Conclusion: I have played each of the previous Tropico games on the PC and found them to be quite enjoyable with a good dash of humor to go with the city-building and realpolitik. My initial delight at being assigned Tropico 4 to review was deflated when I learned that I would be reviewing the XBox 360 version...
Summary: The Caribbean islands you build in Tropico have always felt a little, well, dated. The buildings available felt stranded in the 60's (or earlier) – crummy apartment blocks, radio stations, and simple docks were about as far as technology went.
Summary: The Tropico 4: Modern Times expansion offers players a variety of new challenges as El Presidente must modernize his island nation while battling sinister underground forces that threaten the future of Tropico in an extensive new single-player campaign.
Tropico 4: Modern Times takes the series into the contemporary world, but not without a number of problems.
11 April 2012
Summary: Welcome to life after the Cold War, El Presidente. Tropico 4 has been dragged into the future with Modern Times, an expansion that moves the Banana Republic simulation into today's high-tech world of cell phones and Facebook.
Pros: Interesting new buildings like eco-friendly farms and modern apartments, New edicts let you take El Presidente beyond the Cold War
Cons: Repetitive campaign loaded with tedious obstacles, No significant changes from the original Tropico 4, which was a lot like Tropico 3, Some serious bugs
Excerpt: Kalypso Media is back with the Tropico island simulation. This time it is Tropico 4 Gold Edition on the Xbox 360 and Personal Computer. Family Friendly Gaming was provided this game on the Xbox 360. It contains Tropico 4, and the Modern Times Add-on.
Excerpt: When you hear that a game is a Construction and Management Simulation, you might be hard pressed to figure out how something that sounds so dull can be any fun at all. For others though (who may or may not be masochists) the idea of “playing” a game that is simply a job with fancy graphics is...
Excerpt: Tropico 4: Modern Times is the first major add-on for Tropico 4 , which was released about six months ago. As its name suggests, Modern Times takes your Caribbean island out of the 1960s and throws some modern advancements at you.
Excerpt: Tropico 4 is the follow-up to Tropico 3 (released in 2009) and Tropico 3: Absolute Power (released in 2010). All three games were developed by Haemimont Games, which is notable because the franchise had previously played a lot of musical chairs with its developers.