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Civilization II: Multiplayer (Gold Edition)

by Hasbro Interactive, Inc.
Windows 98 / 95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • ASIN: B00002SVBV
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: December 3, 1998
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,935 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Civilization II is a turn based strategy game in the Civilization franchise (such as Age of Empires), but this game is actually a re-release of the original Civilization 2, only with online multiplayer and hotseat options and a bit tweaked AI. Includes both Expansions, and several added scenarios!

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Strategy Games of all time!!! July 25, 2003
So, you just read my title line...
Am I stretching the truth? No.
I have played this game for YEARS. I first began to play it in 1996.
First thing to note: if you have Civilization 2, the major upgrade here is the ability to play over a network (which works pretty darn well).
Second: this pack also includes some quite impressive scenarios. To be honest, I was surprised at the Viking scenario, it was truly different from the standard Civ2 game.
Overall, the beauty of this game is that is is deep, yet easy to learn. It is fun, but not "arcade-like". There is strategy, but it is tempered with action.
You can be: diplomatic or iron-fisted, peaceful or war-like, science oriented or a land-grabber or even a money grubber.
This game has nearly every facet of enjoyment that you could hope for. The most amazing thing is that you can learn something new nearly everytime you play.
The key features to the game are as follows:
Build Cities and Improvements (like aqueducts, etc)
Build Wonders of the World (which give you special traits)
Build Armies
Establish trade routes
Conquer Enemies
Ally with friends
Expand your population
and finally...
Build and send a space ship to Alpha Centauri
Simply put, this game is stunning. You will lose many good hours of your life into it...and never feel an iota of guilt or regret.
This game works well on all PCs from a Pentium 90 and up, so if your machine is older, no worries.
This is unquestionably the best strategy game I have ever played.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Strategy and just best GAME period!! June 16, 2005
I have been a big fan of the Civilization series from the first time I played the first one on a bunch of floppy disks for a computer not even made any more. I've played every Civilization game made from the first one all the way to the various expansions of Civilization III and this game STILL holds the mark of excellence to what a great strategy and over all fun game are supposed to be. I remember when this game came out. It was the ultimate edition of Civilization. Everything the first was but so much more. Everything was fine tuned and perfected. Great sound effects and music as well as some nice little extras. Plus lots of additions never before seen in the Civilization series. Where as Civilization III took away a lot that made the series a lot of fun, this added so much more then the first had and truly made for an enjoyable experience that is still as much fun to this day. Far superior to anything else to ever hold the Civilization name and easily is still the top of the top as far as Turn Based games go.

You start out as one of many historic civilizations from Earths past and present. You can choose to be the Americans, Aztecs, Germans, Japanese, Zulu, Vikings and many more from all points of the globe. You start out with just a lone settler in the middle of an unknown area. You build one simple city and from there you just mold it in the path you want your civilization to go.

Perhaps you want to become a warmongering civilization and take over the rest of the world and put Napoleon and Ghengis Khan to shame. Or you want to be a peaceful civilization and make Ghandi look power hungry in comparison. The fun of this game is you really can take it in any path you want and build your civilizations as you see fit.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strategy September 10, 2002
Civ2 is about planning for the long run, while remaining viable in the present. The ultimate goal of the game is to either make it to Alpha Centauri first or wipe everyone else off the face of the planet. You have to balance scientific development, military expansion/protection, and your people's happiness. If any one of these factors falls too far behind your competitors your civilization could be in serious trouble.
This is a great game, but very time intensive. It takes a while to build an army to go wipe out your neighbor or make it up the technology ladder to build a spaceship. However, the time invested is well worth it. Seeing your enemies grovel as you capture all their cites or trump them technologically is simply wonderful.
There is a lot of micromanaging of cities needed as well, especially as your empire grows larger. However, once given an instruction your cities are good about following it, as long as the people stay happy.
I recommend this game for all ages. It doesn't have graphic violence, and the military route isn't a must. You can win the game with peaceful intentions as long as you are prepared to defend yourself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple, Works Well, Mod-able January 19, 2008
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Civ II contains most if not all of the crucial elements in building a civlization, if such things can be "built". Thus, its simplicity is not much of a drawback for me, although today's games can be more realistic because of their more powerful game engines.

One of the winning attributes of Civ II is the extent to which it can be modified. By making changes to the existence of certain political ideologies, the connectivity and contents of the technology tree, the distribution of various natural resources (food vs industrial vs trade), and the general & special attributes of different units, the game can be made both more historic and less tedious. You can consequently influence how well different strategies would work out, or introduce new dynamics into play. Even the game's looks can be altered, so don't forget to try out some of the more extensive mods made by fans.

I recommend Civ II to players who enjoy customizability and casual fun.
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