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Tropico 5

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Summary: Tropico 5 is a reasonable strategy sim for those trying to seek their teeth into a sometimes inaccessible genre. It's simplicity and sense of humor helps it stand out from some of it's peers, but not enough for it to become a true classic.

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Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 27, 2015
PCJun 16, 2014
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Haemimont

Publisher: Kalypso

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series. Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration and for the first time in Tropico history – cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.

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Tropico 5 features a number of improvements to its long-standing formula and there's a lot here to like. The humour and in-fighting of your aides provides a lighter tone missing from other management sims, and there's a degree of satisfaction to be found progressing through the distinct eras. It also looks more vibrant than any previous entry. It works well for now, then, but Tropico 5 is clearly more concerned with introducing new concepts atop the old than it is with overhauling its base mechanics. Looking ahead to the future, this long-running series would benefit from having the fires of revolution lit beneath it.

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7.2 / 10.0

It's a tropical vacation, always pleasant and relaxing… and one that you're always ready to leave behind.

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Not a dramatic reinvention, but still an enjoyable game of construction, economics and election fraud.

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Tropico 5 cuts out the fat of previous entries and builds upon its strongest features. While the new dynasty system is disappointing, the narrative context provided by eras and world events is outstanding.

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