...includes an exclusive island (Isla Nublar) and El Presidente avatar costume (Luchador) and 50 Steam achievements. El Presidente is back to rule it all!
User reviews: Very Positive (4,076 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011

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"This is one of my favorite if not my favorite city builder. The atmostphere, the laid back gameplay its so immersive and just a fantastic experience."

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August 21

Tropico 4 now on Mac with SteamPlay!

Fellow Tropicans,

As a man of the people, El Presidente is always happy to bring the true Tropico experience to a larger audience and has therefore added Mac support for Tropico 4 on Steam! Penultimo and his gang have teamed up with the talented folks at Feral Interactive to bring you this technological marvel. No llamas were harmed in the process!

In true SteamPlay fashion, all owners of Tropico old and new will gain immediate access to another platform to enjoy El Presidente at no extra cost!

Happy ruling!

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April 29

Info about recent small update

Hi guys!

As some of you may have noticed, there was a small update for Tropico 4 on the 28th of April 2014. Just to eradicate any confusion: This update was solely to address an issue with the korean version of the game and should not really bring any changes to other language versions. Sorry for not addressing this in time.

If you happen to have any problems or see irregularities after the patch, please contact us at support@kalypsomedia.com

Many greetings,
Chris

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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 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

PC
Mac
    • 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.
Helpful customer reviews
621 of 733 people (85%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
I was only 9 years old
I loved El presidente so much
I watched his TV show and listened to his propaganda
I prayed to El presidente every night before I go to work, thanking him for the life i've been given
El presidente is love, I say, El presidente is life
My Communist Dad hears me and calls me a Capitalist pig
I knew he was just jelous of El Presidente's abilites to exploit the workforce
I called him a Commie-loving scoundrel
He slaps me and tells me to go to work
I'm crying now, and my face hurts
I'm at the cannery, canning various fruits and fish now, and my pay got docked by 3 dollars
Suddenly, a warmth moves towards me, and I feel something touch me
It's El presidente! I'm so happy!
He whispers in my ear, "If you vote for me next election, I promise to build more houses"
His words of encouragement cause me to work faster than ever before
I go home and find that El presidente had sent hitmen to eliminate my father, who became a rebel
El presidente is love, El Presidente is life
Posted: May 28
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
A good-looking, accessible, charming city-builder. Not much new here from Tropico 3, but lots of potential for Tropico 5.
Posted: August 18
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32 of 42 people (76%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
10 hours in 1 day. I need help.
Posted: August 15
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
75.9 hrs on record
I completed this game just now and I have to say that I am very satisfied. I don't really play a lot of city builders, but this one was a lot easier to get into compared to other major titles within the genre.

Tropico 4 has a lot of good points such as..

- Expansive wiki & informative community (steam guides, forum guides, articles/tutorials)
- Beautiful Graphics that really convert the game into an immersive experience
- Colorful cast of characters and their representative factions
- Fun custom challenges and expansive DLC

These are only a few things about Tropico 4 that make it a solid city builder. Unfortunately, I have yet to log over 100 hours on this game so any further points would be best commented on by more experienced players.

My only complaint after completing the game 100% is that some of the objective descriptions are pretty vague. I encountered 2 such missions which I had trouble fully understanding mainly due to the lack of objectivity in the text. If you google 'canned goods index tropico 4' then you'll be able to see what I mean.

Anyway, aside from that small thorn on my side, I genuinly had fun with the game. There were a lot of ways to win and even more ways to lose terribly but all of them simply add to the flavor of the game.

I've already gotten Tropico 5 just because of how much I enjoyed this game!
Posted: April 22
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Food is always free in Tropico - Starvation killed 5 people last year 10/10 BEST GAME EVER
Posted: September 3
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483 of 499 people (97%) found this review helpful
43.9 hrs on record
Remember Sim City? The game where you take an empty landscape, and slowly but surely transform the area, from a small town, to a gigantic Metropolis?

Picture all of that but instead of a landscape, it's a Carribean Island. Instead of turning a small town into a Metropolis, you're turning a third world Banana Republic, into a competent, capable nation, able to compete with the bigger world powers during the Cold War.

This is what Tropico is.


