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Tropico 4: Gold Edition
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Return to power with Tropico 4: Gold Edition!

Congratulations! You’re the newly-elected, all-powerful “Presidente” of the proud Caribbean nation of Tropico. Taking the reins for another glorious term on your sunny island is all well and good, but do you have what it takes to become a serious player on the world stage?

Whether you choose to rule as benevolent chairman, clever technocrat or corrupt despot, it’s up to you to transform Tropico from amusing banana republic into a 21st century world power worthy of your grand vision in this witty combination of city builder and political simulator.
  • Create your own paradise by developing Tropico the way you want! Choose from over 100 buildings and turn your island into a top holiday destination, an industrial powerhouse, a police state or all three.
  • All of the people, all of the time. Balance the noisy demands of Tropico’s own political factions with the distant rumblings of wealthy superpowers while staying friendly with overseas trading partners.
  • Life on a tropical island isn’t all sunshine and piña coladas! Prepare to face natural disasters such as volcanos, tsunamis and hurricanes.
  • Take on the challenge of a 20-mission Campaign Mode or enjoy power without responsibility in Sandbox Mode!
  • Appoint your favourite citizens to ministerial posts to implement your government program.
  • March Tropico into the 21st century with the Modern Times expansion pack: launch a space program, control Internet access and build architectural showpieces such as the diamond cathedral and “Babel Tower”.
Copyright (c) 2011–2013 Kalypso Media Group. Tropico is a registered trade mark of Kalypso Media GmbH used under license by Feral Interactive. All rights reserved. Originally published by Kalypso Media UK Ltd. Developed for and published on the Mac by Feral Interactive Ltd. Feral and the Feral logo are trademarks of Feral Interactive Ltd. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other logos, copyrights and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Product of the E.U.
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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU CoresAny
CPU Speed2 GHz
System RAM4 GB
Drive Space6 GB
Video RAM256 MB
Video (ati)ATI Radeon HD 4670 *
Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce 9400M *
Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Video (intel)Intel HD Graphics 3000 *
Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900, Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA X3100, Intel HD Graphics
Important Notes:
  • The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 9400, Intel HD4000, NVIDIA 320M, and Intel HD 5000.
  1. Entertaining
    by JRJ, Netherlands - Oct 15th 2014

    A nice city- or island-building experience. It's full of silly banter and stereotypes that manages to stay lighthearted and fun. Modern Times especially has some zany missions, though it doesn't affect the gameplay much.

    It's not a hard game. You can ignore faction and foreign demands completely and still keep everyone happy. Just monitor the happiness levels, and check the economic overview to make sure you have enough jobs, workers, and homes. You'll quickly figure out a strategy that works every mission. Just get an economy going, educate your citizens, and improve the lowest happiness category.

    Though there are a lot of buildings, operation settings, and policies to choose from, most can be completely ignored. The majority of options are simply not worth fuzzing over or plain worse than the optimal choice. The only thing coming close to a challenge might be preventing gridlocks, which is eliminated by the subway from Modern Times. So I wouldn't bother with DLC for additional options.

    Compared to Tropico 3, it's an incremental refinement. Things have been polished and the story is more entertaining. The graphics are of slightly lower quality but the performance is significantly better.

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  2. Extremely Confusing
    by Benjamin Trahan, USA - Aug 18th 2014

    The tutorial attempts to ease you into the game but there is simply to much info to take in making it easy to get overwhelmed

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  3. You just have to love it!!
    by hunkster, Australia - Jul 31st 2014

    If you are into strategy/city builders this is the game for you. First of all the graphics and setting are simply gorgeous, you will feel like you have been on vacation in Tropico just playing it. Second, it is a strategy game with character and humour. The game has enough strategy to keep it serious but you will just love El Presidente and his underlings. Overall a tremendous strategy game that is worth every cent!!!

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