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
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Release Date: Oct 30, 2001

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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.
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About This Game

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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Cpt.Tripps.2012
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
A more traditional civ, some modding capabilities. Unit cap can crash some larger scale mods.
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Son Of Donald
5.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Expanding and Impeding. Awesome game (8/10)
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The Kurgan
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Probably the 3rd best CIV game out there at the moment. Waiting for 6.
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Red0Max
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Decent strategy game and reasonably addictive if you dont mind developing an RSI injury from the repeatitive key strokes.

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XTwo
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
AI just keeps building cities constantly on every piece of land avaialbe. Even on the easiest difficulty, the game is impossible unless you go for a military victory. Every other victory type is based on who has more cities to produce more science/culture/land area to win.
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Viserys
53.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Well once again I am disappointed. I'm not sure why this only happens to me an nobody else it seems but whenever I buy a Civ game that runs with Steam I always encounter game breaking bugs that make it unplayable. For example in this game I have discovered that every time it comes to the victory screen and you get the screen where the leaders who lost are saying a bunch of comments to you.. Well once I attempt to close this screen with the "X" at the top right hand corner of the screen the game just completely stops responding and doesn't react or anything. It just gets stuck on that screen. I have waited for minutes at a time. Sometimes longer. Thing is this never happened to me when I owned the original version on discs before. Back then those copies worked with absolutely no problem whatsoever but this one apparently doesn't and I always love continuing my games after the time is up because generally I haven't made it through all the techs or ages even by then and there is usually more to do. Like sometimes I'm involved in an intersting war or world war or sometimes I want to make it my goal to conquer the entire world which gives me a purpose and a reason to continue playing. Giving each game a long life considering I never even come close to completely conquering the whole map. So this is my problem sadly.. I wish it wasn't like this. Sadly in Civ 5 I also had bugs, Beyond Earth same thing. Things that made it impossible to continue. It's pretty upsetting. At the looks of things I'm starting to expect the same thing to happen with Civ 6 since this has happened in all these games which will make me pretty upset since I will want to explore that game entirely.. I bought the Civ 4 collection as well during some sales.. Wouldn't surprise me if I encounter more bugs.. Sadly I am thinking this is more a Steam issue and not really the developers especially considering long ago I've played Civ 3 Complete and Civ 4 flawlessly.
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jkyle195
23.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
played these for years they never get old
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valletpeter
67.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
better than 5
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rainbowlack
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
Crappy, hard to understand. I recommend Civ 5.
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biles.brent
108.1 hrs
Posted: August 17
Great game, been playing this version for years. It is my favorite version of the game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
You can buy one of the greatest games for 5 dollars full price, or 1.25 dollars on a discount. What's not to like?
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
106.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Here's what I think of this game, I'll compare it to Civ 5 since most people consider that to be the best Civ game.

Music: Both Civ 5 and Civ III have fantastic soundtracks as with pretty much all Civ games. CIV 5's soundtrack is better, but that doesn't mean this soundtrack isn't worth listening to.

Diplomacy: The diplomacy here in Civ III, in my opinion is better. You can trade maps technologies, change how agressive the AI is. The AI does get quite a bit agressive once you get to medium agressiveness although.

Scenarios: The scenarios here in Civ III are quite interesting. We have Rise of Rome, Fall of Rome, Napoleanic Europe, WW2 in the pacific, etc. I honestly can't choose between Civ 5 and 3 in terms of which had better scenarios.

War: And here is where we start to see the flaws of Civ III. There are certain units made for attacking, defending, and seige units. The seige units must be protected otherwise they will be either captured or destroyed immediately, and the attacking units are vulnerable to counterattack. Defending units ensure your cities are protected and your attacking armies. This part of war, I liked, It made sure I don't just build completely one type of unit.
Cities are instantly captured if there is no unit inside. I wasn't as fond of this as the unit diversity, but it was tolerable at least.
But then their's the battle system. It's luck based, which I have a burning hatred for. I could attack a spearman one time with an archer and not take any damage, while another time, a defending spearmen exactly the same as the other one could take out my archer, without taking any damage. How does that make any sense? I get it it's an old game an all, but come on.
Also the AI seem way too powerful. I met Scandinavia on turn 2 and it already said his forces outnumbered mine.

CIv 5 definetly, has better war mechanics.

Barbarian encampment and ruins/friendly encampments: Whether you love 'em or hat 'em these guys are around, some encampment are friendly and will give you something like gold or a settler to give you a huge early game boost. and of course the hostile. You can make the hostile encampments non existant, sedentary, normal, roaming or raging. Since there is more option than Civ 5, I'd say these are slightly better.

