Colonization is a more focused and linear Civilization experience that nevertheless offers the depth and rewards of the classic strategy series.
3 October 2008
Summary: Civilization IV is a grand strategy game in which you build an empire that spans every epoch of human society. Civilization IV: Colonization takes a much narrower approach, challenging you to found a city in the New World, grow it into an economically viable colony, and then forge a new nation by...
Pros: Makes producing and trading commodities fun, You'll plumb new strategic depths on each playthrough, Sweeps you up in revolutionary spirit, Stirring musical score
Cons: Narrow focus makes each playthrough feel familiar, Diverging from standard course is possible, not practical, Trade route interface is not user-friendly
Beyond the Sword is a great expansion pack with a lot to offer for Civ fans.
25 July 2007
Summary: There's a reason why the Civilization series is one of the oldest and most beloved strategy game dynasties you can find on computers today. The addictive turn-based games draw on real-world history and offer open-ended gameplay that lets you conquer the world as a warlord, diplomat, or scientist.
Pros: New and enhanced features add to the core game, Plenty of extra mod content, Additional game options add even more ways to customize your game exactly as you like it
Cons: Interface remains somewhat cluttered and not always clear, New espionage feature doesn't work all that well
Conclusion: Wrap-Up: Civilization IV is a great game for folks who are looking to get into the realm of strategy gaming and for those already familiar with the series. Whatever route you choose to take to victory, this game is prepared to take you there with stunning graphics and addictive game play, so fix...
Excerpt: War, huh? What is it good for? Well, winning games of Civilization IV, actually. Though that's only one of the ways in which you can achieve victory in Sid Meier's latest revision to his classic turn-based strategy.
Excerpt: Civilization IV: Warlords brings new faces into the fray: the Carthaginians, Celts, Koreans, Ottomans, Vikings, and the Zulus are the expansion's new factions and of course with each new race come new leaders like the infamous Hannibal of Carthage and Shaka of the Zulus and old races get new leaders...