Tropico 5 is based on a simulation genre that challenges players to manage and construct entire cities. This game has elements of realism such as historic timelines that correlate to colonial times in the United States and World War II. Players have the chance to build entire nations on remote islands. Real infrastructure is built in a typical city building fashion. Homes, businesses, bridges, roads and much more are part of this simulation game. Depending upon the selected era, the cities can take advantage of the latest technology such as railroads, electricity and airplanes. A dynasty mode essentially allow players to create rulers of various titles such as president and ambassadors. As the name implies, Tropico 5 is based on a tropical setting that is presented well with beautiful three dimensional graphics which realistically simulate palm trees, beaches and more.