Civilization balance: Civilization 5 isn't exactly balanced, (Babylon is much better, is pretty much better every aspect compared to let's say the Iroqouis). Civ's are more balanced here. Each Civ have a unique unit, 2 free technologies and 2 bonus'. Military bonus' allow you to build stronger armies faster, science allows you to build science buildings faster, religious allows you to build cultural building faster, etc. In my opinion the two best are science and religious (Which Babylon ironically has both XD). Besides that Civ's are quite balanced besides early game Unique units (I'm looking at you bowmen)

Victory types: Time victory is always on here, which I don't like (although you can push back the counter for time victory to kick in) cultural victoy revolves around how much culture you can get in either one city or your entire empire, dominatuion requires you to own at certain percentage of the world's population or land area, conquest is to eliminate all rival civilizations., wonder is to build a certain amount of wonders, diplomatic is to get people to vote for you once the UN is built, and space race to leave this filthy planet. All good, although most of the time you will win by either cultural or time.

Graphic: I don't really care for graphics much, but the graphic here are at best, pleasing to the eye and at worst, tolerable.

Conclusion: CIV 5 is obviously better, but Civ 3 is extremely enjoyable also, I have many hours into this, and many more will be put into playing this. I know the flaws I listed here aren't going to be changed unless everyone at Firaxis gets high. I haven't seen any bugs, just a great game.

I rate this 9/10- Aged beautifully, like a gem.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
796.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
This has to be one of my favorite games of all time. One of the main reasons being that with all the options and possible outcomes it is very unlikely that you will get board of this game any time soon. Definitely worth it?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
AI just keeps building cities constantly on every piece of land avaialbe. Even on the easiest difficulty, the game is impossible unless you go for a military victory. Every other victory type is based on who has more cities to produce more science/culture/land area to win.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Don't buy this, if you want to play Civ3 Classic or Civ3 PTW. Contrary to the boxed version and even the readme of the Steam installation these are not included, just Civ3 Conquest.

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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Well once again I am disappointed. I'm not sure why this only happens to me an nobody else it seems but whenever I buy a Civ game that runs with Steam I always encounter game breaking bugs that make it unplayable. For example in this game I have discovered that every time it comes to the victory screen and you get the screen where the leaders who lost are saying a bunch of comments to you.. Well once I attempt to close this screen with the "X" at the top right hand corner of the screen the game just completely stops responding and doesn't react or anything. It just gets stuck on that screen. I have waited for minutes at a time. Sometimes longer. Thing is this never happened to me when I owned the original version on discs before. Back then those copies worked with absolutely no problem whatsoever but this one apparently doesn't and I always love continuing my games after the time is up because generally I haven't made it through all the techs or ages even by then and there is usually more to do. Like sometimes I'm involved in an intersting war or world war or sometimes I want to make it my goal to conquer the entire world which gives me a purpose and a reason to continue playing. Giving each game a long life considering I never even come close to completely conquering the whole map. So this is my problem sadly.. I wish it wasn't like this. Sadly in Civ 5 I also had bugs, Beyond Earth same thing. Things that made it impossible to continue. It's pretty upsetting. At the looks of things I'm starting to expect the same thing to happen with Civ 6 since this has happened in all these games which will make me pretty upset since I will want to explore that game entirely.. I bought the Civ 4 collection as well during some sales.. Wouldn't surprise me if I encounter more bugs.. Sadly I am thinking this is more a Steam issue and not really the developers especially considering long ago I've played Civ 3 Complete and Civ 4 flawlessly.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,395 of 1,506 people (93%) found this review helpful
1,606 people found this review funny
Recommended
165.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
*Plays an Arab country*
*Discovers Oil*

2 Turns later: "America has declared war on us!"



11/10 for historical Accuracy
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528 of 555 people (95%) found this review helpful
261 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
You sit down and play 15 minutes and when you look outside 4 hours have passed.
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321 of 329 people (98%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,822.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
I played this game when I was younger, and enjoyed it to the point that by the time I burnt the CD out - it was around the year 5000AD and me [Germany], America, Egypt, India were all that was left - Super states having had numerous nuclear wars. Europe had turned into a desert thanks to the global warming, America had conquered the entire Western Hemisphere, Egypt - all of Africa.

Our militaries had become so large, so advanced, and the nuclear wars so constant that we eventually found ourselves in a deadlock - slowly starving, rotting away with the time. Our capitals had long been wiped away - eventually, wars were no longer profitable, the resources had run out.

I played that game until the CD had finally quit on me, determined to see the end of the world. Compared to today, it may not be as flashy anymore - but Civilization III is the best of the series, Civilization IV comes at a close second, but things were removed and added in the later installments that made one feel like they had lost a bit of the original game. I've since rebought it, and I'm already at 1,797.6 hours.
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