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Tropico 3 (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the single player gameplay and usability are on the whole positive. The gameplay and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the story.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Tropico 3 (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Tropico 3 (PC)

 

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 nicely...

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Tropico 3

 

Several years ago, three different developers released three differentTropico games: Tropico (the original game, released by PopTop Software in 2001), Tropico: Paradise Island (an expansion pack, released by Breakaway Games in 2002), and Tropico 2:...

Overall, Tropico 3 is a fine city management game, provided that you don't mind that it's essentially just Tropico with a modern game engine. Now, the new engine worked pretty well for me (it ran fine on my computer, and I didn't experience any crashes...

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Tropico 3

 

Tropico 3 is what I always wanted SimCity to be - a game rather than a toy. It does feature a sandbox mode, but the goal-focused campaign mode really makes Tropico 3 a joy to play, and it gives me a reason to turn that church into a secret police...

lengthy campaign, good visuals and sound, downloadable scenarios

short tutorial, music is too loud by default

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Tropico 3 Review - Frictionless Insight

 

Can your (possibly) trustworthy second-in-command, Penultimo, help you lead a Caribbean nation to prosperity? If not, can you at least siphon a great pile of cash into your Swiss bank account before being deposed? Gain the love of your people and keep...

Windows System Requirements: 2.4 GHz Single-Core Processor, 1 GB RAM, DirectX 9C compatible video card with 256 MB VRAM, 5 GB HD space, Windows XP or more recent operating system

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Tropico 3 on PC games

 

Like SimCity, But with More Evil

Then I looked up and noticed that I had been playing the game for 12 hours

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Tropico 3

 

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.

A good-looking, surprisingly deep, charming city-builder. Lots of good ideas that make intuitive sense. More than worth the price of admission. Only some minor issues keep it from a higher score.

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Review: Tropico 3 (PC)

 

Before I really get into this review I should let you know I haven't really been a PC gamer since Oregon Trail and the original Sim City were still brand new. For me, computers have always been more about work and looking up women who might not be...

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...

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Tropico 3 PC Review

 

Having absolute control over countless of little lives can be daunting and perhaps frightening to some. For those of you who are totally unphased by the concept of being responsible for some small electronic person dying (or being ruthlessly murdered...

Ability to knock off troublesome Tropicans, Control over island development, Adjustable map features

Difficulty making money initially, Occasional inability to improve conditions, Hard to keep track of all buildings

As El Presidente, ruler of the masses, you control the development and growth that your country enjoys (or lacks). You have three different game modes in which to practice your diabolical laugh and 'trusting' smile; Campaign, Sandbox and Challenges. ...

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Tropico 3 Review

 

Ever wonder what thoughts ran through Fidel Castro's head during his years in power? Tropico 3 gives you the chance to find out, and do so much more.

Intensely addictive gameplay with interesting challenges, time-triggered plot twists for each mission, and a cool (if hilarious) level of 'dictator customization' to pimp out your in-game avatar

Pacing gets a bit slow at times, and the work crew AI tends to slack off a bit too much unless you're always cracking the whip. Some kind of real-time multiplayer mode would've been cool

Beyond that, Tropico 3 is a fantastically addictive single player game that will have you up until the wee hours of the morning - who knew a Castro sim could be so much fun?

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Tropico 3

 

Deep down inside, I enjoy management sims more than I probably let myself admit. In games like Sim City and Evil Genius, I have relapsed into this genre from time to time but never really let it fall into my radar as something I admit I play. Now with...

Whether you have played the prior Tropico titles or not, the blend of politics, construction and economy make this a fantastic game if you can stick with the learning curve.

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