Sid Meier's Civilization IV®: Beyond the Sword is the second expansion pack for Civilization IV - the 2005 PC Game of the Year that has become a worldwide hit. The expansion focuses on the time periods after the invention of gunpowder and delivers 11 unique and challenging scenarios created by the development team at Firaxis as well as...
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Release Date: Jul 24, 2007

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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.
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About This Game

Sid Meier's Civilization IV®: Beyond the Sword is the second expansion pack for Civilization IV - the 2005 PC Game of the Year that has become a worldwide hit. The expansion focuses on the time periods after the invention of gunpowder and delivers 11 unique and challenging scenarios created by the development team at Firaxis as well as esteemed members of the Civ Community. Civ IV: Beyond the Sword also includes ten new civilizations, sixteen new leaders, five new wonders, and a variety of new units that offer even more fun and exciting ways for players to expand their civilization's power as they strive for world domination.
  • Expanded Epic Game: Adds a massive increase of new units, buildings, and technologies to the epic game with a tremendous amount of effort focused on the late game.
  • New Game Scenarios: 11 new scenarios custom-designed by the team at Firaxis and some members of the Civ Fan Community.
  • New Civilizations: 10 new civilizations, such as Portugal, Babylonians, and Netherlands and their associated unique units and buildings.
  • More Civilization Leaders: Sixteen new leaders, both for the new civilizations as well as additional leaders for existing civilizations, including Hammurabi of the Babylonians, Abraham Lincoln of the United States, and Sitting Bull of the Native Americans.
  • Corporations: A new game feature similar to religion allows players to found companies and spread them throughout the world. Each corporation provides benefits in exchange for certain resources.
  • Espionage: Now available earlier in the game, this feature offers players many new ways to spy on opponents, stir citizen unrest and defend government secrets.
  • Events: New random events - such as natural disasters and pleas for help or demands from their citizens - challenge players with obstacles that must be overcome for their civilization to prosper.
  • New Wonders: Five new wonders await discovery, including the Statue of Zeus, Cristo Redentor, the Shwedagon Paya, and the Mausoleum of Maussollos.
  • Expanded Space Victory: Winning the race to Alpha Centauri will now require more strategic planning and tactical decision making.
  • Apostolic Palace: The United Nations is available earlier in the game, providing a way to win a diplomatic victory earlier. In addition, new resolutions expand the available diplomatic options.
  • Advanced Starts: A major fan request, this new feature enables players to 'buy' components of a custom-tailored empire and begin play in the later part of the game, allowing one to experience many of the new features of the expansion in a shorter amount of time.
  • Advanced AI: The greatly-enhanced AI now relies more on smart play and less on handicap bonuses to remain competitive, providing a more consistent challenge throughout the course of the game, both economically and militarily. The ways in which the AI attempt to achieve victory have also been expanded.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum: Windows 2000 (plus Service Pack 1 or higher), Windows XP Home or Professional (plus Service Pack 1 or higher), or Windows Vista; 1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor, 256 MB RAM, 64 MB video card with hardware T&L (GeForce 2, Radeon 7500 or better), DirectX 7 compatible sound card, 1.7 GB of free hard drive space, DirectX 9.0c (included)
    Recommended: 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent (or better), 512 MB RAM, 128 MB video card with DirectX 8 support (pixel and vertex shaders), DirectX 7 compatible sound card, 1.7 GB of free hard drive space, DirectX 9.0c (included)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.6
    • Processor: PowerPC G5 or Intel
    • CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2.5 GB free disk space
    • Video Card: (ATI): Radeon 9600 Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 6600
    • Video Memory: (VRam): 128 MB or higher
    • Media Required: DVD-ROM Drive
    • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
    • Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600, 6800, 7300, 7600, 7800, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600, GEFORCE GT 120, GEFORCE QUADRO FX 4500 ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X1600, X1900, HD 2400, 2600, 3870
    • NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported.
    • NOTICE: Apple original CPU’s only, CPU upgrades not supported
    • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive) REQUIRES THE FULL VERSION OF Civilization IV for Mac OS X TO PLAY
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Cpt.Tripps.2012
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Still my favorite Civ game as far as mods and modding goes!
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Blakey
58.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I just love playing for days and weeks on a single custom match with 18 other civilizations on a giant scaled map. A week into the game and everyone is taking sides, borders have been established, political turmoil is evident, armies are building up, and alliances are being tested. Then that declared war horn plays, literally everything spirals out of control in the coming days into that horrible rift of conflict as one country after another gets sucked into it.
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Conclave
746.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
10 years on, this game's depth is unmatched.

