Tropico 5 PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Chock full of a host of new gameplay features and new artwork designed from scratch, Tropico 5 takes the series into a new direction - dynasties. You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through theChock full of a host of new gameplay features and new artwork designed from scratch, Tropico 5 takes the series into a new direction - dynasties. You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 1, 2015
    85
    Finally, Tropico makes its debut on a PlayStation console and it's a great first appearance. Tropico 5 is a wonderful city builder, the mechanics of which are well-adapted to the PlayStation 4. Get this if you're a genre fan.
  2. May 6, 2015
    80
    If you're even the slightest bit intrigued, you should give this a go. And just so that we're clear: that's an order.
  3. 80
    Dialing the difficulty up also provides a real test of anyone's management abilities. So look past the satirical elements of Tropico 5. The humour is there, and it's funny, but the real strength of this series - especially with Sim City falling off the map completely in recent years - is that it plays so, so well.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 30, 2015
    80
    Tropico 5 is like taking a holiday from standard strategy games: warm, amusing and, just like packing a mankini instead of your board shorts, revealing and stressful. [July 2015, p.96]
  5. May 4, 2015
    75
    Tropico 5 brings the most politically correct party to your living room. It is time consuming but fun to build up your own dictatorship. Tropico 5 is a great management game en many buildings really add something to your game. But, the controls are not optimized for PS4 that well, which makes micromanaging an awful thing to do.
  6. Apr 28, 2015
    70
    On the PC there are too few new features to satisfy existing fans, but on the PlayStation 4 the joys of being an island dictator still feel enjoyably fresh.
  7. Jun 10, 2015
    70
    Tropico 5 is a well-made strategy game filled with humor. The gameplay works ok with a controller instead of keyboard and mouse, although some menus are unnecessarily cumbersome. The genre's true peaks are still found on the PC, but Tropico is a good choice if you want to play a more laid back yet challenging strategy game on your TV.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Sep 21, 2016
    10
    Got this game free with PS+ and I've v enjoyed every second playing it. I've spent many hours playing and will continue to play. It'sGot this game free with PS+ and I've v enjoyed every second playing it. I've spent many hours playing and will continue to play. It's humorous, fun and easy to get the hang of. Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2015
    9
    this game is great and more fun. graphic look good, gameplay is decent. campigan mode is fun. Tropico 6 should improve some features wheneverthis game is great and more fun. graphic look good, gameplay is decent. campigan mode is fun. Tropico 6 should improve some features whenever it release in future i am enjoying it so far Expand
  3. Aug 11, 2015
    8
    First, I haven't played any Tropico game before so I can't compare to the others but this is the first sim builder to hook me since the firstFirst, I haven't played any Tropico game before so I can't compare to the others but this is the first sim builder to hook me since the first Sim City. Loved playing through the campaign, it was very enjoyable and one of those games I really hated to put down every time I had to stop playing. With that said my gripe is the MP, it just doesn't grab you, and maybe that is the nature of this type of game, but in a world where MP adds replay value, Tropico 5 doesn't deliver. With that said, if this type of game appeals to you I think it's surely worth a play through the SP. Expand
  4. May 5, 2015
    7
    Just more of the same, which isn't always a bad thing, but there's absolutely nothing fundamentally different from Tropico 4 to Tropico 5.Just more of the same, which isn't always a bad thing, but there's absolutely nothing fundamentally different from Tropico 4 to Tropico 5. It's still a great pick up and play game, where you can relax and have fun with it, but I expected more changes then what it offered. Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2015
    6
    The game comes with no innovations, it simply remains the same Tropico 3 but in a shinier form. ( personally i hate the campaign , it could beThe game comes with no innovations, it simply remains the same Tropico 3 but in a shinier form. ( personally i hate the campaign , it could be more interesting) Expand
  6. Oct 16, 2015
    1
    City builders are not meant for consoles! Controls are quite difficult and the interface is wacky and unintuitive. Too many options, notCity builders are not meant for consoles! Controls are quite difficult and the interface is wacky and unintuitive. Too many options, not well-explained, no way to figure out how the economy works, things just happen at random and you have to guess why.

    Humor is not very elaborate, just some lazy dictator stereotypes with no social commentary... it's so neutered that it's not political at all, it's just bland garbage.
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  7. Jun 30, 2016
    0
    I usually love these sort of games. This one is absolute **** Talk about boring. After several hours of gameplay, I was ready to jump off aI usually love these sort of games. This one is absolute **** Talk about boring. After several hours of gameplay, I was ready to jump off a cliff.
    AVOID.
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