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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Releasedatum: 24 jul 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.

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Windows
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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20 van de 24 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
38.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 december 2014
Started playing this game right before finals. Turns out its way funner than studying.
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13 van de 14 mensen (93%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1,969.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 december 2014
Absolutely incredible game. I recommend looking up "mod mods" to the Rheys and Fall mod included with this expansion. Specifically, check out Europe 600 A.D.
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10 van de 10 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
557.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 april
The finest "one-more-turn" 4X game, ever played. Kudos to the developers.
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10 van de 13 mensen (77%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
972.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 december 2014
Civ IV is a sword. This is beyond that sword.

11/10.
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
79.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 december 2014
This game makes me actually feel important, and when war comes you will feel like a general in an old war. You'll lose units, make harsh choices over who to train, whether to burn or take over a town, and a lot more. That's just war while there's still the religion, tech, expansion etc. but you'll most likely be put in a war, and that's where Civ 4 is at it's finest in my opinion. If you want to feel like an old leader and pick up the stress, buy this game, but if you don't like that kind of thing then good luck enjoying this.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
35.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 mei
this game is a masterpiece of turn base strategy. however, i don't like the attitude of sid & comp. who constantly mock their players :
- this game treats the history of mankind as a game of chess, where a quick victory is rewarded and a hard worked victory is consider "shamefull" by the high score list;
- the a.i. is programmed to harass and backstabb the human players. even after 10 years of "dealing" with the civilisation francise i still got trolled by an a.i. player (on the lowest difficulty !!!) - who used a slip away moment to steal my hard worked space race victory :P
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
26.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 maart
one of my fav games. it is a nice one to have
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
73.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 30 maart
I got this game alongside the other DLCs and Colonization, and i can truly say i have one-more-turn-itis. It is beyond addictive, and i often find that time just slips past while playing this game. Along with the easy-to-mod capacity, and some of the best listed in the scenarios section, this makes the game an awesome play-through, again, and again, and again. With different nations, and world settings, as well as ways to win, eveyr single play through is different. PLus, with LAN and Wifi conected MP, you can play large Multi-player games against a much more challenging matchup then the AI(whcih, as good as it is, is nothing like a human), and you can play your friends with the Hot-Seat MP, on just one PC.

This is an epic game, and worth a purchase. 11/10
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
168.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 mei
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Since it is the last of the Civ4 expansions, this is where all my playtime ended up. I liked Civ3 and Civ5 better, but this still was plenty good.

At least until I wanted to nuke the entire world and found myself lacking resources. ;_;
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
0.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 mei
>Custom map
>My island : Promised Land of Riviera
>Gandhi's : Pangaea rich with uranium
>The rest's : barren with agressive barbarian and pollution
>mfw camping subhuman peon islands with nuclear subs while they're at stone age with Gandhi
>mfw Gandhi rained more hellfire than I did

10/10 would play again
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6 van de 10 mensen (60%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 december 2014
More like beyond GabeN 10/10
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
92.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 april
probably the best of the civ series if turn based strategy is your thing you wont be disappointed
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
66.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 maart
It's a fine game, but gets boring really quickly if un-modded. I don't know about Civ5, but the 4th is surprisingly bland gameplay wise (bts is just a gimmicky add-on). The combat is mindboggling weak, not even to par with ancient Call to Power 2, which I find generally better from Civ4.

Yeah, you have upgraded graphics, leaders that mostly are fine, but the lack of content is - again - surprising, especially in civics and combat aspects. Espionage is a chore, the growth mechanic is irritiating, religions/corporations don't really matter much, technology is boring.

Of course it's fun to play up to the certain point, it's not a bad game, but personally I would rather launch Call to Power 2 once more, which decades ago handled combat better and Civ up to this point can't simply implement obvious improvements offered years ago by CtP2.

Maybe I will try some mods or Colonization, but I'm fed up for the moment.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
305.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 april
the most fun game l have ever played and l will never stop playing no matter what
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
78.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 mei
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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4 van de 7 mensen (57%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
738.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 maart
I told my then fiancee that I married Civ 4 before I married her. She was not amused.

10/10 would marry again.
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1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
130.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 januari
Three hundred hours gone for the PC gamers yon high
Seven hundred hours gone for Civ III players who moaned
And Nine Hundred for those who played Beyond Earth and wished to die
One life wasted with each download
In the Land of Firaxis where time will fly
One 4X to shape them all, One 4X to rule them
One 4X to outshine them all and with its reviews crush them
In the Land of Firaxis where time will fly
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89 van de 96 mensen (93%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
963.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 oktober 2014
This is the best game in the entire catalogue of Sid Meier's Civilization, including the newer games Civ5 and Beyond Earth.
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69 van de 71 mensen (97%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2,030.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 november 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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91 van de 103 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
64.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 augustus 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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