Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete, the latest offering in the Sid Meier's Civilization III franchise, provides gaming fans with Sid Meier's Civilization III, the highly-addictive journey of discovery, combined with the updated and enhanced multiplayer expansion pack Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World*, as well as all of the
User reviews: Very Positive (632 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 30, 2001

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Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete, the latest offering in the Sid Meier's Civilization III franchise, provides gaming fans with Sid Meier's Civilization III, the highly-addictive journey of discovery, combined with the updated and enhanced multiplayer expansion pack Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World*, as well as all of the great new civilizations, scenarios, and features from Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests! Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete provides more ways to explore, more strategies to employ, more modes of play, and more ways to win, all in one box!

*Online Multiplayer to be suspended as of May 31st 2014, LAN mode still supported

System Requirements

    Recommended: Windows® 2000/XP (only), Pentium® II 400 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 1.7 GB Free HDD space, Windows® 2000/XP compatible video card*, Windows® 2000/XP compatible sound card*, DirectX® version 9.0b (included) or higher
    * Indicates device should be compatible with DirectX® version 9.0b or higher.
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320 of 370 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
told Gandhi to move his Warrior out of my territory as kindly as possible and he declared war on me 10/10
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148 of 160 people (93%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
You sit down and play 15 minutes and when you look outside 4 hours have passed.
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91 of 92 people (99%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I played this when I was like... really young I had no Idea what I was doing. I loved it.
I played this in school for social studies. I had the upper hand having played this before. I dominated everyone. I loved it.
I got it on steam. I played it for a day straight. I loved it still.

This game will last forever, however my love for this game is a mixture of honest nostalgia and fanstastic gameplay that does not ruin fond memories.

Get Civ 5, or 6 or whatever it's at, and leave me to play my civ 3.

Story: 7/10 (Very linear but thats ok. Historic.)
Gameplay: 9/10 (Repetitive sometimes.)
Presentation: 6/10 (Old, and not really great.)
Soundtrack: X/10 (Hmm?)
Replayability: 10/10 (Keeps me coming back.)
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110 of 121 people (91%) found this review helpful
136.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
"I'll just play a quick round of Civ"

[16 hours later]

"...Where did the sun go?"
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I played this game way back in 2001. The problem I faced was at that time, I had an ancient Pentium II 300Mhz PC. So you can imagine how I felt as the game was nearly unplayable for me.

Coming into the present time of 2014, I was glad that Steam offered Civilization III for sale. I quickly bought it and played on my modern top of the line laptop. It sure brought back the memories.

This game can be considered a classic in the turn based strategy (TBS) genre. TBS fans would most definitely love this game despite the dated graphics. I must also like to add that the Steam version of the game works perfectly fine in Windows 8.1. A TBS haven to say the least!
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Back when resources could be depleted...

Ahh the memories this game brings back, From playing this, Starcraft, and MoOII (which needs to be rereleased for modern OS), It was a good time. Sometimes it's good to step back from the super high res graphics that triple-A titles give you and get some nestalga with older graphics, not to mention play one of the greatest TBS games ever released. Plus it's Five dollars. Why would you NOT buy this?
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
"When I thought I was out, they pulled me back in, and it's now sunrise"

No seriously, as a huge fan of the serires my whole life, Civilization III is quite possibly the best out of them all, and for several reasons

10/10 buy it
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
76.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Personal Experience: This is the first Civilization game I've ever played and before I knew it I was getting angry sitting at school thinking about how the Mayans were advancing on Moscow. I finally get home and load it up to push the attack to get flaked and then have Moscow taken.

