Tropico 6

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Tropico 6
Tropico 6 cover.jpg
Developer(s)Limbic Entertainment[a]
Publisher(s)Kalypso Media
Designer(s)Andreas Reißner
Knut Arnold
Marcus Cool
Leonard Tetzlaff
Writer(s)Chris Bateman
Richard Boon
Composer(s)Dynamedion
SeriesTropico
EngineUnreal Engine 4
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
macOS
Linux
SteamOS
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Release
  • Windows, macOS, Linux
  • March 29, 2019
  • PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • September 27, 2019
  • Nintendo Switch
  • November 6, 2020
Genre(s)Construction and management simulation, government simulation
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Tropico 6 is a construction, management and political simulation game in the Tropico series, developed by Limbic Entertainment, published by Kalypso Media, and announced at E3 2017.[1] Originally intended for a 2018 release, Tropico 6 was released on Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux in March 2019, and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2019.[2][3] On March 30, 2020, it was announced that the game would released for Nintendo Switch in November 2020.

Gameplay[edit]

As in the other games in the series, the player assumes the role of "El Presidente", the leader of the Caribbean island nation of Tropico. Similarly to Tropico 5, there are four eras: The Colonial era, the World Wars era, the Cold War era, and the modern era. Unlike previous games in the series, where Tropico consisted of only one island, Tropico 6 allows players to build on an archipelago of smaller islands, allowing players to build bridges (in the World Wars era and later) from their starting island to the other islands in the chain.[4] According to senior content designer Johannes Pfeiffer, Tropico 6 will have "fully simulated" citizens, where the actions of El Presidente's government towards the citizenry could have an effect on productivity, and possibly even result in a revolt.[5] In addition to customizing their own El Presidente (as either male or female), players can also customize the presidential palace.[6]

Reception[edit]

The game received a "generally favorable" rating from critics on the aggregating review website Metacritic; the PC version received a rating of 78/100 based on 62 reviews. It received "mixed or average" ratings from users on the aggregating review website Metacritic; the PC version received a rating of 6.6 based on 113 reviews.[7] Tropico 6 was the fastest-selling game in the franchise, with the revenue it generated being 50% higher than that of Tropico 5's debut.[8]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2017 Gamescom Awards Best Booth Award Nominated [9]
Best Strategy Game Nominated
2019 The Game Awards 2019 Nominated [10]
2020 New York Game Awards Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game Nominated [11]
NAVGTR Awards Game, Simulation Nominated [12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo Switch version ported by Independent Arts Software.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Makuch, Eddie (12 June 2017). "E3 2017: Tropico 6 Revealed For PS4, Xbox One, And PC With First Trailer". GameSpot. Retrieved 14 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Beckhelling, Imogen (16 July 2019). "Tropico 6 finally sets console release date". Eurogamer. Retrieved 16 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Hellwig, Simon (8 January 2019). "Open Letter to the Tropico Community". Kalypso Blog. Retrieved 8 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Good, Owen S. (30 September 2018). "Tropico 6: A familiar getaway that's anything but a vacation". Polygon. Retrieved 4 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Good, Owen S. (15 April 2018). "Tropico 6 preview: 'Fully simulated' Tropicans complicate El Presidente's job". Polygon. Retrieved 4 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Boudreau, Ian (26 August 2018). "Tropico 6 is a 'greatest hits' of El Presidente's questionable career". PCGamesN. Retrieved 4 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Tropico 6 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 10, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Minotti, Matt (3 April 2019). "Tropico 6's launch was 50% stronger than Tropic 5's debut". VentureBeat. Retrieved 7 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Khan, Zubi (21 August 2017). "Gamescom 2017 Award Nominees". CGM. Retrieved 25 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Winslow, Jeremy (19 November 2019). "The Game Awards 2019 Nominees Full List". GameSpot. Retrieved 25 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Sheehan, Gavin (2 January 2020). "The New York Game Awards Announces 2020 Nominees". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 5 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "2019 Nominees". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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