Tropico 2: Pirate Cove
If You Hang around coves, then you're either a pirate, a smuggler, or a privileged English schoolchild having a jolly, dandelion and burdock-fuelled adventure.
Tropico 2: Pirate's Cove takes the management themes of the original game, and adds the familiar twist of being all cool and evil. (Which makes it a good month for cheapskates who get off on lording it up over AI routines.)
Pirate's Cove isn't a huge leap from the original, using the same engine for a "dated, even for 2003" feel. But that means you can run it on a cheap laptop, which is great - more people should spend their commute overseeing a backwards economy of seafaring plunder and establishing a black market.
As far as strategy and scope are concerned, Pirate's Cove is more limited than its predecessor, mainly because of its piratical theme. The original game could have you specialising in tourism -and pirates have, throughout the years, been consistently indifferent to the tourist industry.
If you're happy with trading a sense of choice for those cool hankies, Tropico 2 still has plenty of depth and gameplay that hasn't walked the plank.
Download Tropico 2: Pirate Cove
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP