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  • User Rating 9.6

    What can be said? The Ultimate Civ. of the series...Civ.IV.From the awesome wonders vids to the in depth game play......

    Rated on December 25, 2005 by Dlwynndnn1

    As I said in the review deck the wonders videos are so wonderful that you try to build them all before another Civics. ruler.The new cultural borders for Civics. is a nice added touch,as well as all t...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

    Unexpected

    Rated on December 25, 2005 by _Pedro_

    This game came so unexpected to me. I was following the hype of FEAR/Quake 4 and completely forgot about this game. I am a fan of the series, but not a huge one. I liked all the previous, but like...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Oh hum, Civilization 2 is still the best.

    Rated on December 25, 2005 by MattClough

    Alright, for those of you like me, looking for something even better than Civ 2, which you didn't find in Civ 3 and were hoping to find in Civ 4, . . . . you'll again be dissappointed. The gameplay ...

    2 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    One of THEE most boring genres of games.........MADE COMPLETELY AWESOME BY SID!

    Rated on December 25, 2005 by DisneyFREAK91

    Turn-based combat, history lessons, a learning curve of a day or two....All the ingrediants to an extremely boring game. BUT!!! Sid Meier has INDEED found a way to make this genre amazingly fun! Wi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    The best turn based strategy out there...

    Rated on December 26, 2005 by ravon_mith

    This is a turn based game which actually makes you sit at the edge of your seat waiting for the other players next move. And the rendition of multiplayer is superb... who would ever thought of so much...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    Civilization IV nearly perfects the 4x genre.

    Rated on May 05, 2007 by br0kenrabbit

    I've had the Civ bug since Civ II. One thing that has always irked me is that I didn't have control of my borders...I'd ask a straying unit to leave, and the very next turn they'd be back in my territ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    If you like strategy games, dont read my review, go buy it!!

    Rated on July 14, 2006 by skillet27

    Civilization 4 is in my opinion, on the best strategy games out now. You start out with no money, no knowledge of any other people, and not knowing what your future will bring. But at the end you can ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    One of the best games ever made. It has dozens of hours of fun waiting for you!

    Rated on August 10, 2009 by Galinoth

    Civilization 4 is a game with such depth that I loved it when it came out in 2005 and I still enjoy it today in 2009. Civ 4 is in my top 10 games in terms of time played, and I never feel bored or li...

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

    The most addicting game ever. Also, the most time consuming...

    Rated on December 26, 2005 by pyroistheone

    Civ IV is far and away the best PC game this year. I may even say that it rivals Resident Evil 4 for game of the year. Gameplay is phenominal. In a way, Cid Meier made the player responsible for th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    MUST...PLAY...*GASP*, THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rated on December 26, 2005 by mem11363

    This is probally the most addictave game I have ever played. When I read the reveiws and scores, saw the realease date, and found out there was a demo, I WAS HAPPY (: . When I downloaded the demo a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.