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Tropico 3: Gold Edition - PC

by Kalypso Media
Windows Vista / XP
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 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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Product Details

  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Item Weight: 6.1 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 28, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,733 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars El Presidente is back wearing Gold! October 11, 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable game but somewhat monotonous after a bit. January 25, 2011
By JimO
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars back to the basics of dictatorship March 23, 2011
By mjel
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
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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5.0 out of 5 stars gave as a gift January 5, 2011
By Linda L
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I gave Tropico 3 to my 12 year old grandson as a Christmas gift. He loves it. He told me he has played it everyday since Christmas. He wanted a game he could download into his laptop. This was easy to install and an enjoyable game for him. Had to do some looking to find a game that would hold his interest and didn't require a specific game system for use. Tropico 3 has made us both happy. I would recommend it as a gift, or for yourself if you are a gamer. Should note that he has XBox 360, WII, and others I can't recall. This wasn't purchased because the laptop was his only choice for game play.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift April 2, 2014
By A. Skib
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I bought this with Tropico 4 as a gift for my sister - sounds like she loves it! Make sure your computer is compatible with it though!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommand this game!!! December 6, 2013
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This is one of my favorite video game franchise (Tropico) This is a pure simulation game. You must run an economy as a dictator in the tropical islands. It sounds nerdy, but I love having to deal with supply and demand, running a budget, and keeping citizens happy! If you love games like Sim City or Sid Meier's Civilization this is a game for you. I absolutely recommend this game to simulation fans. Also a wise note you do not need to play the original games to enjoy this one. Also make sure to play the tutorial at least once or twice!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun tropical strategy game. June 30, 2013
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This is a light strategy game that is not too complicated to learn for beginners. The graphics are real nice. We would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The dictator sim we need June 26, 2013
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This game is more fun than I had originally imagined. I love all the small details such as the assignation attempts.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This is a fun sim-city type of game. The Caribean attitude improves the game.
Published 6 months ago by J. Winton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice little game, hours of fun over and over. CD worked perfectly.
Published 7 months ago by kodaka
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun Game! Rip Off Packaging
The cover and CD case are beaten and scratched up!! Other than that fun game...They need to improve packaging badly!
Published 20 months ago by Phil
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love it
If you like the Tropico series, or dream one day of ruling your own island, this is a great game. You chose what resources to develop, deal with the politics local and... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Texas Jazz
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun game for the current price (under $10)
The game follows the same format as the original Tropico. You are the recently installed dictator of a small Caribbean island. Read more
Published on February 26, 2013 by James Hunt
4.0 out of 5 stars Sims with attitude
This simulation game takes you through the Cold War era in charge of a small island. You have to deal with rebels, environmentalists and other pests, and keep your people happy. Read more
Published on November 23, 2012 by Anthony Genualdi
4.0 out of 5 stars Tropico 3 Gold Edition
I had the standard version of this game and enjoyed it a lot, so getting the Gold Edition was a no brainer . A few new extras make this a must have for Tropico fans.
Published on October 28, 2012 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars not as fun as i thought
not as fun as i thought it'd be. nice game but stopped playin after the first day, very disappointed because i really thought the game would be alot of fun and addictive
Published on October 12, 2012 by Mike
4.0 out of 5 stars Tropico 3: One of the best PC games
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... Read more
Published on July 12, 2012 by Joshua H. Klein
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