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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.
Genres: Simulation, Strategy
Tropico 5 - Release Trailer
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.