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Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition

by MacSoft
Platform : Mac
Rated: Everyone
34 customer reviews

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In Civilization II: Gold Edition, players will enjoy the classic Civilization II and two scenario packs: Conflicts in Civilization and CIV II: Fantastic Worlds. Combined with the multiplayer features, the Gold Edition creates the ultimate challenge and the ultimate value in strategic gaming. Civilization II: Gold Edition includes all of the features of the classic Civilization II with the multiplayer option providing a whole new level of competition, vicious backstabbing, and unpredictable human-enemy leaders!


Sid Meier's Civilization II is one of the best games ever made. The game is so well balanced that its replay value is counted in years, not months or days. The goal is simple: As the leader of a band of settlers in 4,000 B.C., grow your civilization to the point where it can colonize outer space or kill all other civilizations before they can do the same.

Settlers build cities that produce military units to explore and conquer the world, and buildings that improve the economy and technology. Ignore any of these elements at your peril. Without research, your military units won't get more powerful. Without banks, you can't pay for upkeep on your city. Without exploring, you won't know where your enemies are. Without an army, the most primitive civilization can conquer you.

Civilization II is a celebration of humanity. From the meanest ancient hovel, to the most advanced battle cruiser, the game incorporates just about everything the human race has ever done. Gunpowder and nuclear fission are balanced by mysticism and refrigeration. These civilization advances allow various units, such as dragoons and marines, and city improvements such as aqueducts and airports. Wonders of the World are special city improvements that commemorate significant accomplishments in human history, and give benefits to the city that builds them.

Sound familiar? Civilization II is a new version of Civilization, which was originally released in 1992 by MicroProse. While it uses the same concepts as the original, right from the get-go you can see enhancements. There are more civilizations to play, and you have the option of being male or female, which results in a different default name. The world map is now in isometric view as opposed to a flat earth, and has much better graphics. Overall, the entire game has better graphics than the original. One absolutely fabulous improvement is the automation of settlers - you can send them out on their own to build roads and irrigation. While this frees you from some micromanagement, you do have to watch that they don't make too many mines on hilltops, or you'll be plagued with pollution and famine toward the end of the game.

Civilization II actually uses multimedia for good, not evil - it enhances the game instead of getting in the way. Each Wonder of the World has a video showing its history, which also explains the benefit you get from building it. Your high council is composed of five advisors. Click on these advisors' buttons, and they tell you, in QuickTime videos, how the various aspects of your civilization are doing. You also get sound effects when you finish a building, when a military unit is fighting (the elephant trumpeting is cute), when a city is in revolt, or when you complete a Wonder of the World. Game options allow you to turn these off if you wish.

For those who made it past the warlord level in the original: don't even bother playing on the chieftain (easiest) level. Unlike the original Civilization, which could present a challenge on this level, Civilization II's chieftains are way too easily subdued. You'll conquer the world before you even get gunpowder. Even the warlord level is not as difficult. On the other hand, Civilization II rounds out technology enhancements in the modern era, which used to end in a manufacturing plant. Now there are supermarkets, stock exchanges, superhighways, offshore platforms, and airports. Be sure to conquer aggressive civilizations before they get to the modern era because they will use nuclear weapons. Tip: Establish embassies with the other civilizations in order to check on aggressiveness.

It took about 15 hours to play the small game to completion culminating with the launch of a spaceship. A larger game can take well over a week. Once you've mastered the art of guiding a civilization to the end game several times, you may want to start tinkering. The scenarios that come with the game start you out with prebuilt civilizations and give you an objective to meet. There are also plenty of Civilization II scenarios created by PC users available for download on the Internet. To use them, you need to change the creator and type codes (with a utility such as Snitch) to match the codes of the scenarios that ship with the game. And if that doesn't satisfy you, Civilization II comes with a world builder and a cheat mode that lets you create your own scenarios.

Civilization II really is a great game for a personal computer. First-person perspectives can be had on any platform, while console machines lend themselves well to games on a track (think Wipeout or Sonic). It takes a big hard drive and more RAM than your average PlayStation to manage and store the complex model of an entire world, and it take lots of keys to direct your minions. It's this complexity that gives Civilization II its legs - you'll be playing it for years to come. - Kathy Tafel

Good News: Improved graphics from original, improved interface from PC version. Don't need CD-ROM to play. Runs adequately on 68K machines.

Bad News: Some interface quirks (see Laundry List). No Net play. You will wonder what happened to all your free time.


