Summary: Terrible game. Avoid it, not matter how cheap it is. It looks bland, gameplay is boring, mechanics completely uninspired. I can't think of a single good thing about it, other than belonging to a once great game series. I bought it on Steam, because it was such a bargain (or so I thought), but couldn't bring myself to play much longer than half an hour.
Summary: My Mac took a chance with my four dollars plus change and got it on Steam. Glad I did. In spite of all the hate that has been heaped on this game, it has a certain appeal. That is, if you like town/castle building, hoarding resources, ordering peasants around, and seeing your enemies crushed and driven before you; while listening to the lamentation of their women.
Summary: I am an old school gamer by nature and know things are changing. In addition I also like a fine tuned machine with security in place. This game has great graphics, and some challenging strategic missions about it. My issues are not with the game but the added garbage to get to it. If I purchased a game on disc I should get just the game on disc. The write up stated nothing of the disc loading STEAM on my system which then links me to their site to then load the game.
Summary: The item was received just as described and in perfect condition unlike a previous order of a used one, so buy items like this new when possible to avoid disappointment. Very pleased with the price and condition of this particular item!