TROPICO RELOADED is the ultimate game compilation for hobby-dictators and those dreaming of their own Caribbean island. Tropico combines real-time strategy and simulation elements with a healthy dose of political intrigue and Caribbean flair to create a unique and critically acclaimed game experience.
User reviews: Very Positive (243 reviews) - 90% of the 243 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 24, 2009

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TROPICO RELOADED is the ultimate game compilation for hobby-dictators and those dreaming of their own Caribbean island. Tropico combines real-time strategy and simulation elements with a healthy dose of political intrigue and Caribbean flair to create a unique and critically acclaimed game experience.

TROPICO

You are the sole ruler of a remote banana republic. Fight against poverty, corruption and rebels, make your own people happy or enforce your rule through military strength. However, do not forget to set aside a few dollars for your own retirement on a swiss bank account!



TROPICO — PARADISE ISLAND

The official expansion for the original game not only brings natural disasters like tropical storms but also new tourist attractions to your island. Face the challenges of tons of new scenarios, prove yourself a worthy leader to your own people and make Tropico a paradise for wealthy visitors from overseas.


TROPICO 2 — PIRATE COVE

As a feared Pirate King, you have to keep both your buccaneers and prisoners under control and send your ships on the prowl for treasury. Apart from an entirely new setting, the official sequel to the original Tropico offers gameplay improvements, new features and scenarios.



Key features:
  • Includes the original Tropico, the expansion Paradise Island and Tropico 2: Pirate Cove
  • Over 100 scenarios
  • Random map generator for an infinite number of challenges

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 9 graphics card
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB
    • Sound: DirectX-compatible
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
103.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2015
"PREZIDENTE, your PEOPLE STARVE! GROW MORE FOOD! QUICKLY!"

"Prezidente, the people's spiritual needs are not being met.
PerHAPS if you build a CHURCH the people will be more cONteNT."

"THE ISLAND HAS BEEN UNDER YOUR ENLIGHTED RULE FOR 50 YEARS. BrRRrRAAaVO!!!"
10 Egor Putins out of 10
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
Tropico Reloaded is a pack that contains 2 first games of Tropico series, all of which are town-managment games. Tropico 1 makes you a dictator of tropical island during cold war. It also comes with Paradise Island expansion pack already patched in, which adds random storms and more buildings for tourists. And Tropico 2 makes you manage a pirate haven, with captives doing main force. No, you don't control fleet when they are out on the mission. They all came out in 2001-2003, used engine of Railroad Tycoon 2 and made by PopTop.

Now, technical side, how do these old games work now. Well, none support widescreen, as you guessed.
I had almost no trouble with Tropico 1. It just ran in full-screen in Software mode by default. It refused to switch to Hardware mode. The only shame is that because of that Steam overlay was not working.
Tropico 2 gave much more resistance, being filthy pirate and all. It would crash when it loaded any level. I had to go to game's folder, open Tropico2.ini file and enable "SoftwareDevice". After that, it still was unfriendly, as not only Steam overlay did not work, but Alt-Tab would cause annoying graphical bugs in game's interface.


Tropico 1 should be familiar to you if you played T3 or T4. You are Dictator who controls small island. The game is noted for combining SimCity with micromanagement elements. This game is much smaller scale of having around 100 persons in a town. As results it simulates every person indicidually, much less abstract than in SimCity. They got needs, wants, they need to travel distances to work, or wander around for enternainment. And yea, thus you get to get more personal. Ordering to take out individual person. Or having pain of making sure that they live nearby work.

And well, one of a flaw of a game is that it sometimes requires you to micromanage some stuff that you don't have good tools for. What I am mostly talking about is making sure that person lives in the best house, that is closest to work. The only thing you can do is firing person from work or such and that puts them into bad mood. Heck, one of the way you can fail in this game is by overextending. Most often you will end up taking only 1/3 of the island, otherwise you tend to drop into negative balance. The only thing that building road do is to make it easier to go up the hill.

You can order people to build, you can make edits or you can tweak wages and options of each building. You have to make your town work. Also, it's a very slow paced game. And it shows, like constructing can be a pain there. First workers will have to clean the land of shacks/trees by destroying them, then clean rubble, then they have to work on ground to put it into same level and only then they will start to actually build. Airport can end up being less worth than the time it takes, for example. Still enjoyable to watch people work.

You also have many political sides to satisfy. You can either build economy on tourists or industy. And you can be either more people-caring dictator or a forceful evil one with military might. It's fun as it's not so single-pathed. Though to be honest, it leans more toward satisfying needs of religious people, easier and more beneficial to appeal toward Soviets, tourists don't give much of strong economy and it's better to be more democratical than actually use edits for evil.

Pretty nice game, though I wish it made us use more dictatorship tools. And a bit clunky nowdays.


Tropico 2 is more pirate-themed though. It's quite unique, but it's also less fun somehow. You got two kind of people who do their own jobs and must be kept in separate zones of comfort. Captives work on industry and require fear and order. Pirates just satisfy their needs on lands and work on the ships, they need zones of defence and anarchy. And sadly pirate job is handled on a map and is mostly a game of chance where you can get screwed up. If you do screw up, well, you may not get out if you run out of gold. Though main recource there is lumber for buildings.

It's more linear game too. Some buildings produce certain recources for other buildings, all to satisfy pirates. You need industry from captives, you build ships, you send them and hope for the best. Every building needs to be made near road. Edics feel more like general orders. And you just need to keep happyness above middle, it doesn't feel as much of motivating to grow as in Tropico 1.
On good side, stats book was improved, letting you choose and control much easier. And to analyze.

It also got a campaign, though it still feels like just series of separate islands one after another. Still nice.

It doesn't really feel exciting for me for some reason. Kinda more one-lined. But some will love it. Makes a good bonus with Tropico 1.

Oh, and important thing to note: both Tropico games have simple yet catchy music. T1 has tons of them! There.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
One of my favorite games of all time, I come back to play the original Tropico every summer. The sequels are great, but there is something about the original graphics and the awesome soundtrack that make it enjoyable even about a decade later.

From a perspective from someone who has held elected office, Tropico taught me a decent bit about the pitfalls of power and what to do/and what definitely not to do. Though it deals with the antiquated cold war ideals, I found that to be one of its strengths because it displayed just how horrible it probably was to be a member of the Third World and have the potentiality of a U.S. gunship landing on the shore.

Anywho, great game. Had it since it came out and haven't put it down even still.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
Very relaxing game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Ever dreamed of ruling a banana republic? Me neither, but Tropico shows why you should.
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