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Tropico 4 Free Weekend; Sale

Steam News announces a free weekend is underway for Tropico 4 as well as a sale on the island dictator sequel:

Kick off the weekend by playing Tropico 4 for FREE starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time.

You can also pickup Tropico 4 and DLC this weekend only at 25%-66% off the regular price! Sale ends Monday, May 7th at 10AM Pacific Time.

4. Re: Tropico 4 Free Weekend; Sale May 11, 2012, 00:06 jacobvandy
It's not on the same scale as Sim City, so 'Dictator Tycoon' is probably a better comparison. You lay out your little island nation, building up an economy and keeping your population (which rarely exceeds more than 500 or so for most missions) satisfied enough not to overthrow you or vote you out of office, if you allow elections. You need policemen to keep regular crime in check, but then you also have military forces to ward of the threat of rebellion by extraordinarily unhappy citizens that exit normal society and plot against you. Above all, keep your soldiers happy so that they don't coup your ass.

It's a pretty fun game once you get a handle on all the variables. There's also a lot of options in how to rule, like you can take a religious slant and enact contraception bans and prohibition, or activate martial law and use gestapo-type agents to make dissident citizens "disappear." There's also a larger aspect of managing relations with the two superpowers, USA and Russia (game is set during the Cold War era); if they really, really don't like what you're doing, they might come and invade!
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