Tropico 5 is a construction management simulation game in which players will build cities on a small island. Players will manage their island and government through four different eras, from the colonial era, to World Wars, the Cold War and the present day. The game also features a co-operative game mode and competitive multiplayer mode for play with up to four players. In it players will have the choice to work together or against each other. Game play elements include research, exploration, trading, diplomacy and much more.