- Extended game timeline beyond the Cold War era into the 21st century and near future.
- 30 new buildings including skyscrapers, housing, and resource buildings such as borehole mines, organic ranches and biofarms.
- The ability to "modernize" obsolete buildings.
- 10 new "Modern Times" edicts.
- New single player campaign including 12 scenarios.
- Space exploration projects that can benefit you in various ways.
- A timeline feature to study Tropico's history, see what historical events will happen in the future, and unlock advanced buildings at particular dates.
"Tropico 4: Modern Times Expansion Pack Release Date and Details". G4. Retrieved March 2012.