It's OK... if you've never played Civilization before.
24 July 2011
Summary: Most of the reviews are correct, this version made changes for the worse. Simple things, like creating armies, were taken out of the game. I spent over an hour trying to take over a city and was still unsuccessful. Where as in the previous version it would have taken 5 minutes with an army. The fun left the game. If you don't know what your missing, you may enjoy the game. The graphics are great and the game looks beautiful, but the game play is not there.
Summary: I'm glad I waited to buy this one used because it's certainly not worth the original asking price. First off, if you've played Civ 3, you've already seen everything fun about Civ 4. If you got bored of Civ 3 and stopped playing, you will find yourself bored during your first game. Secondly, it just feels incredibly slow and boring. Cities take thousands of years to grow to a decent size, the AI makes no sense, the maps and interface are clunky, etc.
Summary: I have Civ 4 and some expansions running under Win XP and I seldom finish games becase they crash leaving a 16 color lo res screen. The game is still fun and I find it addictive but I don't see many improvments over past versions. The graphics are different. I do like the increase in wonders and other special projects. I find religon a marginal improvment and is often a distraction.
Summary: I've played all incarnations of the Civ game and I really have to say that they never change. They never improve. They never evolve. This game might have been fun 10 years ago, but now its just a boring, nonsensical waste of time and money. So disappointing. Civ 2 was a better, funner game by far.
Summary: I am a Monarch-ranked Civ III player and have played quite a few of the mods with pleasure. So I was very excited to move up to Civ IV but find the game unplayable. People play Civilization games for the strategic thought required - not for the visual stimulation. With that said, my PC is an average 2007 work house and Civ IV runs terrible. It is slow. I often have to have a book or magazine with me to distract myself while I wait between 45 and 90 seconds between turns.
Summary: i loved playing civilization when i was a kid but omg all this time has passed and instead of using the technology they really moved back in time. the scenario in this game is so awfull that there is no way you can enjoy it. There are not a lot of improvements and the game is very stupid! definatly not worth the money.
Summary: I believe that I am missing a part of the civiv game. It is my understanding that I am supposed to have two discs, I only have one. I wrote a note earlier and as yet have recieved no reply. Can you help?