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  • Summary: In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling out for a visionary leader, one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Will you answer that call?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Apr 8, 2019
    94
    Tropico 6 is a highly addictive city and government simulator that has realistic game mechanics with an easy to use build and management interface. A marvelous, challenging, enjoyable and non complicated experience.
  2. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    I wasn't sure what to expect when I went into Tropico 6, but I came out in love. It's truly one of the best city building games of all time, and it has an excellent amount of polish, depth, and satire that all help it feel like a unique experience. The cluttered interface is a downside, but it's hardly one that impacts the overall gameplay much.
  3. Mar 29, 2019
    80
    Despite its flaws, Tropico 6 will definitely cause you to stay up later than you should. If you’re willing to forgive the lack of structure, you can spend hours and hours building on each of the included maps. There’s even a randomized map generator once you squeeze all the fun from the included content. In this way, Tropico 6 feels like an old school PC release, but it should still appeal to a wide variety of players looking to rule the tropics with a tanned iron fist.
  4. Jul 8, 2019
    80
    Tropico 6 rises to be a worthy successor of Tropico 4, taking the franchise back on the track with its archipelago system and return of some of the old features from the previous games.
  5. Mar 29, 2019
    75
    Tropico 6 lacks of innovations. It is a good Tropico, but it has lost part of the series magic.
  6. 70
    Tropico 6 involves a huge time investment and a steep learning curve, but it is a solid entry in the management/sim genre.
  7. Mar 29, 2019
    68
    Tropico 6 is entertaining fun, which guarantees many hours of management and strategy, with a well-leveled difficulty. Although it is inevitable not to think that it is a low-risk and original work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. Mar 29, 2019
    10
    Best Tropico in the series. Love the archipelagos, even if it makes it tough to grow quickly.
  2. Apr 1, 2019
    10
    Nice graphics in a new universe for el presidente, what did you need more?! Ok, more lamas, hats and freaky accessoires. But it's a fine soNice graphics in a new universe for el presidente, what did you need more?! Ok, more lamas, hats and freaky accessoires. But it's a fine so far and if i take a look at Tropico 5, i think more will come.
    " God save the lama , Viva El' Presidente , Viva Tropico "!
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  3. Apr 1, 2019
    10
    Love to build on several Island. The Campaign is funny as in every Tropico. Graphics are very good and the simulated Tropicans (Tropicanos)Love to build on several Island. The Campaign is funny as in every Tropico. Graphics are very good and the simulated Tropicans (Tropicanos) are crazy in detail ( what they´re doing, not the graphics). It´s even better than Tropico 5. Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2019
    8
    Taking into consideration the entire series, I think Tropico 6 is a solid addition to the Island Dictator family. As of April 2019, the gameTaking into consideration the entire series, I think Tropico 6 is a solid addition to the Island Dictator family. As of April 2019, the game is an entirely different beast from previous Tropicos in terms of raw difficulty. The game is challenging, though it seems to require some additional balancing to keep the gameplay fresh. Tourism is not viable at all and certain industries are too powerful in comparison to others. The faction system also requires an overhaul as they flood your screen with hundreds of silly, impossible, or otherwise unreasonable requests.

    Tropico 6 brings some new industries and structures to the table, many of which compliment the new flagship new feature: the map is now divided into islands, as the Caribbean actually is. The bridge and tunnel (allowing you to burrow through mountains to reach the other side) are delightful and help bring a new element of city-building to the series that has otherwise felt a big stagnant for the past decade. Tropico 3/4/5 felt very similar- Tropico 6 feels like an actually new game.

    One last major point- the game suffers from bugs and technical issues, many of which have not been resolved, even three weeks after release. Serious problems like people getting stuck in bus areas or double objective triggers (which two invasions) and others still plague the game. Hopefully they quash these quickly.
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  5. Jun 1, 2019
    8
    For the 2019 standards this game is very good. Yes 2019 is being a very bad year in gaming.
    If you never played tropico you will be catched,
    For the 2019 standards this game is very good. Yes 2019 is being a very bad year in gaming.
    If you never played tropico you will be catched, I spend a lot of hours in front of the computer, until the objectives started to repeat and then I get bored. If you played the past Tropicos don't worth it, for the ones who are bored with the 2019 gaming releases you should try!
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  6. Apr 13, 2019
    5
    Its Tropico 5 with bridges and a menu option to increase population caps... instead of changing it from the config file... in other words, itsIts Tropico 5 with bridges and a menu option to increase population caps... instead of changing it from the config file... in other words, its the same game as 5. There are no new game play mechanics and anyone saying otherwise is lying out the wazoo. They are just the same old mechanics reshuffled and given a new skin and name while pretending that they are new. Its still a fun game and I suppose if the prices are the same you should get the newer game but if you already own 5 there is no reason to buy 6.

    I completed the first 6 scenarios before getting bored and trying a sandbox game. It ended when I realized that tourism is (still) broken. Namely, despite having a population cap of 10,000, tourism has some sort of soft cap and will not rise above 300ish no matter what I do (same problem with old games). Kind of takes away from building a "resort island" idea since there is little else to do with the islands.

    Here is a list of the supposed new "mechanics" as listed on their website:

    ISLANDS - are mundane and adds nothing to the game. They are not a new mechanic unless you count adding a bridge and tunnel to the game as something incredible... how are they different than streets on a single island? They arent.

    BROKER - replaced the old way of earning sludge fund money. All you do is complete inane quests for him similar to the old quests you got from other countries and earn sludge fund money. This is not an improvement nor worth mentioning. you then use the sludge fund money to buy various things you dont need.... The broker is useless.

    RAIDS - are no different than old days but can be more frequent due to world wars. They land on your island, you annihilate them easily with just a couple of buildings and a tower. The added frequency did not add anything to the game. Rebel raids, on the other hand, are bugged and impossible to stop. They bypass towers and defenses entirely and set fires at will, then they simply disappear. Its obviously bugged but even if it worked, its just the same old mechanic. They are not a huge problem because its very easy to maintain very high happiness in the game.

    BLUEPRINTS - are lazy and meaningless. Basically you bring up the building meny and click to buy a blueprint... after you do the building is unlocked. Its just a cash dump barrier and adds nothing to the game especially since its so easy to make cash.
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  7. May 29, 2019
    0
    How can this game have such a high score? Expected a masterpiece, but could barely stand more than thirty minutes. Probably the worst strategyHow can this game have such a high score? Expected a masterpiece, but could barely stand more than thirty minutes. Probably the worst strategy game experience ever. Wow. Expand

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