Indie Gala Tropico http://www.indiegala.com
Pay What You Want for:
Tropico Reloaded Steam Windows
DRM Free included. Pay minimum $1 for the Steam key
Pay $4.13 or more and get also:
Steam Tropico 3 - Steam Special Edition Steam
Pay $7.23 or more and get also:
Steam Steam Tropico 4 - Steam Special Edition Steam
I never played any Tropico game so I have no idea about this one. Is Tropico 4 worth getting? From what I've read on the Steam Community Hub Tropico 3 is considered to be better than the 4th. Or isn't even the 3rd one worth getting? lol
I´m a huge fan of the Tropico series.
The first one is my favorite, because has the isometric view that I love (a bit dated, but still charming) and heavy political and economic managering, pinched with lots of ironic political humor about corruption and the cold war era. There are tons of custom maps with missions to complete (some are real hard, but mostly are enjoyable challenging). Worth every penny (well, it´s so cheap nowadays). And if you like it, get the GOG version for the amazing soundtrack.
Tropico 2 was like a spin-off. The opinions about it are controversial. Still is a sim-manager themed with pirates. Not much my taste because the charming of Tropico and what made it unique was the political intrigue aspect.
Tropico 3 is like an overhaul graphic at the first one, with the downside of getting a bit simplistic. It was good for revival of the series and the colorful and cartoonish graphs make a lot for the atmosphere. It still have the political and economic taste, but much much more smooth, which made it more appealing for the public. I enjoyed it a lot, but not as the first one. It´s the second in my rank. Also, I recommend get the GOG version later for the soundtrack.
Tropico 4 looks like more an expansion than a new title. Adds too little for the series and seems a bit rushed (look at the date of releasing for the Tropico 3 and 4). It has some new issues like new edicts and buildings. It have lots of DLCs now, mostly not worth it (the big one, Modern Times, turn the 50-60-70 years setting (which is one of the charming points of the game) into nowadays buildings that add nothing and break the whole point. Wait for a better promo if you want to taste more from the Tropico 3.
for me, it´s: Tropico 1 >>> 3 >> 4 >> 2
I believe this promo is very good to introduce you the series, and I´d grab only the first one DRM-free version (below one dollar, yeah, only pay 1 obama if you want the Steam version). the tropico 3 could be a good introduction too (for the improved graphs and not hard level compared to the 1) but the price asked in the Indie Gala is crap, ´cause even the IG store has sold it for 2-3 obamas and they´re asking now for 4 (5.17 less the Tropico 1 base pay of 1 = 4.17).