..very similar to Civ only with new units, technologies etc.. If you loved Civ, you'll love this. If you never played Civ, then this is a good place to start. Fun, addictive and you can create your own units which offers you a lot in terms of replay value. A Turn based strategy game done very well, although now that CivIII is out, your better off checking that out. As much as i did prefer Alpha Centauri, i played and enjoyed CivII: Test of Time a lot more. Worth getting to add to your collection. It is a classic game which a lot of people rave about.
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