Take the reigns of a banana republic, and shape your island nation in practically any way you like. Whether you"ve always wanted to create an utopian paradise or a ruthless dictatorship, prepare yourself to go anywhere your imagination leads in this updated collection of games from the highly acclaimed Tropico series. Combine the classic gameplay of an empire builder with a healthy dose of Latin American political intrigue and bundle it up in an easy-to-learn, hard to master, utterly addictive package and welcome to TROPICO ? where YOU RULE! As the newly installed dictator of an obscure Caribbean island, you will need to build a path of progress for a nation mired in poverty, civil unrest, and infighting. Oh, and uhh ? you?ll also need to stash a few million in your Swiss bank account just in case you need to take early retirement. Next, deal with the disastrous effects of tropical weather in the form of hurricanes and tropical storms, hoof-and-mouth disease, and red tide in TROPICO ? PARADISE ISLAND. Such disasters can translate into both economic and human losses. Fragile buildings crumble, crops are lost and morale decreases. As the illustrious leader El Presidente, restore the island?s beauty and the people?s faith in you! Then journey to TROPICO 2 ? PIRATE COVE as you thieve, plunder and raid your way to a life of riches on a hidden Caribbean island as you encounter some of history?s most infamous sea dogs (Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, and Black Bart to a name a few) Rule peacefully or with an iron fist, the choice is entirely yours in this unique and award-winning `Sim` anthology as you guide your island paradise through over 60 challenging scenarios in all!