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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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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    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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weiner dog
( 51.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Don't let my seemingly low play time fool you, after 10 years and several thousand hours this game hasn't even gotten close to getting old.
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Eviloreo
( 386.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Love this game!

however with windows 10 the game simply ceases to work, checking online forums the windows 10 upgrades made it so mid 2000's games dont work and microsoft simply doesnt care.

If you want to play this game i can only tell you to pirate the game because thats the only way you can get it working properly. Its a shame that legal copy, digital or box copies (i have both) arent compatible with windows 10.
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PurplePadawan
( 42.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
All things considered Civ IV is, quite simply, the best Civ game there is (with the expansions; Beyond the sword being an absolute must have).

I have had the disk version of this game for years, and have played it so many times, and never gets old.

Vastly superior to Civ V which is lacklustre by comparison and, sadly, vastly superior to Civ Beyond Earth (+ BE Rising Tedium) which should have a been a brilliant game but just lacks so much.

Even with the dated graphics and original square based system (rather than the standard hex these days), it is just utterly suberb for many reasons, the main 2 of which is:

1) comes with a really easy hands-on map/civ editor so that it couldn't be simpler to create the kind of maps you want to play on; allocate global rescources to create trullty strategic scenarios, allocate where civs are, territories, allocate science, city infrastructure etc etc, the possibilities are endless.

2) the Modding support for the game is HUGE. There are so many wierd, wonderful and awesome things you can add to the game, whiether you want to be historically accurate and/or add fantasy+sci-fi elements to it, there is so much choice for the player.

This is CIV games at its finest. The choice of leaders is huge, each with their own bonuses, and characteristics. Diplomacy is FUN and engaging!

The only thing I would add to it is a more interactive combat system.

Highly recommended and IMO unsurpassed at this present time.
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El
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Spend half an hour listening to the glorious theme song on the main menu. Spend another half an hour picking a map, civilization and other game settings. Spend the rest of the day and night and part of the following day playing like a madman. Laugh when your ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ neighbors try to invade you and get curbstomped. Repeat.
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DasKapitalRadio
( 127.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
The best expansion to the best Civ game ever.
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AndriasSch
( 85.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
(Don't pay attention to how many hours Steam says I've played, 'cause I've played hundreds of them with my mate and by myself.)
I've never been much of an strategy games fan and it took me a while understanding how Civ4 works, but the more you play, more things you keep discovering, making your game experience more complex and interesting.
Main reason to keep playing this game instead of Civ5 and Beyond Earth? Square tiles, not those obnoxious hexagonal ones, also the amount of bugs compared to the newer games tends to cero.

The only bad points I find in this game are how difficult it is installing mods, no steam achievements, and there's a point in the game when it's only about making more and more tanks.
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davi
( 756.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Best game ever in the world, ever to exsist on planet earth.
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Konkipstador
( 1,379.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


free me from this madness

please
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cheissen
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
great game
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Clio
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Civ IV is my most played game ever, and a pinnacle of the strategy genre. I have installed it on every computer I have owned since it came out. The Steam play time reflects that I played from my CD-ROM copy of CIV 4 complete until recently when my install discs became incompatible with Windows 10. I feel that the Civ 4 gameplay is the most balanced and addictive of Civ 4 series games, with strong ai, diplomacy, building, expansion, religion, commerce, and war all providing great depth that makes playing just one more turn addictive. In my opnion, only the great Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri has comparable all around strengths and innovations for its time, Moreover, Civ 4 has given me unparalleled replay value because it is the most modable Civ game. Besides the usual tweaks of the vanilla game on can find in Civ 5, Civ 4's structure enabled the creation of many complete overhaul mods that transformed CIv 4 with new gameplay and graphics, including historical, fantasy, and sci-fi mods. For example, in my opinion, the Civ 4 fantasy mod, Fall From Heaven 2, remains of one of the best 4x strategy fantasy pc games ever made.

