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Category Description User Score
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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 4.0

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Because of the much-improved truly 3D graphics engine, the graphics can lag on slower video cards when scrolling around the island. In fact, I wouldn’t play this game with the minimum requirements at all, unless you turn the graphics settings down to bare minimum. Other than that, the only “flaw” that I can think of is that I can easily spend 12 hours or more in a row in front of this game, stopping only to eat and for restroom breaks!
80 (Aug 10, 2010)
Absolute Power est une extension incontournable pour tous ceux qui ont été conquis par Tropico 3. La formule de base, toujours aussi convaincante, s'enrichit d'un nouveau contenu et de nouvelles fonctionnalités qui renouvellent suffisamment le gameplay. Plus variés et plus complexes (mais aussi plus drôles !), les objectifs de missions proposent enfin un challenge suffisamment relevé pour vous tenir collé à l'écran de longues heures durant.
GameSpot (May 28, 2010)
Absolute Power keeps the Tropico 3 party going. Nothing revolutionary can be found here when it comes to game design, but all the offbeat new islands, new buildings, and other extras do a great job of extending and improving the core experience. There is also a ton of content in the lengthy campaign scenarios, which should occupy virtual dictators for at least 20 hours--which isn't entirely positive, as this running time exposes the lack of new music and the tiny smattering of new radio prattle from a whiny revolutionary named Betty Boom. Still, even with the repetitive tunes and dialogue, consider this expansion a must for anybody who enjoyed the original game's take on tropical tyranny.
GameStar (Germany) (May 12, 2010)
Absolute Power ist weniger eine Erweiterung von Tropico 3 als viel mehr eine Optimierung. Und das meine ich durchaus positiv. Die neuen Missionen spielen sich nicht grundlegend anders als die alten, sind aber viel witziger. Die zusätzlichen Gebäude und Erlasse erfordern kein Umdenken, aber durchaus mehr Nachdenken. Am besten gefallen mir aber die zahlreichen kleinen Bedienungsverbesserungen, die das komplexe Zusammenspiel von Städtebau, Wirtschaft und Politik deutlich nachvollziehbarer machen. Ein klasse Aufbauspiel wird so noch besser.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Jun 25, 2010)
Een leuke uitbreiding met moeilijkere en hilarische campagnemissies, maar de minpunten van het origineel zijn niet wegwerkt.