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Tropico 4 and Stronghold 3 pre-orders include bonus games

Stronghold 3 and Tropico 4 are both available for pre-purchase from Steam and Direct2Drive and both come with a few choice bonuses if you decide to pull the trigger on ordering pre-release.

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Stronghold 3 and Tropico 4 are just around the corner. To entice gamers into pre-ordering the upcoming titles, both Steam and Direct2Drive are offering a number of bonuses.

Both titles feature a free copy of older games in the series, while Steam's Tropico 4 offer also includes some additional bonus content.

Stronghold 3's pre-order offer on both Steam and Direct2Drive includes a free copy of the original Stronghold to play immediately, as well as an exclusive level each. Steam's offer includes the "Tower of London" stage, while Direct2Drive users gain exclusive access to the "Edinburgh Castle" stage.

For Tropico 4, a free copy of Tropico Reloaded is available immediately with the order from either Steam or Direct2Drive. Steam, however, features a few additional bonuses: the Isla Nublar island and El Presidente "Luchador" avatar costume.

Tropico 4 is scheduled to hit the PC and Xbox 360 in August from developer Haemimont Games. Stronghold 3 lands on PC from Firefly Studios in September.

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    July 26, 2011 7:45 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Tropico 4 and Stronghold 3 pre-orders include bonus games.

    Stronghold 3 and Tropico 4 are both available for pre-purchase from Steam and Direct2Drive and both come with a few choice bonuses if you decide to pull the trigger on ordering pre-release.

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      July 26, 2011 8:06 PM

      great this crap again.

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      July 26, 2011 8:14 PM

      I'm really looking forward to both of these.

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      July 26, 2011 8:18 PM

      wtf is tropico, i have been seeing this game on steam and it looks like not many people even plays this

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        July 26, 2011 8:19 PM

        It's kind of like SimCity set in a banana republic, with more focus on politics

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        July 26, 2011 9:01 PM

        I bought Tropico 3 gold for $7.50 on a Steam sale, and it's a hell of a lot of fun. It's not Simcity, unfortunately, but I do feel it's a really fun game and fills in the gap that simcity left when it died off MUCH better than Cities XL, which I've only tried in the beta, but felt it was crap :P That may have changed, perhaps not in Cities XL 2011, but Tropico was fun for me to play from the get go, and Tropico 4 is definitely on my "to buy" list, though not necessarily at full price, as all of those Summer and holiday sales on steam have spoiled me :D

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          July 26, 2011 9:06 PM

          I find I'm always waiting for stuff to be built in Tropico 3. 20 minutes into the game and I've every building laid down waiting to be built. The game just doesn't have enough.

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            July 26, 2011 9:15 PM

            You can't set down 100 foundations at once and expect them to get built. The workers physically have to go there and build them and they tend to bug out when faced with more than a handful of construction sites.

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              July 27, 2011 5:40 AM

              plus they gotta eat

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                July 27, 2011 8:39 AM

                Only if you're running some sort of worker's paradise. Crack that whip!

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              July 27, 2011 12:28 PM

              Yeah, it definitely seems to bug out. El Presidente! The people need a hospital.

              Maybe they should finish the one I told them to build 10 years ago. :\

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            July 27, 2011 10:10 AM

            I always make sure I have three Construction Offices at the beginning of every game. More chance of the workers being at them then.

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            July 27, 2011 10:18 AM

            The construction workers are lazy and work normal hours, it's just part of the game. You have to prioritize the construction sites and don't plop too many down at once (no reason too really). Also more than one construction office helps. I found myself with the same problem when I first started playing too because I was so used to Sim City, which this is not.

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        July 27, 2011 4:36 AM

        Banana Republic Tycoon

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        July 27, 2011 4:39 AM

        banana simulator

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        July 27, 2011 5:09 AM

        It's a damn fun game.

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        July 27, 2011 6:45 AM

        It's really fun, my wife really enjoys it so I think we've clocked 40+ hours into it according to Steam. It's like a much simpler version of Sim City + dictatorship and goofy objectives.

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      July 27, 2011 2:44 AM

      Stronghold 3? This alone makes me wish my PC ran games :(