Tropico 3: Gold

Tropico 3: Gold

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Ever wanted to be a dictator?


  • Original gameplay
  • Realistic political scenarios
  • Create your own dictator
  • Choose famous historical figures


  • Difficult to get into

Very good

Tropico 3 Gold is the a bonus installment of the third part of the Tropico series where you play the part of a crazed dictator in a small Caribbean nation.

Tropico 3: Gold Edition which offers 10 new mission campaigns that aren't available in Tropico 3. Tropico 3 Gold challenges you to build cities and play the part of an all-powerful “Presidente” in a resource-rich paradise. It’s your choice whether you play the part of a benevolent dictator or a ruthless thug.

In Tropico 3: Gold, you have control over everything from your island’s infrastructure to its economy and diplomatic relations with competing superpowers. You have to deal with the demands of domestic disputes as well as manage international relations in a game which is loosely based on the Cold War (and with more than a hint of inspiration from Cuba and Fidel Castro).

There are two main modes: a 15-mission Campaign Mode and a Sandbox Mode where anything goes. There are plenty of real-world elements such as election recounts, rebel attacks, bribery and corruption to deal with. You can also pick to play famous characters such as Che Guevara, Evita Peron and Fidel Castro. Alternatively, you can create your own dictator and write your own speeches and manifestos.

Tropico 3: Gold takes elements of Sim City but with an original political twist that makes it an excellent game.

The time is yesterday and the Cold War is in full swing. Through means devious and dubious you have seized power in the Caribbean island country of Tropico, where you now rule as the all-powerful ""El Presidente"".

. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere or lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.

. No matter whether you turn Tropico into a vacation paradise, a police state or a modern industrial nation you will always have to defend your actions before your people!

Wander through Tropico as El Presidente in order to intimidate political opponents, hold populist speeches or just to enjoy your country's own Caribbean flair.

. Don't forget to keep a sharp eye on the dangers and side-effects of your absolute power! Danger lurks on every corner, be it militant revolutionaries bent on installing a communist junta, or the machinations of the superpowers USA and the Soviet Union, both of whom would like to see a more amenable ruler in strategically important Tropico!

History takes its course with events such as the Cuba crisis, papal visits and other actual decisive historical events. The only question is whether or not you can play a role in that history Tropico 3: Absolute Power is the first official expansion pack to the critically acclaimed Tropico 3 and provides all-new options as ruler of a small Caribbean island nation.

It adds a new campaign, new missions, new island types, unique buildings and newpowers to maximize the length and success of your term in power.

Tropico 3. Comprehensive campaign with 15 different missions. A variety of business sectors: Tourism, petroleum, mining, agriculture, etc. A timeline editor allows you to create your own fictive historical events or enter real ones.

Avatar function: Wander the island as El Presidente and change the course of play. Political speeches, edicts and ""other"" means of influence.

A wide range of editing and modification functions. Mission generator for random map creation. The cinematic, highly detailed graphics perfectly reflect Tropico's own Caribbean way of life.

Great Latin soundtrack. A variety of online-functions such as high scores or visiting islands belonging to other players. Tropico 3: Absolute Power.

New campaign featuring 10 all-new missions and islands. New buildings. garbage dump, marina, grade school, etc. New edicts. declare an annual festival dedicated to yourself, print your own money or outlaw your most annoying political faction among others.

New traits and appearances to take El Presidente's power to the next level. New huge landmarks. huge decorations and structures as a reward for political and economical success to make your island unique.

New loyalist' faction comprised of your die-hard supporters. More radio announcements and a new radio station with witty comments on your actions in the game.

More radio announcements and a new radio station with witty comments on your actions in the game.

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