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GF Rating
6.5

3259 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Takes some time so have patience

posted by Noodlz247 (WOODBRIDGE, VA) Feb 18, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

104 out of 116 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

First of all, this game is actually a really good game. Very entertaining and very addicting to play. Its basically a mix of the sims and sim city. Every single person has their own stats and moods (ex. hunger, religion, happiness, etc.) and as long as you keep building the necessary buildings and meeting the certain criteria you will be just fine.

When I started I was absolutely horrible and if it wasnt for the U.S. giving me money i would of failed in no time. unfrotunately i failed anyways but once you get the controls and learn everything this game is a blast to play

PROS
-Graphics are cool
-Pretty Realistic
-Game plays some fiesta music which is always fun lol
-You get to be a dictator (who doesnt wanna be a dictator)
-Really addicting and makes time fly so you better hope you have no schedule

CONS
-Very hard to Master
-You need patience
-At first your gonna get mad
-Than your gonna get even more mad
-But than your gonna like it

So overall i gave this game an eight. This game is really cool though. you can send out secret police and raise or lower wages. very realistic. If your good with strategy than this game is deffinately for you. If not than this game is worth a rent for a while and hopefully you will love it.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Tropico 3 is epic!

posted by theMIKErul (KATY, TX) Jul 11, 2010

Member since Jul 2010

22 out of 25 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

The game is very slow in the beginning, but once you get your economy going the game turns out to be very fun and enjoyable! I normally don't like games like games like this, but i played it at a friends house and was hooked from there on out! id give it a 10 out of 10!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

An underrated and woefully unavailable game

posted by Vamphaery (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Feb 24, 2010

Member since May 2009

39 out of 47 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Pros: A true simulation with NPCs that have needs and desires that they actively attempt to fulfill.
Complexity is offset by a still daunting but nevertheless accessible tutorial.
Plenty of variety and options for players to experiment with and customize their governing/building style.
Excellent graphics for this kind of game.
Memorable, unobtrusive, appropriate music sets the mood.
Sandbox mode.
Retains the spirit, basic gameplay, and premise of the Tropico of old, while introducing plenty of new features and tweaks to the game mechanics that today's gamers no doubt expect and demand.
A next gen update to a beloved classic done well.
Great for both brief and lengthy play sessions.
A lot of fun once you overcome the learning curve.
Cons: May be too complex for those who lack patience.
More online functionality would be nice.
The camera at times makes positioning some buildings on certain terrain cumbersome (this is not frequent and it isn't that big of a deal when it does occur. Just a slight source of frustration.)
Otherwise lush graphics are marred by noticeable jaggies (though these are still by far the best graphics you'll see in a game of this sort.)
The duration of the game - while you can save and resume at your leisure - may be too great for some players' tastes (though if you enjoy the game itself I can't see why this should be a real issue.)
Other Thoughts: It is a crying shame that because retailers see Tropico 3, as its distributor Kalypso media put it, as a game that "would not be profitable for them," retail availability for this gem is unacceptably low unless you order it online. If you played the original Tropicos and loved them, or if you love Tropico 3, you owe it to yourself and to the hobby of gaming to let your local retailers know you want them to stock this game. It deserves your support, and unlike many AAA titles, really needs it.

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