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 (144 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 24, 2009

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Includes 4 items: Tropico 2: Pirate Cove, Tropico 3 - Steam Special Edition, Tropico 3: Absolute Power , Tropico Reloaded

 

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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
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This game is perfect if you want to spend those few hours of free time you have left after you finished your studies or chores. That is, untill you get the hang of it... Then it turns into a time consuming all-encompassing simulator that will demand your very life essence until the day you decide to actually stop playing it and make up for all the time you have commited to Tropico.

All in all it is a great game. Sure the graphics may be a bit old but this is a classic that will have you coming back over and over again replaying it and trying to find a new and ingenious way to be a dictator jackass or a saint in heels.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Tropico Reloaded is kind of a game where you act as a president of your nation (island). You will instructing some of your people to build any of many kinds of farms, power plants, schools, police stations, buildings that attract tourism and many more. Essentially, Tropico is like city-building sim plus yourself as an acting president. People can be happy or unhappy with how you manage the island. For example, if your island is suffering high unemployment percentage, expect unhappiness to rise. In Tropico, it is critical to maintain the happiness of your people because there will be elections every few years.

I have found this game to have a great replayability value. The music also goes well with the game. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys city-building sim with yourself being the president working to ensure you win next election and stay in power.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
The package is worth it for Tropico alone. A fun, challenging, and charming sim. The game is full of surprises even hours into gameplay. The fact that Tropico 2 comes with it is a fantastic bonus. I bought it on sale, but had I known it'd be this fantastic I would've gladly paid full price. Thanks, Kalypso!

Tropico 2 on the other hand, while keeping the fun and charm, alters the difficulty curve in a strange way. Haulers have a tendency to durdle or even take things to the wrong locations, and no matter how much corn you grow and how many chuck tents you build, once workers start dying off it's a steep slope. I wouldn't buy it on its own merit, but the fact that it's packaged with a vastly superior game makes it worth at least a look.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Perfect Caribean simulater, I think the original is better than all the games that follow it.
11/10 AWESOME [ perfect if you like RTS simulations with a pinch of political intrigue ]
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
The original Tropico game, which I remember first playing on my computer like 10 years ago or more. Tropico is a city-builder game based on a tropical island, loosely based around Cuba and places like that. You have just become the El Presidente and must make this Island the best. It's a great game, lots to do and customise. I remember when I was younger struggling to play this game without using the money cheat code, and having a quick play on here assures me that the game is still a little challenging I feel, for a more average player. But I'm sure that veterans of the city builder genre will find it okay, and who knows, maybe I just suck at this game. (Btw, I tested, the cheat still works in this version which is great ;) )
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
I think to some extent you have to have some kind of emotional attachment to really enjoy older titles, and tropico reloded is a good example of this in action. I cannot for the life of me get into Tropico, and that is a shame. There is nothing wrong with either of them, and one can argue that compared to the newer iterations the first tropico contains just as much, if not more depth to its mechanics. There are more of everything. More edicts, more graphs, information I'd really had liked playing Tropico 4 laying in the open.. And i still can't get into it. Mostly it is due to the clunkyness, newer games will spoil you like that .)
However, for what it is, and for what it should be expected to be when going into it, the first tropico really acts and feels like the later games, so much in fact that the later games feel kinda lazy for ripping so much of the old content rigth of. And for this it should be respected. If you want to experience the genesis of the series then get this, but be prepared that even if it is the same old Tropico you love and like, the keyword here is old. :)

However, that says nothing for the second game of the pack, Tropico 2: pirate cove!
It is completely different from all others of the series, not only due to its pirate themes, but due to significant changes to gameplay as well. Instead of factions such as nationalists and environmentalists the island populace is now divided into enslaved workers and pirate overlords (Note that some subgroups such as hedonists and gentry exist among the pirates, but it is very much streamlined between the groups).
Trade is marginalized in favour of raiding and rather than creating a self-sufficient island you now need to focus on getting piratically powerfull enough to take what you need through raids and buccaneering. It is a fresh and different playstyle compared to the other tropicos and making your island run effectively, juggling worker repression and pirate happiness is very different from the teasing and pleasing of different political factions and building effectively now has an element of demography to it as well since pirates enjoy anarchic environments and abhore order, while workers on the other hand need orderly environments to work effectively and escape easier when anarchy is high. It is great, and in itself a very solid strategy game. Also, good pirate-themed games are rare, so giving it a spin just for that is justified.

However, as you can see, my view of these games differ quite a lot, and this brings me back to the first point of the text; that emotions can make or break the experience. I never played Tropico 1, it is old and clunky and i cannot appreciate it properly. I did on the other hand play Tropico 2 as a kid. It is old and clunky, and I love it.

Thus: While I can reccomend Tropico reloaded for what it is, an old but iconic forerunner to a good franchise and a nice island management game with a pirate twist, i can only on a personal level recommend it for Tropico 2. Make of that what you will :)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
well it isnt new but it is Tropico! and always remember it is nice seeing what it all started from ,this game has a very nice amount of building's but it trully needs some sort of a good story line in game which in my opinion it misses out.
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60 of 66 people (91%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
UPD: I have not touched T5 yet so I'm not mentioning it till I get to play it! That said, it's got some very favorable and well written reviews thus far, so go check 'em out!

Tropico the first's a classic. Having been a huge fan of Sim City and Tropico games (SC4/2000 and original Tropico) for years, I keep coming back to those games at least once in a couple of years just for nostalgia's sake.

