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...
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Release Date: Oct 25, 2005

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

 

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May 11

Take One More Turn in Civilization VI



We’re excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Civilization franchise by announcing Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the next entry in the award-winning turn-based strategy franchise. Be sure to follow the Steam Community group here and add the game to your Steam wishlist!

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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, set to launch on PC on October 21, 2016, offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will truly stand the test of time. Your story begins later this year!

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI includes:

  • EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.
  • ACTIVE RESEARCH: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.
  • DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY: Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations.
  • COMBINED ARMS: Expanding on the “one unit per tile” design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful “Corps” units.
  • ENHANCED MULTIPLAYER: In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session.
  • A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS: Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems are designed to introduce new players to the underlying concepts of Civilization so they can easily get started on a path to victory.
Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #OneMoreTurn, and be sure to follow the Civilization franchise on social media to keep up to date with the latest news and information on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

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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!

[/b]*Mac version's Online Multiplayer is no longer supported.[/b]

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    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: OSX 10.7.5 or newer
    • 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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Trump 4 Prez
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Extremely addictive and fun. i feel civ 5 is the best one but this game is cheaper and is just as good. 7/10
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mandapandamar
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Baba Yetu is my jam.
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earthjedi1
( 124.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
If you like society building games this is another great Civ game.
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Baldy
( 37.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
garbage game bought the complete edition off steam, was severely disappointed by problems in the games programing
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Papyrus Paper
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Baba Yetu/10
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Jeguk
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
I did not like it. It is a classic pc game, but it works nomore nowadays. Even when historic accuracy is not the point, development, combat and turns are very simple and unattractive, and should be improved. Idid not play more than one day.
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FantasPT
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Very cool game, loving it, and it is my first Civilization game.
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Сriticat
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Installed and ran to listen "Baba Yetu" :з

Of course it's a great game (and also my first Civilization game)
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The Mammalizer
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Went to war with spain because I didn't give them 1 ivory

10/10
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Recko789
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Civilisation 4 is the most awsome tbg I've ever played, I find the complexities in are much better developped than the later games in the series, The gameplay is more fun and much more realistic
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[SNCS] GLaDOS
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
I have the physical edition of the game right here, and went back to buy in digital because it deserves 11/10 Sid Meiers maester piece.
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Ael
( 44.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
This one is a classic. I played it soooo many hours (outside steam).
And it has some still great mods to offer based on everything you could want for...
I really recommend especially for the low price to try it out and see how much Civilization evolved throught the ages... I meant the game lol ;)

Overall Score: 8/10


PS: If you buy the complete edition the version you should use for launcher is the Beyond the Sword one. It has everything...
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Chinbob
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
This game is better than any other civ game- including 5 with all expansion packs, even if you only have the base civ 4 game. I've put so much time into it, and even though the modding support is a bit ancient, when you finally get into it it is even more amazing.
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Controleriam
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
The game that got me into PC gaming. 10/10 would play every day.
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VxWolf
( 35.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
An accurate simulation on what it's like to discover the advanced technology of animal husbandry
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danio43us67
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Before I got this on Steam I would literally stay up from 8PM to 7AM playing and go to school with no sleep again and again.

10/10 Would go back to being a kid and let Firaxis deprive me of sleep.
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Lamont
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Rule the world.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Went to war with spain because I didn't give them 1 ivory

10/10
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I have the physical edition of the game right here, and went back to buy in digital because it deserves 11/10 Sid Meiers maester piece.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Installed and ran to listen "Baba Yetu" :з

Of course it's a great game (and also my first Civilization game)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
This game is better than any other civ game- including 5 with all expansion packs, even if you only have the base civ 4 game. I've put so much time into it, and even though the modding support is a bit ancient, when you finally get into it it is even more amazing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Baba Yetu is my jam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
124.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
If you like society building games this is another great Civ game.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Very cool game, loving it, and it is my first Civilization game.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
The game that got me into PC gaming. 10/10 would play every day.
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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
An accurate simulation on what it's like to discover the advanced technology of animal husbandry
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Civilization 4 is the high point of the series. Civ 5 may have brought new elements, but Civ 4 was special, and even after all the DLC for 5, it still can't top Civ 4.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Honestly I own Civ III - V and the game I play most is 'Civ IV: Beyond the Sword' ... for the few extra bucks, the complete collection is the way to go.

