Brush up on your speech-writing skills and get set to shape the political and economic future of a small island nation, because the Tropico 4 demo is here. The playable demo includes the tutorial and one mission from the main campaign to give you a taste of what to expect when the game is released on September 1st. We can almost guarantee it'll be less depressing than what's happening with real life politics.

Ready to become leader? You can download the Tropico 4 demo right here. System requirements are shown after the jump.

Tropico 4 System Requirements

Minimum

OS: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista / 7 (32 or 64-bit)
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 (Geforce 6600 or higher, Radeon X1600-Series), 256 MB, DirectX 9.0c
DirectX: 9.0c
Sound: DirectX compatible


Recommended

OS: Windows Vista / 7 (32 or 64-bit)
Processor: 2 GHz Quad Core CPU
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 (Geforce 8800 or higher, Radeon HD4000-Series or higher), 512 MB, DirectX 9.0c
DirectX: 9.0c
Sound: DirectX compatible

This article was originally published on Joystiq.