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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StormTrooper35
( 28.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
best game love it
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SVK PETO
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
best Turn-Based Strategy series
but now its too old
play Civilization V+ instead

-its on squares
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Unexpected Jihad
( 173.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I turned America into a despotism, and I helped Japan win the war in the Pacific, good times.
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Bludphenixroux
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Very informative about history and how our Civilizations have come into existence. Addictive gameplay, you get really invested in each game. A minor issue exists with game freezing, much alieviated by the auto save feature. Can spend 15+ hours on a single civilizations development and no two game sessions seem to play out the same way. excellent.
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mark.schmidt21
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Changing map with each new game keeps it interesting. This is not a stagnate game!
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Barrfind&Rarity
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Good old Civilization. No much to say, It's 3th one so is good. Not like 4 or 5 but still... It's good to be back. Remind some old times.
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The Tibble Fiddler
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
You looking for a cheesy predecessor to the later Civilization games? Well you have come to the wrong place because this game is like sniffing baking flower off a woman's "kitchen". A friend once said to me that this game wasn't real. Well im here to tell you that it's as real as the matrix on the 4th of July.
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romagoth
( 24.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Still my favorite Civ game despite its flaws. Graphics are dated but the game is, after all, a decade old. The problem I have here on Steam is the link to the player manual is broken. Can that be fixed, please?
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Troup Gramarye
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
It's Sid Meyer's Civilization III
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Pahhur
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
I definitely enjoyed it, maybe not as good as later installments, but still solid, especially if your computer can't run later versions.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I originally got this game for christmas when I was 9 years old.
I've tried several times to move on to Civ 5 but there's just something about this one that keeps me coming back, it's simple, pure, and just plain fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Man this game. This was the 3rd or 4th video game I ever played after Hotwheels MicroRacers and LegoRacers. I started playing it at 5 years old and dude, I spent so many hours on that Windows 98 playing this game.

10/10 would get grounded again for this game.


Pros:

-the fricking sounds, not only the soundtrack (which changes from era to era and man is it the best ambient music ever) but the sound effects are so percussionistic and beautiful too

-the uncomparable depth to the game; the vast amount of different things you have to pay attention to and manage: most games require only a linear train of thought like hey shoot the bad guys, maintain your health, upgrade weapons. Not Civilizations. Build Cities, Create armies to protect and expand your empire, research technology, explore the world, fend off barbarians, build roads, find resources, build farms to speed up your city growth, build settlers to build new cities, I could go on for hours.

-educational, yeah it is. As a young kid I learned about Samurai, the Immortal Guard of the Persians, The Hanging Gardens, The Great Lighthouse, Names of Leaders of Nations like Hannibal and Elizabeth, etc. Proof that games can be subtly educational

-definitely best of the Civilization series, Civ IV was ok, religion was the only noticeably cool aspect. Civ V was better but the lack of stackable units and limited resources was a pain to get used to. Civ V did have nice expansions and I very enjoyed their City Defense aspect but Civ III had much simpler everything without giving up anything. XP, technology, interactions with other civs are a few of the things both III and V but III had it much simpler and efficient.


Cons


-um I guess it looks really old now and the highest resolution is really low lol.

-i guess i could see it being hard to get into these games for many people due to how old it is now
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
111.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
If you want to lose a few days of your life in a quest to conquer the world with Gandhi's war elephants look no further.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
54.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game is an incredible way to lose multiple hours of the day/night.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Fun classic game! Timeless.
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1,362 of 1,470 people (93%) found this review helpful
1,563 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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514 of 541 people (95%) found this review helpful
250 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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311 of 319 people (97%) found this review helpful
66 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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421 of 452 people (93%) found this review helpful
304 people found this review funny
Recommended
160.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
"I'll just play a quick round of Civ"

[16 hours later]

"...Where did the sun go?"
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255 of 263 people (97%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
82.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
This game. This bloody game. This game has.. it.. it means so very much to me. I still have the original deluxe box set from 2001. This game has taught me about history, military command, creativity, humbleness, frustration and so much more. I cannot begin to imagine the true hours I have off of steam. Over a thousand, surely by now.

This game brought me and my new stepfather together almost 15 years ago. This game shaped my brain and how I see the world and history. I have made and submitted maps to the Civfanatics forums, contributed to full overhaul mods, and spent countless hours making faithful recreations of real geography in the glorious editor. All the Civilization games that came after pale in comparison.

This game was probably more of a parent and guide than my parents. Taught me about cooperation and systematic destruction of the god forsaken Aztecs.

A true 10/10, if you have the time to sit down for a 16 hour slugfest on Sid difficulty. From the music to the graphics to the civilopedia to all the content out there made lovingly by loving fans, this game has captivated me like no other in my entire life. The online community might be a little lacking these days, but the AI, in my opinion, does just fine. I cannot express enough how thoroughly I have and still do enjoy this game.

From humble beginnings, this game has risen to stand the test of time. I will play it until the very day that I die. Hats off, gents. A masterpiece reigns.
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