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Tropico 4: Modern Times- PC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the gameplay. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the story and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Tropico 4: Modern Times- PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Tropico 4: Modern Times

 

Tropico 4: Modern Times is the first major add-on for Tropico 4, which was released about six months ago. As its name suggests, Modern Times takes your Caribbean island out of the 1960s and throws some modern advancements at you. The good news is that...

The quality of the additions is pretty good. All of the new buildings fit in well with the old buildings (although the taller buildings can block your view, and so you have to be careful where you place them), and they change the game enough to make it...

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Tropico 4 Modern Times

 

The Caribbean islands you build in Tropico have always felt a little, well, dated. The buildings available felt stranded in the 60's (or earlier) – crummy apartment blocks, radio stations, and simple docks were about as far as technology went. The...

The end of the current Tropico engine is a pretty cool place. Recommended for anybody looking for a breezy, colorful city-builder.

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Tropico 4: Modern Times

 

I enjoyed Tropico 4, and with this expansion, it easily makes the game worth playing again. Modern Times adds a lot of additional gameplay to the already fun game. Actually, it adds quite a lot, as I was glad to have a significant chunk of time at my...

Adds plenty of gameplay for the price ; Some interesting scenarios and technologies

Doesn't really change anything in the main game ; Scenarios just get ridiculous

Maybe it’s because I hadn’t played Tropico 3, but I didn’t mind going through Tropico 4 a second time with this new expansion. If anything, if I had the time I’d go through it again. The Modern Times expansion adds a lot of content and extends the...

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Tropico 4: Modern Times Review

 

Tropico 4: Modern Times takes the series into the contemporary world, but not without a number of problems.

Interesting new buildings like eco-friendly farms and modern apartments ; New edicts let you take El Presidente beyond the Cold War

Repetitive campaign loaded with tedious obstacles ; No significant changes from the original Tropico 4, which was a lot like Tropico 3 ; Some serious bugs

Modern edicts don't add much, either. They are grouped in a tab of their own, which is pretty convenient since you spend the majority of your time never even looking at them. Edicts from the core game are far more useful than the gimmicky options here....

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Tropico 4: Modern Times

 

After Haemimont rejuvenated the Tropico series with Tropico 3 and its Absolute Power expansion, Tropico 4 ended up being another great city builder, if not a huge leap forward for the series. While the changes to gameplay and UI streamlining were...

I'm still waiting for that sequel to Tropico 2: Pirate Cove, though.

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Tropico 4: Modern Times Review

 

The expansion reinvents Tropico, but only the most dedicated will notice.

It's more Tropico; New buildings and edicts are a blast in Sandbox mode; New timeline feature forces players to change up their strategies

Monotonous campaign; Recycled jokes; Story is little more than a chore list

It seems like the Tropico formula has started to grow a little thin after the last two very similar games and their expansions. Other than the obvious Spy Island, where would you like to see this series go next?

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Tropico 4: Modern Times Review

 

Tropico 4: Modern Times takes the series into the contemporary world, but not without a number of problems.

Interesting new buildings like eco-friendly farms and modern apartments ; New edicts let you take El Presidente beyond the Cold War

Repetitive campaign loaded with tedious obstacles ; No significant changes from the original Tropico 4, which was a lot like Tropico 3 ; Some serious bugs

Modern edicts don't add much, either. They are grouped in a tab of their own, which is pretty convenient since you spend the majority of your time never even looking at them. Edicts from the core game are far more useful than the gimmicky options here....

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Tropico 4: Modern Times- PC

 

The core of the game is based on an addictive concept with some lingering appeal held over from the past two games. So fans of the franchise can still find themselves sucked into spending a few more hours in the presidential palace, even while...

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Tropico 4: Modern Times- PC

 

Tropico 4: Modern Times gives the core game a much needed content injection, and turns Tropico 4 into a better game. Some additions have a larger impact on Tropican economic planning than others, but Modern Times is well worth checking out for any fan...

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Tropico 4: Modern Times- PC

 

Modern Times' strengths really shine in sandbox mode -- an area Tropico 4 shied away from -- which will provide more than enough hours for $20 of game for those who left Tropico 4 wanting more.

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