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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
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Notice: Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization does not require the original Civilization IV game to play.

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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
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
27 products in account
9 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
I bought this game in the Humble Bundle because I just wanted the DLC for Civilization V. After playing this game for just a mere 2 hours, I love it. I really, really love it! It is a bit confusing at start but you eventually get used to having to sail to Europe to pick up immigrants and specialists.

I have learned one major thing from this game.
That one major thing is - ♥♥♥♥ Civilization V, this is where it's at!
Posted: March 27th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
61 products in account
4 reviews
9.0 hrs on record
Really Fun to play, And Not to hard to Grasp.
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
165 products in account
7 reviews
5.9 hrs on record
It is faithful to the old game and enjoyable. Hard to beat ir though!
But if you played the classic version you can give this a go as well. This has multiplayer as well. Should be fun!
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
62 products in account
5 reviews
22.5 hrs on record
I LOVE THIS GAME! If only more people played it.... :(
Posted: August 20th, 2014
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
4 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
The game looks cool and fun at first. But after like 40 turns your colonies start going full ♥♥♥♥♥♥ just throwing away their ♥♥♥♥ with out thinking about it, and they don't know how to make tools which is stupid, so you have to buy them.
( You need tools to build anything ) Basically, it just gets overly complicated and annoying. Vs Civ 4 where your cities and stuff just regulate them selves so you don't have to do the stupid managing crap. Just don't get it, unless you're a die hard fan
willing to deal with all the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, instead of just quiting under a ♥♥♥♥-ton of preasure
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
112 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
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