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Sid Meier's Civilization IV
6.8 out of 10

Sid Meier's Civilization IV

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Overall 4
4.0

Please just refresh CIV II

PZGREN, Amazon
21 October 2013
  • Summary: Game seems to be as much for the amusement of itself as it is for the user's. Lots of motion and activity that is eye-candy that simply distracts from the decision-making process of the player.
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Overall 4
4.0

This game is overly complex

Harrison Stamathis, Amazon
31 May 2012
  • Summary: This game plays out like a board game. It's turn based and can be hard to play if you're not used to this type of gameplay (like me). I didn't so much enjoy this game. It's well layed out and can be great fun if you have a great understanding of the paths to take.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unexpectedly monotonous

Marconius Arelius, Amazon
12 December 2008
  • Summary: I like most of the Civ. Series, which I easily get addicted to and waste (enjoy) countless hours of game play. Not so with SMC4: Colonization... It started out with a pretty good concept but comes abruptly frustrating once "declaring independence".
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Overall 4
4.0

Civilization IV installation problems

Civ Fan, Amazon
8 February 2006
  • Summary: During installation process, it prompts me to put Disk 2. After doing so, the system promptly issues a catastrophic error. The installation process then crashes. According to numerous forums on this game, this has happened to many users and the cause is defective disk 2.
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Overall 4
4.0

Just not as compelling as previous Civ games.

James A. Canitz, Amazon
9 January 2006
  • Summary: I got this game for Christmas. It's now January 9th, and I'm shelving the game. It feels closer to Alpha Centauri than any game in the Civilization series. The design enhancements don't seem to be a significant enough improvement to make this game better than CivIII, while most of the problems still...
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Overall 4
4.0

A beta release of a future great game.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 December 2005
  • Summary: This will be a great game once the technical issues are fixed, but there is no point in buying it now. One nearly universal problem is that the game crashes when it reaches the later stages, although it often runs well enough early on when there is less demand for memory, and with small maps.
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Overall 4
4.0

Incessant video problems make game unplayable.

P. Hamilton, Amazon
3 December 2005
  • Summary: Like many others, I am experiencing problems with video corruption that makes the game unplayable. I have been responding to automated support emails for over a week and thus far nothing has solved the problems. I have hundreds of other games, and they all work just fine.
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Overall 4
4.0

Released as a beta version, but now works (mostly) fine

Bruce F. Webster "geek in a suit", Amazon
29 October 2005
  • Summary: [5th version of my review - March 1] While I can edit this review, I can't updating the ratings above; if I could, then I'd change them to 5 stars for 'fun' and 4 stars for 'overall' with the 1.52 patch installed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sid Meyer HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS GAME!

NeuroSplicer, Amazon
22 August 2007
  • Summary: As a CIVILIZATION fan since the first DOS-version, I cannot begin to express my OUTRAGE towards FIRAXIS!!! Sure, the graphics are nice; however, CIV games were always about large map overviews. This one trades off size for walking and rolling units. Apparently for a reason...
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Peter Learn, Amazon
22 August 2007
  • Summary: You need to devote your life to this to make it interesting
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