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Tropico 4

by Kalypso Media
 Ages 16 and Over
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Standard Edition
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  • 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 - appoint 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 – post live Tweets directly from the game or create posts automatically upon completion of missions, unlocking achievements etc.
  • Trading system - import and export goods to/from other nations
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  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B00462R1Y6
  • Item Weight: 172 g
  • Release Date: 26 Aug 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,020 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition

System Requirements

Minimum Required:
  • Operating System: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista / 7 (32 or 64-bit)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • HDD: 5 GB free hard disk space
  • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 (Geforce 6600 or higher, Radeon X1600-Series), 256 MB, DirectX 9.0c

Recommended:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista / 7 (32 or 64-bit)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • HDD: 5 GB free hard disk space
  • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 (Geforce 8800 or higher, Radeon HD4000-Series or higher), 512 MB, DirectX 9.0c

Product Description

The Official Tropico 4 Magazine is available as a downloadable PDF file (weighing in at only 5mb) and contains an in depth playtest, brand history, interview with the team and a special ‘El Presidente Address’ – a special mess


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Same same, but different.. 20 Oct 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
For those who haven't played Tropico 3 or earlier versions, a short introduction:

This is a real time strategy/city building game that puts you in control of a small island in the carribean. You will have to make economical as well as political decisions and balance your island around the needs of your population. Everyone belongs to a political party, like the religious or the intellectuals, which have also needs and which can cause you a very hard time if ignored. The people have also personal needs, like entertainment, food, etc., so you will have to build strategically to accomodate them. Even more so if you want to prevent traffic jams by people who have to drive over half the island to satisfy their needs. The complexity level of Tropico is HUGE. Buildings have different modes they can run in, work slots that you can open or close, salaries, maintenance costs, and several more. Every individual in Tropico has its own personality and is actually simulated on your island in real time. You can stalk them, have them arrested, or shot if they become troublesome. If large parts of the population are incontent they will become rebels and launch attacks from the woods. You will have to either make them happy beforehand preventing that, or build a strong military and then kill them. You're pretty much free to rule any way you want. You can be a Military Dictator with an iron fist. You can be a big, deceptive liar who controls the people through propaganda. Or you can be as democratic as possible and just try to make the people as happy as possible. Income comes either from industry (that's where the REAL income is) or from tourism. You can build several hotels and attractions for the latter, and even many more buildings for your industries.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game... could be more to it though... 7 Sep 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Tropico 4 bases you on a series of Tropical islands as a dictater, nice or not so nice. If you`ve played Tropico 3 you know the drill.

It`s still the same gameplay, you place farms, construction buildings , increase the population, etc, etc to increase cash for your people and yourself while dealing with anything that threatens your rule.

And there are many things that threaten your rule:

Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Oil slicks, rebels, volcanoes, superpowers, the VOTE, etc.

Interestingly you also now have to deal with China, the Middle east and Europe, all asking favour or doing you `favours` that may or may not help. Depending on your political stance some Superpowers can get pretty leary. For example, the US President has already several times threatened to either invade or launch missiles accidentally on purpose on my island. They haven`t done so yet, but if Tropico 3`s anything to go by, I suspect a US warship will appear off my coast soon... maybe I should make an alliance with the commies until I can build a nuclear capability? All this you can do.

There`s a lot of tongue in cheek too and I notice that the avatars of people that pop up actually represent their real life versions... there`s your President Nixon, Mrs. Thatcher, Yasser Arafat and that Chinese guy and others drawn in a caricature way, all wanting something. Everyone seems as crooked as you, except they`re democratic as opposed to being a straight forward dictator, like me!

The real changes are in the extra little things you can do like appoint Ministers (who can also cause embarrasment) or selecting export and import prices.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best management sim since SimCity! 10 Oct 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Another solid improvement in the Tropico series. Not the revolution that tropico 3 was over tropico 2 but an improvement none the less.

A game for those who enjoy management sims. As El Presidente the island is your oyster. Create jobs, build an economy, feed your people, raise an army, maintain diplomatic relations and attract those tourists.

These games have great longevity and I come back to them time and time again. It runs beautifully on most PCs but will really shine if you've got a good chunk of RAM and a beefy graphics card to let those visuals come alive.

One of my all time favourites, hope the series keeps going from strength to strength.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly enjoyable 29 Nov 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I feared this might be just Tropico 3 with better graphics but the game play has changed quite a bit. The campaign games tend to be a lot longer & the goal less clear. Sometimes winning comes as quite a surprise & it is important to choose the right avatar traits. I like the larger islands & it is easier to be a 'nice' dictator. I'm a bit disappointed in the graphics which are garish & a bit crude compared to, say, the Anno games.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feels like a small expansion to tropico 3 7 Sep 2011
By sherrie
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Great game if you don't have Tropico 3, if you do, be prepared for exactly the same game with a few added items.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun 7 Sep 2011
By PhD.C
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
A very fun game which kept me entertained for hours on end. Changing the graphics to the highest results in beautiful detail in buildings, people, and landscapes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars pleasing game, but completely ignored. 18 Mar 2013
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
The first i heard of this game was a week ago when i decided not to risk simcity 5, with everything in hand as far as information went, that choice was made when i ran across tropico 4. the game has been completely anonymous including its predecessor titles.

i have played the game straight away and its pretty easy to make millions within 30 game years and serve the needs under your command, once you understand the limits, its pretty easy to play. i found the campaign repetitive because its always the same, but the same with life, no arguement there. So when you combine it with listening the same few tracks the game has after a while it gets boring quite quickly, so while the game is mostly bug free and well constructed it lacks in the playability factor by some margin. i mean stack it again other big titles which can occupy your attention for hours and days and possibly months, tropico 4 is like dead weight in comparison.

But not is all bad, the comical nature of the storyline and random events from some of the characters that inform you of events, they can be very funny and graphics do not look too bad all things considered.
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4.0 out of 5 stars eventually
Eventually I gave in and bought the game. I'm not sorry although it will never be one of my favourites. There are just too many demands needing to be met. Read more
Published 17 months ago by G. Wright
2.0 out of 5 stars The only game that gives you less each version...
I don't know what's going on, but this game is going in reverse.

In terms of gameplay, it just gets easier. Read more
Published 18 months ago by skb17
4.0 out of 5 stars El Presidente
Really like this, especially the quick build function. The constructor, junta & plantador add ons also add a bit more interest.
Published 19 months ago by arryfix
5.0 out of 5 stars Novel way to build an empire
Pleasantly surprised when I started the game, very good video with a rather catchy tune.

Playing the game is, in a way, rather relaxing, as there is no rapid mouse... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Fantasyreader
4.0 out of 5 stars Good time sink
I've played a few of the games in the tropico series and I have to say this is the best one, as you would imagine with this game, a number of new buildings and features have been... Read more
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This is the game for you, entertaining and a nice change to the usual problems that would befall an urban... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Steve Mellan
4.0 out of 5 stars Tropico 4 - Awesome
Absolutely loved this game, I played the original years ago and then lost it. Saw it on Amazon one lazy afternoon last month and thought mmmmmm I'll take a punt...... Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2011 by AndyJJack
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Tropico 3
Game has a few more features, but game play is different. As an addicted Tropico 3 player I was very disappointed with tropico 4 some. Read more
Published on 5 Dec 2011 by A. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun but relaxing
This was bought for my daughter as a follow up to the previous version and only Amazon appeared able to supply. Read more
Published on 18 Oct 2011 by R. S. Jones
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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition