A great game for an evening when you just want to relax and kick back a Mojito
21 March 2014
Summary: I love this game. It's pretty simple, but it is lots of fun. You can pick your dictator (the background info and perks associated with each one are both enlightening and entertaining) and determine your gameplay strategy (iron fist? Right on! Hippie communist? Très you!).
Summary: All I have to say about Tropico is: What a fun game! What fallen human being hasn't wanted to be a tin-pot dictator? If W can get himself appointed President of the United States, then surely each of us should get at least one tiny Caribbean Island.
best strategy game in some time, but still a bit lacking...
bigbaldben "bigbaldben", Amazon
22 February 2003
Summary: Civilization ruined it for all of us. The breadth, width and complexity of the Civilization series has yet to be matched in a strategy game. So maybe I'll never give another strategy game five stars because Civ spoiled me. Tropico, though, comes close as you can get.
Summary: I hesitated on buying Tropico for several weeks, since I felt I was badly burned by my last game purchase, Black and White. Now, I wish I hadn't hesitated. Tropico is a really fun game that is both reasonably intuitive (at least at the basic level) and extremely fun.
Summary: Like most everyone else who has written a review, I was waiting anxiously for Tropico to be released. Railroad Tycoon II remains one of my favorite games & I thought it would be fascinating to see how the engine was transferred to a simulation such as this one.
Very fun sim, yet lacks some important bells and whistles.
Jayson Olson, Amazon
22 February 2003
Summary: Tropico: Imagine a sim in which you play a 3rd world island dictator that places you in a large presidential palace where you govern the native inhabitants, immigrants who come to your country looking for work, tourists looking for that perfect beach vacation, political regimes wanting to be your...
Summary: I see a lot of reviews here from people who expected another SimCity. This game is a lot closer to the Caesar series or Pharoah, or Majesty without the monsters. Your main challenge is keeping all your little island's different factions happy while maintaining a decent economy.
Summary: Tropico is a very exciting game where you are the ruler of Tropico, a fictional island nation in the tropics. You select which person you want to be, select how many years you want to reign, and you are now a leader. You must develop the country with a limited amount of money.
At long last - a long overdue dictatorship simulation
Roger Williams, Amazon
7 March 2002
Summary: Tropico modestly bills itself as a "Caribbean simulation", but in reality, it is so, so much more. You play the role of the recently installed dictator of the obscure Caribbean island of Tropico in the year 1950.
A good game with a few flaws, albeit debilitating ones
Ethan D Van Vorst, Amazon
18 November 2001
Summary: Sim City on an Island (hold on, didn't they make a Sim Island?? Oh nevermind). That's what it should be named. After reading the reviews here, I felt it would be worth my time and money to go out and buy a copy of Tropico. It is an enjoyable game, although frequently annoying.