...includes an exclusive island (Isla Nublar) and El Presidente avatar costume (Luchador) and 50 Steam achievements. El Presidente is back to rule it all!
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Very Positive (85 reviews) - 90% of the 85 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (6,474 reviews) - 92% of the 6,474 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011

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Includes 12 items: Tropico 4: Apocalypse, Tropico 4: Junta Military DLC, Tropico 4: Megalopolis DLC, Tropico 4: Modern Times, Tropico 4: Pirate Heaven DLC, Tropico 4: Plantador DLC, Tropico 4: Propaganda!, Tropico 4: Quick-dry Cement DLC, Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition, Tropico 4: The Academy, Tropico 4: Vigilante DLC, Tropico 4: Voodoo DLC

 

Reviews

“Welcome to Paradise.”
Gamesradar
“This sequel will build on everything people enjoyed in Haemimont's Tropico 3 and offer more of it.”
GameSpot

About This Game

The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times - geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers - and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions will shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your off-shore bank account.
Tropico 4 expands on the gameplay of the previous game with new political additions ∼ including more superpowers to negotiate with, along with the ability to elect ministers into power to help get your more controversial policies passed. But remember to keep your friends close and your enemies closer as everyone has an agenda! Your political mettle will be thoroughly tested, as new natural disasters will have the populace clamoring for you and your cabinet to help them recover from some of the worst Mother Nature can dish out.
Tropico 4 also brings a new level of social interaction with the addition of Facebook and Twitter integration. Post comments on Twitter direct from the game and have updates go out when you complete missions or unlock new achievements. You can even take screenshots of your burgeoning island and post your dream creation on your Tropico 4 Facebook page and compare your interactive Dictator Ranking on the online leaderboards.

Key Features:

  • New campaign consisting of 20 missions on 10 new maps.
  • 20 new buildings including Stock Exchange, Shopping mall, Aqua Park and a Mausoleum to El Presidente.
  • Six new interactive disasters including volcanoes, droughts and tornadoes.
  • Council of Ministers – selected citizens to ministerial posts in the government to help push through your more controversial decisions.
  • National Agenda – receive objectives from Tropican factions, foreign geopolitical powers or opportunities relating to current island events such as ongoing disasters.
  • Facebook and Twitter integration.
  • Screenshot gallery – take screenshots of your tropical paradise and share on your Facebook page.
  • Trading system – import and export goods to/from other nations to boost your economy or production.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista / 7 (32 or 64-bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 (Geforce 6600 or higher, Radeon X1600-Series), 256 MB, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 (32 or 64-bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 (Geforce 8800 or higher, Radeon HD4000-Series or higher), 512 MB, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB Memory
    • Graphics: 256 MB*
    • Hard Drive:6GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.

      The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 9400, Intel HD4000 and NVIDIA 320M.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.4
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB Memory
    • Graphics: 512 MB*
    • Hard Drive: 6GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.

      The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 9400, Intel HD4000 and NVIDIA 320M.
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Liarra Sniffles [Music]
12.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
I quite enjoyed the game at first, but cannot recommend it due to the lack of content and how easy it is.

Once you have built one mega island with every building on it, the only thing that changes about new islands is handicaps and mission events; the game was just too simple for me to enjoy like I enjoy most economy management games.

It's a shame, because the game does do some interesting things with the political side of running a city which other games shy away from, and the artwork for the characters is amazing.

It also has some features which may be leftovers from previous games or something, in that you can select people in your game individually and see info on them as well as various options (mostly involving kidnapping or killing them) similar to dwarf fortress.
I never one needed to actually use this system as, other than mission NPC's, all my people loved me too much.

I completed most of the story missions and tried out some free form games, all my cities quickly reached 80% happyness in all catagories, and my money was always in the hundred thousands. It wasn't particularly challenging once I could afford to quickbuild (it's a button the instantly builds a structure for cash without waiting for a building crew, which shouldn't be in the game IMO) any buildings I wanted and I never once lost an island.

All in all, it's a neat little game that lacks any real challenge and isn't quite deep enough on the economy side to keep me interested past the first few islands.
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[SLO]Sub_Zero
33.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Wanna build city on the tropical island? get this game 10/10
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Barrfind&Rarity
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
Very good and funny city builder in Tropico. Like others this is same builder, same name, same thingy, more fun than past ones. Worth try for those who likes warm climate of tropico and always wanted to be a dictator.
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Slim Steny
170.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
Amazing! didnt get it at first but now im addicted and unstoppable!
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When Rengar Ults - Thatguyanh
63.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
Made a custom game.
Set population to 2000 beginning.
Rebellion.

I got it on sale and this game has a very nice balance to it. Great sense of humor and is easy to get started, but challenging to do well.

