over the world (breeding tornado-attracting sharks, filling the sea with Guacamole), and complete the corresponding objective. Finally, a battle with your new nemesis Captain Anvil.

It’s typical Tropico fare. Nothing really challenging or unique (other than Captain Anvil torching your buildings, but we’ve seen eco-terrorist bombs before). It’s your basic foreign invasion scenario, which you can easily beat with a few military buildings and a profitable city.

The Giant Laser is arguably the worst addition to the game. It’s actually a unique building in that its function is completely different to existing buildings, and it’s the only defensive building you can directly control. You hit the fire button and click on where you want to shoot the laser. This then sends out a puny beam of light that vaporises an enemy squad, assuming they haven’t moved.

Sound awesome? Unfortunately, it takes several months for the laser to charge, and it costs $2000 to fire it. And with the laser costing $24,000 to build, it seems useless compared to building an Army Base or Barracks, which are more effective at fighting. Sure, the laser might help in a close battle, but if you’re struggling military, you probably shouldn’t invest your economy to a one-shot laser. That’s just bad supervillain planning.

It comes back down to the DLC model. If the devs want to create monthly DLCs and charge more than a pretty penny for them, there’s so much opportunity to pack DLCs with worthy content. Something like “Supervillain” might come with a sweet campaign and numerous buildings like a lair or a giant llama launcher. But again, it’s another wasted opportunity to appeal to Tropico fans. “One building, one mission, one costume” is a campaign line that even Penultimo will struggle to turn around.

As usual, save this one for the next “all in one” sale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXKyumsE6tY
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27 of 45 people (60%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 10, 2015
Its a cool addition. Is it worth the money? Unless you rate every Tropico 5 DLC poorly, then, yes it is. Not just a reskin of a redundant-purpose building. This adds a new function building, and skin (eh), AND a new map ( badly needed... I blame the devs). Definitely a good addition to the game.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 25, 2015
I really wanted to like this one.

In this one, you get a laser which kills anybody in the proximity on the blast, it could help defend your island from invaders and rebels, but the way I play, the island is very densley populated, so I can't fire it without killing civilians and friendly soldiers, also it sours your reputation for civilians killed, so pray to god if you fire it in a residential area. Also theres a 2 month recharge and a $2000 paywall to fire the laser. Not very good.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 21
The new building, the Giant Laser is fun to play around with.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: June 20, 2015
The giant laser is weak and mission not particularly interesting. For completionists only.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: December 11, 2015
I swear the laser does no damage, it never seems to do anything to even stationary squads. It also costs $2000 in game to fire it, and since it doesn't seem to do anything, I'd have to say no.
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12 of 36 people (33%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 19, 2015
all dlc in this game are ♥♥♥♥ing trash
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20 of 54 people (37%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 27, 2015
a lot of people are complaining about how some of the dlc to put it shortly...suck they are dlc people not supposed to be huge have you played sims? those expansions even from sims 2 cost 20$ each and there is idk 10 of em 4$ for an hour is pretty decent specially cause they have good replay value along with tropico its fun so go ahead buy it dont listen to the negative people who want a full blown game for 4$
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