And if you're a space fan.. 'BTS' offers the official mod known as Final Frontier; which allows you to dominate entire star systems.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Quite possibly the greatest PC game I have ever played.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Less user-friendly than Civ V and harder for new players to pick up but less gimmicky and a deeper game overall
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Rule the world.
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49 of 61 people (80%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
The Russian people under there wise ruler Flazam II, decide to found there first city, Moscow.
Moscow started as a small farming city. With little to no army but an expansive amount of fields and pastures. But soon enough we were running out of space. We decided to found 3 more cities all in the continet we resided in. After exploring the continent the Russians met two other Empire who lived nearby first was Asoka of India, and secondly was Saladin of Arabia. Asoka and Flazam became good allies, Russia would send some of are livestock from are farms and in return he would give us money. For 1000 years we remained a humble farming civilization. That was until the scholars in Moscow came to there great leader Flazam II with some reseach. Gun Powder, this new discovery allowed are civilization great new oppitunties, and so in 1245 AD Russias militisation began. Are Armies grew with the most advanced soilders in the planet. Grenidiers, Riflemen galore. We gained a reputation so great two nearby Arabian cities revolted to join are Empire. Quickly Russia became the greatest military might, but still we remained close Allies with are neibhour Asoka, a relationship that had stood the test of time. Saladin however attempt to convert my people to Taoism and was spreading vile rumours about are wise ally Asoka. After hearing this news Flazam II got his noble stead and rode to Mumbai to discuss the pesky Saladin. it seemed India too resented him, therefore Flazam II gave are knowledge of gun powder to Asoka, with this gift Flazam II made a proposition. The Russia-Indian alliance should combine on a common enemy of Saladin and to unify the continet under are great alliance. Therefore in 1348 war on Saladin was declared by both are nations. We quickly mobilised are troops on the eastern front storm 3 of Saladins cities adding them to are now vast empire. The war on the west was more vicious India was suffering some large casulties, therefore Flazam II sent some of the best fighters in are Empire from St Petersburg to aid in that front. With the help we pushed both fronts right back to the circumference of Saladins capital. In only 25 years Saladin was on his knees. India accept a treaty with Saladin. Flazam II was furious. India had left when we were so close. However Flazam II peristed the battle around Saladins capital was a bloody one. Lasting 40 years and draining the great Russian empire, slaves in St Petersburg were on strike and the War was begining to drag on. Therefore Flazam persuaded India to join the war once more in a final battle on the capital, and the famous Battle of 1 Turn occured. Saladin was destroyed and The Russia-India Alliance were victorious, but Flazam II still rembered how Asoka has betrayed him and the Alliance was on thin ice, Flazam II spent the next 300 years picking up the pieces of his problems in the Russian cities. The people demanded democracy and in the summer of 1789 Flazam II abdicated and was replaced by the New Russian president. Moscow was well known for its scientfic discoveries, and in 1867 we discovered Urianium and began the Manhattan project. Meanwhile over the past 200 years Asoka had entered a golden age with an empire far superior to ares. This competion began a Cold War with Russia the alliance broke down and times were tough. By the dawn of 20th centuary we had completed the Manhattan project and in 1920's the Cold War became increasingly serious. India mobilised troops round are borders and began sending spies. After India blockaded are Urianium farms the Cold War esclated and in 1935 the Russian president declared War on India, the next year we launched 3 nucleur bombs on Indias cities. India suffered but however they invaded are Urianium fields and launched a vicious offense. Russia was overwhelmed with a war on 5 fronts. And in 1977 we were on are knees all are cities were on the brink of revolution and Asoka had captured 1 of are cities. Russia pleaded with India and India agreed and the war ended albeit with a harsh treaty. India empire flourished as we attempt to pick up ares. In 2014 the Greek Empire was getting worryingly large. It was on a separate continet sharing there land with Mao Zedong. I negotiate with Mao. I asked him to declare war on the Greeks. I pretended to ally with Mao but really I only wanted Mao to invade Greece because I knew the Greeks growth would slow, I secretly however knew Mao would lose albeit it would take at least a hundred years. In 2050 the game ended with India its victors


10/10 would spend 30mins making review again
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
67.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
So addictive that if I keep it downloaded on my computer I will start playing it every time I see the shortcut, even if I'm currently playing another game.

Don't be fooled by the time Steam shows. I owned for a long time on CD Rom and uninstalled it because it was too fantastically addictive. Now it's on Steam, I've bought it and played it yet again, had to unistall again and I keep wanting to redownload it so I can hear the screams of other civilizations as I crush them.

Must resist. I have other games to play. But one day I will reinstall and the screams will haunt my homestead again.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 19, 2015
Just one... more... turn...

Seriously, I can't count the number of nights I ended up playing until dawn. Its so addictice and so good, and I'm not even a particularly big fan of turn based games!
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
65.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
My life is gone now.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
I suck at this game. I never win, I constantly lose wars, fail to get to space, never build Wonders in time and only scrape a small corner of the map for myself.
No one ever wants to help me in battles, cities never flip and this always a green fog over my people.
And I love this game and can never stop playing.
One more turn forever!
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