Summary: In Tropico 3 you will again be able to play the role of “El Presidente” taking over the control of a tropical island. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere, or alternatively to lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.
Pros: Building a banana republic is still intensely addictive, Winning mix of politics, economics, and Cold War cheesiness, Detailed visuals and vivid atmospheric sounds bring the island nations to life, Musical score with catchy Latin rhythms
Cons: Awkward gamepad interface, Technical glitches include frame-rate slowdowns and occasional crashes, Tutorial only covers the basics
Excerpt: If you played the original Tropico, then you'll pretty much already know if you'll like Tropico 3. There are a few minor changes here and there and a modern graphics engine under the hood, but aside from that Tropico 3 is pretty much Tropico Redux (the pirates of Tropico 2 are nowhere to be found).
Summary: Tropico 3 is a fun city buiding/dictator sim that, for the price, will last you longer than most other games on the market. If you are new to the genre this might not be the best title to start with; at the very least, newcomers should start with the sandbox mode. For veterans there’s a lot of content and trying to balance the factions makes for interesting gameplay. As someone who lives in a cold state I’ll be spending time away from the snow at Tropico .
Summary: Parents need to know that Tropico 3 is a city building simulation game in which the player takes on the role of a Caribbean dictator who can be either a real personality -- such as Fidel Castro or Che Guevara -- or a character of their own creation. While the game has a whimsical tone and lets players be as benevolent or tyrannical as they like, it tends to push toward the latter, if only because it’s easier to quell rebel uprisings with guns than diplomacy.
Conclusion: objectives and multiple bonus objectives that appear as you progress further into the scenario. You must balance the basic needs of the people for food, shelter, and decent medical care with their more personal demands such as job satisfaction, religious freedom, and general human rights. Various factions on and off the island affect how well you do your job, how much money you pull in for the country, and how much you can sock away in your Swiss bank account. If the...