Summary: I have Civ 5 on a windows machine. I thought Civ IV (on the Mac) would be similar and I thought $15 would be worth it. It is not! The game looks primitive in comparison! I wish I had not wasted my money by buying this outdated game.
Giovanna Mealer "Professional Life Coach| Cer..., Amazon
20 September 2010
Summary: The Civilization games of before never locked up like this package did. One I added this, my computer went berzerk! I haven't been able to remove it from the programs list either. Something is seriously wrong with it. I tried contacting the software manufacturer but they don't talk with the consumer. That's bad customer service in my opinion. The problem started after enough time elapsed on Amazon so I could not return it here. It's junk.
Summary: I have been playing Sid's Civilization since day one ... I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every new release. However, Civilization IV is, plain and simple, lame! I hate it. The interface looks like a little kid game and it just feels terrible. The tech tree is far too over-cluttered now. As soon as I developed a religion and saw the separate temples for each religion, I exited and uninstalled it. Too much can sometimes be a bad thing ...
A great game, but beware of a problem with the GOLD edition
13 April 2009
Summary: This is one of the greatest games of all time. But beware of a problem with the gold edition. Inside the box is a highly abridged manual that says on the cover 'complete manual on disc 3'. Well, no there isn't. I called the publishers support line and was told there were no manuals on the cd's and I should google it. The only thing I found was some pirate sites. Great.
Summary: Even with the latest patch from Aspyr this game was unplayable for me. It crashed (requiring a reboot) every 10 minutes. During those 10 minutes the game seemed like it would be fun, but it was simply too frustrating to try to play through the crashes.
Summary: I was extremely disappointed in Civ IV compared to Civ II and III. Civ IV plays extremely differently than its previous versions. Did Sid have a conversion experience because Civ IV seems to be all about religion? I bought my computer a year ago and it wasn't a bare-bones model but the videos are choppy and the graphics are awful. So unless you have spent thousands of dollars on a sports car of computers, don't waste your money on this one.
Terrible, until Aspyr starts to support this game...
Anthony Saurini, Amazon
28 January 2008
Summary: Im going to start by saying that the Mac port compared to the windows version is ok at best. What I am truly frustrated by is the lack of support Aspyr is placing in its software. I bought this game with the intention of playing multiplayer with my friends, all of which own PC's and were able to buy the gold edition for half what I payed. Regardless, I put up the absorbent amount of money for this three year old game and attempted to play multiplayer with my friends.