Reviews and Problems with Sid Meier's Civilization III
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One of the Best Games Ever!
Philip Grabenhorst, Amazon
31 March 2014
Summary: I had had this game for PC several years ago, and loved it. So, when I found that it was the only Civ game that would be compatible with my Mac, I wasn't very disappointed. There was a slight pain, in that, straight from the disk, the game is a PowerPC application, and not compatible with new Macs. This was fixed by downloading an update from Aspyr, however, this update also required PowerPC to install.
Summary: I actually bought this game for the second time. The first time I got it, it was a birthday present from my parents. The first time I played it I didn't understand it at ALL. (Keep in mind, I was around 12 years old.) But because it was a gift I decided to give it a second shot and now I'm addicted to it. I had to buy it again because the original got all scratched up and the second disk was lost.
Summary: I love this game. I've been playing it since I was about 13 and I'm still not bored with it. (I'm 31 now!) The "complete" version is nice because you get the option of playing as several additional new civilizations as well as added game play features. I have the Mac version of the game and the only downfall I can think of is the fact that it randomly (but rarely) crashes and I have to restart the game.
Summary: One of the best in the Civilization series, this game truly is a timeless classic. The ability to create new artwork to replace or add to virtually every aspect of this game is amazing. From the interface graphics to the individual units and resources replacements can be created or downloaded from fan based sites, that are still active and thriving. The only drawback is the limitations of the programming. The AI does not play realistically.
Summary: A classic game formatted for the Mac. Still great to play the older version versus the newer Civ IV and V renditions. Does take some drivers/mods to play on the new Macs. Aspyr games rep helpful with these issues.
Summary: I am a big fan from Civilization series and was unsure about this one but I risked to give it a shot. It arrived this week and like the other reviews it was run some seconds and after that crashed. I did some research on the web and found a solution that at least worked for me: 1) Install as per the instructions in the box and activate with the right serial number that cames sticked on the cd case. 2) Go to the company website ([...]) and find the update patch for MAC.
Summary: Game was very good, delivery was prompt and the service rendered was excellent. However the seller needs to include more of a description of the product because I had originally thought the product contained more. However the seller didn't give a detailed enough description of their product.
Summary: This game is different from Civ2 in many ways, but the important things are the same. I would give 5 stars if the corruption & waste were not so crippling - I won't play a stock game again, waiting dozens of turns for a small wonder to get built with 90% waste - I did a mod to cut the waste. Now it plays like a dream. It is very easy to do mods that make the game new again - look on the web for ideas, then play with the editor - years of fun!
Summary: All of the details regarding the purchase and shipment of Civ3 were as advertised. The game has great graphics and plenty of variables. They take awhile to learn, of course, and that's the problem. I'm sorely tempted to take the time to become more proficient, and the hours can too easily slip away. I'm glad I finally got around to purchasing the game.