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mastermind
98.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
its a game?
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Anyhoo
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
One of the best strategy games ever made. It is simple but can also get complex once you get used to it. It has replayability and it's always fun.
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Willy Wanka
376.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
First of all, i Love Civilization, i have played Civ 4 and 5 to death, and this has always been my #1 Favourite,

HOWEVER: i cant reccomend this game, or any Civ game, they are just too damn unhealthy, they are extremely addictive, you will click on next turn over and over and over and over, and will see the hours fly by like seconds, suddenly its 4.00 AM and you have to go to work at 8.00 AM.

Unless you have very strong Self control, steer clear.

Drugs are bad, dont do Civilization kids...
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krowboney
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Let's just say the game has near infinite playability and variation on a great theme.
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timenet3
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Product received for free
Love this game!
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Fay
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
How the hell does one skirmisher take out 2 axemen 3 arches and 1 spearman ? Wtf.
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Hatty
101.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
i played a lot of this game.
nothin beats that baba yetu
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
101.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
i played a lot of this game.
nothin beats that baba yetu
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
One of the best strategy games ever made. It is simple but can also get complex once you get used to it. It has replayability and it's always fun.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
376.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
First of all, i Love Civilization, i have played Civ 4 and 5 to death, and this has always been my #1 Favourite,

HOWEVER: i cant reccomend this game, or any Civ game, they are just too damn unhealthy, they are extremely addictive, you will click on next turn over and over and over and over, and will see the hours fly by like seconds, suddenly its 4.00 AM and you have to go to work at 8.00 AM.

Unless you have very strong Self control, steer clear.

Drugs are bad, dont do Civilization kids...
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191 of 207 people (92%) found this review helpful
90 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,475.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
Let my game time speak for itself
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113 of 123 people (92%) found this review helpful
91 people found this review funny
Recommended
113.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2015
Founded Christianity 400 years before Christ was born.
Built libraries before developing an alphabet.
Trained a light machine gun unit in 1776.
Sebastian Bach dressed as Elvis discovered the radio.
Got nuked by multiple rulers on the same turn.
Yeah, it's a pretty good game.
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104 of 114 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,024.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
This is the best game in the entire catalogue of Sid Meier's Civilization, including the newer games Civ5 and Beyond Earth.

The attention to detail is far better in Civ4 than the newer games. The developers got a big head after the success of this game, and the newer games are just fancy revenue-generators. $$$

Civ4 is the quality game in the series. My favorite parts of Civ4 are A: The amazing soundtrack B: The voice of Leonard Nimoy.

Yes, Mr. Spock himself narrates your gameplay (singleplayer only).
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120 of 140 people (86%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
- Just... one... more... turn...
*8 Hours later
- I should have went to bed, when I had time. Oh, well.
*Sleepy day
*Thinks about going to bed early
*Sits in front of PC
- Okey, only 30 minutes.

*Everything above is repeating*
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75 of 78 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,030.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Still playing this after so many years, I could never get into the '1 army per resource' of Civ 5 so stayed with Civ4 which has a vibrant Mod scene.
I highly recommend the civ fanatics website and in particular the caveman to cosmos mod here http://forums.civfanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=449
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98 of 112 people (88%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
126.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
How to play:
1. Buy the game
2. Download Caveman 2 Cosmos
3. Spend 200 hrs. in one game
4. Realize you just spent 200 hrs playing Civilization
5. Start another campaign.
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69 of 76 people (91%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
596.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
This game will ruin your little aspie life. Your plants will wither, your pets will starve, and you'll probably get scurvy, and bed sores. Seriously, this is the wizard's glass, and when you look into it, it'll look into you, and find you wanting.

If you've already made the mistake of downloading this game, please contact me for a list of addiction counsling services in your area.
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