• Tropico 3
81
Based on 25 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Impressive mix of politics and economics.
  • Interface strikes a perfect balance between automation and micromanagement.
  • Colorful visuals.

Cons:

  • Needs a more detailed tutorial to explain the game's unique concepts.
  • A number of interface issues.

Expert reviews and ratings

By About.com on 90

Developer: Haemimont Games Publisher: Kalypso Media Release Date: October 25, 2009 ESRB Rating: T for Teen Platform: PC, Xbox 360 Genre: City Building, Strategy The Bottom Line: "Tropico 3" is one of the best releases in current the market. It's...

By itreviews.com on

Tropico 3 is a welcome return to the roots with plenty of new features, deep and absorbing levels of gameplay and a healthy dose of humour as you strut your dictatorial stuff . Kalypso - Tropico 3 price Buy Tropico 3 securely online at a bargain...

By Gaming Nexus on 85

Remember the two competing camps of city-builders, back from the Cities XL review? No? Well, I have a few minutes so you can go back and review.Back already? Oh good. As I was saying, Tropico 3 is primarily in the Caesar camp – the most important...

By Diehard GameFAN on 73

Tropico 3 is a fun city buiding/dictator sim that, for the price, will last you longer than most other games on the market. If you are new to the genre this might not be the best title to start with; at the very least, newcomers should start with the...

By BrightHub on 100

If you’re thinking about taking on the mantle of beloved leader and trying to guide your tropical island to success in the new release Tropico 3 then you can find out about the game in this detailed review.Return to TropicoThe original Tropico was...

By Strategy Informer on

The true sequel to the classic Tropico that was released in 2001, Tropico 3 takes the franchise away from the clichéd pirate shores of the second game, and back into the hands of the Cold War. Underneath its satirical and light hearted exterior,...

By 1Up on 75

There's something appealing about a good, old fashioned dictatorship, so long as you're the dictator. It's a tempting kind of fantasy, whether you feel like being a despotic tyrant, the architect of a tropical utopia, or more likely, a...

By New Game Network on 84

The original Tropico was a clever and different city-building game with enough unique style to help separate it from other RTS games in the genre. Tropico 2 arrived later, which was not received as well by the critics and fans due to core gameplay...

By NowGamer on 81

There’s an awful lot to do – especially when you take into account the fact you have to give speeches and put face time in with the public to improve your vice-like grip on the country of Tropico, or positioning your forces to quell an...

By cnet on 80

Life in a Cold War banana republic probably wasn't as much fun in the real world as it is in Tropico 3. Fortunately, this little bit of historical revisionism is one of the few complaints you can make about this city builder. Haemimont Games has...

By GameSpot on 80

Playing a banana republic dictator in Tropico 3 might not be easy, but it certainly is rewarding....

By GameZone on 85

Tropico 3 has all the depth you could want, but presents itself in a fresh light that emphasizes fun without coddling the player. If you have any interest in playing out a dictatorship fantasy, this is as good as it...

By AtomicGamer on 88

For years, the appeal of city-building games eluded me. As a teenager, I couldn't figure out why you'd want to plop buildings down in a field in SimCity when you could be killing demons in DOOM instead. As I grew older, turn-based strategy...

By GameSpy on 80

From my posh presidential estate, I catch wind of a peaceful protestor questioning my leadership acumen. Not for long, though -- just one word to my loyal law enforcement officials and the sandwich-board-toting plebe gets a good five years of prison...

By Games Radar on 70

This should be fun, right? Thrust into the squeaking, tropical shoes of a cruel and vitriolic dictator, you’re going to get to lord it up over your very own island paradise, raking in oodles of cash and setting up the sort of brutal military...

By Hooked Gamers on 83

It is not often that an old franchise gets a new lease on life. When one does, success is anything but guaranteed. Many attempts fail simply because the developers can't find the right balance between remaining true to the original games and...

International Review By dome.fi on

Tropico on 3 on veikeä tapaus. Harvoin saa arvosteltavaksi banaanivaltiosimulaattoria, joka sijoittuu 1950-luvun kylmän sodan vuosiin. Tropicossa pelaaja on kaikkivaltias diktaattori, jonka täytyisi pitää Karibian saarivaltion...

International Review By GamerLobby on 85

Pierre Tropico 3 hat es geschafft. Der Klassiker ist zurück und das in einem neuen Gewand. Ach was habe ich damals endlos Tropico gespielt. Ich habe dieses Spiel geliebt und Tropico 3 hat es geschafft, mir dieses Feeling noch einmal zu...

International Review By Eurogamer on 70

Find spillet billigst hos SPILpriser.dkLad mig sige det med det samme: jeg har ikke spillet det første Tropico. Da jeg installerede spillet anede jeg ikke hvad der ventede mig. Spillet er udgivet af Kalypso, og er lavet af Haemimont, som et kvikt...

International Review By Clubic on 60

Sans faire d'étincelles, Haemimont Games mène correctement sa barque et la remise au goût du jour de Tropico est plutôt réussie. Techniquement parlant, le passage à la 3D conserve la patte artistique du premier volet et...