Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    Overall though, Tropico 4 was a delightful experience. It made some incredibly useful changes and additions to gameplay while maintaining the heart of the Tropico series. And the annoyances were few and far between enough that this title is worth turning on again and again. Viva la Tropico!
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    Tropico 4 may not look massively different from the previous game, but the improvements made under the hood make this game a must for anybody that loved Tropico 3, or anyone that loves management sims.
  3. Aug 25, 2011
    Yes, El Presidente, You should make the bid for power in Tropico 4. It has got a little more depth than the predecessor in just the right places.
  4. Aug 25, 2011
    8 point more than the nearly identical predecessor? Yes, because Tropico 4 is a lot more polished and easier to unterstand. And there is a story with surprises and funny radio moderators.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 318 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 80
  2. Negative: 14 out of 80
  1. Aug 28, 2011
    This game is just what the fans of the series and the genre in general want and expect. A fun, relaxing game with decent graphics and gameplay complex enough to keep you occupied, but not frustrated. Tropico 3 was nigh on perfect and the developers just built a little bit on that foundation. Some will aruge it's the same old game, but why fix it if it's not broken? A major overhaul often results in destroying what used to be an entertaining and fulfilling game...If you liked the previous versions of the game, you'll enjoy this one just as much. Full Review »
  2. Sep 1, 2011
    Don't buy this, instead grab Tropico 3 Gold Edition for half the price. This adds about 15 new buildings, no new leader customization options, minimal rebalancing, no moddability, and it honestly looks uglier than 3 unless you're running on the highest settings.
    This is, at best, a $20 expansion pack, nowhere near worth $40.
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  3. Sep 5, 2011
    I realy liked Tropico 3 and was looking forward for Tropico 4. But.. nothing new, Same graphics, same icons, they just added some new buildings and scenarios. looks like addon, not sequel. Definitely not worth 45eur. Full Review »