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!