Summary: out of curiosity, I got this game. I had already bought civ 4, and loved it. the game is GOOD, but I feel its not exactly my thing. Maybe I just need to nut up and get over the graphics, because it has great reviews, and online play.
Summary: This is as far as I'm concerned the best civilization game III, with the conquest add on, I'm still playing it, I have the other's but they suck. The only thing I dislike about III is the other countries develop to fast if your playing the hard games.
Summary: This was a great expansion for Civ III which revolutionized the gameplay in a significant way! I remember playing this for probably 100 hours over a period of a couple months. In many ways, this made Civ III the best Civ of all time, even better than Civ IV, due to the gameplay improvements.
Summary: This adds to what I consider the best CIV effort if you look more to strategy & game flow. Tried all versions and am most comfortable with this one. The price now is basically low and maybe worth it for some. If you are into graphics this may not be for you.
Summary: The newer versions go heaavy into graphics & to me forget the basic premises. Maybe they try to equalize the palyers or something I really can't explain. If your into strategy & a good game flow this may be the best version.
Summary: I just UN-installed Civilization IV (a real disaster of a game) and re installed Civilization III Gold. It looks like this is the last Civilization iteration that does not sacrifice the real strategy of the game for schlock graphics and a total rejection of the interface.