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GF Rating
6.5

3259 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Finally Enjoyable

posted by Vyyk78 (NASHVILLE, TN) Mar 19, 2010

Member since Nov 2009

13 out of 16 gamers (81%) found this review helpful

This game is not for the casual gamer. The tutorial is very weak, and it thows out icons over a building and never tells you what it means. I completed the game and still have no idea what a sun over a building means. There is also, as of recently, no walkthroughs or guides to help you, so you'll be on your own. I believe you can download the instructional booklet, that may have been a good idea.

But after I got past the steep learning curve, I really did enjoy the game. I liked the scenarios where you had a certain objective to meet (maxing out your swiss bank account, peoples happiness over 65 [tough!], 500k+ in exports, etc). It can be unforgiving, and you can't change the difficulty.

The music was fun at first, but it got old after a while. They really should have tripled the number of songs it played.

The voice acting was above average, though repetitive sometimes.

There were a few quirky logical problems that should have been found in QA. i.e. I had three cathedrals on an island, but they docked me 20 religious respect because I did not have a church on the island. Lots of little bugs like that.

Those are all just minor items that detract from an overall enjoyable game. If you like Sims City Builder, but want more of a militarist flavor, get this game. It was well worth the 25 hours or so I put into it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Being a Dictator is hard Work!

posted by ssjgoku80 (POMPTON LAKES, NJ) Mar 18, 2010

Member since Mar 2008

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Presentation-8.5
Never played the original Tropico. Was very interested in seeing the transition from PC to console and it does a great job giving you the feel of Revolution.
Graphics-8
The jungle locations are beautiful and the atmospheric effects are very nice but the framerate drops at time whcih can make it frustrating.
Sound-8
The music and sound effects bring the world to life and you'll love the comments made from the people as well as the radio stations.
Gameplay-8.5
You'll have a lot of flexibility and choice. Tropico 3 adds an intriguing political element to the city builder.
Lasting Appeal-8
The ability to play "Dictator" gives you the freedom to make real decidions without any risk of real assasination. Different challanges and achievements gives you a reason for multiple playthroughs.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Has to be your type of game

posted by PIEEEEEEE (CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA) Feb 16, 2010

Member since Sep 2009

30 out of 46 gamers (65%) found this review helpful

If you are impatient,can't see tiny letters or hate getting invaded,stop now,don't even finish reading this review. I lost 3 times already trying to get the strategy right. It's a fun game,but it's almost not worth it because of how complex it is.My advice DO THE TUTORIAL!!!!!!!!If I hadn't done the tutorial I would have returned it by now,but because I used the tutorial I have an awesome metropolis.Good...Once you get the hang of it you do everything it says you can,which is everything. Bad...need to do tutorial,brutal controls,get invaded alot.

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