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8.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 6620 ratings
  1. 10 (1986)
  2. 9 (3341)
  3. 8 (882)
  4. 7 (225)
  5. 6 (74)
  6. 5 (39)
  7. 4 (17)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (11)
  10. 1 (40)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.9

    One of the most innovative games ever..............

    Civ 3 is a masterpiece of a game. It is by far the most intricate, well thought out, in depth (strategy-wise) game I have ever played. Being a turned based stategy game, it is not based on quick reflexes, or being good w... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Sid Meier's Civilization III

  • Review Score:8.9

    Some people want to compare this to Call to Power but remember that Call to Power was not done by Sid but I think by Activision as a seperate product. They thought they could do Civ better but I don't think they did. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    This was the first time I'd ever played any Civilization game so I'm basing this review totally on the fact that Civ3 was the first and only turn-based stategy game I'd ever played. Overall, the game for me was extremel... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    An elegant turn-based strategy game that is so addictive that I guarantee you will lose sleep.

    According to Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, addiction can be defined as a “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal.... Read Full Review

    5 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    Civilization III is great purchase for strategy-game fans.

    Civilization-games are much more developed than Age of Empires-games. In Civ III you have to feed your own people, collect taxes, etc. It increases the level of realistic, which is great thing! Even with the easiest dif... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    On of the greatest PC games ever made.

    If you've ver played any of the civilation games you'll know that this series is one of the most tried and true gameplay formulas out there. I'm mainly going to focus on the gameplay imrovements over the previous games ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    This is a great game if your looking for a strategy game that will???

    This is a great game if your looking for a strategy game that will make console gamers jealous than this is the game for you!!! You like politics you like micromanagement than this game will be should be has to be in yo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7

    This game gives new meaning to the word addictive.

    For those who haven't played the series before Civilization is a historical turn-based strategy game. Upon starting the game you will get to choose to lead various civilizations throughout the course of history. Then the... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    A highly addictive game, falls right in line with the rest of the Civilization franchise, absolutely recommend Civ. III

    This game stays true to the Civilization series, by Fir-axis! Highly addictive, one more turn please!, kind of game. You can spend hours and hours playing all different play styles, nations, and trying to beat the ga... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    This game Stinks!!!

    I don't like this game one bit. The game has no good decent story ( which most strategy games dont but are still well worth the wait ). The games graphics suck, not to be rude but in th 21st century, everything has good ... Read Full Review

    0 of 44 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    The end of history? I don't think so...

    Sid Meier's Civilization has been around since the days of the Amiga. 13 years after the original strategy game came out, Civilization III has been created, to positive reviews and praise. The first 3D entry in the serie... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful