Tropico 6 is finally available on Mac

by | Jul 5, 2019 | Simulation

After a few months in development hell, Tropico 6 is finally available for Mac.

Tropico 6 is a dictatorship simulation where you get to be either a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman as you shape the fate of your very own banana republic. Think SimCity, but in a tropical island.

First released for Windows in March 2019, Tropico 6 faced some last-minute issues on MacOS. For this reason, the game was delayed for several months. Limbic Entertainment, the new team in charge, finally resolved them and officially released Tropico 6 for Mac on June 28, 2019.

Tropico 6 Mac featured

As always, each new Tropico entry comes with a laundry list of new features, but the main highlight is the ability to play on large archipelagos for the first time ever. You’ll be able to build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure.

But the team over at Limbic – best know for the Might & Magic Heroes series – had even bigger plans: They decided to scrap the old engine in favor of Unreal Engine 4. Because of it, “everything is simulated,” according to narrative and cinematic designer Johannes Pfeifer.

Will this be enough to place Tropico 6 among the finest simulations on Mac?

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Everything you need to know about Tropico 6 on Mac

With a 78 Metascore and 89% Very Positive reviews on Steam, it’s safe to say Tropico 6 is a solid choice for simulation and strategy fans.

Tropico 6 Mac Metacritic

In fact, Shack News went as far as to say that:

Tropico 6 is the best game I’ve played all year. Simply put, strategy game fans owe it to themselves to check out Tropico 6.

On top of the archipelagos and new infrastructures, Tropico 6 also features:

  • World wonders and monuments that can be stolen
  • Customizable palaces
  • A revised research system
  • Election speeches
  • Online multiplayer for up to 4 players
  • And more!

Bottom line: If you’re looking for a new simulation or strategy game to play on Mac, Tropico 6 is for you.

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Game★ Best OverallBest for MacBookBest Value
GenreCity-builderLife simulationRPG simulation
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89

Our rating★★★★★
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★★★★★
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Low

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Tropico 6 Mac requirements: Can you run it?

These are the game’s official Mac requirements:

  • 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 10.14
  • CPU: 3 GHz  Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Disk Space: 150 GB
  • Video Card:  2 GB video card AMD Radeon Rx560 Pro, Nvidia Geforce GTX775 or better

As you can see, Tropico 6 on Mac is quite demanding. And taking into account the bugs they had to deal with, you should stay away from it unless your Mac meets the minimum requirements.

Tropico 6 Mac gameplay

Proper tests performed on supported machines will follow soon. Stay tuned.

Tropico 6 Mac download

You can download Tropico 6 from most digital stores, including Humble Bundle and Steam, for $49.99.

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3 Comments
  1. Tom

    I am currently playing Tropico 4 Fruty Business.

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    • Jim Mcdonald

      The mac version is not built for any mac out on the market right now so don’t waste your time or money. I tried to play it on my old mac and had hopes for it on my new mac book pro 13 but no joy. Thanks Limbic you sucked all the joy out of playing this game. Well done. This is just a high end PC game that they tried, unsuccessfully to adapt to the mac environment.

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      • woody188

        Yes, I had hoped that my Macbook Pro would be enough (Mid-2015 15″ Retina, 2.8Ghz i7, 16GB, Intel Iris Pro, 256GB SSD) but alas, it does not run. Just the startup video then a blank white screen no options to even tone down the graphics, and Limbic just says it doesn’t meet minimums so you’re SOL.

        Use this same Macbook for Cities Skylines and it runs just fine so I guess I’ll stick with that and wait for a newer Mac.

        Guess I should have just waited for the PS4/Xbox release.

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