10/10 Would buy for loads of fun.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1,322.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
I've played this game a little more than I should. Granted this is the only game I play, I own the the entire series of Civilizations. I like this one the best. For a few bucks you can enjoy it for a long time to come. Definite buy.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Where you're going... You need roads... Lots of roads... Roads everywhere... And stacks, lots of those... Stack your army high and lose them all to one caveman who is secretly a card counting, gambling professional.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
51.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I'm new to Civilization games, and pretty new to turn based strategy games in general. However, I still enjoyed this game a lot. I'm awful, I lose pretty much every time, and I still have fun. This game has you building a civilization from scratch, trying to expand city by city to become the best civilization possible. At the start, you are given TONS of options. Picking what civilization you want to be to determine your starting perks, climate, weather, the age of the world, difficulty, barbarian options, AI agreesiveness, the ratio of water to land, and a whole bunch of customizable options for the rules and game limits. It's a lot to take in. And once you start, you can work towards whatever kind of civilization you want, from city structures to your units to your research... there's just a lot of options. But, what makes this game so cool is that there are not only a lot of options for starting and working your way through the game, there are also multiple ways to win the game as well. So you can replay lots of times trying to win in all the different ways available. If you are being severely outmatched in one area by another civilization, perhaps you can salvage your game by switching to another goal for victory. It's really very clever.

However, there ARE some issues with this game. It can be a lot to take in at first, especially since the tutorial mode is defaulted to off. I learned everything by winging it but not everyone will have the patience or luck for it. It'll take a while just to get used to what everything does and understanding how to navigate the game. Also, games tend to take hours to complete, which can also be rough if you don't have much time to play. It'll take A LOT of time to get acquainted with the game and to play in general so it's a HUGE time suck. I just wanted to get that point clearly across. Also... it's really hard... or I just suck... or both. Also... the online has been shut down, making this single player only. There ARE some complicated and iffy ways of working around it to play online, but they aren't worth the risk or hassle. The online is supposedly coming to Steamworks in the future, but until it comes, online is not a viable options, which is the whole reason I got it in the first place and that's diappointing, but it's my own fault for not looking into it more I guess.

Despite the issues, this game is VERY cheap. Five bucks for hours and hours of gameplay, including the two expansions to the game. Easily worth it, especially if you're looking to get into the Civilization series or TBS game in general. Just be aware of the time it will take to enjoy the game.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Only in this game 2055 you will not know how to make the wheel but know how to make train tracks

Still a better histroy class then our education system - Everyone 10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 4
My friend introduced me to this game a long time ago, and I can't thank him enough! although I only have 2 hours on the steam version I happily spent hundreds ( at least) on the disc version he loaned me ( back when you could do that).
But anyway the reason your reading this is to learn weather or not this game is worth 5 bucks to buy. To answer that you must ask yourself some questions.
1) do you like running your own country and mercilessly clicking other countries to death?
2) do you like exploring randomly generated worlds and clicking other countries to death?
3) do you like sending hundreds of units at enemys to make them fight to the death with other countries units by clicking?
4) do you enjoy classical music while clicking other countires to death?
5) do you care that there are 3 newer versions of the game?

If you answered yes to 1-4 and no to 5 BUY THE GAME
If you answered yes to 5 don't buy the game you nostalgia hater
If you answered no to 5 and yes to 3 of the first 4 questions then BUY THE GAME
If you answered no to 5 and yes to 2 of the first 4 questions you may want to consider waiting untill the game goes on sale
If you answered no to 5 and yes to 1 of the first 4 questions you may be looking at the wrong genre of games
If you answered yest to 5 and no to the first 4 questions you ARE looking at the wrong genre of games


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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
524.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
still my favorite of the civilization games
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Really a great game. I enjoy playing past the 2050 end game and letting the entire world build up. Then having all out war =). Thats when the game becomes really fun for me. Its a great price for a great game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
68.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Arguably the best game in the Civilization series. Even 13 years after its release it's still fun to play.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
83.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Runs great on windows 8.1. Fun game for 5 bucks.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
345.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
I've been playing Civ for years now and this game never gets old. 10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
And i thought i'm going to play this game an hour.
by the time i blinked its already an hour lol. Some great stuff
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Good Strategy game, after a few hours I started to enjoy this game. Dont go by how it looks. its not that action pact but its full of strategys
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