Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
Have you been waiting to get your hands on the next big Sim City game from Maxis? If you are running out of patience, it is highly recommended that you pick up Tropico 4 and play the game right. If you haven’t done so now, Tropico 4 is an amazing Simulation which puts you in the feet of a dictator running a tropical city. The deep and exciting gameplay will easily pull you in and keep you busy. When you are done playing the main game, pick up Tropico 4: Modern Times, which adds much more to the original. In this review I will check out what are the new things the expansion brings in.
After playing the original game for a while, I have learned that the basic gameplay elements of Tropico 4: Modern Times remain the same. You are still inviting immigrants to your island to help make it a great city. You will be looking after their common needs such as food, residence, religion and many other areas. You will realize that the basic stuff is all there, but thankfully, the expansion brings in a lot of stuff to enjoy as well.
Tropico 4: Modern Times brings you to a new time era, from 50s, you will now be playing in the 80s era. This era brings about new technology such as solar power, electronic factories and borehole mines take the limelight from traditional energy based structures. New research and technology also helps you better care for the basic needs of your people and will ultimately affect how you manage the city’s economy. You will be able to take on many new challenges which are both fun and tough to play, but are nonetheless very innovative in nature.
Things like dealing with a zombie plague emerging from a science research facility is something you can expect in Tropico 4: Modern Times. You will be able to enjoy the same pop culture humor and references to cold war and internet memes. This is an excellent expansion which further pushes Tropico 4 to become a great game.