Tropico 3

Tropico 3 1.01

Run your own banana republic!

If you like management games like the Tycoon series or the world famous SimCity, you should definitely give Tropico 3 a try. View full description

PROS

  • Lots of building and management options
  • Nice, humorous Caribbean environment
  • Wide variety of missions

CONS

  • Graphics are not brilliant

Very good
8

If you like management games like the Tycoon series or the world famous SimCity, you should definitely give Tropico 3 a try.

Tropico 3 is the latest installment of a popular strategy saga that lets you take the reigns of a happy Caribbean island. The challenge: stay in power for at least 50 years! Whether you decide to be a generous leader and lead your country to prosperity, or become a ruthless dictator who only looks for personal wealth, that's your call.

The game includes a wide variety of missions and covers many different types of businesses – basically everything you need to run a city: natural resources, facilities, communications, and more. The demo also includes a tutorial that walks you through the basic functions and gameplay. You'll be able to walk around your city, build all sorts of constructions, check your popularity rankings and of course, rule the city and pass laws according to what's best for your citizens – or maybe only for yourself!

Tropico 3 doesn't really stand out for its original story or its amazing graphics, but it does have an innovative perspective as regards strategy games, which are usually set in more serious scenarios. In fact, Tropico 3 has quite a surprising humoristic point of view that makes it really fun to play. The Latin-Caribbean style soundtrack adds the final touch.

Tropico 3 is a strategy adventure that challenges you to run your own Caribbean paradise... and turn it into a Banana republic if you want to!

— User reviews — about Tropico 3

  • jeff784ty43182

    by jeff784ty43182

    "great game!"

    I liked Tycoon series and SimCity vrey much, and really was waiting for a game of same sort which is Tropico 3. It is r... More.

    reviewed on December 25, 2009