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 with your hands. It is a thinking man's game. Given the setup, this game implies in-depth stategy. It simulates the ruling of an empire through time with historical precision. You control every aspect of your empire: including the tax rates of citizens, what city improvement are built in each city, the entire operations of a military that is whatever size you can afford, the type of government you are (which are very accurately represented), even the direct actions of all your workers. The ideas behind the game are virtuously flawless. The interface is very user-friendly, and there is an easy to navigate "Civlopedia" that contains help info on basically evry aspect of the game. What you do with you empire/nation is completely up to you, and the possibilities are almost limitless, giving it infinite replay value. I have been playing this game for nearly two years now, and I feel that I have barely scratched the surface of everything there is to due in this game. No true strategy gamer should go without playing this masterful game...
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