With over 6 million units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all-time. Now, Sid Meier and Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive game to new heights by adding new ways to play and win, new...
User reviews: Very Positive (436 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 25, 2005

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

 

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"I have played this game since 2006 and modding to death. Unit stacking is a wee problem, but it very fun grand strategy and empire building game."

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June 5

Civilization IV Steamworks update released

The patch that replaces GameSpy with Steamworks for multiplayer functionality is now available via Steam. The game functions identically to the previous GameSpy version with the exception that the “Direct IP” option has been removed as it is no longer supported. Save game data should not be negatively affected. If you own a physical disc version of Civilization IV and are interested in receiving this multiplayer update, please submit a support request. http://support.2k.com/requests/new

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About This Game

With over 6 million units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all-time. Now, Sid Meier and Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive game to new heights by adding new ways to play and win, new tools to manage and expand your civilization, all-new easy to use mod capabilities and intense multiplayer modes and options*. Civilization IV will come to life like never before in a beautifully detailed, living 3D world that will elevate the gameplay experience to a whole new level. Civilization IV has already been heralded as one of the top ten games of 2005, and a must-have for gamers around the globe!

*Mac version's Online Multiplayer no longer supported.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum: Windows 2000/XP, 1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent, 256MB RAM, 64 MB Video Card w/ Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better) DirectX7 compatible sound card, 1.7GB of free hard drive space, DirectX9.0c (included)
    Recommended: Windows 2000/XP, 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent/better, 512 MB RAM, 128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 8 support (pixel and vertex shaders), DirectX7 compatible sound card, 1.7GB of free hard drive space, DirectX9.0c (included)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
    • Processor: Intel chipset
    • CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB free disk space
    • Video Card: (ATI): Radeon 9600 Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 5200
    • Video Memory: (VRam): 128 MB RAM
    • Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
    • Media Required: DVD Drive Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7800 ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, X1600
    • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
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106 of 115 people (92%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
It's called Civilization IV for a reason. You'll be sitting at your computer for so long the doctors'll have to stick you with an IV.
Posted: July 14
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46 of 61 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
I was always into strategy games but I'd never tried a Turn-based one before. After trying this one though, I'm addicted.
Posted: April 11
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93 of 149 people (62%) found this review helpful
378.4 hrs on record
better than civ5 confirmed
Posted: June 11
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Absolute perfection :) few bugs here and there but dont let that put you off this masterpiece buy it now!!!
Posted: April 11
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Fair warning:this game is not for the faint hearted. The experience comes primarily from the involvement with the game over time. A good civ game is not one that lasts a couple of hours, but one that lasts eons where pretty much all countries have discovered nukes and robots and are on the verge of destroying the entire world. I will put my hand up and say I havn't played a proper game yet but coming from the earlier civ games, this is a thing of beauty.
Posted: August 10
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250 of 283 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
I've never played a Civ game until now. It's fun but seriously France?! We were BEST FRIENDS and then you randomly decide to declare war on me?! I don't know how often I'll be able to play this game. I can't handle all the betrayal.
Posted: January 2
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