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.
Excerpt: Date: 2/3/2010 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).
Excerpt: Aaaahh.... sun, sand and the threat of constantly being overthrown by rebels. Welcome to Tropico 3 , the latest city-building sim from developers Haemimont Games. This third outing of the Tropico franchise, which is more of a remake of the original Tropico rather than a sequel, adds some interesting gameplay elements to the traditional city-building sim formula. These elements make this a fresh and welcome addition to the franchise, as well as to the genre itself.
Summary: Life in a Cold War banana republic probably wasn't as much fun in the real world as it is in Tropico 3. Fortunately, this little bit of historical revisionism is one of the few complaints you can make about this city builder. Haemimont Games has nicely resurrected the Castro-esque spoof of the first Tropico, dishing out a sunny city builder with personality and politics.
Pros: Impressive mix of politics and economics, Interface strikes a perfect balance between automation and micromanagement, Cartoony, colorful visuals, Groovy Latin American soundtrack
Cons: Needs a more detailed tutorial to explain the game's unique concepts, A number of interface issues
Summary: Quand c’est trop, c’est tropico. Ce jeu c’est trop pico. Ou encore Trop d’pico tue le pico. Autant de jeux de mots totalement foireux et dénués de sens qui n’apparaîtront heureusement pas dans ce test d’une banalité édifiante à l’absence totale de plan avouée dès cette introduction. Et je fais des phrases longues si je veux.
Pros: Le politiquement incorrect, Un bon jeu de gestion, Qui est aussi un beau jeu de gestion, ce qui est plus rare