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Sid Meier’s Civilization III includes an easier-to-use interface for streamlined management and better control. Civilization IIII: Complete includes: Sid Meier's Civilization III, the highly-addictive journey of discovery, Civilization III: Play the World, the enhanced multiplayer expansion pack, as well as all of the great new civilizations, scenarios, and features from Civilization III: Conquests. Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete provides more ways to explore, more strategies to employ, more modes of play, and more ways to win, all in one box.
Advanced trade system: manage resources, trade routes and spread of technology.
Improved combat options: finer levels of control for enhanced war-making capabilities.
Expanded Scope: New Technologies, Wonders of the World and Great People.
New elements of Culture, Nationality and the Arts: plan a new peaceful pathway to victory.
Active world generator: experience more realistic maps and organic terrain features.
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I asked a lot of times which civ game people think is the best, and I always get more mentions of civ5 (back when civ6 was not even mentioned), so I got civ5 and enjoyed the game, played it few days but somehow it managed to fade away in my library. Back when I was playing civ5 for the first times I had another old PC with Steam on it, and it couldn't run Div5 so I planned to get CivIII (this game) at one point, so here we are, 3 days later and more play time than civ3. I don't really know why or how, but for some weird reason I like CivIII more than the fifth game, it might be because of graphics? I really like the style of civ3, I like how everything looks and somehow it's pleasing to the eye. Civ5 might be fully 3D and stuff do look nice but there's something missing in civ5 from the third game, and even I can't say what. TL;DR CivIII was more addicting than Civ5, prolly because of artstyle (being isometric and all that)
You could be forgiven for thinking Civ V is the best Civ, but III is where it's at! Beautiful 2.5D graphics that still hold up today, legendary soundtrack and insanely addictive gameplay. You sit down and play 15 minutes and when you look outside 4 hours have passed. Time pass so fast with this badass!
So, I am playing this game since it first came out, 15 years ago. It was the first video game that I bought (pretty emotional, right?) so I played tons of hours -and still do. it's really difficult as you increase the AI difficulty, multiplayer community is really active, even after all these years, there is really nothing negative to say about it. It has some holes, like all Civ games - or strategy ones for that matter. I have played IV and V and they were really inferior to it. Maybe better, as far as graphics are concerned, but that's all there is to it. I highly recommend it to casual gamers, it has a lot of depth and you even a ton from it, the "civilopedia" is full of useful accurate information!
This game is pretty hard, i just got it a few weeks ago from a friend. And i have never win a single game against AI even on chieftain level. Maybe its because i just new to this kinda game, i heard someone try to learn for years before really get the hang of it. Unfortunately, this game somehow doesn't have tutorial mode. The only tutorial mode you got is the easy mode. I tried it. First, i played alone without enemy or rival, and then move to easy mode a rival or two. I'd say you should get this if you really want a challenge.
Until this release, Civilization was a respectable franchise, but didn't have much to compete with. This is the first truly great game in my opinion. It adds a huge amount of depth to the franchise, looks amazing, and there are so many different things you can do with different civilizations. It's overshadowed by later releases, but it was astounding and is still good.
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