Same addictive strategy game as its predecessor.
New intracampaign missions add direction to the gameplay.
More awesome salsa music.
Fleshes out government operations with ministerial appointments.
Personalized interactions with faction leaders and foreign powers.
Expands the economy to include imports, as well as exports.
Great sense of humor.
Not much has changed from Tropico 3.
Lacks a sense of overarching campaign impetus.
Bad voice acting.
Missions rely on and repeat the same handful of general objectives.
By Gaming Nexus on October 19, 2011
City-building games can be a dry lot. Constant worries over zoning minutiae and travel distances can turn the fun of building a city into a micro-management nightmare. While there are gamers for whom poring over every detail is the fun part, they...85
By Atomic MPC on September 27, 2011
A worthy successor that could have done with a bit more content in this iteration...84
By GameZone on September 20, 2011
This is the perfect city simulation game for people that always wanted to oppress their citizens in Sim City. Tropico 4 is full of humor and detail—lots of detail. Like, it’s almost too much detail. Some people might enjoy controlling the...70
By Game Chronicles Magazine on September 14, 2011
For a game with revolution constantly under the surface, or on its sleeve, Tropico 4 takes a pretty conservative stance to pushing the series forward. Filled with incremental improvements that make it easier and more engaging than ever to fill the...75
By Ocaholic on September 13, 2011
Tropico 4 von Kalypso Media versucht mit Detailerweiterungen und sinnvollen Verbesserungen den Einstieg für Anfänger zu erleichtern. Durch die hohe Komplexität gilt es jedoch weiter Statistiken zu wälzen um Versorgungslücken...-
By IGN Gear on September 13, 2011
I’m having a blast with Tropico 4, but I know it’s not for everyone. Tracking stats, managing an economy and building a million projects at once keeps me engaged, but without a little patience to learn the interface it’ll overwhelm...85
By GamingShogun on September 13, 2011
In the new Tropico 4, players take on the mantle of “El Presidente” in their very own third-world, island nation. Players are tasked with building industry, entertainment, and tourism structures (as well as a plethora of other building...-
By Gaming Age on September 12, 2011
Tropico 4 puts you in the role of the dictator of your choice, or your own creation, as you attempt to build your own banana republic centered in a lush island environment. How you manage your island is up to you, and while the game does have a focus...77
By PC Gamer on September 11, 2011
It’s not a great leap forward, but growing bananas and rigging elections remains remarkably...72
By AtomicGamer on September 08, 2011
A couple of years ago, Haemimont Games and publisher Kalypso put together a pleasant surprise in Tropico 3, a well-made revival of the classic Caribbean Island sim/strategy game, and already they're back with a sequel. No one expected much of this...80