Tropico 4 Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Kalypso
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2011
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Dec 13, 2011
    70
    All and all, a worthy heir to the rich tradition of the Tropico series and the City Builder genre. Sometimes it seems a little bit overwhelming even for experienced players, but due to its replay value and the limitless gameplay options Tropico 4 pays back the patient ones.
  2. Games Master UK
    Jan 12, 2012
    72
    There's never been a better time to get into politics. [Feb 2012, p.101]
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Enjoyable sim that we've seen before. [Christmas 2011, p.109]
  4. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Dec 8, 2011
    60
    Little has changed. [Issue#79, p.87]
  5. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Dec 28, 2011
    69
    It's a sprinkling of glitter rather than an overhaul. [Feb 2012, p.109]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 24, 2013
    9
    I've been a fan of Tropico since the first one came out many years ago for the PC. Tropico 2, with its pirate kitsch, was an annoyingI've been a fan of Tropico since the first one came out many years ago for the PC. Tropico 2, with its pirate kitsch, was an annoying distraction, but Tropico 3 made up for it. Tropico 4...? The best way to describe this installment is as "Tropico 3 with a lot of extra features." Is it an entirely new game? Not really, but how could it be and still be Tropico? The new features are universally good; there are none I was forced to look at and think "Why did you do this to my game?" Smooth controls, which are surprising for a console builder game, and a reasonably smart menu system make the game easy to play for hours. And hours. And hours and hours until your boss calls and asks where you are. Kalypso has also been good enough to port the expansion packs that have been released, which add considerable content to the game. New buildings, edicts, and all kinds of amusing stuff which fit seamlessly into the Tropico mold. Overall, this is an amazingly good builder on its own; add in the fact that it's this good on a console, and it's outstanding. There is one serious downside, though, and it's this flaw alone that dings my rating. I've had serious problems with corrupted saves once an island has been running for a significant length of time (about 30 years). Perhaps one day a patch will come out to cure this, but I'm not optimistic; the same problem plagues Tropico 3 on the Xbox. Still, tons of fun to play! (Just cross your fingers while saving!) Full Review »
  2. Nov 20, 2011
    2
    As a fan of the previous installments i feel insulted that Kalypso would make a "new" Tropico game and call it the 4th installment. This gamesAs a fan of the previous installments i feel insulted that Kalypso would make a "new" Tropico game and call it the 4th installment. This games in-game menu's, building, characters, design is almost identical to the previous game. Download the glicthy demo if it is still available and see for yourself. Full Review »
  3. Oct 28, 2011
    8
    Although this is a lot like Tropico 4, the new additions really improve the game. The islands are brighter and bigger, and the new objectiveAlthough this is a lot like Tropico 4, the new additions really improve the game. The islands are brighter and bigger, and the new objective system really adds to the games challenge. If you loved Tropico 3, and don't mind that this game is more of the same with a few really nice additions, you won't be disappointed. Full Review »