developer: Limbic Entertainment
publisher: Kalypso Media
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4
Tropico 6 is a yet another installment in the economic strategy series, in which a player assumes the role of El Presidente, who rules a country located across tropical islands. The game has been developed by Limbic Entertainment – the creators of Might & Magic X: Legacy and Might & Magic: Heroes VII.
Like in the previous installments, in Tropico 6 for PC, PS4 and XONE a player is tasked with ruling a banana republic, maintaining his position as the ruler and completing all the tasks at hand. Because of that, one has to canvass the support of the society, tend to country's economy, erect new buildings, enter alliances with the neighboring countries, and suppress the opposition. Even though the gameplay's core has not changed since the previous installment, the developers decided to implement certain interesting improvements into the game.
For the first time in the series' history, in the PC, PS4 and XONE release of Tropico 6 the country is spread across multiple islands, all of which have to be managed by a player at the same time. This new element brings with itself new transportation opportunities – a player can build bridges and tunnels to join particular locations. The inhabitants can use these structures and cross them with their cars but also with public transport – buses, taxis, and even aerial cable cars.
The game also features the agents, who can be dispatched to different corners of the world. Their task is to steal technology – this includes blueprints of certain structures, such as the Statue of Liberty and The Eiffel Tower. As El Presidente, a player has to have a wonderful palace that can be customized using a wide range of accessories prepared by the developers.
A player has to consider his people in all his actions. In order to gain their favor, one can ensure them with a high standard of life or rule with an iron fist, turning the country into a police state. It is crucial for a player to have the support of the citizens whenever needed. What is worth mentioning, gameplay exhibits a light, even bantering atmosphere.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 380 or better, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 / Radeon HD 7870 or better, Windows 7 64-bit