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  • Review Score:9

    Welcome back old friend! Colonization is a classic, and Sid Meier has honoured that classic with this latest version!

    I was excited when I heard Sid Meier was revisting the Colonization franchise. I had no doubts it would be good, and I am not disappointed. In many ways, this version is far superior to the original. True the graphics ar... Read Full Review

    10 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Improving a Classic!

    I didn't think it was possible, but they've taken one of my all-time favorite games as a kid and improved it. If you enjoyed the original, you'll enjoy this one. The graphics are fantastic and I love the humor. The ... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    A classic game with improved graphics

    So here it finally is, the official 2008 release of the one-and-only Sid Meier Colonization game. I'll break it down real quick: if you're not a fan of turn-based-strategy then you're gonna hate this game too... On the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    A good update to a Sid Meier classic!

    Civilization IV: Colonization stays true to the fundamentals of the original and has become even more enjoyable the second time around. Beyond the graphics and music, very little has been altered significantly and the ga... Read Full Review

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

    An epic modernization of a favorite classic game.

    When first I heard Firaxis Games was remaking the fantastic classic game Colonization using the Civ IV engine, I thought it was an interesting idea. Glad it was worth the wait, turned out fantastic. The classic fun... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    If you liked the first one...this is a great update.

    I put my hand up and say that I loved the first Colonization game and spent many hours befriending natives and beating up the British. Frankly, it's a near perfect upgrade, they have stuck to the things that worked and... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Finding your new land.

    If you want to study history by games, this game will the best way to do this. With the easy-understanding system and fine graphic will make you fun. I think this game may help gamers who want to play turn-based game bet... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5

    Older players will enjoy the nostalgic value, but as a 2008 release Colonization is sorely lacking.

    Having played the original for hundreds of hours, I was really excited to see a long overdue remake of Colonization. It's really a mystery why it took so long, but sadly the result was not worth the wait. Veterans of ... Read Full Review

    12 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.5

    Looks great, but then the realization dawns...

    You've just spent the last half hour dragging and dropping colonists and goods. And you haven't yet hit enter. I enjoy a good bit of micromanagement more than most people, but this remake of Colonization seems a bit off ... Read Full Review

    27 of 33 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5

    Same as the original but worse

    Ok so why is this worse then the original (from freakin long ago)? Simply: The original is more fun to play, more responsive, more focused, more clean. This DO feel like a mod for civ4 rather then a exiting new ver... Read Full Review

    3 of 10 users found the following review helpful