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...includes an exclusive island (Isla Nublar) and El Presidente avatar costume (Luchador) and 50 Steam achievements. El Presidente is back to rule it all!
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011
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Includes 12 items: Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition, Tropico 4: Junta Military DLC, Tropico 4: Plantador DLC, Tropico 4: Modern Times, Tropico 4: Quick-dry Cement DLC, Tropico 4: Pirate Heaven DLC, Tropico 4: Megalopolis DLC, Tropico 4: Vigilante DLC, Tropico 4: The Academy, Tropico 4: Apocalypse, Tropico 4: Propaganda!, Tropico 4: Voodoo DLC

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Tropico 5 Closed Beta Registration Open!

February 26th, 2014

Do you want the chance to play the upcoming and highly anticipated fifth instalment of the Tropico series? Under the wise and benevolent guidance of El Presidente, players can help make Tropico 5 the best game possible by taking part in a Closed Beta test this March.

Register for the Tropico 5 Beta test now!

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Reviews

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

Special Edition

...includes an exclusive island (Isla Nublar) and El Presidente avatar costume (Luchador) and 50 Steam achievements. El Presidente is back to rule it all!

About the 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

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
164 of 168 people (98%) found this review helpful
83 products in account
6 reviews
75.3 hrs on record
Random purchase during a steam sale & one of the most enjoyable games I've played in a while. Will appeal to any fan of The Sims/Sims City or even some of the Tycoon games as it has a similar build your own city & run it feel. Good bits of humour & I keep going back to sink more hours into it. Well worth the price.
Posted: November 5th, 2013
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92 of 96 people (96%) found this review helpful
578 products in account
7 reviews
12.9 hrs on record
Tropico 4 is a pretty standard city management sim, except it takes place on the islands of Tropico where you are free to be as dictatorial as you want. You may commit election fraud, kill protestors, create a secret police, and embezzle money into your swiss bank account. All that said, I was struck by how incredibly similar this game is to the previous one.

If you own and have played Tropico 3 and you feel like you got about all you could out of that game, there is nothing for you here. If you are new to the series, this is as good a place as any to jump in. Unfortunately this game requires you to register for yet another 3rd party service you will probably rarely ever use unless you are a big Kalypso fan.

Another aspect to mention is that the game is not very clear on how some of the buildings and functionalities work. For instance when you place certain buildings you can see the landscape is shaded. When placing a farm, the greener areas are areas where your crops will have an easier time growing, when placing a police station it shows you areas of high crime in red, etc. But for some buildings it is not clear what the colours are really indicating. For instance, should you try to place a garbage dump close to red areas, which are presumably pollution? I wouldn't think so, because they just concentrate into one spot... so why even show it? Instinctively I would place my garbage dumps away from city areas, and I'm unsure what the indication really does to help. Maybe that isn't the best example but there are others.

Also construction slows down immensely once your town grows into even moderate size. I keep building more and more construction yards but it doesn't seem to help, and some buildings will simply never be built unless they are prioritised.

Thankfully the game is incredibly forgiving so all the issues can largely be overlooked. If you ever are in need of funds foreign powers will simply give you aid, and you'll find in most cases this makes it impossible to 'lose' by running out of money (if it even is possible...).

Overall it's worth a play if you're new to the series, but there isn't a big improvement over the last iteration.
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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86 of 90 people (96%) found this review helpful
170 products in account
9 reviews
104.1 hrs on record
If you love to deal with issues like finances, unemployement, city growth, hostile factions and a load of other goverment-stuff, this game is for you! Establish and defend your island against various threats.

One of my all time favorites.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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55 of 63 people (87%) found this review helpful
96 products in account
1 review
21.2 hrs on record
Forget game of the year.
This is the game of the CENTURY.
-El Presidente
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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48 of 58 people (83%) found this review helpful
344 products in account
35 reviews
7.4 hrs on record
You get to be a dictator of your own little island, what more could you possibly ask for?
Posted: December 11th, 2013
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Awards

  • GameSpot – Readers’ Choice - Nominated as “Best of E3 – Strategy”


  • GamingExcellence – Editor’s Choice – Winner of “Best of E3 – Strategy”


  • RTSGuru – Winner, “Best Sequel” at E3