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Tropico 3: Gold Edition - PC

Platform : Windows Vista, Windows XP
Rated: Teen
27 customer reviews

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  • Comprehensive campaign with 15 different missions
  • A variety of business sectors: Tourism, petroleum, mining, agriculture, etc.
  • A timeline editor allows you to create your own fictive historical events or enter real ones
  • Avatar function: Wander the island as El Presidente and change the course of play
  • Political speeches, edicts and "other" means of influence
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The time is yesterday and the Cold War is in full swing. Through means devious and dubious you have seized power in the Caribbean island country of Tropico, where you now rule as the all-powerful "El Presidente". You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere or lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman. No matter whether you turn Tropico into a vacation paradise, a police state or a modern industrial nation - you will always have to defend your actions before your people! Wander through Tropico as El Presidente in order to intimidate political opponents, hold populist speeches or just to enjoy your country's own Caribbean flair. Don't forget to keep a sharp eye on the dangers and side-effects of your absolute power! Danger lurks on every corner, be it militant revolutionaries bent on installing a communist junta, or the machinations of the superpowers USA and the Soviet Union, both of whom would like to see a more amenable ruler in strategically important Tropico! History takes its course with events such as the Cuba crisis, papal visits and other actual decisive historical events. The only question is whether or not you can play a role in that history!

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  • ASIN: B003YBROYC
  • Item Weight: 6.1 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 28, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,691 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By waterbowl on October 11, 2010
This game does not deserve a 1 star for a rating! It is a fabulous and fun game!

I won't review the full game, as it's been reviewed before, and this is the gold edition. Instead, I will be reviewing the product being sold as the gold edition, keeping it short and simple so you know what you're getting.

The Good:

*No DRM! The game comes with a serial that you put in when you first install the game. It does not use internet activation. It does not have limited installs. All that it requires is the serial number put in after you first time you start the game. Play the game on all your computers without worry! Thank you!
*It comes with the original Tropico 3 and it's expansion, Absolute Power. They are both on 1 DVD, which makes it a whole lot easier to install and back-up.
*It comes with a full fleshed out manual! I'm disapointed in todays games, a lot never seem to come with manuals. This game comes with a full printed manual that you can read and learn about the game. Lets face it, manuals rock!
*The game comes fully patched with the latest patch.

The Bad:

To be honest, after playing for over 30 hours, I have yet to find anything bad about the game. It is one of the funnest city sim building type games I have ever played. I am finding it very addciting! I missed out on Tropico 1 and 2, and now I'm sorry I did! Tropico is truly a great city sim building game, with it's own unique humor on you being El Presidente.

If you want more information on Tropico 3, read some of the reviews for Tropico 3 here on Amazon. All that I can say, is that The Tropico 3 Gold Edition is a great deal and a great buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JimO on January 25, 2011
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I've played all of the Tropico games and Tropico3 has excellent graphics and is a beautiful game. However after a while it gets very predictable even before playing through all the scenarios. One thing I definitely dislike about the game is the fact that it seems designed to make you struggle for cash no matter what you do or how you play. (Frankly, I get enough of that in real life.) It seems that expenses are sometimes set to drain the treasury no matter what one does. That is not fun in my book.

I'm glad I didn't pay full price for the game but for what I did pay it is worth many hours of amusement, I just think game play could have been improved to match the beautiful graphics. The Gold Edition is a good buy for those who like these kinds of games.
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The game follows the same format as the original Tropico. You are the recently installed dictator of a small Caribbean island. Build stuff, make money, try to keep everyone happy. (see my Tropico review for more details)

The game installs without problems. You have to enter the code from the printed manual before you can start playing. You don't have to go online.

Changes from original game:

2 new factions
cars (have to build garages)
several new buildings (zoo, ferris wheel, city dump, etc.)
an annoying radio announcer who complains about everything you do
some new edicts to issue

The major change is you now have an avatar to represent yourself. Select male or female, hair, outfit, glasses, etc. There is very limited customization. You have just one male or female body and face. There are a few options for hair style and outfits. (you keep the same outfit for 20 - 50 years or however long the scenario lasts) You can move yourself to a contruction site to speed up the workers, go to a factory to boost production, etc.

Overall it is a fun tycoon game. The current price (under $10) is reasonable. Play it too long and it gets repetitive but it is the type of game you can come back to and replay.

Note to the designers: In its current format there is not any reason to come out with another sequel. If you converted it to a role playing game with a truly customizable character (as in Oblivion) and a fully explorable 3D world, that would be a different story. Imagine going to the casino and gambling, decorating your palace, leading an expedition into the jungle to look for a lost Mayan city, or leading your armed forces on a raid of the rebels' base - that could be a lot of fun. Highly detailed graphics wouldn't be necessary, you could even have Roger Rabbit style toon characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mjel on March 23, 2011
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I love the first game tropico and have dissapointed with tropico 2, but now we back to the basic rules of dictatorship. Now I have plenty hours perfectioning my presidencial skill levels.
This is a really good game with an excelent music too.
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Tropico 3 is a unique game that all PC gamers, hardcore or casual must play. If you haven't read any synopsis yet, Tropico is a game where you become dictator of a small island and must manage said island. You must deal with politics, manage the economy,kiss up to either the U.S. or the Soviet Union, build an infrastructure, and crush any pesky uprisings.
As of yet, the game has run without any troubles. No bugs to worry about. The game is quite nice-looking, but can be toned down for those using less powerful PCs.
The T rating to be honest is a little harsh. Yes, there are battles during uprisings, but those are rather tame. The tobacco and alcohol are brought up for either economic factors or other very minor factors of the game.
This game is excellent and and provides hours of fun. How many hours rest on the decision of how long you want to play it. As long as you want to build hotels and banana plantations, manage some squabbling political factions, or listen to some nice Caribbean music playing (It never gets tiring to listen to) interrupted by a hilarious radio broadcast, Tropico 3 has it.
So in short, this game is excellent for any PC owner, and I would recommend it very highly.
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