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  • Civilization IV not required for play
  • Classic game design
  • Detailed tutorial
  • Improved diplomacy
  • Historical figures provide for adaptive gameplay

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  • ASIN: B001F637T4
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 22, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,821 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform: PC

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is the third offering in the award winning Civilization IV series. A re-imagining of the classic Colonization game Sid Meier created in 1994, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is a total conversion of the Civilization IV engine into a game experience in which players will lead a European nation on their quest to colonize and thrive in the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover a New World, negotiate, trade and fight as they acquire great power and battle for their freedom and independence. Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization does not require the original Civilization IV game to play. Detailed Tutorial Guides Players In Their Conquest - Civilization IV - Colonization provides an enhanced tutorial that will help both fans of the game and brand new players on their way to ruling the New World. Mods and Community Tools - Players will have limitless options for modifying the game to suit their needs.

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is the third offering in the Civilization IV series. A re-imagining of the classic Colonization strategy game Sid Meier created in 1994, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is a total conversion of the Civilization IV engine into a game experience in which players will lead a European nation on their quest to colonize and thrive in the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover a New World, negotiate, trade and fight as they acquire great power and battle for their freedom and independence.

Features:

  • Classic Game Design: The strategy classic is rebuilt with improved visuals, while retaining the addictive gameplay and fun that are synonymous with Sid Meier games.
  • Establish a New Nation: Play as the English, Spanish, French or Dutch and journey to a brave new world in search of freedom from your oppressive homeland.
  • Detailed Tutorial: Enhanced tutorial helps both fans of Colonization and new players on their way to ruling the New World.
  • Multiplayer Offers Tons of Replay: Compete with friends from all over the world via the Internet and "Play by Email" modes or compete locally via the Hotseat and LAN modes, offering multiple ways to conquer the New World.
  • Improved Diplomacy: Sustain peace and support your followers as you engage in advanced negotiations with natives, other colonists and the hostile homeland. Trade resources, gold and land as you build the foundation for a self sufficient and powerful colony.
  • Historical Figures Provide Adaptive Gameplay: Acquire founding fathers such as John Smith, Patrick Henry and Samuel Adams who will help guide your nation to freedom based on your gameplay style.
  • Mods and Community Tools: Players will have limitless options for modifying the game to suit their needs. Game includes modding tools including a map editor using XML and Python.
  • New Interface: Both Civilization IV fans and players new to the series will feel right at home with an interface that's been built to be accessible and easy to navigate.

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572 of 586 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deeply Flawed Game Mechanics October 7, 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
As a disclaimer, I love Civ IV, and have loved every game Sid Meier has done to date, including the original Colonization. So it's actually quite painful for me to give this game such a dismal rating.

In a nutshell, the game is horrendously flawed. When you start playing it (and this is where I think most people are reviewing the game), it appears to actually be quite fun - you develop an economy, trade with Indians, make heaps of money, expand inland, build huge trade networks which make even larger heaps of money, reinvest the money into buying specialists who can refine your raw goods and produce *even more* money, and so on, all with a rather simplistic military system strapped on to allow raiding other colonies or stealing their cargo at sea.

The problem is, NONE OF THIS MATTERS. It's an awesome economic sim, where economics has nothing to do with winning the game. In fact, the larger and more successful your colony is, the harder it is to rebel, and the larger the expeditionary force you'll have to defeat to successfully win Independence. And successfully declaring Independence is the *only* way of winning the game, and you have to do it within 300 turns, which means that most of that uber-colony management stuff that makes it so great should never get used if you're trying to win the game.

In fact, 90% of the game is useless if you want to win. You basically have two options in the game: 1) Play it like a colony building sim, and trade and make lots of money, but lose, or 2) Win, but ignore all the economic stuff that makes the game great.

