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Civilisation IV

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Released
08 November 2005
Format
PC
Developer
Firaxis

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Civilisation IV
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One of the most famous and enduring series in gaming history, Civilization has charmed millions of players since Sid Meier’s classic first hit PCs in 1990. But in going back to the drawing board and tweaking some basic features, the developers have created one of the best turn-based strategy games ever unleashed.

Although the game doesn’t alter the pure Civilization experience – with players still attempting to rule the world, starting with the Stone Age and continuing right through to the Space Age – the action has been tweaked to make it more satisfying and realistic; the combat, for example, is deeper and gives more advanced forces a definite advantage over primitive armies, while a new border system also allows for more defensive and methodical gameplay as the constant threat of ambush has been removed.

The addition of religion to the mix also brings an extra layer of strategy to the proceedings, helping players in a hurry to rapidly expand their burgeoning empire, and with a host of head-to-head options such as play-by-email, internet and LAN play, Civilization IV is a worthy addition to the series and one of 2005’s most fiendishly addictive titles.


Reviewed by David McComb

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RE: Civilisation IV

Nothing beats starting a new game, going into Worldbuilder and giving yourself a tank! ... More

Posted by wiggis at 10:28, 23 February 2006 | Report This Post


RE: Civilisation IV

Civ 4 is just as fiendishly addictive as all it's previous incarnations! Brilliant stuff. Whilst I had a few issues getting the game to install the Civ Fanatics Forums were most helpful in telling where I was going wrong... I advise anyone having problems starting this brilliant game to check the following link out!   forums.civfanatics.com/ ... More

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Posted by clownfoot at 02:34, 27 January 2006 | Report This Post


RE: Civilisation IV

Oooo thats a tough one with all the problems that players are having with it NOT WORKING dont think meany people will be rating it to high, which is a shame because civ 2 is a fantastic game 3 was a dissapointment and i couldnt play civ 4 for about 2 weeks after i brought it untill thay had relesed a patchsp; ... More

Posted by big_al at 19:11, 23 January 2006 | Report This Post



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