Summary: Plenty of stuff to do in this town building sim. Because the population of your islands is really small (under 1000), each citizen is unique in it's political affiliations and preferences. The game consists of making money while keeping your citizens happy. There's plenty of humor, from the sexual innuendos of your high school teacher to your advisor constantly defending your actions. Great voice acting all around.
Summary: A great city building game full of things to do. A fun campaign and an amazing sandbox mode, create tourist traps, industrial wastelands, huge metropolises, or agriculture islands, way better then sim city enact laws, set taxes, be despicable, and create your dream island!
Summary: So I'm guessing that most of the negative reviews on here are about Tropico 4 hardly being any different from Tropico 3? Well, I never played Tropico 3, so I can say that I really like playing Tropico 4. It scratches that building simulator need that we all have, it is challenging as SimCity, has many scenarios to play out, humerous and addictive.
Summary: Having previously tried, and failed, to get into SimCity I decided to pick up Tropico 4 at a bargain price and thoroughly enjoyed its tongue in cheek approach to the city building genre. As with its predecessors the game puts you in charge of running a tropical island, either in the open sandbox mode or the 30 mission campaign.
Summary: This is a quality expansion pack. It adds a bunch of new (and much better) buildings to the game and a 12 mission campaign as well. My only grief is that the buildings require a "timeline" to use, so the buildings will only unlock and become available to build once you reach the required year in your game. This timeline also comes with some negative effects, such as an effect that lasts for a couple years where you can't hire any foreign specialists, among others.
Summary: I purchased the first XBOX 360 installment of the game Tropico 3 after I saw it in the bargain bin in my local gamestore. After being pleasantly suprised I was looking forward to Tropico 4, which resulted in a small disaster. Inititally I was pleased with the game, it has improved on a lot of areas and game mechanics compared to Tropico 3.
Summary: Literally the only complaint I've ever read about Tropico 4 was that it didn't introduce enough new gameplay elements to the series. The Modern Times expansion completely solves this. Nearly enough levels to call it an entire game on it's own, plus a wealth of new buildings and mechanics. If you enjoy Tropico 4 at all, this is an absolute must-buy.
Summary: Tropico 4: Modern Times gives the core game a much needed content injection, and turns Tropico 4 into a better game. Some additions have a larger impact on Tropican economic planning than others, but Modern Times is well worth checking out for any fan of Tropico.
Summary: To start off, I must say that this game is very time consuming. It's also a very 'personal' game (in which, one must really go in depth with certain decisions).. This game, unlike any other city-creating games, is a lot-bit more in-depth. It's so good, that you won't want to move on with the missions (I'm still working on my first mission save).