Tropico 3
Tropico 3 Dictating North American Crowds Next Month
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Kalypso Media today announced that their decent (although not perfect) strategy sim, Tropico 3, would be landing on North American shores on February 16th.

The strategy sim, which has been out in Europe for some time, allows players to step into the shoes of El Presidente as he looks to rule a small island in the Caribbean during the Cold War.

Seeing as it's your island, the choices you make are entirely yours. If you want to create a tourist-friendly holiday getaway, sure, why not? Equally, if you want to ramp up the military presence and declare martial law whilst assassinating those who go against you, carry on governor.

Tropico 3 is out in North America on February 16th and out in Europe now... It's a shame that they haven't fixed the save bug which held the title back from greatness. It's only going to retail at $40 though... so it might be worth a dabble if you're a strategy fan.


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Comment #1 by VladimirK
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 07:29:23 PM
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I'm actually starting to quite fancy this game.

Nothing beats creating your own little empire that you control, haha.

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Comment #2 by Mike Langlois
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 07:32:03 PM
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I love this game so much!

Im addicted. But i havent encountered the save bug?

What is it?

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Comment #3 by Webb [STAFF]
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 07:39:10 PM
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@#2 - Basically it corrupts save files and what not. You can't load them, it locks up when you save them, etc. Not fun =P It's avoidable most of the time... emphasis on most.

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Comment #4 by evilman1000
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 07:40:05 PM
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its annoying try spening like 4 hours building the perfect island and then when u load the save all it does is crash ur xbox and u can never get the save back arghh!!!! but its an awsome game!!!! :D:D:D:D

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Comment #5 by oOBloodOceanOo
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 08:11:30 PM
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To work around the bug, just don't save large islands over large islands, just make a new save everytime. But the big problem I ran into was the game freezing up. I guess it has something to do with building a lot of buildings on coastlines and expanding the island's mass. Other than that, it's a very easy 1K

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Comment #6 by Capn Doug
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 08:13:02 PM
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Sweet, I've been wanting this one in Canada for a while. And as a budget game, too. Now the island will feel my iron fist.

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Comment #7 by Arenazombie
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 08:41:11 PM
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Got that one when it came out in november and ran into that annoying save game bug many times. Great game besides that. Will come back to it when they patched it.

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Comment #8 by richisdisturbed
Thursday, January 28, 2010 @ 11:44:04 PM
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any news of DLC for this?
or any chance of DLC for that matter?

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Comment #9 by Blue Thunder28
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 02:47:02 AM
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Finally! YAY!!

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Comment #10 by jtr1gg3r
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 05:00:53 AM
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wtf is tropico? ive heard of it but never really got the concept.

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Comment #11 by kornfan2007
Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 06:31:12 AM
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#10 You play a dictator and run an island. Try to keep everyone happy. You can siphon money into your swiss bank account and even send the army or secret police to kill people for fun. It is great fun and would highly recommend it

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Comment #12 by Armed Infant
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 09:10:37 AM
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Too bad I have to find out about the save glitch the hard way. I'll be starting over from the beginning later today :( so sad because it's a great game otherwise.

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US February 16, 2010

ESRB: Teen
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