Summary: I’ve been a Tropico fan since the first game and have enjoyed it and Tropico 2 on the computer. I bought the Xbox 360 over the Playstation 3 in part because of this game. Unfortunately that excitement didn’t last long as I soon discovered that after I played one island for a few hours I wouldn’t be able to save and load it later. After a couple of hundred people (usually about 250) the Xbox freezes up when it tries to reload the save.
Summary: Tropico 4 is quite fun. It has a wry sense of humor that is surprisingly well informed about the lamentable aspects of Latin American and Caribbean history. The gameplay is interesting and fairly addicting. But that just makes it difficult to tolerate the myriad serious bugs. The main campaign is relatively stable, although you will get assigned tasks that you cannot complete because they require things only available in the expansion pack.
Can't Put it Down, Which is good because it won't Save.
31 December 2012
Summary: Can spend hours with this easily and is really a lot of fun. Xbox 360 version Buyers Beware! Once you get any formidable size population going, the game corrupts either during the save, or upon trying to reload it. The further along you get, the more the chance you won't be able to reload your last save, or eventually any saved game of size. The internet has an egregious history documented of this problem with Xbox users.
Summary: bought this game played for a few hours on sandbox mode, overall it was very fun but there is a population limit on your island which kind of ruined it for me. Once you reach around 600 citizens no more immigrants will come. For me this meant my economy was too big for the number of people i had farms resteraunts factories with none or not enough workers. They made the space you have to work with on the island enormous but not enough people to fill it.
Fun at first, but very buggy towards the later levels
Quoad Toad, Amazon
21 December 2011
Summary: I was having a lot of fun playing Tropico 4, until I reached the 16th level. Now it freezes or gets stuck on saving several times each level. It's very frustrating. I can deal with games freezing if the save function always works, but when a game freezes while saving, it's maddening. The crashes also reveal the futility of the game. For instance, the last time I played, it froze while I was saving and forced me to start over at an old save.