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8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 1204 ratings
  1. 10 (175)
  2. 9 (545)
  3. 8 (348)
  4. 7 (74)
  5. 6 (25)
  6. 5 (12)
  7. 4 (5)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (13)

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What Gamespot Users have to say about Tropico

  • User Rating 9.4

    One of my personal all-time favorites

    Rated on May 03, 2007 by jimrhurst

    I can't entirely explain it, but for me at least, this game has INFINITE replayability. There are very, very few games I can play for more than 40-60 hours total and I almost never go back and pick u...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    If you are a fan of the Business strategy game genre then you should try out this game.

    Rated on May 16, 2007 by Gamez_Hunter99

    Gameplay The gameplay in tropico is like any other strategy game, you start the game with an island with only a few building like your palace and then you go and build. It is enjoyable building up yo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Tropico is a hard game but very entertaining.

    Rated on April 13, 2008 by _EXCON_

    Tropico is one hell of a game. At some points in it, you just do not know if you want to love it or hate it. Ok, let me summerise the story for you, (but really most of the game's story is crafted by ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    An Interesting and Difficult Game

    Rated on May 21, 2007 by opulous

    Tropico is one hell of a game. At some points in it, you just do not know if you want to love it or hate it. Ok, let me summerise the story for you, (but really most of the game's story is crafted by ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Caribbean Cold-War nostalgia with a serious political heart. An innovative, but sadly not yet revolutionary, classic.

    Rated on April 29, 2008 by elsmallo

    It's a rare kind of game that manages to be a history, politics and economics lesson, a genuinely enjoyable strategy challenge, and an escape to paradise all at once. With Tropico, developer PopTop ma...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Educational

    Rated on January 22, 2006 by Morgue13-2

    There are many city sims avaliable, and most of them are versions of SIMCITY and therefore are rubbish. This is one of my favorites, very involving and complicated with the added advantage of being po...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Tropico: Mucho Macho Edition provides hours of entertainment as you choose what kind of leader/dictator you want to be.

    Rated on March 07, 2005 by SadExchange

    “If Castro can do it, so can I!” This is the statement you probably want to think about before installing this wonderful paradise building simulation game. First coming out in April of 2001, PopTop ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Just what I was looking for at the time.

    Rated on March 18, 2005 by StormRaider31

    I bought Tropico when it first came out and it was just what I was looking for at the time. I was looking for a Sim Town type of game and got it. I decided where buildings went. I decided exactly wh...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A banana in one hand, a cigar in the other... hours of fun<br /> in the Caribbean sun.

    Rated on August 09, 2008 by jakednb

    At first I didn't really know what too make of this game, as a die hard strategy city building tycoon type games, I gave almost every game in the genre a try so when I stumbled upon this one, ruling a...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3

    Amazing game in every aspect!

    Rated on February 22, 2006 by cmiquila

    Here is an example of what a bit of imagination can do with a pretty standard genre. Tropico is way too fun, and if you know the Latin American way of doing politics, you will enjoy it much more. And ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.