Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition – PC

Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition – PC

  • Multiple multiplayer options including the ability to compete with friends via the Internet, play by E-mail modes or compete locally via the Hotseat and LAN modes.
  • Includes four classic games: Sid Meier’s Civilization IV, Civilization IV: Warlords expansion pack, Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword expansion pack and Sid Meier’s Civilization IV Colonization.
  • Innovative features in all four games including: Great People, Holy Cities, missionaries, variable game scales, new land, sea and air units, and loads of new civics.
  • New scenarios to encounter in each adventure.
  • Classic turn-based PC strategy gaming at its best.

The final and ultimate installment of the classic Sid Meier’s Civilization IV series, offering the pinnacle of value at a new and lower “Complete”edition price Sid Meier’s Civilization IV is the ultimate PC strategy game, offering players the chance to lead their chosen nation from the dawn of man through the space age and become the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Now the complete Civilization IV experience is available, DRM (Digital Rights Management) free in Civilization IV:

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3 Responses to Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition – PC

  1. Patrick Loveless "Destiny, Somding, PLAYA" says:
    85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Not a Civ fanatic, but this is a very good game., September 20, 2009
    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition – PC (DVD-ROM)
    Civilization is a turn-based game where you essentially have to build up a civilization, and move in turn with other civilizations. They may decide to make war with you, they may trade with you, you may crush them. Anything can go on.

    When I got Civilization 3, I loved it. It was brilliant for a TBG. The graphics were (for my computer) very fluid and animate. The city graphics were very nice on the map and in detail mode. Diplomacy, war, and construction were all easy to handle (but I usually ended up losing wars or making many very costly amounts of units).

    Civilization 3 was great. And Civ 4 was even better.

    Now, it does require a decent GFX card. The first time I tried to play it on some archaic piece of dreck of a card (came with the machine), I couldn’t see the map – it was black. But when I upgraded to a GeForce 2 card (a relatively old but reliable card), it all came to life. Unlike Civ 3, the map looked very, very realistic. Hills weren’t just large bumps in the ground; mountain ranges looked more nautral. Furthermore, you can see where your workers are working ON THE GAME MAP! They’re represented by little huts on the map. That’s a good improvement over any of the previous versions.

    Also, you can build MORE than just farms and mines now. You can build at least three different types of building on any one square of terrain (except a few like desert and ice), and sometimes five or six, including towns (+ gold), windmills (+ food), and foundries (+shields, – food). It’s much more complex than before. And that’s just the economy.

    You can also build more units than before. And it’s no longer just simply the rock/paper/scissors method of countering units anymore. Units LEARN what to fight and how to fight it! They still use the experience system (kill a random number of units and get an upgrade), but the upgrades are different. Now, instead of simply hitpoints, you can configure your units to be excellent city attackers, or counters to cavalry, infantry, or artillery, or even capable of healing other units around them. There’s more, but I don’t want to spoil ALL of it for ya.

    One thing I will note, though, that was particularly useful to me: Civ 4 allows you to see the survival rate of any units you have versus the enemy if you should so choose to attack them. This has IMMENSELY helped my strategy in Civ 4! I now know that charing with every unit you’ve got into a city’s a bad idea; you need to decimate the walls with cannons or catapults first.

    Other notes include the interesting looking figures who play against you (including Julius and Gaius Caesar, Stalin, Saladin, Roosevelt, Churchill, Boudica (an attractive Celtic leader with a mean streak), and even Mansa Musa (no clue who he is, except that he lead the Empire of Mali – that’s on Africa’s west coast).

    Sid Meier has, once again, made genius material. It’a fun, educational, and it now even includes religion. (Sure, it’s not exactly historically accurate religion – Christians without being Jews? – but it’s a step forward IMHO).

    4 of 5 because, well, frankly, I’m not really a TBG type of guy, but this was a great game, and worthy of any Civilization, Colonisation, or other Turn-Based Game fan.

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  2. Dylan A. says:
    53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Cautionary note for installations on Vista/Win7 (to prevent patching problems), November 10, 2010
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    This review is from: Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition – PC (DVD-ROM)
    First, I want to say that the game is exactly what I’d hoped it would be. I’m only writing this review to try to help subsequent purchasers avoid a pitfall of installation on Vista or Windows 7. That is this: the patches made for this game assume a default installation location (as it would be under an XP installation). If you install the game in another location, your patching process will fail.

    I’ve installed and played the game happily on Win7; but since it’s installed in compatibility mode (and hence in a different directory from what the patch expects), I cannot apply patches. To patch, I’ll have to uninstall the game, delete some registry entries that my failed patching process has made, and install in a very particular way. There are numerous posts online about overcoming this problem, and it’s by no means insurmountable, but all solutions I’ve seen involve this uninstall/reinstall process, so I thought I’d get the word out to folks who haven’t yet installed so they can be mindful of their installation location the first time around.

    Again, the game is great, and I’m very happy to have bought it; it’s also quite playable in Win7 with compatibility mode. The patching is a headache, though.

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  3. dev25 says:
    117 of 129 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good game…. Easy to avoid the time limit., September 5, 2009
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    = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition – PC (DVD-ROM)
    I really don’t spend much time ever writing reviews, but I do find them helpful at times when I am evaluating a product.

    I’d like to point out a few things based upon other reviews:

    1. You can easily circumvent the time limit on games. I personally ate that “feature” myself. If you are playing a single player game, click on single player and at the next screen click on custom game. You can select victory conditions from that screen. Don’t care about a space race? Uncheck it. Couldn’t care less about cultural victories? Uncheck that as well? From that screen you can tailor a game to whatever you want to play. Hate islands? Easy enough to choose a huge landmass so your chariots can sweep aside the other cultures. Want to island-hop your way to victory? You can do that as well.

    2. Its a game. Relax. Enjoy it. Is it perfect? Maybe not, but it is fun for those of us who enjoy this type of challenge. Don’t think free market should be followed by Environmentalism? That’s ok, but a free market, by definition has not limits placed upon industry. Think of all the industrial pollution in the world. The environmental movement has changed that in some places and has allowed industry to continue with some restrictions because people wanted clean water and cleaner air. I’w not going ot get into debate here, but there is logic to the choices presented in the game if you understand what the developers were getting at.

    I like Civ4 just as I have enjoyed every version since Civ1 that I played years and years ago. Its one of the few games I return to after months of not playing, which is rare in any game these days.

    But that is just my opinion. I just wanted to clear up a point or two.

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