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Tropico 5

by Kalypso Media
 Ages 16 and Over
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
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  • The Eras - Maintain power and reign from the Colonial Period through to Modern Times
  • The Dynasty - Utilise the family of El Presidente by placing them in important ruling positions
  • Research and Renovate - Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources
  • Advanced trade system - Amass a global trade fleet and secure lucrative routes of trade
  • Explore your island - Discover resources through exploration, but be wary of native threats
  • All new art - All new art design provides Tropico 5 with a unique visual identity
  • 4-Player multiplayer -Share resources cooperatively, or declare war on each other in competitive matches.

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  • Platform:   Windows 7
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B00IK9R39Y
  • Release Date: 23 May 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,617 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform: PC

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You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for your own dynasty. As you move through your years in office you can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power: such as ambassador, commanding general or even Supreme Ruler, to ensure your legacy thrives through the eras. As your influence and wealth grows, so do the threats to your burgeoning island superpower. Can you survive both World Wars, prosper through the Great Depression, rule as an iron-fisted dictator through the Cold War and advance your country to modern times and beyond? From the 19th to the 21st century, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
Like many others, I was looking forwards to the latest Tropico. The previews promised much, with new features like managing your dynasty. However, the game has been a real disappointment and in some ways regressed. Those who have played previous versions will see little difference in the types of buildings and economic systems - the structures have had a redesign and while there are a few more industries to play with, some construction options have been lost. The new 'Eras' don't really make sense and give you few options to really shape the development of Tropico. The new technologies that you have to research are so interdependent that you can't really focus on one area of progress - they may as well be preset. There is the odd exception when you are tasked with researching a particular technology but usually these are in the early stages of the game and the tasks seem designed to coach a newbie Presidente into making progress.

There are some missed opportunities - transport, for example, remains dull and relatively disconnected with the efficiency of buildings. Roads shift from dirt to concrete. They could have lots of fun with different housing types and styles. Statues have been removed as an option. What about some grandiose mega structures? Uber monuments that need several types of resources? Or building enhancements which had more of a visual impact?

Actually managing housing/happiness/economies has been made harder with the loss of those useful map overlays - previously you could see in a click of the button which buildings had low occupation, or were losing money, allowing you to change your strategies accordingly. Now you have to click through each building to check.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars El Presidente still Rules 9 Jun 2014
By Alex
Platform for Display:PC
As others have said, this is another Tropico. Except, it isn't.

If I had written this after 1 day's play, I'd have given it 4 stars. I'm still torn between 4 and 5, but I think it will mature into a 5 fairly quickly. My discomfort over interface quirks, and changes from Tropico 4, are what gnaw away at that fifth star. But it deserves 5 for the new level of detail simulation it has added to El Presidente's empire.

Much is the same, but much has also changed.
In a nutshell, a new layer of time evolution has been added.
You now have to start slow and basic, building up to the lucrative industries in the modern age.
In that sense, the game has four "Eras". Start as a colony jumping to the empire's beck and call, until you get enough popular support to declare independence. That starts the World Wars, where you can choose between Axis and Allies. That leads to the Cold War, where you choose between USA and USSR. And finally, the Modern Era, where China, EU and Middle East are added to the superpower mix.

You now have to "research" some things before they can be used. There is enough to get by without, but you'll cripple your island if you do. It's a fairly benign and simple system, though. Nothing like the behemoth of any Civ game. And every time you change era, the research subjects fo the preceding eras are given to you for free.

Edicts are similar, and yet not. They are now linked to eras, and you can only issue edicts from preceding and present eras. A few are enabled by research.

There is also a Dynasty - various events add new members to your ruling family.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 4 Jun 2014
Platform for Display:PC
I loved Tropico 4, particularly after all the adds ons and DLCs, which combined to make it one of my all time favourites! When I heard about the new changes- family dynasty, different eras, research, trade routes etc- I was really looking forward to this one. But after a few days play I have to say it has been a bit of a let down. In many ways the game has taken a step back, almost dumbing down in certain areas, by leaving out some of the previous innovations and game mechanics. None of the aforementioned new changes add to the game, as far as I`m concerned. The fog of war is just annoying and forces you to cram at the start until the money grows. The missions and random objectives come thick and fast and sometimes contradict within a few minutes. The research seems a bit linear and pointless. And then there are the bugs- levels not loading, the broken economy and the transport issues of teamsters not working. My overall feeling is that the game was designed for a console and streamlined accordingly. It just doesn`t gel like the last one and for the first time in my life I find I`m not looking forward to one more go of a Tropico game! This game really could have been so much more.
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I was really looking forward to playing this. I had it pre ordered on Xbox 360 as the game wouldn't play on my old PC. Well I bought myself a new computer and bought it for the PC it runs absolutely perfectly. I haven't come across any bugs or anything.
My issues with the game is with the research. I understand why they did it etc. but I am finding it a real pain in the backside. I've played all the Tropicos it is one of my favourite game series, but this one is nowhere near as good as Tropico 3 (my fav) or Tropico 4 and I'm sure it is because you are limited to what you can do as El Presidente. Obviously there is no way that in the beginning there would be nuclear power stations availiable to build but I am getting slightly annoyed by being forced to research things in the game and then having them already unlocked in the next era. A lot of the timed mission parts rely on you getting the research in place and it can be frustrating. You want to put down say an oil well but you can't because you have to research the oil well first, oh you can't reseaarch the oil wells until you research 4 other ones before.
The other thing that is troubling me is that the campaign is switching between two islands. Sometimes I can choose to be on Bao Bao and the other one (cant remember its name) and other times I have to go with the other one. I get very confused switching between the two. There have been times when I have thought I wished I could go back and just use this one or the other. halfway through a mission I suddenly realise that this isnt the map with the tourists its the map with all the industry and it totally messes me up. I started one mission and wish I could streamline it a bit better because later on in the game it is a bit of a mess and very disorganised.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great game, love it, arrived fast and working which is always a bonus :)
Published 14 days ago by rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Thanon Karnjanopas
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Another hilarious game from the Tropico line full of funny and interesting one liners.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. T. Fairchild
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
I bought Tropico 5 after thoroughly enjoying, and completing, Tropico 4.

First impressions were not that good.... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Helen
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good tropico.
When you first start it feels different to the first four, but once you get into playing it is basically the same concept.

Thoroughly enjoying it.
Published 5 months ago by Paula G.
2.0 out of 5 stars Too many bugs!
Tropico 3 and 4 are my favourite games unfortunately Tropico 5 has bugs preventing you from continuing thorough the missions (The loading screen stays on forever with the music... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Karen Gillan
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very enjoyable and still has the Tropico flavour!
After 53 hours and counting, I can say that this is a great game!

The graphics have been vastly improved, if you have the PC horsepower to run at max. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rapster
2.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful Graphics
I'm a fan of Tropico & was looking forward to the latest version. This is a disappointment. The player interface is cumbersome & gets in the way of the screen. Read more
Published 6 months ago by RoseJane
5.0 out of 5 stars Endless Fun
I have played Tropico 5 for about 7 hours and honestly I can see myself sinking another 100+ Hours into it. The game itself looks good and plays nicely on my computer. Read more
Published 6 months ago by MrSonicBoom
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