9/10
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ResidentBilly
33.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
Tropico 4 is a lovely game. I am a fan of the Tropico games, so of course I'm going to say that it's good. But truly, it's a good game franchise. This one is better than Tropico 3, but not as good as Tropico 5.
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Amber_BW
42.4 hrs
Posted: August 19
Everytime I start this game I play non-stop till I realize its already in the morning the next day.
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mastervovan
89.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
This provides a fun city-builder emulation. I find this better than sim city 4 which I have played 10 years ago.
Remember to appease all factions and keep army up in case of rebels.
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Chiao's OSAP money
16.8 hrs
Posted: August 18
Product received for free
After fully exploiting the fun from city-builders like Cities:Skylines, Anno2070 and Banished, Tropico 4 hiding in my library for years has caught my attention. I must say this is a brilliant game, a gem in the genre. The graphic is not as good as Anno series, but the writing definitely outshines other competitors as it got me laughing all the time. The mechanism of the game is simple to learn but hard to master. The only thing that bothers me is that the background music is constanly hyped that it gets annoying sometimes. Overall it's a great game and It has sucked me into it. If you are a city-builder fan, you don't want to miss this.
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Inhumane Reactions
22.9 hrs
Posted: August 18
funny game
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43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
I had two of my contruction workers shot for not completing the docks

If only this would send a message to contruction workers to not stop contruction when the building is 99.9999999% done
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
245.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Review linked to August 2016 anniversary sale.

245 hours played. Wow.

For those that have never played the game before. Tropico 4 is an island management strategy game set in a Carribean island. Effectively you build buildings to provide your Tropicans with homes, jobs, religion, medical treatment, food, entertainment. You have very little to no direct control over the people themselves so you must achieve your aims by building or passing edicts - Presidential orders.

For those that have played Tropico before - there aren't massive changes. This version has no Juanita on the radio from Tropico 3 who was always helpful in pointing out where your society had problems. She is replaced by (unvoiced) faction leaders (who are different from the ones you can actually see, bribe and kill on your island). Overall the game is significantly easier than Tropico 3 - no more having to repeat the same mission over and over. The economy is generally more forgiving, particularly in the Modern Times expansion which provides some exceptionally helpful new buildings. However intitial development is slower. Many edicts require a government minister which requires a ministry and a Tropican with the required skills. Generally choose the best available. Competent ministers can bring you valuable bonuses. Incompetent ones must be sacked to avoid disaster. The campaign is linear. Russia and the USA are joined by The Middle East, Europe, and China as world powers. Another big development is natural disasters. One of the great horrors of the game is watching four huge tornadoes descend on your island and spend a game year smashing up your carefully built island. Helpfully Tropico 4 allows you to "rebuild" rubble so you aren't left guessing what each pile of busted masonry was before it got destroyed.

Approaches differ. I always tended to try and maximise happiness on the islands with free and fair(ish) elections and no-one being killed except active rebels. Even then I'd always try and bring rebels back from the jungle with an amnesty rather than risk the lives of my gallant soldiers with battles. Others I have heard play as intolerant dictators.

This is actually a great game. It requires a fair degree of patience although there is a speed up option but there is a gentle pleasure about watching your islanders go about their daily business with a soundtrack of funky Latin music (in fact EXACTLY the same funky Latin soundtrack they have had since the original Tropico). This edition has virtually all the added missions and costumes that otherwise they'd nickel and dime you for.

Effectively this involves you playing the same game thirty or more times on different islands with different resources, different problems, and different victory conditions. But it's a great game and the different rules for each scenario do force you to modify your favourite strategies.

Overall of all the Tropicos up to and including 4 this is the one I'd rate as the most fun. People have talked about Tropico being a challenger for Sim City in the city builder stakes but that's not true. In terms of fun, personality, and playability Tropico is clearly better.

Buy this game. You'll never have so much fun demolishing poor people's shacks, either torturing prisoners or exploiting them on work farms, murdering enemy spies, putting down rebellions, and bribing strikers. And I play nice.

S.x.


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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
This is better then T5 in every imaginable way.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
84.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Absolute chillout strategy where I was dictator, king and president and enjoyed building of my tropical island empire. Tropico is that kind of game during which you just sit back and enjoy building. And I enjoyed it hell of a lot, one of my favorite strategy building series of all time.
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
93.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Every POTUS should have to play through a campaign of Tropico before entering office. 5/5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I always knew my true calling was to be a dictator.

I MEAN EL PRESIDENTE! Did I say dictator? Beacause I ALWAYS allow elections and I NEVER use fraud...*cough*
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
> set export prices & foreign aid low in order not to get rich too easily
> *blinks*
> got filthy rich

dammit
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
a great city building game. never played a city building game as complex as this. would recommend
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Product received for free
After fully exploiting the fun from city-builders like Cities:Skylines, Anno2070 and Banished, Tropico 4 hiding in my library for years has caught my attention. I must say this is a brilliant game, a gem in the genre. The graphic is not as good as Anno series, but the writing definitely outshines other competitors as it got me laughing all the time. The mechanism of the game is simple to learn but hard to master. The only thing that bothers me is that the background music is constanly hyped that it gets annoying sometimes. Overall it's a great game and It has sucked me into it. If you are a city-builder fan, you don't want to miss this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Made a custom game.
Set population to 2000 beginning.
Rebellion.

I got it on sale and this game has a very nice balance to it. Great sense of humor and is easy to get started, but challenging to do well.

9/10
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