Tropico 4

About 3 weeks ago I bought the Tropico 4 Collector’s Bundle on Steam.
And yes, that was the main reason for my absence, haha!
It includes 12 items: Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition, Junta Military DLC, Plantador DLC, Modern Times, Quick-dry Cement DLC, Pirate Heaven DLC, Megalopolis DLC, Vigilante DLC, The Academy, Apocalypse, Propaganda! and Voodoo DLC.

Price of individual games €69,88 – Bundle cost €39,99
So what you save is almost enough to buy the bundle twice!!

The game
The Tropico series combine citybuilding with Latin American political intrigue, happy Latin music, politically incorrect humor and natural disasters.
The player takes the role of “El Presidente,” the ruler of an island in the Caribbean during the Cold War era from the 1950s onward. Regardless of any other stated victory condition, the main goal of any Tropico game is to stay in power. Make the population grow, keep the people happy, gather income through export and make sure you have foreign friends. IGN stated that “if you’re the type that’s spent hours with the likes of Civilization or SimCity, or has an unhealthy need to be in control, then it’s time to become El Presidente.”

My avatar - El Presidente

My avatar – El Presidente

Review
I jumped from the first release of Tropico (1997-2001) to Tropico 4 (2011) and it just got me completely hooked. I have played over a 100 hours in just 3 weeks time. I’ve been struggling with mission/chapter/part/goal 20 for over a week now, but I enjoy a good challenge 🙂
Maybe I’m missing out on a lot of stuff by skipping Tropico 2 and 3, but I don’t think it matters. The tips and hints in this game are so incredibly helpful if you’re used to playing the original Tropico (1).
I love the challenges of the Tropico series, the fact that you can follow individual people and their thoughts, can see families and households grow, can see little details like chickens, turtles and seagulls when you zoom in, creating your own avatar complete with background and traits, the fact that you can see your avatar on the streets.. Also the famous quotes of previous world leaders in the loading screen are very educative. My favorite must be
Ideas do not need weapons by Fidel Castro.

For all these reasons I think Tropico is more enjoyable than SimCity 4.

I would definitely recommend this game!
Check out Steam for more information, guides, other players’ reviews, or maybe even a purchase.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

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