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  • Summary: The times are changing and the island nation of Tropico is evolving. The Internet, a New World Order, terrorists, global financial markets and space exploration are on the rise and pose new challenges to El Presidente and his regime in Tropico 4: Modern Times.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 30, 2012
    94
    The expansion doesn't really change the game fundamentally, but it adds more to the endgame of a city.
  2. Mar 29, 2012
    86
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Apr 8, 2012
    85
    Tropico 4: Modern Times gives the core game a much needed content injection, and turns Tropico 4 into a better game. Some additions have a larger impact on Tropican economic planning than others, but Modern Times is well worth checking out for any fan of Tropico.
  4. May 8, 2012
    82
    Overall, I enjoyed the time I spent with Tropico 4: Modern Times. The add-on is lighthearted and breezy, and with all of the new buildings and edicts, you now have even more ways to build and run your perfect Caribbean island. Plus, since the campaign takes about 35 hours to complete (with sandbox mode adding more time to this), and since the add-on only costs $20, Modern Times is even a good deal, and so it's an easy game for me to recommend.
  5. Apr 13, 2012
    80
    Tropico 4: Modern Times is a very good add-on that expands on all the possibilities of the basic game. A long, complex story mode allows for a full usage of new buildings, edicts and new solutions introduced with technological advancements, and facing world's problems in a micro scale gives a lot of satisfaction.
  6. May 11, 2012
    78
    The new scenarios are enlivened by the fantastic timeline system. [June 2012, p.97]
  7. Apr 11, 2012
    55
    Tropico 4: Modern Times takes the series into the contemporary world, but not without a number of problems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 9, 2013
    10
    Tropico 4: Modern Times gives the core game a much needed content injection, and turns Tropico 4 into a better game. Some additions have a larger impact on Tropican economic planning than others, but Modern Times is well worth checking out for any fan of Tropico. Expand
  2. May 19, 2012
    10
    This game and especially this DLC / expansion really made the game. Now here is a game company actually trying to entertain people with a quality product instead of mega corporations ripping people off with mediocre at best games that carry on some huge franchise. This expansion adds a whole other dimension to the game: technological progression over time with upgrading several key buildings. I liked everything about this expansion. My only caveat is some of the new structures are a bit gimmicky, but almost all of them are useful.

    Also, the storyline, if you realize there is a message to gain from it, is quite enlightening. I know most people probably assume the hints at fluoride in the water supply and other things like that are tongue-in-cheek jokes, but believe me, its no joke.
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  3. Apr 7, 2012
    10
    If you love Tropico 4 you will love this. It is even more stuff which is just what we all wanted. I don't subscribe to the need for a new game engine for this release. I'm a believer in if it aint broke don't fix it. This game is amazing and the more you dig into it the more you'll realize someone put a lot of thought into everything. On the outside it looks rather cartoonish but it surpasses all other city builders. For that reason this gets a 10. The best city builder ever, Tropico. Expand
  4. May 25, 2012
    9
    This is what Tropico 4 should have been to begin with. The base game is too close to Tropico 3, but this introduces significant new options and gameplay. The campaign also introduces a Timeline feature where the modernization upgrades happen year by year instead of just unlocking everything from the get-go. The campaign scenarios are pretty contrived, but has some spot-on parodies that raise a chuckle. Expand
  5. Aug 11, 2013
    8
    a great edition for Tropico adds tons of new buildings whole new campaign and adds more to an already very deep game, from skyscrapers, to bio farms, tons to add to the game. Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2013
    7
    This is a quality expansion pack. It adds a bunch of new (and much better) buildings to the game and a 12 mission campaign as well. My only grief is that the buildings require a "timeline" to use, so the buildings will only unlock and become available to build once you reach the required year in your game. This timeline also comes with some negative effects, such as an effect that lasts for a couple years where you can't hire any foreign specialists, among others. Overall though, you should pick this up if you liked the core game. Expand
  7. X0R
    Jun 11, 2012
    7
    was fun for a couple days, but did not take long before I uninstalled it. Lot of neat qualities with this game, cool soundtrack and nifty graphics. Wanted to stick with it longer but became a little bored. Expand

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