Featured Items
Games
Software Demos Recommended NEWS
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is the third offering in the award winning Civilization IV series. A re-imagining of the classic Colonization game Sid Meier created in 1994, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is a total conversion of the Civilization IV engine into a game experience in which players will lead a European...
Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
Watch HD video
Notice: Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization does not require the original Civilization IV game to play.

Buy Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

$19.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition

Includes 4 items: Sid Meier's Civilization® IV, Civilization IV®: Warlords, Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

About the Game

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is the third offering in the award winning Civilization IV series. A re-imagining of the classic Colonization game Sid Meier created in 1994, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is a total conversion of the Civilization IV engine into a game experience in which players will lead a European nation on their quest to colonize and thrive in the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover a New World, negotiate, trade and fight as they acquire great power and battle for their freedom and independence.
  • Classic Game Design Rebuilt for the Modern Era: Usher forth a new generation of Sid Meier's Colonization gameplay built on the award-winning Civilization IV engine, providing the beautiful visuals, famously addictive gameplay and endless fun that are synonymous with Sid Meier strategy games.
  • Fight the Homeland and Establish a New Nation: Play as the English, Spanish, French or the Dutch and journey to a brave new world in search of freedom from your oppressive homeland.
  • Improved Diplomacy: Sustain peace and support your followers as you engage in advanced negotiations with natives, other colonists and the hostile homeland - Trade resources, gold and land as you build the foundation for a self-sufficient and powerful colony.
  • Historical Figures Provide Adaptive Gameplay: Acquire founding fathers such as John Smith, Patrick Henry and Samuel Adams who will help guide your nation to freedom based on your gameplay style.
  • Brand New Interface: Both Civilization IV fans and players new to the series will feel right at home with an interface that Firaxis has built to be accessible and easy to navigate.
  • Multiplayer Offers Endless Replay Value: Compete with friends from all over the world via the Internet and Play by Email modes or compete locally via the Hotseat and LAN modes, offering endless ways to conquer the New World.
  • Mods & Community Tools: Players will have limitless options for modifying the game to suit their needs. Firaxis will ship the game with modding tools including a map editor using XML and Python.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Video: DirectX 9.0c-compatible 64 MB video card with Shader 1.1 Support or better
    • DirectX® Version: Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization DirectX(r) version (included on install)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Video: 128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 9 support (pixel & vertex shaders)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card

Mac System Requirements

    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
    • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1 GB free disk space
    • Video Card: (ATI): Radeon X1600 Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 8600
    • Video Memory: (VRam): 512 MB
    • Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
    • Media Required: DVD-ROM Drive
    • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
    • Supported Chipsets: ATI RADEON X1600, X1900, 2400, 2600, 3870 NVIDIA GEFORCE 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600, GT 120
    • NOTICE: Apple original CPU’s only, CPU upgrades not supported.
    • NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported.
    • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
72 products in account
22 reviews
132.7 hrs on record
This game is fantastic! It has been made with the engine of Civilization 4. I like it way better than civ4. The game tells the story of the colonization of the new world: America! You can randomize the continent as much as you want to make each game very different! The game can be challenging if you want and for those who remember the old colonization game, you will like it alot because its basically the same, but much improved in every way. The strategy is pretty deep and its of course like civilization, a civ buidling game!
There is also a fantastic mod out there that adds a crapload of new civilizations (like the russians! hahaha in america!) and a lots of twiddling with the game features to make it even more fun than the basic game already is!
This game is a 2 thumbs up!
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes No
9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
109 products in account
3 reviews
9.1 hrs on record
If you played the original, you'll get right into this. It's very faithful to the old game.

Thanks, Sid Meier!
Posted: February 7th, 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
86 products in account
97 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
What really makes Colonization a classic turn-based game is the amount of distinct character. This isn't just a Civ 4 mod; it's its own beast, with its own rules and its own sense of charm and history, carved out of a New World brimming with native settlements, tobacco, and furs, waiting for your people -- people, mind you! -- to conquer it, plunder it, and/or cultivate it.
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes No
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1,478 products in account
129 reviews
55.9 hrs on record
Not quite as good as the original 1994 version (for sale on gog at $3) but an okay modernish remake. It lacks the option to pay the king to withdraw trade embargos that were present in the original and some of the user interface got more complicated to use. But it's still a worthy game.
Posted: December 16th, 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes No
7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
350 products in account
2 reviews
21.4 hrs on record
A fun expansion to the core civ games.

There are some new mechanics that force the player to micromanage settlements and promote building numerous settlements close to each other. It's very rate to just press the "next turn" button more than two times in a row.

The game has a single victory condition so replay value is low compared to other civ games.

It will provide 15-20 hours of really fun, well paced gameplay with a tense ending.
Posted: December 8th, 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes No