Summary: It's a fun game. Though now everything is online, once you install, you still have to create an online account and it will keep updating version for you. The game has some bugs, as seen in the blog. I was able to go around it to play most of it.
Summary: I'm very happy with the product. You save a load of money since it costs nearly twice as much from steam. Don't expect much DLC though, it comes with a few extra countries and none of the expansions.
Summary: This is the worse piece of software I have ever bought. I have had other copies of Civilization and they were fun to play. This copy relies on something called Steam. It is not a normal install. You have to go through this web site to get the program.