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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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Tropico 6 PS4 Trailer - E3 2017
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 14, 2019
    80
    Whether or not Tropico 6 is for you really depends on your affinity for the genre, and Tropico in particular. If you’re a fan of previous games in the series, you’re apt to like this one, mostly because it’s less an evolution and more a simple refinement. That said, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and Tropico hasn’t needed much fixing for a while. This is definitely a case where more of the same is more than welcome.
  2. 80
    Tropico 6 is an incredibly enjoyable management sim with a lot of charm and a great sense of humour. It's not too different from the rest of the series but you'll still find yourself playing it for hours on end.
  3. Sep 27, 2019
    80
    Tropico 6 is one of PlayStation 4's best strategy games, and also one of its most unique, putting you into the shoes of a dictator rather than the standard benevolent overseer that most of these titles offer. Taking your tropical island from shacks and farms to skyscrapers and space plans is a lot fun, and there's enough variety in map design and mission objectives to mean that you'll rarely feel like you're repeating the same beats. And honestly, the music really is pretty good.
  4. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    Tropico 6 is a great step forward. It fixes a lot of the problems that plagued the last instalment and does it while adding plenty of content. Limbic have created the building blocks of something great and with more focus on military interaction of invading and conquering it could become a brilliant all-round experience.
  5. Oct 29, 2019
    77
    Tropic 6 is a game that will provide fun to those who acquire it for many hours. Its playability, game modes and graphic section are captivating. Given its characteristics, the game is ideal for newbies in this genre. If you do not have much experience playing video games of this type, you will love Tropic 6, if on the contrary you have already played many deliveries of this genre, Tropic 6 may seem a bit simple.
  6. 75
    Despite some of its difficulties, Tropico 6 is a perfectly adequate port of an impressively layered and comically disarming PC experience. It isn’t going to be lighting the world on fire, as far as innovation is concerned, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see El Presidente try it on the forts of his opposition. If you’ve been hankering for the next chance to embrace your inner fascist, this should be a fantastic way to satiate the bloodlust.
  7. Oct 1, 2019
    70
    Tropico 6 doesn’t stray too far from its comfort zone but it keeps on offering good fun while being very steady in its solid gameplay mechanics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 29, 2019
    10
    I am giving this a 10 solely based on the amazing jump in the quality of the graphics between Tropico 5 and Tropico 6. I've been playing gamesI am giving this a 10 solely based on the amazing jump in the quality of the graphics between Tropico 5 and Tropico 6. I've been playing games my whole life, and largely feel that graphics are overrated. But I have never seen such a jump in quality between two entries in a franchise before, and feel like it is worth drawing attention to and, in this case at least, it greatly improves the game.

    I have played through Tropico 5 multiple times, so I am a hardcore fan. To be honest, I am having trouble with some aspects of this new entry. I am playing through the second mission twice now, because I failed it the first time. It seems like, as with Tropico 5, doing exactly what the AI / tutorial tells you to do can often result in you running out of money and losing elections.

    For the purposes of this review, I am willing to assume that (like with Tropico 5) I will eventually be able to figure this out.
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  2. Sep 28, 2019
    8
    Good:
    + beautiful tropical gameworld
    + music + humour Bad: - Cold War era is absurdly difficult to unlock - not possible to
    Good:
    + beautiful tropical gameworld
    + music
    + humour

    Bad:
    - Cold War era is absurdly difficult to unlock
    - not possible to interconnect islands with bridges early in the game
    - all cool new features (bridges, tunnels, cable cars) are locked early in the game
    - raids are not fun
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