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...
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: 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.
Excerpt: Have you ever wanted to rule an island nation? Have you ever wanted to be a dictator, decide which political activists need to “disappear”, run a military state, build a park, or side with communists over the United States? Well, now you can do all of that.