You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for your own dynasty. As you move through your years in office you can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power: such as ambassador, commanding general or even Supreme Ruler, to ensure your legacy thrives through the eras. As your influence and wealth grows, so do the threats to your burgeoning island superpower. Can you survive both World Wars, prosper through the Great Depression, rule as an iron-fisted dictator through the Cold War and advance your country to modern times and beyond? From the 19th to the 21st century, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities.
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce GT 545 1.5GB/Radeon HD 5570 1024MB and it should be paired with either a APU A6-3620 Quad Core/Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz CPU to match the Tropico 5 recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. You should also have 4 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 11 GPU. To summarise, Tropico 5 needs around a 9 year old PC to play at recommended settings.