Summary: Look, despite its disturbing implications, I enjoy the series. It’s more stimulating and engaging to play power politics than to worry about whether your Sim is going to bang the next door neighbor, so there you go. That said, they pulled a bit of a fast one here.
Pros: Extremely addictive gameplay., 20 missions from, Tropico 4,, about a dozen from, Modern Times, . You’ll be busy for a bit., New add-ons from the Modern Times Expansion Pack bring a new level of fun to the game.
Cons: None of the DLC that was released is included, and in fact was released on the same day, making this a Triple Dip slap in the face.
Summary: Hola El Presidente! I see you have returned to rule Tropico once more, after having done so in Tropico 3 and maybe even after extending your rule in Tropico 3: Absolute Power . Because life as El Presidente is hard enough, you will be happy to know that the island nation will take more or less the...
Excerpt: Maxis turns 25 years old next year and one of their most influential titles of all time SimCity is just a year younger. That’s give you an idea just how long city sims have been around, the title that put them on the map was sharing computers with mostly educational games such as Oregon Trails.
Excerpt: “The ability to control time could be very useful,” says your fictional Presidente after one of Tropico 4's optional tutorials. Really, that sums up the game pretty well. You're an island dictator who's capable of, well, pretty much whatever he damn well pleases.
Pros: Far more accessible than previous Tropico games, Plenty of freedom, You can be a complete and total bastard – and win
Cons: Tech trees and faction management lack depth, Often a bit too easy, Not a huge upgrade from Tropico 3
Summary: I don’t know if other players will experience the same glitches I did, or if I’m just the exception, but either way, I still feel as though the good outweighs the bad in Modern Times . The DLC is over half the length of the base game, making it an excellent value for the price.
Summary: Parents need to know that Tropico 4 is a city building simulation game that puts players in control of a small tropical island, which they must build into a thriving metropolis. Players can do so benevolently or through tyrannical methods, including assassinations, bribery, and kill squads.
Excerpt: El Presidente is back and better than ever, as Tropico 4 has landed. As a big fan of the Tropico series, I couldn’t wait to check out this game and it delivers on all fronts. While games of this kind are typically PC oriented, Tropico 4 is rock solid on consoles, just as Tropico 3 was.
Excerpt: Tropico 4 is the most cerebral game this reviewer has ever played. This game requires thought, patience, and a lot of finesse. The player takes on the role of El Presidente. He is the ruler of a small poor island. Your goal is to change that.