Tropico 5 - Waterborne

It’s time to get nautical - the future of Tropico lies on its shores! Harness the vast potential of the sea by constructing waterborne structures around your island.

Tropico 5 - Waterborne


It’s time to get nautical - the future of Tropico lies on its shores! Harness the vast potential of the sea by constructing waterborne structures around your island. Build brand new off-shore alternatives to defense, food, energy, entertainment and even housing – which each come with their own set of opportunities and disadvantages. Organize and coordinate transport to structures like the kelp and oyster farms, construct tidal power plants as an eco-friendly alternative to nuclear power and build gorgeous floating apartments if you’re running out of space on the island!. Launch military submarines to bolster your naval forces or create an exotic bathysphere attraction to compliment your bustling tourist paradise.
The ‘Waterborne’ expansion for Tropico 5 comes with a slew of new gameplay features and enhancements: such as water traffic, larger coastal areas and new events to keep even the most seasoned island rulers on their toes. An all-new campaign spanning 6 epic scenarios, new dialogue and story shows what marine life is all about in the waters of Tropico.
Meet the beloved cast and crew of Tropico 5 once again and experience all-new wacky adventures, outrageous situations and enjoy the trademark cutting sense of political humour.
All the new content and off-shore gameplay mechanics work with existing sandbox maps and multiplayer modes.


  • New campaign and story spanning 6 challenging missions
  • 9 new off-shore buildings and marine vehicles
  • 4 new island maps (also available for sandbox games)
  • 4 new music tracks
  • 2 new avatar costumes
  • 6 new avatar accessories
  • New sandbox tasks and events to go with the waterborne setting

Tropico 5 Ratings & Reviews

  • 47%
    Critics Recommend
  • 76
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Nathan Heller
Tropico 5 cuts out the fat of previous entries and builds upon its strongest features. While the new dynasty system is disappointing, the narrative context provided by eras and world events is outstanding.
by Rob Zacny
7.2 / 10
It's a tropical vacation, always pleasant and relaxing… and one that you're always ready to leave behind.
PC Gamer
by Phil Savage
78 / 100
Not a dramatic reinvention, but still an enjoyable game of construction, economics and election fraud.
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Tropico 5 - Waterborne System Requirements



OSWindows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
OSWindows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8 (64 bit)
Processor2 GHz Dual Core CPU
Processor2.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage4 GB available space
Storage4 GB available space
Direct XVersion 11
Direct XVersion 11
GraphicsGeForce 400 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 4000 or higher, Intel HD 4000 or higher (DirectX 11 hardware support required)
GraphicsGeForce 500 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 5000 or higher
Login Accounts Required
Epic Games
Languages Supported
  • Audio:English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Russian Text: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Russian, Polish
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