2K boxing Civilizations I-IV

Take-Two label to release $70 nine-title compilation featuring all four Firaxis "god games" and five expansions.

In November 2004, Atari revealed that it had sold the popular Civilization series to a mystery buyer for $22.3 million. Two months later, Take-Two revealed that it was the buyer and had signed a deal with the game's developer, Firaxis, to publish multiple Civilization games, beginning with the critically lauded Civilization IV.

That's a whole lot of Civilization goin' on.

Though it would end up buying Firaxis outright in November 2005, Take-Two made a separate deal six months prior to acquire all Civilization games released prior to Civ IV. Those games included Civilization, Civilization II, Civilization II: Fantastic Worlds, Civilization II: Conflicts in Civilization, Civilization II: Test of Time, Civilization III, Civilization III: Play the World, Civilization III: Conquests, and Civilization IV.

Today, Take-Two subsidiary 2K announced that it will rerelease almost every Civilization--in a single package. In October, nostalgic PC gamers will be able to pick up Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles, a boxed set of all the aforementioned titles, for $69.99. In fact, the only non-Game-of-the-Year-Edition Civilizations not in the collection are the new expansion Civilization IV: Warlords and the much-maligned, Activision-developed 1999 title Civilization: Call to Power.

While it covers the same real-life era as other recent retro boxed sets like Command & Conquer: The First Decade, Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles is not a bare-bones compilation. It will contain a bevy of extras like Civilization: The Card Game, an original tabletop card game based on Civilization IV rules. The game, which sports more than 250 cards, was designed by Civ IV lead designer Soren Johnson.

Also included in the set is the book The Chronicles of Civilization. Weighing in at 96 pages, the tome outlines the history of the franchise via interviews with its creator, Walk of Game member Sid Meier, and prominent designers such as Johnson. Also included is an essay on Civilization's importance in the game industry in general and the PC game sector in particular.

Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles will also contain a DVD that will sport a video featurette outlining the making of Civilization IV, hosted by--you guessed it--Johnson again. The disc will also contain gameplay footage from and trailers of almost every Civilization game.

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89 comments
JimmyCos
JimmyCos

alpha centauri 2!!!!! i want that game sid pleaaase T_T

littleneutrino
littleneutrino

"Suad_Rif Will Civilization runs on vista? lol" No sorry to say that none of the game except for Civ IV work on Vista. Tested myself they do not even work in compatibility mode or with recompiled exe files. sorry. kinda makes me sad though but its alright.

ellinaras86
ellinaras86

THE CIV 4 is the best game!!!! Its so simple.

thepyrethatburn
thepyrethatburn

Interesting. i was planning on (eventually) making a choice between Civ 3 and 4. Now, it looks like I don't have to. Got Civ 1 (and Alpha Centauri). Didn't get Civ 2 because I just didn't get into it.

pathock3
pathock3

Jesus Christ! release date anyone?

BatmanBegins24
BatmanBegins24

I'm getting this asap when it comes out.THank God i didn't get Civ 4 yet.

Suad_Rif
Suad_Rif

Will Civilization runs on vista? lol

Suad_Rif
Suad_Rif

Gosh.. who can forget those Civ2 days.. sweet.. i nvr had my chance to play the first game. this might be it.

Edmo
Edmo

Wow. I gotta have this. Sweet collection.

Nuclear_Kernel
Nuclear_Kernel

Not for me too. Love the game Civ but I don' t need every game they released. What' s that great about a book with interviews and a card game?

sonits
sonits

Being a big fan it sounds very tempting. But I already bought all of the games separately when they were released. So do I complete my CIV collection and pay 70 bucks for a book and a card game just to help some company get back 23 million they payed for a game? Hmmmmm .....

_Sam_
_Sam_

YES YES YES I'm getting this!! :D

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Looks Sweet! But I'm not a Civilization fan......

t-roland
t-roland

I am definately getting it!

rich639
rich639

might get it after i upgrade my pc

Brian_WCU
Brian_WCU

Too bad I already own most of the titles featured, wish they could just sell the extras and civ I as a stand alone :(

True_Blu3
True_Blu3

hmmmmm.....Feels expensive...

