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Tropico 5 gets Steam Workshop support, goes on sale

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Tropico 5

Tropico 5, the parodically political city builder, has been updated with Steam Workshop support. Now you, the people, can work collectively to improve the land for the benefit of each other—thus proving that communism works.*

The Workshop allows new maps and missions to be downloaded. There isn't much of value there at the moment, but it'd be nice to see the game attract a solid community of creators.

Two new bits of DLC have also been released. The first is a free map-pack, containing five new sandbox and multiplayer maps. The second, called T-Day, adds a new scenario tasking you with shooting the greatest movie of all time. Hopefully not by kidnapping foreign film stars.

Finally, the full Tropico series is currently on sale. There are some great discounts there, with Tropico 5 reduced by 65% and Tropico 4—which is still probably your best bet if you're new to the series—available for under $5/£4.

*This is a joke. I shouldn't have to point this out, but this is the internet that we're on.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.