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Tropico 5: Surf's Up DLC Releases Today; Don't Panic

By Steven Wong, Jan 08, 2015 10:00am PST

The Tropico 5: Surf's Up DLC releases today for the PC and Mac, packed with Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy references.


Tropico 5 Waterborne Impressions: Tropico Expands Beyond Its Shores, But Not Too Far

By Steven Wong, Dec 19, 2014 3:00pm PST

Tropico 5 Waterborne expands El Presidente's reach past the shores of his island nation, and out onto the water. Are the floating additions worth the national investment? Our impressions.


Tropico 5's first DLC is all about the cheddar

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2014 7:15am PDT

Tropico 5's first piece of DLC, "The Big Cheese," has your El Presidente attempting to start up his own artisan cheese production facility on his island nation.


Tropico 5 trailer has El Presidente doing his best Jack Sparrow

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2014 11:30am PDT

A new Tropico 5 trailer shows off El Presidente's early colonial days, with a generous helping of Pirates of the Caribbean.


Tropico 5 debut gameplay trailer goes from shacks to skyscrapers

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 06, 2014 7:00am PST

Tropico 5, you may be surprised to learn the debut gameplay trailer reveals, looks an awful lot like earlier Tropico games, and a bit like most other city-building sims. But it also shows more of the centuries-spanning timeline and technology, from the huts of 1800 to gleami...


"I've just tried the modern age dlc for Tropico 4, and I've built some crazy future buildings on ..."

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Tropico 5 beta registrations open

By Steve Watts, Feb 26, 2014 9:00am PST

Tropico 5 has opened its beta registrations for a PC test to begin in March.


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Tropico 5 coming to PlayStation 4 too

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 30, 2014 6:00am PST

The "dictator sim" series (dictate 'em up? No, I can't make this any sillier) Tropico began life on PC, later spreading to Xbox 360 too, and now is finally coming to PlayStation with Tropico 5. Publisher Kalypso today announced it'll hit PlayStation 4 too, which is a bit cur...


"Although this sounds new "spanning times from the colonial era through to the 21st" That should ..."

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Tropico 5 revealed in first screenshots

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2013 8:00am PDT

The announcement of Tropico 5 earlier this month may have revealed details on building centuries-spanning dynasties and co-op and all that jazz, but conspicuously absent was any peek at how the game actually looks. So here, check out its shiny all-new art in the first screen...


"Don't look that much better than Tropico 4, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. T4 doesn't look ..."

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Tropico dev making Diablo-style Victor Vran

By Steve Watts, Aug 23, 2013 3:05pm PDT

Tropico developer Haemimont Games is giving the Diablo-style action-RPG a try, with the announcement of Victor Vran. It's due in early 2014.


Tropico 5 introducing dynasties and multiplayer

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 15, 2013 8:00am PDT

After Tropico 3 revived the city-build strategy series, Tropico 4 was a pretty safe sequel--not bad, but not bold. How pleasant, then, that developer Haemimont Games is getting creative with Tropico 5, announced today by publisher Kalypso. Spanning several centuries, it'll s...


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Omerta - City of Gangsters PC demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2013 8:15am PST

With Tropico 4 developer Haemimont's gangster strategy game Omerta - City of Gangsters arriving on PC next week, publisher Kalypso has released a demo offering a taste of mobster life. Omerta is more action-oriented than Tropico, with turn-based tactical combat, so grab the ...


"From the gameplay stream, looks like it will be more open ended than just a simple 15 hours then ..."

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Omerta - City of Gangsters preview: messy gang war

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 04, 2013 12:20pm PST

We're muscling in on Omerta - City of Gangsters, see? We're takin' a piece of this sim and putting it through the wringer. Does it sing like a canary, or deserve a cement overcoat?


"There hasn't been a real/decent gangster simulator ever. Every single one has been half cooked ..."

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Omerta - City of Gangsters coming from Tropico dev

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 07, 2012 7:30am PST

After dabbling in dictatorship with Tropico 3 and 4, Haemimont Games is branching out to a new form of ruthless ruling, mixing it up with the Cosa Nostra in Omerta - City of Gangsters. The mafia sim mixes real-time mob management with turn-based combat.


Tropico 4 'Modern Times' coming April 3

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2012 2:00pm PST

Tropico 4 will get its "Modern Times" expansion on April 3 for $19.99, bringing new edicts like internet restriction and the Festival of Love, new buildings, and new threats.


"the only thing that takes away from it for me is the silly garage system"

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Tropico 4: Modern Times expansion announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 13, 2012 4:45pm PST

The most successful dictators know to move with the times, and Tropico 4's El Presidente is no exception. The Modern Times expansion will drag your island republic out of the Cold War with a new campaign, buildings, edicts, and more.