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  • Summary: In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling out for a visionary leader, one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Will you answer that call?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    Tropico 6’s port to the Switch is a full-sized city building and resource management sim in the palm of your hand, which is the only way I want to play this genre anymore. The relatively quaint scope in comparison to the Civs of the world and the focus on more micro inputs to influence your nation is refreshing, and what compromises were necessary to make it here were well worth it.
  2. Nov 12, 2020
    80
    The Tropico series was long overdue on Nintendo systems, and Tropico 6 is a stellar example. While it’s a little overcomplicated and unexplained in places, it’s a super deep and satisfying experience. No recount needed here.
  3. Mar 30, 2021
    75
    Tropico 6 may take its time to allow you to do exactly what you want, but you can at least be confident that you’ll know what you’re doing and how to do it. But again, there’s only so much I can sugarcoat things. Tropico 6 is one of my favourite city-building games and I’ll never say no to playing it on the go, but if you’re interested in it, you need to know that the experience you’re getting is a little rough — to put it mildly.
  4. Nov 9, 2020
    70
    It's the game's commitment to accessibility that makes Tropico 6 a refreshing example of an under-served genre on the Switch. Despite some irksome performance problems, occasionally inconsistent pacing and some rather rough visuals, the game is a lot of addictive fun to play and its cheerful ambience and compelling systems will keep you glued to your handheld. Paid DLC adds even more systems to the game, but there's plenty here to keep you occupied for hours and hours. We'd recommend this to genre newbies as well as veterans; a very impressive port with strong controls and a UI tailored brilliantly for handheld mode. It's a busy, demanding game but never feels stressful, and juggling your industry, faction relationships and the mood of your citizens can be thoroughly absorbing. If you can forgive the technical issues and an occasionally slack pace, Tropico 6 is an easy recommendation.
  5. Dec 10, 2020
    70
    Maybe it is not the perfect port we’d hoped for Switch, but Tropico 6 is a very solid city builder sim anyway.
  6. Nov 11, 2020
    68
    Tropico 6 builds on the strong foundations of the series by Limbic and Kalypso, expanding and enriching its classic structure and contents, but with limited variations and a disappointing presentation on Nintendo Switch.
  7. Nov 23, 2020
    50
    While the gameplay is intact, the visual downgrade to Tropico 6 is so damaging to the game. Juggling different tasks is still fun, but now it all just looks worse. Due to the poor visuals, there are inevitable diminishing returns as your settlement gets bigger, which is the opposite of how it should be. The grander your achievement, the harder it is to actually see it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 4 out of 4
  1. Jan 9, 2021
    1
    This looked to be a promising Switch port, but the game lacks any sort of clear explanation/tutorials regarding its mechanics - how thingsThis looked to be a promising Switch port, but the game lacks any sort of clear explanation/tutorials regarding its mechanics - how things work, what affects what. The overwhelming ambiguity as to how to play the game and how to effectively manage your territory renders it useless. Overall, it's mostly unplayable...unfortunately. Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2021
    1
    I’m a huge fan of strategy games so having them on switch is my passion. After great games such as CIV6 or two points hospital that works onI’m a huge fan of strategy games so having them on switch is my passion. After great games such as CIV6 or two points hospital that works on switch like a charm, I was really excited for tropico 6. But alas, from first scene you create your president in you will see one of worst graphics on switch, and it becomes even worse once you start managing your island. If I haven’t played other strategies on switch I would assume this is due to limitations of console, but considering other titles this seems to be just really bad port. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2020
    0
    Poor graphics. Music jams while playing.
    The game itself is very poor, a lot of reading. There is no action. In addition, when I have played
    Poor graphics. Music jams while playing.
    The game itself is very poor, a lot of reading. There is no action. In addition, when I have played sandbox with unlimited money, there is always Game Over in half hour, no fighting, etc. There is very little dictatorship elements in the game itself, you cannot have riots and such.
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  4. Nov 11, 2020
    0
    This game controls all right, given that is a strategy game on a handheld. Otherwise the game looks dreadful to the extent that it isThis game controls all right, given that is a strategy game on a handheld. Otherwise the game looks dreadful to the extent that it is unplayable, even worse than Outer Worlds in my opinion. They should have released the IOS/Android version of Tropico 3 instead; it would have looked way better on the limited handheld hardware and have given people a better experience at a lesser cost. Expand