Tropico 4 is the fourth installment, in a line of City Management/Political Play/Strategy games, that has existed since the very early 2000s. Aside from certain notable additions, the major gameplay, and most of the models and graphics, are recycled from Tropico 3. Which, while I kinda wish they did a revamp of models, I understand the sentament. The gameplay isn't broken, and the models are just visual representations of what they are.

There are many additions to this game, some really add something to the game, others are pretty cool and add a bit, and some are just kinda meh.

One of the major gameplay mechanics is Political juggling between Seven Factions (Capitalists, Communists, Religious, Evironmentalists, Militarists, Nationalists, and Loyalists) as well as the Unites States, and The Soviet Union. The seven factions are still around, but now there are three more foreign powers, Europe, China, and The Middle East. Unlike the Soviets and Americans, who will invade you if you're relations with one or the other get's too low, these three won't invade you, as much as remove bonuses you recieve during good relations. Somtimes during your reign on the island, you'll get noticed that something bad happened between one of the nations, and you'll have to pick a side. There are also representatives for the factions. They mostly add two things. First, a face and personality to represent the faction they represent. Second, to provide side objectives during your reign to earn respect if you've lost some. The side objectives go for the Nations too, mostly in the form of sending goods that nation likes, or donating some money to that nation to earn respect.

There three more additions worth talking about, firstly, there is a story driven campaign, a first for the Tropico series. You are Presidente, being mentored by a Generalisimo Santana, in the ways of managing a nation, and growing it Economically, treating your citizens right, knowing when to "kick the dog", and overall just staying in power and not getting killed or kicked out of office.

The second is Imports. Generally speaking, if your island is a giant rock and little vegitation for food, then you're screwed and have to make the most of it. Otherwise, you can import! Say your on an island with a free Weapons Factory to build! But oh no, there is no Iron on the island at all! No worries, just have a stable economy, and import the iron from one of the foreign powers. It'll arrive on the next ship, be proccesed in the factory, and you'll earn alot of money!

Finally, there are the Disasters. In Tropico 3 you mostly had five "negative" events that could occur. A rebel attack, a coup from your own military, a hurricane, an uprising, and a faction disaster if a faction really hates you. Now there are Natural disasters to spice things up. Now you have to worry about events you can predict (via a Weather Station), but cannot control. Things like Volcanic Eruptions (if your island has a volcano), A Tornado (or several if you're really unlucky), a Tsunami, Oil Spill, fires, and droughts. Fires from volcanos and derelict buildings can be fixed by either paying for a helicopter to put it out, or by building a firestation. I personally like these disasters, because in Tropico 3 I was such a good presidente that I never had to worry about a coup or anything like that. Now, there is something I can worry about when my island is happy.

So far I really like that the game is still easy to play in general (once you know what to do that is), and the additions are very nice. But I have some cons.

Somtimes you'll get a notice about doing something and have to choose an option. You can't exit out to check your almanac to see what it could impact and how to fix it, you have to choose, and that sucks sometimes. Also some missions in the campaign are pretty tough on you. You have to make sure you've picked the right traits for President to make the island truley yours.

I don't do reviews, so I won't use a number system, and instead list the pros and cons, and then a final statement as to wether you should really grab this or not.

PROS:

-Game Mechanics are the same, with additions like imports.
-Disasters add suspense and more risk to buildings wrecked.
-Story is fun and simple
-Characters have well drawn charicature type portraits to represent them
-Some new buildings to help out with the new additions

Cons:

-AI for the Tropicans are competent, but man do they job hop around, and they'll walk through Morder itself just to get some corn.
-Sometimes a choice won't let you check statistics to really understand an impact.
-Some missions in the campaign aren't easy.

Should you buy this game? If you like Sim City, you'll love Tropico 4, if you like Sim City, but want it on a smaller scale, you'll love Tropico 4, if you want to try a "modern" Sim City game, but EA screwed it up, then You'll like Tropico 4.

But if you don't like statistics, or the recycled models and gameplay, as well as the AI, I wouldn't reccommend it.

It's $29.99 on Steam, but I'd also reccomend you grab Tropico 3 for it's cheaper price, and they're the same gameplay wise.
Posted: February 19
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