• Publisher: Kalypso
  • Release Date: May 17, 2010

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Overall, however, the expansion to the game was very well done. It makes it easier to perform some very basic functions in the game such as dealing with your factions, and adds some new game mechanics in.
  2. Sure, there's still plenty of room to cram more into the game (I'd love to see some kind of proper multiplayer support), but as it stands, this expansion pack is definitely worth the purchase.
  3. An evolution of the Tropico 3 engine, Absolute Power takes a good game and makes it better. While situations are often played for laughs there is a serious simulation in here and the new features show more of it. Definitely worth the purchase price for fans of the original.
  4. PC PowerPlay
    Light on true innovation, but everything in it will soon become an essential part of your tyrannical regime. [Sept 2010, p.64]
  5. This addon offers new challenges for veterans as well as improvements for beginners. Actually it's optimizing the whole game, not changing a lot, just making it better and more fun.
  6. Absolute Power adds great new scenarios and buildings to Tropico 3, along with some welcome fixes and frills.
  7. Absolute Power isn't a revolution, instead taking the framework laid out by the original game and building on it with new features and a wacky new campaign.
  8. PC Gamer
    Absolute Power is a collection of small, but welcome enhancements--a splash of new content that doesn't change what the game is, but enough that anyone still investing hours in the perfect republic will love. [Sept 2010, p.84]
  9. PC Gamer UK
    Exactly the kind of playfulness I expect from Tropico. [Sept 2010, p.93]
  10. Absolute Power will give you everything a good add-on has to give: a new single player campaign with some unusual scenarios, additional buildings and some improvements, but it doesn't reinvent the gameplay.
  11. Absolute Power is made for those who loves the original Tropico 3. The developers didn't want to shake foundations, but it doesn't mean that this expansion is not worth its $19.99.

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