Feast your eyes on a whirlwind tour of two centuries in Tropico 5

Tropico 5 gameplay

Tropico 5 is out now; here’s our Topico 5 review.

The banana republic city-builder, Tropico, is returning this year with its fifth installment. Welcome back, El Presidente. 

I does look a little bit like a slightly shinier Tropico 4, which looked like a slightly shinier Tropico 3, but underneath the wee visual upgrade there’s been a lot of expansion. Feast your eyes on the first gameplay trailer below. 

The broader period, from 1800 to 2028, will no doubt bring with it new challenges, as Tropicans deal with the colonial period and the brave new world of the future. I look forward to ruling over my island with an iron first, crafting a 200-year-long nightmarish dystopia. That’s a long time to rule for, so it’s a good thing El Presidente has a family and heirs to groom for the seat at the head of the table.

Along with the expanded scope, there’s an advanced trading system, scientific research and, curiously, competitive and cooperative multiplayer. You’ll be able to compete both economically and using aggressive force, which is a first for the city-building series.