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What's cool about it:

  • Tropico 3 Gold Edition includes the original Tropico 3 and its expansion: Tropico 3: Absolute Power.
  • Run your island as a benevolent dictator or a diabolical despot
  • Wander the island in “avatar mode” as El Presidente and directly influence the course of play!
  • Use political speeches, edicts, and “other” means of influence to control your people.
  • A random mission generator means no two games will be the same.


Vote El Presidente--or else!

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.

Don´t forget to keep a sharp eye on the dangers and side-effects of your absolute power! Obstacles lurk on around every corner, whether it’s 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!

It’s good to be El Presidente. As your “election” campaign said, “Vote El Presidente. Vote often!”

Additional bonus content included:

- 2 maps for the sandbox mode(Verde Playa, Coco Chico Map).
- 2 additional costumes for the El Presidente avatar editor.
- 2 additional accessories for the El Presidente avatar editor(Baseball Hat, Commie Hat).

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 2.4 GHz Single-Core processor, 1GB RAM, free HDD Space: 5 GB, 3d graphics card: 256MB DirectX9c, Shader Model 3.0 , sound card: DirectX 9-compatible.
Compatibility notice: Integrated nVidia GeForce 6-series video devices (eg. 6150 SE on nForce 430) do not meet this game's minimum requirements.

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Not much more different than Tropico 1

Posted on 2012-06-07 07:35:40 bygeoguy2011's avatargeoguy2011:

At $10 Tropico 3 gold edition is not only a good game, but is a steal. Allow me to suggest why this is the case. 1) There are a number of different edicts and directions that you can take your island, be they environmental, religious, economic, etc. 2) It borrows heavily from the original Tropico, although it does update its graphics considerable. The campaigns however are different,read more at least from what I can recall and help to keep the game playable longer. 3) Juanito, one of two radio hosts in the game, is awesome.
However, it should be noted that even the gold edition can't be spared criticism. For those that have played the original tropico, the game has most of the same edicts, character traits, and gameplay mechanics as the first one. It mostly is a graphical update. So basically, I would say if you can tolerate the reduced graphics play Tropico #1. It has more options in game, and as a result it will probably keep you interested longer.

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A good game at a great price.

Posted on 2012-06-07 10:44:11 byHollow5000's avatarHollow5000:

Tropico 3 is one of those games that fits into a niche and does it perfectly. Running your own banana republic and running it to a budget while keeping both your people and foreign allies happy is a tricky but pleasing challenge. The campaign missions focus on different aspects of the game but usually fall into economy or military scenarios, all with a different island and thereforeread more different amounts of usable space and resources. The game has the full and complete set of features that you'd expect from any RTS/city-builder game and a surprisingly elaborate but functional and easy-to-learn political system. This game has depth.
The only downside to the Tropico IP is that all the games in the series are pretty much the same. The fact it's got to the 4th in the series recently is testament to how well this works and actually this works in your favour when buying Tropico 3 Gold for a low, low, price because you're actually getting essentially the same game as you get with Tropico 4 but much cheaper. You really owe it to yourself to try this game out if you're at all interested in the genre and though the same could be said for Tropico 1, I still think you'd do yourself a better favour buying Tropico 3.

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Remake of my childhood's sweetest game

Posted on 2012-06-07 08:37:28 byHTBites's avatarHTBites:

I definitely agree with the previous reviewer: for $10 this offer is just mind-blowing. When I saw this announcement I instantly started to dance: yes, this game is just that good.
I spent countless hours in making my own island to be sustainable in environmental, financial, demographic terms. Tropico 1 is absolutely a diamond. Tropico 3 is a beautifully made remake of it withread more many new features as well like cars, new building and edicts, more superpower, JUANITO :D, and just more options. The Absolute Power puts the cherry on the top.
All in all I think this a must get for everyone who likes arcade simulators and want to have FUN!

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