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Tropico 4 - Modern Times DLC [Online Game Code]

by Kalypso Media
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) 78 / 100

Price: $9.99
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  • ASIN: B007P5SGJA
  • Release Date: March 29, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,831 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Modern times are changing and the island nation of Tropico is evolving. The internet, a New World Order, terrorists, global financial markets and space exploration are on the rise and pose new challenges to El Presidente and his regime.

Old buildings and structures are becoming obsolete and need to be upgraded or even replaced by their modern counterparts. Cars and transportation need modernization to meet the needs of a changing economy; and now El Presidente can even send people to the International Space Station! El Presidente and his ministers must now join the war against terror and control internet regulation and freedom of speech on Tropico.

Key Features:

  • Make Tropico fit for the 21st century: Evolve the island from the cold war era to modern times and even in to the future
  • 30new buildings become available time progresses, including condos, skyscrapers, Organic Ranches and Biofarms. Replace obsolete buildings with these modern and inspiring designs
  • Upgrade old buildings to new variants - modernized apartment buildings, banks, museums and much more.
  • 10 new edicts allow even more control over your citizens' lives. Block or limit citizen's internet use, create a police state or be a "good guy" and launch the Festival of Love edict
  • New single player campaign comprised of 12 comprehensive scenario missions. Protect Tropico from unseen and sinister forces.

Tropico 4 base game required for play. DLC download requires an account with Kalypso media's website and linking of the original game with this account. DLC code can be redeemed on publisher's website using this account.


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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Times Review and How-To Download April 11, 2012
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Let me start out by saying that I spent a long time trying to figure out how to download this... which is a pain but I am hoping to pass on this information so no one has to go through it again. Given the lower price then the actual full copy, every Tropico fan should purchase this rather than have to wait for the disc to arrive. When you purchase this item you will get an email with the information regarding the product key but no download link. Here is what you need to do in order to get this to download (*Please note* you need the full version of Tropico 4 for this to work):

- Go to the Kalypso(manufacturer of Tropico 4) download launcher in this link
[...] **UPDATE** Amazon does not allow links so just google "Kalypso Download Launcher"
- If you have an account (which you should) then login, otherwise create a new account and link the product key from the original game with that account.
- Click on the "redeem code" link of the webpage
- Type in the code provided to you when this is purchased

- Once you see that it has gone through successfully, open up Tropico 4. The main title screen should pop up and at the bottom prompt you to download the Modern Times DLC. Once you proceed and download it, it will install and you should be able to play.

*NOTE* Make sure you have the most current updates for Tropico 4 before you install the expansion pack. I ran into the issue where when a new update came out, I had to redownload and install the expansion pack again.

Assuming that you have successfully installed it, the expansion pack is fantastic! It has great new features like new modern buildings, edicts, and scenarios that creates a whole new dimension of gameplay.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More dictatorial fun April 16, 2012
By Jaime
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I love this game and all it's upgrades. I orginally gave this a 4 star, but have upgraded my review to 5 stars after spending much more time playing the expansion. The game play still hasn't really changed, but the upgraded building are fun and well thought out. Now if I could only start the game with them....

Installation was a snap. You buy the DLC and Amazon gives you a code. You then open the game and hit the "Enter code" button and cut and paste your new code into the box and then click "Continue". The game asks if you want to download new content. You say go-for-it and the game patches itself. Mine took about 7 minutes and then it was good to good. No muss, no fuss.

Overall, I love this game and would recommend it to any wanna-be city building dictators out there.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Modern Times, what it is, and isn't March 29, 2012
I can't decide whether this expansion deserves a 3 or a 4 star rating, so for the sake of argument I'll give it a 3.5, but Amazon won't allow that, so 3 it is.

Edit: A lot of the missions are bugged, maps are re-used during the campaign even with only 12 of them. I'm not finding the later missions to be much fun and the references to the current political problems in the world seem forced and unfunny. Between the bugged quests and disappointing missions I'm going to lower the score to a 2, there are just too many little annoyances that are ruining this expansion for me.

I pre-ordered this on Steam for $16.99, if you're thinking of buying this remember that if you own Tropico 4 on Steam you need to get Modern Times from Steam as well. The boxed version of this expansion for some reason costs $29.99, do yourself a favor and just get this one instead, it's only a small download, about 600 MBs or so, took me about 7 minutes on a mediocre connection.

So, what does this expansion offer? You get 12 new missions in a continuing story on different islands much like Tropico 4's main story line. As far as I can tell the island designs are a mix of new and old, but I'll have to comment further on that when I complete it, I'm only on the third island so far.
One of the new features is the Time Line, it's a series of historical events that will have an impact on your island. For example the Cuban Missile Crisis will force you to use the Conscription edict, and the Bird Flu Scare will increase the price of beef, and so on. You will also unlock the new buildings in the expansion at certain time intervals, so that you gradually get access to them and upgrade as new things are developed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice to see Tropico step into the modern era December 26, 2012
By Couch
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After playing much tropico set in the 50s-70s, it's a nice touch to add the more modern buildings and challenges. I like the campaign, the storyline is full of goofy characters in typical tropico style, and the campaign is also a good challenge. I really enjoy this addition to the game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it's exciting October 15, 2012
Modern Times is really good. My only complaint is there is a bit of deterioration in some of the frames. It's an exciting upgrade. I love the biofarms but I dunno how to get my car factories to go hybrid. All in All U will love this upgrade.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is a goofy game, in a good way. very addictive, very funny and if you like simcity, you will love this. Tropico 3 isnt as userfriendly, this is much better. worth 100+ hrs of game time or more!
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Published 25 days ago by Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next one!
Infinitely replayable. Love this whole series, so I am easy to please. I'm glad the dev's didn't make the mistake of changing it up too much, but instead sticking with the winning... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sherrill Willis
4.0 out of 5 stars tropico 4? Fantastic!!!!!
I found this game to be a fun escape from the traditional building game...it has a fun dialog from

characters and it is a challenging game... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Marcus Thompson
1.0 out of 5 stars woooow
THIS GAME IS SO LAME. I HAVE A FUNNER GAME ON MY ANDROID HAHA I WISH I DIDN'T PAY FOR THIS
Published 11 months ago by vincent nicolosi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great update to an addictive game.
Nice job not messing with the game play but giving Tropico faithful new scenarios and islands to take from the 50s into the 21st century. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Tropico 4 Modern Times DLC
I thought that this was a great add on for Tropico 4. Although I think it was a bit high priced for only a few extra items for the game, I did enjoy the new items it did have. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Nadine Cummington
5.0 out of 5 stars What I was hoping for!
Modern Times is what I was hoping for in a modern day setting for Tropico. The DLC allows you to go from the early 60s into the late 2000s and beyond! As a Civ fan, this is lovely.
Published 20 months ago by RW Jarvis
1.0 out of 5 stars not for steam
I assumed that the online game code would be compatible with the steam version of the game, but it appears that they are not. I cannot find any way to activate this DLC. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Dave M
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Cheaper than buying from the Kalypso store.
Be sure to open the game up to the launching screen and enter the code in the correct place there. It won't work via steam.
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Add on
This update convinced me to reinstall Tropico 4 and play it for a couple more weeks. The only problem I have with it is the buildings are not optional. Read more
Published on July 9, 2012 by Eric L
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