All hail El Presidente! The proud nation of Tropico is now in your hands and badly in need of modernisation!

As the freshly elected leader of an underdeveloped Caribbean island with untapped resources and enormous potential, hopes are high that you will deliver Tropico into the glorious future its people deserve. The opportunities are boundless in this humorous city-builder with a political twist.

Develop and manage every aspect of Tropico, from its roads, buildings and people, to its military, trade and foreign policies.

Transform Tropico into the country you want it to be: a booming tourist paradise, an industrial powerhouse, a police state, or all three!

Recount elections, calm unruly elements, manage public opinion and reward your loyal followers…

Exercise complete control with an intuitive touch interface and gameplay mechanics designed and refined for mobile gaming.

Get the keys to power with one simple payment and no in-app purchases.

This game requires iOS 12 and just under 3GB of space to install.

Supported iPads:

• iPad mini (5th generation, 2019)
• iPad Air (3rd generation, 2019)
• iPad (5th generation, 2017)
• iPad (6th generation, 2018)
• iPad Pro (1st generation: 9.7", 12.9")
• iPad Pro (2nd generation: 10.5", 12.9")
• iPad Pro (3rd generation: 11", 12.9")

Supported iPhones:

• iPhone SE
• iPhone 6S/6S Plus
• iPhone 7/7 Plus
• iPhone 8/8 Plus
• iPhone X
• iPhone XS/XS Max
• iPhone XR

Copyright © 2019 Kalypso Media Group GmbH. Tropico is a registered trademark of Kalypso Media Group GmbH. All rights reserved. Developed for and published on iOS by Feral Interactive Ltd. Apple, the Apple logo and iOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Feral and the Feral logo are trademarks of Feral Interactive Ltd. All other logos, copyrights and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

• Adds support for the iPhone 6S and later (see description for full list of supported iPhones)
• Adds iPhone-specific UI and the ability to minimise certain panels
• Players can now closely monitor up to 12 citizens using El Presidente's Watchlist
• Adds Screenshot Mode, allowing players to hide the UI
• Fixes a number of minor issues

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
487 Ratings

487 Ratings

DBleeze ,

Excellent adaptation for iPad

This has become one of, if not my favorite games on iPad. If you are into simulation city builders this is a must own. The graphics are console quality and the touch controls are spot on. It is a rarity when a PC game comes to iOS and you are not hindered by touch controls. If anything, I feel they enhance this game. The game play is fun and there is a lot of replay value here.

I have read a lot about crashing and losing saved game data but I have not experienced any of this. I am playing on a brand new iPad Pro 12.9” with the A12x chip so this may have something to do with it. Also, recent updates are aimed at these issues.

The only issue I see is battery drain. If I am playing for longer than 30 minutes I will usually have to plug my iPad into power but this is to be expected with such a graphics intense game. I am pretty surprised they were able to pull this off at all (although I shouldn’t be after seeing what Feral Interactive has done with Tomb Raider on Mac). Great job bringing excellent games to Mac and iOS. Can’t wait to see what is next!

AlaskaDaveAK ,

Fantastic port! Great additions

Feral have brought Trópico mobile! This is the classic game we all love but Feral have made some fantastic additions to ease gameplay and make the overall game more intuitive. These additions relate to things like making roads, adding upgrades to buildings, overall construction, overall demolishing and keeping the flow of your island nice and fine-tuned! The game has the same menus but the UI has been updated for ease of use on the iPad, while also allowing builders quick access to everything they need to keep their island growing! The addition of Architect Mode is amazing, and really makes building on the iPad easy and fun. The graphics have kept the older fun Haemimont style but Feral have added depth and saturation to the beautiful colors. This is exactly how you port an older game into the technology of 2018! Thank you, I’ve never clicked “BUY” faster 😁

Cab29538 ,

Great port dated game

I give this game a 5 star because feral deserves it for how well they did porting this over. The touch controls are great and the game runs buttery smooth on the latest iPad non pro. That being said it’s basically a port of Tropico 3 which with the recent pc release of tropico 6 is now starting to really show its age. Building selection is limit like it was in the original 3 and the lack of eras gives little to strive for once your economy is humming along. I do hope feral decides to make some dlc with additional buildings in the future.
All that being said tropico has always filled a cool niche between city builder, island, economy, and dictator sim and feral deserves credit for taking a risk on porting this game to mobile, especially in this era of pay to win mobile gaming.


Feral Interactive Ltd
2.5 GB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (7th generation).


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Copyright © 2018 Kalypso Media Group GmbH. Tropico is a registered trademark of Kalypso Media Group GmbH. All rights reserved. Developed for and published on iPad by Feral Interactive Ltd.


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