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Tropico 5 Game Guide

Tropico 5 Game Guide

Viva la revolucion! In the Tropico 5 Game Guide you will find a lot of useful information that will help you to become the perfect dictator. Tropico 5 is yet another opportunity to play the role of self-appointed ruler of a small island country with great ambitions.

Last update: 11 May 2016

In the Tropico 5 Game Guide you will find a lot of useful information that will help you to become the perfect dictator. Tropico 5 is yet another opportunity to play the role of self-appointed ruler of a small island country with great ambitions. You can prepare either paradise, or hell on earth for the inhabitants of this banana republic. It all depends on how you're going to rule your island. You can try to be like one of those dictators that the US Army wants to abolish in every new "quick war" and hold your position by oppressing your citizens, or care for them like a good uncle, which will make you very popular amongst them. With a wide range of options, you will be able to create capitalism, with factory chimneys towering over the land, or communism, with its slogans. Maybe you will do everything to support your family? Or maybe you will help your citizens by issuing edicts that will increase opportunities and support development? Oppress them using restrictive laws and ubiquitous police and army? Tropico 5 provides all of these options and even more, thanks to the new multiplayer mode. Of course, what is described here, in this game guide, is only a suggestion that can help you in your adventure with ruling a country, but nothing prevents you from using a totally different strategy.

Step 1: Interface

Recommended to beginner players. Provides information about the use of various icons, as the complexity of economy games can be one of their weak points.

Step 2: General information

For people who don't wish to be led by the hand. There are a few points dedicated to each era that will help you to survive them.

Step 3: Earning money

One of the most important chapters. As long as there are mines and farms on the island, it all goes rather smoothly. But every industry building requires trained personnel and you can make real money only on industry. There is also tourism. A description of industry makes the chapter complete.

Step 4: Advancing to another era

Novelty in the game. Nothing is free, you have to work for it. Description of the moments of advancing, the technologies required and the consequences of it.

Step 5: Buildings

Description of buildings along with tips on investing. Each category contains information about which buildings are especially important and which of them you should avoid.

Step 6: Almanac

Chapter devoted to description of the island - from economy through political parties to demography and foreign policy.

Step 7: Dynasty

If you manage your fortune well, your family will be able to retain the El Presidente title for a long time.

Step 8: Edicts

If you want to create laws on the island - this chapter is for you. Edicts are not only new laws, but they may also give more control over citizens, economy or natural resources.

Step 9: Research

Another novelty. This chapter is devoted to the topic of buildings which you should focus on, if you want to earn research points and also what is worth investing in first to ensure a stable development.

Step 10: Constitution

The most important document in the country. Here however, it serves your goals. With constitution, you can control voting tights, the army or even the age of retirement.

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About the Game Guide

Here are the colours used in the guide:

Brown - Buildings

Blue- Research, edicts and eras

Green - Goods

Orange - Interface elements

Black - Others, that don't apply to any of the above categories, such as disasters or decrees.

Additional info

The colour pattern doesn't apply to pictures, on which there is some kind of numbering. In such situation, the colour of the number is the same as on the picture.

About Tropico 5 Game Guide

Author : Dawid "Kthaara" Zgud for

Translator : Marek Cendrzak

last update :

Guide contains : 12 pages, 42 images, 2 maps and annotated illustrations.

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Tropico 5 Video Game

  • genre: Strategy

  • developer: Haemimont Games
  • publisher: Kalypso Media
  • platform: PC, XBOX360, PS4
  • rated: PEGI: Age 16+ / ESRB: Teen

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