Civ IV, however, does show its age when compared to more refined interface of Civ V. Civ 4's maps of square titles and battles with stacks of units on the same tile, also give a less sophisticated first impression. However, when I compare the gameplay between Civ 4 and Civ 5, I find Civ 4 AI is usually more challenging, sophisticated, and strategically effective than in Civ 5, with regard to both combat and non-combat activities alike.

Install Civ 4 complete (Civ IV, Civ IV Warlords, and Civ IV Beyond the Sword) and join the addiction!

Note: I have reviewed Civ 4 and its expansions as a single game.
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Profile Name
( 2,309.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Best high strategy which ever was and ever will be. Here's a great free expansion for it: http://anewdawn.sourceforge.net
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Tortada
( 539.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Civilization 4 is still tons of fun after over 10 years, and is made truly amazing by it's still-active modding community. A great game deserving to be in the library of any strategy game fan, and one that can be snagged for an awesome price when the game is on sale.
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Jake the Hawkeye
( 43.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Best Civilization game there is. I've given Civ 5 a try several times over the years, but I've always though 4 is still better. I also recommend Beyond The Sword as the best expansion
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Lewd
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Way beyond
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The Delhision
( 61.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
I have played this game for WAAAY too many hours not to recommend it
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King Brutus - The King of Kings
( 29.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
This game really goes into defining strategy and Empire building. Every aspect of the game is intresting and their is plentiful hours to enjoy. I for one think that the dynamics of religion and neighbouring civilizations really express how you can shape the world around you within the game. The degree of managing individual cities drawed me in the most, I loved how you can specialise various cities to produce military units, reasearch and gold. Not to mention the fact that you can excel in technology were your empire has tanks and modern infantry while your rivals basic unit is a musketman. Also making other civilizations my puppet states was a loving feature everyone can enjoy too. The soundtrack is also enjoyable also as it made me a slight fan of classical music even though CIV IV practically introduced me too it.

Regardless this game deserves a 9/10 and I think everyone should try this game at least once even if you don't like strategy.
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terrierist
( 60.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
this is a good game. its one of my favorite games. its very good
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InFlames
( 329.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
This game has a lot of depth and is a good purchase especially if you enjoy strategy. I would liken it to a major scale chess game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Best Civilization game there is. I've given Civ 5 a try several times over the years, but I've always though 4 is still better. I also recommend Beyond The Sword as the best expansion
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
539.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Civilization 4 is still tons of fun after over 10 years, and is made truly amazing by it's still-active modding community. A great game deserving to be in the library of any strategy game fan, and one that can be snagged for an awesome price when the game is on sale.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,379.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