Tropico 1 possesses that unique charm that nearly all the other installations, sadly, lack, alongside with some great tongue-in-cheek humor. I can say with certainty however that Tropico 4 more than made up for it and it's probably the only game out of the entire franchise worth purchasing (besides the very first one of course), seeing as T3 is just a watered down version of T4. Trust me, if you just skip on T3 you won't be missing ANYTHING. Kalypso really dropped the ball on that one.

So if you're looking to jump into the franchise, I recommend starting with either the 1st or the 4th installation, or better yet both. If you just want a fancy looking and relatively new city-building game in the spirit of SimCity, Anno and Cities XL, just skip this bundle entirely and buy T4.

Long story short: T1 started it all, T2 has pirates, T3 is an attempted but shallow reboot and T4 is an upgraded version of the previous game and what T3 should have been in the first place. Take your pick.
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41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
39.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
Have you, like me, got an old, slow, crappy laptop as your only source of PC gaming? Are you wanting a game that will suck you in for most of your day off work or studies?
If so I highly recommend Tropico. I've been playing this game for many years and although it may be no where near as glossy as it's newer cousins in the series it still has a nice bit of depth to it, a superb soundtrack and a wicked sense of humour.
I love this game. It's one of the most re-visited in my collection. I hope you'll love it too.
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
After much debate, this game gets a thumbs up, for one main reason: nostalgia. I played the crap out of this game when I was a kid, and upon rediscovering it, proceeded to continue to play the crap out of it. If you're unfamiliar, this is a simulation where you play a dictator of a small caribbean island. The plots and themes are all very cliche'd, but humorously delivered by a suck-up lackey of yours, Penultimo ("the second to last," if you're keeping up with your spanish). You can be kind or ruthless, out for a buck or for glory, but in the end, this is a solid, interesting game worthy, I think, of a modern gamer's time. HOWEVER... if you have played the newest Tropico (4, at this point), I would not recommend this one to you. The gameplay is more or less identical, but the options are significantly fewer and the graphics aren't remotely of the caliber of modern games. Additionally, it should be noted that this game relies very heavily on latino sterotypes, and while I (a Latin American History major, but with no soul) found it amusing, many of the japes could be found highly offensive. So, in essence:

Recommended for: players of strategy simulations, people who enjoy latin american history in a comical simulated retelling, or those who are interested to see how a game series has evolved from it's origins.

Not recommended for: Enthusiasts of the newest games, those demanding high quality graphics, or folk who will be easily offended by latino sterotypes.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
The amount of time I've spent on this game is uncountable, and when I saw it on Steam, well I just had to buy it. Tropico allows you to unleash your inner dictator (of cause you can also lead you island in a fair and democratic way, but what’s the fun in that?). Tropico is an awesome game in the way it manages to capture that "el presidente"-feeling.

The game is really a sort of “Banana republics for dummies” in the way it quite humorously touches serious matters such as totalitarianism, corruption (for instance hinted through the role that the Swiss bank plays), election fraud, and the interventions the Cold War superpowers (the United States and Soviet Union).

The primary goal in Tropico is to stay in power! If you can manage this you’re on the right track. You can play a “Scenario” in which staying in power alone isn’t enough to grant you the victory. The scenarios will challenge different aspects of your leadership and somewhat improve your skills. If you don’t feel like play a scenario, the “Custom game”-mode allows you to set the goal and premises of the game.

All in all, it’s just a brilliant game! Great humour and the music is awesome, it really helps setting the mood!

If you’re a fan of the Tropico-series and you somehow haven’t yet played the first title, you should really consider buying this game. Also, it delivers great entertainment without demanding to much of your computer (which makes it ideal for older computers).

The entire series is really great fun, but this game is really a must have!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
A charming and addictive city-simulator that shrinks the scale of your city in exchange for greater management over your people. This game is brimming with personality and while it's got a bit of a learning curve (as most games in the genre do), the game doesn't punish you for your mistakes. I have yet to play the later entries for comparison, but this is a fine game in its own right.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2013
It's the perfect game to sit down with for a couple of hours, with a margarita in one hand and the mouse in the other.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
This was my first introduction to the Tropico series, and it's a dandy. Not quite as hard as 3, not quite as easy as 4+MT. One of the best economic and political simulators out there. If you like building cities, managing resources, and sending out raiding parties to supplement your income, play Tropico 2!!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
Surprisingly really fun games, pirates cove is one of my favorites from the series. Buy when on sale, you wont regret,

Classics!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Arguably the most challenging Tropico there is. Limited handouts and it seems far more easy to get booted from Presidente in this than any sequel. Makes for a great classic to play.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Definitely has a sense of humor and scratches the management itch. Some of the "control" is a little touchy--relocating to new homes or changing jobs may take a couple tries of evicting/firing, for example. But it's also just fun to watch your little citizens go about their lives.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
very fun tropic paradise island / tourist strategy game. you basicly rule a island as a president, and build it up for both your residents and tourists. you can build farms and other stuff, and make money. game can give hours of gameplay and is very fun and entertaining, even though it's a old game.

My score: 8 out of 10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
All of the Tropico games are solid. Tropico 2 takes things in a unique and fresh direction, Pirates. Yarrgh.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2013
Best strategy games I've ever played. HIGHLY recommend this cheap, yet awesome, pack of games with DLC.
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