Sid Meier's Civilization® IV Complete
"While the game hasn't lost any depth or detail, every aspect of the design has been streamlined to make it easier for new players to jump in and less monotonous for veterans. Die-hard fans will definitely find that the game offers up so much more variety this time around." - IGN.com
"Fundamentally, this is a much-improved version of the same Civ games we've all been playing and desperately trying to put down for years. And that's far from a bad thing. In fact, it's an awesome thing." - Gamespot.com
Sid Meier's Civilization IV is the ultimate strategy game, offering players the chance to lead their chosen nation from the dawn of man through the space age and become the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Civilization IV: The Complete Edition includes the original strategy classic, plus all two expansion packs and the standalone game Colonization in one box, for an incredible value.
THE COMPLETE CIVILIZATION® IV GAME EXPERIENCE
Play at your own pace:
Turn-based gameplay means you can take your time and think about your next strategic move.
Original music compositions, plus narration by Leonard Nimoy.
Sid Meier's Civilization IV
The Strategy Classic:
Includes the multiple game of the year award winner that started the series. Rule throughout time and create your legacy in this landmark game.
3D Living World:
Detailed environments where animals roam and smoke billows from small huts, set in a vibrant and colorful world.
Great People, Holy Cities, missionaries, variable game scales, new land, sea and air units, and loads of new civics.
Warlords Expansion Pack
New Leaders & Civilizations:
More of history's greatest military leaders including Shaka, Wang Kon and Augustus Caesar, plus six all-new civilizations.
Great new person unit - the Warlord! Change the course of history through military might
Eight new scenarios including Alexander's Conquests, the Rise of Rome, Genghis Khan and more!
Beyond The Sword Expansion Pack
The Biggest Civ Expansion Ever:
A massive increase of 10 civilizations, 64 buildings, 11 scenarios, 5 wonders, 6 technologies, corporations, brand new espionage system and expanded trade routes.
Scenarios: Expect The Unexpected:
11 additional scenarios include settling new worlds in Final Frontier, battling zombies in Afterworld, conquering medieval Western Europe in Charlemagne and more.
Found your own corporation and spreads its influence as another tool to gain control over the world.
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization
Classic Game Design:
The strategy classic Colonization is rebuilt with beautifully improved visuals, while retaining the famous addictive gameplay and endless fun that are synonymous with Sid Meier games.
Establish A New Nation:
Play as the English, Spanish, French or Dutch and journey to a brave new world in search of freedom from your oppressive homeland.
Multiplayer Offers Tons Of Replay:
Compete with friends from all over the world via the Internet and Play by Email modes or compete locally via the Hotseat and LAN modes, offering endless ways to conquer the New World.
Greatest turn based strategy game of all time.jackyboi1014 | June 16, 2013 | See all jackyboi1014's reviews »
This is my first experience of Civilisation and I'm impressed. I love the 'Great Person' feature and the Golden Ages. There are some excellent unique units and buildings - I always play as Peter The Great because Cossacks give me a distinct advantage over Cavalry in the middle part of the game. There are some excellent wonders to build as well.
Always save the Globe Theatre and National Park wonders until the end of the game when you'll have a large population (my biggest city had a population of 40) ! My only gripe is a complaint I would also level against games such as Rise of Nations : at the end of the game the original uniqueness of the different civs has disappeared and every civ is pretty much the same. I suppose this is realistic though.
Also, micromanagement can get a bit tedious when you have 30 or 40 cities. However, this is a game that I'll come back to time and time again because it has plenty of depth and every game is different. I wish there were more old school PC games in development. We can only hope. Another winner from Sid Meier.
Great Empire building strategywildster30 | May 31, 2013 | See all wildster30's reviews »
One of the best empire building strategy games I have ever played, an all over great experience with very low requirements so pretty much any PC can run it (I have a 5 year old bottom of the range laptop that can still run Civ 4 smoothly). Definitely worth a go
Never grows oldroberz | May 13, 2013 | See all roberz's reviews »
Definately my favourite among the series. Have been playing on and off for about 2 years now and I'm still as hooked as ever. When it comes to hardware it's rather friendly as you don't need a high-end system to enjoy it, but as always it's prefferable for a smoother ride.
With the gold edition and it's exp's you'll have more than enough civ's to play around with, all with a unique feel, no game really feels like the next one if you're willing to go outside of your comfort zone.
I'm amazed, well worth every penny!
Better than Civ V! Expect to be amazed.Greynor | April 25, 2013 | See all Greynor's reviews »
I picked this up at retail about a year ago. It is the best game I have played in years. It beats Civilization V in so many ways. There is no lag, and you can play in a variety of game modes. An awesome game for all gamers of all ages.
Same addictive Civ action!chivshiv | March 3, 2013 | See all chivshiv's reviews »
I'm not exactly on the cutting edge of computer games, so last week when I decided it was time to splurge on a new game, I decided to go for an old standby. I'm glad I did. My most recent experience with the Civilization franchise was with Civ 3 many years ago, so I have been pleasantly surprised by the updates in Civ 4. The graphics are obviously much improved, the interface is slicker and a bit easier to use, and there is a bit more depth in the game play. The changes are minor, however. Anyone familiar with the previous versions of the game will be able to jump right in with only a few visits to the Civilopedia to look up new aspects of game play or units.
I have an old (2007) 2.4GHZ Core Duo Macbook with 4MB RAM and one of the GMA X3100 graphics cards, and the game runs great. The graphics look nice and I haven't had any freezes or hiccups.
Anyway, a great version of an old friend. Happy conquering!