Summary: Like many people around the world I played the original DOS version of Colonization and loved it. And the new version is exactly what it says on the tin, a pretty up to date version of the original game using the Civ4 engine.
Summary: This remake of Colonization comes pretty close to recapturing the brilliance of the original. Colonization took trade and resource management to a level more complex and more fun than any other strategy game before or since. Thankfully that's back and barely altered.
Summary: Installed as usual ..no problem ...except for a shortage of a desktop shortcut,so annoyingingly have to fire up through disc drive... as for the game, jury is still out on that, beginning to enjoy it after quite a few hours of play, like someone has said previously as an old Civ and Colonisation...
Summary: This game is superior to the original in a lot ways, but in others it is not. However, there are mods available for the single player game which make it brilliant, such as the mod age of discovery 2. The multiplayer is good and hopefully will be modded soon by the community.
Summary: I wasnt even aware this was coming out until I stumbled on it in Zavvi. So, it was kind of an impulse buy. I loved the orginal which I had for my Commodore Amiga, so an update was an exciting prospect.
Summary: The original game was half finished but the modding comunity were more than up to the job. Buy the game if only to play age of discovery II or age of further discovery from civfanatics. It fixes so many of the half baked game mechanics.
With a bit of patience and giving it a chance it can be a really good game
B. Cotterill, Amazon
28 May 2009
Summary: Overall a good strong strategic game that takes a bit of time to get to grips with but can be very enjoyable. Civilization fans watch out as this is quite a different experience but you could still find this an enjoyable one.