Tropico 4 Review

Tropico 4 [Download]

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3.8 out of 5 stars (154 customer reviews)

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This game edges out Civilization for my favorite PC game ever, primarily because it’s easier to avoid combat. I prefer the economic, social, and city building elements of games like this to the combat, so Tropico works better for me since I can set political difficulty to low and economic difficulty to hard and end up with a fun challenge, yet few or no annoying problems with being attacked. That said, if you do enjoy combat, it’s totally possible to end up with it:

I don’t currently have any of the expansion packs and got bored with the missions partway through and switched back to just playing on custom islands, which was my favorite way to play the original Tropico as well. Can I eke an economy out of a barren wasteland? How about steep slopes? All tourist? No tourist? Strong environmentalist faction?

My rating: (5 / 5)

Note: Tropico 5 will be coming out in June 2014, so if the game looks interesting to you, you may want to wait for a couple months to get the latest version.

Tropico 5 - (PC)

Price: $12.99

2.8 out of 5 stars (52 customer reviews)

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Anthill App Review

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My favorite iOS game to date. It brings back fond memories of my favorite computer game as a kid, Simant. Like Simant, you have several different types of ants, including workers, soldiers, bombers, and spitters and you control them by laying trails to help them gather food and defend their anthill and food sources against a variety of enemy bugs. In addition to various campaigns, there is also an endless mode where the goal is to stay alive as long as possible against perpetual waves of enemies. The game is challenging without being maddening, and fun to play.

My rating: (4 / 5)

Ticket To Ride



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Agricola



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