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Sid Meier's Civilization IV

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Overall 4
4.0

colonize

Douglas Gilstrap, Amazon
29 March 2011
  • Summary: This is a good game, but it does not compare to the orginal Colonization...I liked it but not as much as the old version.
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Overall 4
4.0

Civilization Colonization

raiderred0, Ebay
7 April 2009
  • Summary: Disapointed of the depth of this game. Most Civ games are deep and hard. This game is a micro managing nightmare. You settle a new colony and end up running back and forth to the old world getting settlers. Gets way old. Maybe a update forthcoming will help this game.
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Overall 4
4.0

computer game

bilderm, Ebay
5 April 2009
Overall 4
4.0

Good idea, horrible execution

D. M. Thomas, Amazon
26 January 2009
  • Summary: I love Civilization, I liked the original Colonization, I should have loved this remake. I didn't. While its an excellent idea, its jsut poorly executed. Effectively the only way to actually win the game is to do a horrible job managing you colony. If your trade is doing well, your population is growing, and your friendly with the Indians and the other colonies you'll never be able to rebel.
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Overall 4
4.0

DRM detracts a lot from the game

lunchtable, Amazon
12 January 2009
  • Summary: First off, I love Civ 4 and I love Civ 4 Colonization. I did enjoy the game and the gameplay. BUT, if I had it to do over again, I probably would not buy the game again, for the following reason: This game comes with SecuRom 7.xx. As almost everyone has already pointed out in their reviews, this is a big deal. This DRM really does treat paying customers like criminals, makes the game harder to use, and makes certain that pirates have more rights than paying customers.
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Overall 4
4.0

Why Buy this when you can buy that?

firesuperioritycomplex, Ebay
17 December 2008
  • Summary: Beyond the Sword, the latest expansion has everything that Warlords has PLUS MORE. The scenarios arent worth paying for it, unless you spend under 8 dollars like I did. Dont buy, GET CIVILIZATION BEYOND THE SWORD INSTEAD.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not ready for prime time

S. Kieffer, Amazon
16 November 2008
  • Summary: This is a product that screams inadequate beta testing or lack of real thought into some design aspects. It may become a good game after several patches but probably not possible. As a preface, I am a long-time Civ player, but never played the prior version of Civ3 Colonization, so I am essentially a Colonization 'virgin'. Some aspects of poor design to me include the following: 1) Recruiting of new colonists from Europe.
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Overall 4
4.0

The glow fades fast

John Towler, Amazon
30 October 2008
  • Summary: I was a huge fan of the original Colonization, playing it up to the point that it wouldn't run on the latest version of Windows, and so I was quite excited to give Civ IV: Colonization a spin. The first game through was a lot of fun, bringing back old memories and a few new twists. A few. I didn't feel most of them enhanced the game. I guess I was expecting more.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pretty Much Disappointed

John David Turnbull II, Amazon
14 October 2008
  • Summary: First off I will say that the concept for this game is great! However, Sid Meier would have been better off if he had used a different engine than the Civ IV gameplay. The idea could have developed to be something so much more intricate, but instead we were left with a game that basically removed a few features from the original Civ IV game, and added a couple new victory requirements.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice refresh, but SecuROM doesn't let it run most of the time

TJ Mott, Amazon
10 October 2008
  • Summary: I loved the original Colonization, and this version is a pretty good remake, faithfully recapturing most of the original game, updating the graphics and sounds, but essentially leaving actual gameplay untouched. It doesn't really have anything to do with Civ4, so if you're expecting another Civ4-style game you'll be disappointed. I'd say it's pretty good though, except for SecuROM.
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