...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 (95 reviews) - 86% of the 95 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (6,442 reviews) - 92% of the 6,442 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011

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Buy Tropico 4 Collector's Bundle

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

 

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“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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Neander
140.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
Pro and cons.

CONS:
- A bit too simple, or simplified (poor mutual influences, several ineffective/pointless elements, almost the same strategy wins, no true combat, and so on).
- Very long and time consuming (over 100 hours for the campaign).
- Customized character: can't save it (but the last choosen options are kept); can make him really overpowered (no flaws and so on).

PRO:
- Very long and time consuming (over 100 hours for the campaign).
- Addictive.
- Really humorous and satiric.
- Once you're winning, you can try several tricks/jokes/fooleries.
- Good for its genre.
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Professor Nipples
17.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
"Good morning El Presidenté! What a glorious day in Tropico it is! Your latest arms deal with the USSR has angered the USA, rebels have taken over the mine, dock workers are on strike and a Saudi Prince wants to purchase our finest "Exploitation" brand coffee!! You, El Presidenté, have a very very busy day ahead of you. Good thing I am at your side El Presidenté..now about that Martial Law edict?"

Similar to all other Tropico games....fun!!!
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Robotic Godzilla Doppelgänger
6.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Great game. I still like Tropico reloaded, but this is cool too. Lot's of added time saving features making the game a lot easier (in a good way). Better AI, and nice graphics.
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Hillary Clinton
18.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
If you ever wanted to be a dictator of a small island and have control every citizen's life, you need this game.
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Ben Dover
17.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
Tropico 4 is awesome but it keeps crashing and freezing my entire PC, making it impossible to either bring up the task manager or tab out. That's really annoying, no clue if that happens on Windows 10 only.
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GeerBawks
18.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
Funnily enough, the only Tropico game I played before this was Tropico 2, in which the player ran a pirate island. For whatever reason, I figured that the modern-dictator approach wouldn't be as fun.

Well, I'm not sure if it's *quite* as fun as running a pirate utopia, but Tropico 4 is really enjoyable, and the mechanics are, unsurprisingly in hindsight, quite similar. If you like city-building games that are detailed but not *too* finicky, this is for you. Pour in some fun internal and external politics, and I have a feeling this is going to be one of those 100+ hour games for me.
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Sanji
12.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
Product received for free
First time playing Tropico, its a nice game. You are El Presidente, ruler of a tiny island in the middle of nowhere, you can be a fair and honest presidente or be the greatest Dictator of all times. Quick hint: play the tutorial first, learn the mechanics and how to manage your resources, incomes and expenses.
Overall, its a great game and you should buy it
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n1nsun
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
gets boring really fast. faced a bad bug that prevented me from building the fisherman house
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Shackles
58.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
It's good.
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The Antwonette Starqweisha
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
This game is not bad, I like it
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288 of 324 people (89%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Product received for free
Amazing game, was free on https://www.humblebundle.com/store/tropico-4-free-game !

Not my genre of video games but still managed to get my interest for a few hours. Will definitely play more. I would urge you to get it while its on sale or if its free!
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73 of 94 people (78%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Product received for free
Free on humble bundle! worth it
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45 of 54 people (83%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Product received for free
The US invaded me because i had a 50k debt.


http://www.usdebtclock.org/
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47 of 70 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
To be perfectly honest, Tropico 4 isn't a bad game at all, but it's almost exactly identical to Tripoco 3 with the interface changed to be much worse. It's been around the time when relasing a tidalwave of tiny small DLCs became a practice, and the developers clearly made Tropico 4 only to jump on the milk train. Content is 99% identical, graphics 99% identical, new UI that's uncomfortable to use after Tropico 3 because it covers the whole screen instead of being the compact nice little interface we were used to... and even Huanito is gone, who made all the radio streaming forever fun and interesting.

If you have Tropico 3, just skip Tropico 4. If you don't have either, you can get this, but I'd recommend Tropico 3 over it.
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38 of 59 people (64%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Product received for free
Finally I have the opportunity to be a dictator (and for free)
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Better than Tropico 5.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
184.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
This is the first Tropico game I played and I was coming in without high hopes, but wow this is a good Presidente simulator.

+ Challenging missions with different scenarios.
+ Great Soundtrack.
+ All the characters have great personalities.
+ Natural disasters.
+ Free build with everything customizable.
+ Easy to learn, difficult to master all the ways to make income and success.

- Repetitive maps in the campaign.
- Same buildings used throughout the game.
- When all the game mechanics are understood (after some time), the game is much easier and has little challenge.

I have only finished the main campaign, and I am looking forward to playing the other missions and the Modern Times expansion, as well as the other Tropico games.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Product received for free
Tropico 4 is the reason why i buy tropico 5 with complete edition.
I got this Tropico 4 from humblebundle.com for free, thank you.

And also i would love to rate this game 8/10, firstable i thought why dont you give a shoot to the game meanwhile the game is free. Then i have tried and played it, and i don't expect that the game is GREAT. Frankly i got it free too.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
A fun and very good city builder, with enough quirks to make it truly stand out. Very easy to pick up and play - this was my first Tropico game, and Im very happy with it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Product received for free
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRoberto! Repitalo!!!
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