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Tropico 4

by Kalypso Media
 Ages 16 and Over
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 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

Product details

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B00462R1Y6
  • Item Weight: 172 g
  • Release Date: 26 Aug 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,970 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


  • 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

Manufacturer's Description

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

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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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3.0 out of 5 stars and to easy to rasie large amounts of money
It's the First time i have played a game in this line, and i have to say it's alright, keeps you going for alittle while but not enough to it, and to easy to rasie large amounts of... Read more
Published 19 days ago by mr luke paragreen
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 21 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
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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 23 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 on 20 Aug 2012 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
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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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