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  1. 10 (1986)
  2. 9 (3339)
  3. 8 (880)
  4. 7 (224)
  5. 6 (74)
  6. 5 (39)
  7. 4 (17)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (11)
  10. 1 (40)

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  • User Rating 8.9

    Rated on April 10, 2004 by DMalone780

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Rated on May 05, 2004 by nahorner9

    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...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

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

    Rated on September 01, 2004 by Equals42

    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 sympt...

    5 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4

    Civilization III is great purchase for strategy-game fans.

    Rated on July 26, 2006 by Saw100

    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 ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3

    On of the greatest PC games ever made.

    Rated on August 24, 2004 by FuzzyBunny55

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

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

    Rated on December 15, 2004 by Giddieon

    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 shoul...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    This game gives new meaning to the word addictive.

    Rated on September 04, 2004 by Sir_Graham

    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 ...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

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

    Rated on May 30, 2007 by slimchance33

    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 t...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    This game Stinks!!!

    Rated on October 22, 2004 by antwont

    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, ...

    0 out of 44 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

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

    Rated on August 03, 2006 by Turisman4

    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 3...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.