The Tradition of Civilization Continues
The New World lies before you with all its peril, promise and infinite possibility. Your colonists anxiously follow you to shore. The treasures of an entire continent await you.
Finally, the much-anticipated follow-up to Civilization is here! Sid Meier's Colonization takes you into the Colonial Era to discover, explore and colonize vast territories that promise both danger and reward.
Play one of four colonial powers as you set sail to discover the New World. Explore new lands and strategically plant your first colony. Direct its growth, manage its resources and establish lucrative trade routes. Balance economics, political and military strategy to create your own powerful nation.
But beware of your enemies! Angry natives and rival powers can encroach upon your territory. You'll have to overcome your foes with superior military strategy and wily diplomacy. Only then can you launch your revolution and declare your independence.
Colonization, The newest strategy game from Sid Meier continues the great tradition of Civilization.
Manage your growth, development and trade to create a powerful nation.
Pit your strategic skills against Colonization's advanced artificial intelligence.
Play either the French, English, Dutch or Spanish colonial powers each with distinct characteristics and political situations.
Customize your games and choose your own level of difficulty so you never play the same game twice.
Discover and explore the Americas or create your own scenario with a random map generator Same design principles and interface as award-winning Civilization, making game play easy and fun.
Bonus soundtrack included!
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Sid Meier's Colonization was originally released in 1994 and is a turn based strategy about the colonization of the New World from 1492 and the next 350 years. You choose to play as either France, England, Spain, or the Netherlands with each nation having unique abilities and you can choose to use either a randomized version of the New World or one modeled after America. The computer plays as the other nations and as eight different native groups. The gameplay will have you attempting to gain resources, link colonies with land and sea routes, fighting rivals, and attempting to acquire different industrial and social advances. An enjoyable game but more outdated than some of Sid Meier's other games as you can find a lot of other turn based strategy games.
I have many fond memories of this game. Even with it's imperfections, it is a solid trading game with decent turn-based combat and good (though sometimes frustrating) diplomacy with the homeland, other nations and various Native tribes. Each country has its advantages and these advantages will likely have a significant impact on how you trade the game. This means the game has great replay value and, for slightly older gamers such as myself, huge nostalgic value. Also you can choose to play on a real New World map or a randomly generated map, which is a great feature. If you're into turn-based games with a good balance between trade and combat, it's pretty hard to beat colonization.
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