Frankengamer "You don’t often find city building sims infused with a political flavour but the Tropico series isn’t like other games. I’ve been hooked since the Gathering of Developers released the original back in 2001. Combining addictive tycoon style gameplay with a Caribbean island backdrop during the Cold War was genius. It offered a satirical look at the Capitalist and Communist meddling in banana republics and it was great fun. It was also the kind of odd mixture that you couldn’t imagine risk-averse publishers green lighting. The latest release is Tropico 4: Modern Times which is essentially an expansion pack for Tropico 4."