free me from this madness

please
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7,410.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
I highly recommend this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
******NOTE*********
WHILE YOU DO NEED THE BASE GAME TO BUY BEYOND THE SWORD, YOU DO NOT NEED THE BASE GAME INSTALLED. TO REDUCE LOAD, JUST INSTALL BEYOND THE SWORD. IT'S BETTER IN EVERY WAY FROM THE BASE GAME, AND THERE'S NO REASON TO DOWNLOAD/PLAY THE BASE GAME OVER BTS.
********NOTE OVER*******
Beyond the Sword is FANTASTIC. I am a long-term veteran of Civilization 4, owning a physical non-Steam copy for 10 years now. If Civilization 5 was a game that needed to be saved by DLC, this is a game that is taken to new heights by its DLC.
Beyond the Sword comes with many interesting new mechanics that do a lot to vary gameplay and encourage a more tactical mindset. What resources are important to me? How will my city's starting position affect me in the late game? Is it worth it to create an overseas colony?
The renewed Espionage system is a blast, though for my money it's too easy to discover enemy spies.
Advanced starts and the new scenarios are also a lot of fun. Civ 4 complete is $30, but you'll get a LOT more value out of this purchase than most $60 ones.
9/10, absolutely excellent.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
189.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
The golden standard of the 4x genre, and the last great game by good old Sid. Civ 4 is the game I played the most in my life (waaaay before steam lol). With mods, it's simply perfect. I am appalled at how a game released 10 years later by the same guy (civ 5) can be so bad, and in general by the direction the new games have taken. Luckily this gem will live forever.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
The year is 2374 ww6 ended only 4 empires are left China,France,Japan and me the Vikings everyone hates each other
because of religion being confucianism in game. I think it all started when France was going to war with China because
France was Taoist and China was Christian. Since I was in a alliance I declared war against France and France had The Holy
Roman Empire as a alliance they also declared war againist me and China. The war Began in 1856 and ended 1967
the war really long 3 empires died the Holy Romans,Germany and Rome after that most empires hated me and china because Almost everyone was Friends with holy rome because they had coal and oil.Then ww1 began in 1979 with 7 empires left what would go wrong well I lost about half of my empire and China was also died. france basically got ♥♥♥♥♥
by Japan who surrounded them and Zulu and the Mongol empires died. So preety much after ww1 was just war none stop
war only in 2028 - 2047 was peacefully but after that nukes, nukes everywhere and its ridiculous how many troops died.
So Should I invade China they are really and now only with 3 citys I think they be destroyed in 10ish turns.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
264.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
So much of my life has been consumed by this game...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
this is a good game. its one of my favorite games. its very good
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164 of 177 people (93%) found this review helpful
79 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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33 of 33 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
I have played "Civilization III", "IV", "II" and "V" (in that particular order). "Civilization V" is my favourite, but "Civ IV" has also a lot to offer and it's worth playing not only for nostalgic value. Everything what I'm saying relates to "Beyond the Sword" expansion and I highly recommend to purchase all the expansions, because, without them, the game is incomplete and you have limited mod and civilization options. (Actually, I don't understand, why people play vanilla versions. For "Civilization" games, it's usually like this: they release an incomplete game with some gameplay faults, which is substantially improved with following expansions – not only in terms of content, but also in terms of mechanics. I believe this will be the case with Beyond Earth, as well.)

Here are some things that "Civ4" does have that "Civ5" doesn't, and things that "Civ4" is better at (well, imo, at least):

+ More customisation options (e.g., no limitations regarding how many civilizations could there be per map size; an option to assign leaders to different civilization, for example, Ghandi as a leader of Russia).
+ By far better interface (except, for one thing - when you are offered research/tech choice, you need to make decision right away - you can't examine your empire first. You can change it afterwards in the same turn, but, anyway, it's not very convenient). Apart from that, it's more easy to review the overall state of your progress. For example, howering over a tech gives you a detailed explanation of what you can achieve with a tech (units, wonders, bonuses for discovering first, etc.), why it's important and where it leads. Also, in "Civ4", there is the option to see the network of global politics or what a particular leader thinks of other leaders or what he wants or is willing to trade. I also prefer "Civ4" icons over "Civ5" icons.
+ Unit appearance is different for each civilization and religion (and not just in terms of colour). For example, Korean swordmen will have different swords than European swordmen, a Buddhist missionary will have a different outfit from that of a Christian missionary.
+ Cool wonder animations.
+ Civics (ideologies) are available much earlier in the game, you can change them more easily and they are not linked to culture points. In "Civ5", many of the civic system functions are transfered to relligion system.
+ Map trading
+ Cultural victory is actually a feasible option contrary to "Civ5", where it is possible only in rare occasions.
+ Inbuilt World Builder (In "Civ5" it's available only from the "Workshop")
+ Workers can build forest preserves (that add happiness)
+ The rather unique "Afterworld" scenario and "Final Frontier" mod (which both feel like and actually are completely different games – full-conversion mods, if you like).
+ Vassal states (you can push other leaders to become your vassals).
+ No lag on large maps, since it is a much older game and requires less system resources.