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  • ASIN: B00001XDK9
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,109 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 23, 2000
Well, Civ 2 was just great! It was a great game. When Civ 2 Gold came out, I thought, "Great. Another upgrade." I thought it wouldn't be worth the money. I changed my mind real quick when I played it! It has all the great things from the oiginal Civ 2, and TONS more. Most noticable change: MULTIPLAYER! Great multiplayer mode, where you can play your own map, a scenario, or a regular game. There is even a "hot-seat" option for two or more human players! However, in my opinion, the best thing about this game is the incredible amount of scenarios. It comes with two scenario packages: Fantastic Worlds and Conflicts in Civilization. Fantastic worlds is great fun! It has 15 scenarios, with things like being able to play dinosaurs! Conflicts is great too, with battles like Desert Storm to act out with your friends or by yourself. Just like Civ 2 regular, it comes with a map editor to make your own worlds. However, in Civ 2 Gold, you can also make your own SCENARIOS. It is used like the still-present cheat mode, allowing you to edit units, towns, science, turns, everything! Put this together with cheat mode, and you can make your own scenario masterpieces! As for the gameplay, its great! the controls for multiplayer negotiating are perfect! This game is very challenging, for the newbies and the unexperienced. It features alliances, scientific progress, strategic military warfare, negotiating, building cities, trading, keeping track of supply and demand, and building wonders of the world! It also comes with a large fold- out poster of Advances and Unit stats! The well-written 275-page manual should leave all your questions answered, as it even gives you scenario descriptions. My conclusion: buy this game. Great game, two scenario packages, a map editor scenario editor, and MULTIPLAYER gaming up to 7 people. Get this game, it's one of the best games ever!
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By David Dressler on May 9, 2000
Let's get this straight right off the bat: Civilization II is one of the best games ever spawned. I bought the Gold edition because I expected my enjoyment of the game to be expanded by the new stuff. I also assumed they would have fixed the minor-but very annoying-bugs from the original game.
I was wrong.
The "advantages" of the Gold edition are the following: --Multiplayer options --New scenarios --Expanded options for creating your own maps and scenarios.
I have not tried the multiplayer options. They may well be wonderful. Please note, however, that a "multiplayer patch" for Civ II is available on the net. For FREE.
Some of the new scenarios are decent. Many are annoying. However, they were not worth the extra money.
The map editor is identical to its original. The expanded scenario-building options are nice, but beware: it will take HOURS to properly prepare a scenario.
The bugs, which are obvious and glaring, were never fixed. Here are the bugs I noticed: --Units which you send to a location more than 1 square away (via the shift-click method) will sometimes go the opposite direction. Other times they will simply move back and forth between two spots. --The game will occasionally crash. Save often.
If you already own Civ II, don't bother to upgrade to Civ Gold. If you do not own this game, I would suggest saving the $10 and buying the original.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 17, 2003
I found this game a few years ago, and my seminary career almost suffered a mortal attack of neglect due to the addictive nature of this game.
I am on a Mac G3 at home, which is fairly fast, perfectly adequate for this game. The game itself is a fascinating look at and convolution of history. This game has an element of learning in it (which shouldn't discourage you from trying it -- it is pure fun despite the educational element!), in that one must become acquainted with a general stream of history, and in particular, the progress of human history charted through technological acquisition; this takes two peripherally related tracks, that of military technology acquisition, and of civilian or societal technology acquisition. One must keep a careful balance of these two in development to be able to grow as a civilisation and be able to defend oneself against competing civilisations.
The various civilisation types (Egyptian, Babylonian, Russian, Chinese, American, etc.) have particular outlooks (some are militarily aggressive, some are not so; some can be trusted in diplomacy, other cannot be), and particular aims. To grow as a civilisation, one must either take over other civilisations or maintain reasonable relationships with them to avoid conflict. However, like most of history up to this point, sooner or later there will be conflict.
As history develops, too, one gets more options in the way a government can be run. Choices run between anarchy and despotism, monarchy, republic, communist, democracy, or religious fundamentalism. Each of these governmental types have advantages and disadvantages (for instance, who can do dastardly deeds toward other nations, even allies, as a fundamentalist regime, with impunity because it is expected).
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Hector on July 20, 2000
Civ II is still probably the best strategy game in existence, and the Gold Edition only embellishes this. My favorite new feature is the scenario editor--while it still takes forever to build a scenario from scratch, the game parameter options allow to fiddle with the technology tree, units, and variables such as the chance of a trireme sinking in open sea. I've used it to make the industrial phase of the tech tree much more accurate and to eliminate the "goody huts," which ruin play balance for the early stages of the game. The added scenarios fall into two categories: the good historical ones written by Mick Uhl, and the crazed fantasy ones (which may be good too--I haven't tried them) where you control aliens, dinosaurs, elves, etc. Save this stuff for other games! I have a few small complaints: 1. (about the original) Whoever made the Europe map was geographically illiterate. Critical regions like Belgium and Italy are shrunken, and France and Russia are exaggerated. Not to mention the islands are all wrong and there was no attempt to differentiate between steppe and northern plain. 2. Old bugs have not been removed in the Gold Edition. I won't get started on how annoying this is. 3. The new music is HORRIBLE! That being said, I recommend the Gold Edition if you're new to the game or if you want more scenarios and wide freedom to tinker with the game.
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