Cerza
Cerza

oooo this is wonderful news, I feel like a giddy little school girl all over again

Visitor_basic
Visitor_basic

I have as many OS's from Microsoft as I do versions of Sid Meier's Civlization games but whatever happened to ms-dos Civilization. It be like Windows 286 or something. And remember once the world fitted in 640kB of memory, not megaBytes of memory. But then nowadays I get double images from the video card on some old games due to ( I guess ) the video card drivers. ??>>?? Who can miss the Settler in ms-dos Civ and all the Barbarians hanging right outside the city. Just joking! No, I do have as many Microsoft OS's. But will it work with all the security updates from Microsoft? And no, I would not buy a box set of Microsoft OS's, no matter if they all fit on the computer. But if you are new to the world, then buy the Civilization Box Set. Alpha Centauri is such an ugly planet, and there are human factions on it. And you may want to poke your eyes out if you ever play it. Just joking! I like to give a speech now, but then the politicians are doing all of that around October. So buy the Box Set of Civlization, and play it. I vote for the Civlization games whenever an Election comes up.

HuXie
HuXie

The ultimate "Kill-maximum-time-compilation"! thats just so unimaginable!

shamanfreak087
shamanfreak087

If I didnt own Civ 3, conquests, Civ 4 and warlords, id buy this in a heartbeat. It costs about as much as civ 4 and warlords put together and you get the classics with it.

jpcorb
jpcorb

KuraiVael Alpha Centauri is owned by EA, not Take 2. Which means it couldn't have been included even if they wanted it to be. --------- Does EA own the rights to Alpha Centauri totally, or just the rights to the original and the expansion pack? Would Sid be able to do another Alpha Centauri without going back to EA to do it?

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Since I only own Civ II this collection is looking very interesting. But with so many good games coming out this year this one will have to wait for 2007. *sigh*

melyancey
melyancey

Cool, I've been playing Civ since it was on Amiga first!! I loved the Fantastic World expansion, it made the game seem totally new again.

animeart
animeart

The new games are remakes mostly, at the V can be a good thig makes some new...

GrayWolf323
GrayWolf323

damn, and I already own Civ IV and Civ III

dazman92
dazman92

nice, im getting a laptop later this year this is perfect!

quigonjinn23
quigonjinn23

they missed one of the bests of sid's games they MISSED sid meier's alpha centaurii!!! and its expansion :( i hope they made another version of alpha centauri that game is really really great with so much potential still going strong ...pls if someone in 2K games is reading this make an expansion it would be great bye

nramsey34
nramsey34

once it's been out for a little while and the price drops, this should be one of the best deals out there.

techpunk
techpunk

Oops, I thought this was about a boxing game. lol 2k boxing.. where?where? ;)

eyril
eyril

This is a great thing. I can't wait for it to come out. I've been wanting to play some of the older Civ's now for a while, but did not have them.

jochai
jochai

That is amazing. The Civ games have always been amazing. I can see countless people calling in sick so they can play these games.

KuraiVael
KuraiVael

Alpha Centauri is owned by EA, not Take 2. Which means it couldn't have been included even if they wanted it to be.

toomy
toomy

I have all games already, but damn that looks to cool to miss out, and since I got Xbox 360 for birthday, and I was planning to buy it myself I think I will just use that money for this :D

AlterMann
AlterMann

u guys MUST try the fall from heaven II mod 4 civ4....TRUELLY fantastic!

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Me wants to play that Card game. Any chance they'll release it seperately?

dechamp
dechamp

Have to admit, I'd like to see a modern version of Colonisation. I love that game, I still have it on my Amiga (which I dust off occasionally to play:) ).

Mutated_Nantuko
Mutated_Nantuko

Holy crap! This package makes EA look like a bunch of jerks for C&C: TFG

MrWiggles0
MrWiggles0

That's a good amount of money for such old games...

Igwababa
Igwababa

well its not really that good but maybe if your hardcore or lost your other games.

DELTAsnake
DELTAsnake

I have Civ 4 war, my Civ3 Con disk is collecting dust, why would I want a collection of the old Civ's?

Tiefster
Tiefster

Best pack of games evar!