+/- Random events instead of city state quests
+/- Workshops and windmills are tile improvements instead of buildings.
+/- Religion doesn't have that much impact as in "Civ5". But it does have a considerable impact on diplomacy.
+/- Culture bombs work in the same way as great general citadels.
+/- Different great persons may discover different technologies.
+/- Corporations - spread them like relligion and each corporation will have different effects. "They are mechanisms that can add substantial production to a city, at the cost of higher maintenance costs. Thus, in essence they convert gold into other basic goods (food, hammers, science, and culture)." [From Wikia]

However, there are some aspects in which "Civ4" falls behind "Civ5":

- Square tiles. Hexagon tiles are far better for strategical gameplay and layout.
- Unit stacks. I know that I will be condemned for this and for a while I missed the stacking option in "Civ 5", but, when I got used to it, I must admit that one unit-per-tile limitation actually improves the gameplay a lot. With this limitation it matters much more where you put your units. You can manage your army more easily. The city placement has a bigger impact on your attack/defence strategy. And, finally, if you play smart, you can save more of your units (sometimes even win the game without loosing any unit), whereas in "Civ4" you are bound to throw your units into the battle as cannon fodder. "Civilization 5" feels like chess in that matter. And I prefer it that way.
- Ranged units (Archers, Crossbowmen, etc.) don't have a "ranged attack" option. It is available only for siege weapons ("bombard").
- No city states. I actually like how city states provide bonuses, quests and influence the diplomacy. I think it's a better mechanic than influence points. Although, on the other hands, AI leaders in "Civ5" are completely irrational, their attitude sometimes doesn't make any sense and there is little you can do about it, whereas in "Civ4", you can at least change your civic/relligion or influence those of the AI leader.
- "Civilization 4" is harder than "Civilization 5" (although it might be a good thing for some players). In "Civilization 5", I feel comfortable on "Emperor" and with a bit of luck I can manage "Immortal" on smaller maps, whereas I struggle on "Noble" in "Civilization 4". Perhaps, it's because I haven't played "Civilization 4" in years and hadn't developed any strategy when I did.
- Technology trading. This actually makes the game rushed, unbalanced and it's much harder to make that technological gap between you and AI players. Although, there were moments, in "Civ5" multiplayer, when I wished there was this option. But, now, I see that research agreements are actually a much more balanced mechanic. Luckily, you can turn "technology trading" off in "Civ4".
- "Civilization 4" pushes you to expand early (as mush as possible). "Civilization 5" pushes you to build army early (expansion is less crucial than in "Civ4)". I don't like any of the two, but, I think, that the fact, that AI civilizations are expanding so rapidly and that you need to keep up, makes "Civilization 4" unbalanced - it's hard to maintain positive stats and to manage the cities and units. In "Civ5", you can win with less units, less initial cities and the overall pace is slower, which allows you to build your empire in a more balanced way. "Civilization III" had the same problem btw.
- No "Steam Workshop" support. But you can still use 3rd party mods.

There are probably some more differences that I've forgotten, but, in the end, I would like to say that "Civilization 4" is a great game and offers many things its successor lacks. For that reason it's worth purchasing even today – not only for a nostalgic value, but also for the different and fun experience it offers.

My overall rating: 9/10

Also, my personal feeling is that "Civilization 5" is better in its strategical aspect, whereas "Civilization 4" is better in its "God game" aspect – just to fool around on easier difficulties.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
176.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
One of the best games of all time.

You will not regret.

Period.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,146.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
This is my all-time favorite game. It has a great balance between being challenging and win-able.
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103 of 111 people (93%) found this review helpful
80 people found this review funny
Recommended
108.2 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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95 of 103 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,014.0 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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111 of 127 people (87%) found this review helpful
87 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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72 of 74 people (97%) 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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93 of 105 people (89%) found this review helpful
33 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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65 of 72 people (90%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
543.5 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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74 of 92 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
Ended up with the world a nuclear wasteland after a war over religions.
Mabey the most accurate civ sim ever.
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