The problems are manifold - Independence can only be declared if you have "liberty bell production" at a certain rate, per person in your colony.
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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars unrealized potential October 1, 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I love the whole concept and set up for this game. I just don't think this game is very fun. Despite the name, this is a very different game than Civ IV with very different game mechanics, which is fine with me. But I would warn Civ IV players drawn to this game to wait until its patched or heavily modded. There are many gameplay failures in this game, but I will point out the overarching problem: you never feel like an explorer or colonizer in the 16th and 17th century. There's little freedom of action - the entire goal is ultimately to defeat the motherland's armies. To achieve that goal, you must play in a very boring and limited style. The open-endedness is just not there. There are no secondary goals, no interesting exploration, no wars with natives or other colonizers. Trading, a core element of the game, is a pain as well. Diplomancy is somewhat pointless. Building an empire is actually counter-productive. [The developers in a legit desire to avoid the unlimited spamming of cities (like in Civ 3) have gone insane. Civ IV handled this issue perfectly.] The forums at civfanatics.com discuss the gameplay issues in much more detailed if you are interested. I really don't understand all the glowing reviews - did the professional reviewers actually try to play the game several times through its conclusion? I doubt it. I'm holding on to my copy and waiting for the patch or a good mod. There's potential, but for now, I would not recommend this game.
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146 of 160 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A welcome expansion, but buyer beware: contans Securom 7x September 29, 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been playing Civilization games for the last decade, and they never disappoint. Even the slightly lackluster Beyond the Sword has its selling points, and I eventually became fond of it. Colonization is no exception. It is a more regional, less 'world wide' game than the Warlords Expansion Pack (I spent WAY to much time for a few months making custom maps!), with an emphasis on cooperation early on, and then war making later. Staying diplomatic is not a very viable strategy late in the game.

Some may like the logical progression towards a war of independence, but it left me wondering why they didn't make it at least a worthy consideration to remain aligned with your home country. What makes Civ games so great is the ability to play out historical scenarios with new rules (What if Rome had never fallen, what Germany had won WWII, etc...) and it could have been really interesting to see how a colony still in substantive relationship with its founding nation fared vs. independent colonies.

The graphics have been improved, but they're nothing special. Most of the changes from CIV IV graphics are related to unit animations, something that I don't find adds to the game that much. Much more welcome are support for higher resolution monitors, so that the action can play out on my entire 24" monitor (connected to the DVI out of my HP laptop) at full resolution.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So close but so far away October 10, 2008
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I really like this period of history and was excited to have an interactive experience with which to live out some fantasies of living on the wild frontier, but this game took all the fun out of it and while it has so much potential, I gave up playing it after 3 days because I found myself more frustrated at what it wasn't than entertained by what it was.

My biggest problem with it are the restrictions. You have to play this game the way that Sid Meier wants you too. You have to claim independence from your European benefactor within a specific time limit or you lose. I really hated this for two reasons, one, what if I want to stay loyal to my European heredity - did you ever think about that Cid? Maybe I just want to conquer the known world in it's name. The second reason is that even if I did want to claim independence, why do I have to do it in a specific amount of time? I really would just like to take my time and enjoy watching my colony grow, but with Sid's restricitons I feel like I'm too rushed to actually enjoy myself. You can choose a slower game speed, but then it just takes longer to produce buildings and recruit colonists and do everything so it doesn't really help.

It was a waste of my time and money. I hope this helps.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good game
Published 12 days ago by calvin hunt
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game
Good game you have to be very precise about your timing or you will lose on eway or another so I would say it is a bit more advanced than quite a few of these strategy games.
Published 14 days ago by Kaz
5.0 out of 5 stars easy; very pleasy
Fast, easy; very pleasy?!
Published 23 days ago by Ghared
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up the the quality of other Civilization IV games
I am a great fan of Civ IV; however, I was not impressed what so-ever with Colonization. The graphics are nice and that is about the only exciting point of the game. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jetsleeper
2.0 out of 5 stars ... play an older version of this game and really enjoyed it. I could...
I used to play an older version of this game and really enjoyed it. I could not get this game to load onto the computer at all (Windows 7).
Published 4 months ago by Lawrence Lang
2.0 out of 5 stars Old fans of the originl game wii fondly remember the clean graphics...
Not very impressive so far. I'm a big fan of the original and I see many of the same elements in the remake, but it's just not a clear interface. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Great49er
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Awful, it didn't work well and the graphics were s-l-o-w.
Published 5 months ago by Robyn Middleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
I had the game but lost cd so I had to purchase it again. Love building games and colonial games
Published 6 months ago by Debbie Pennetti
5.0 out of 5 stars Historica and Entertaining
I love all of Sid Meier's games, and Colonization proves itself perfectly. Although confusing at first, you will easily catch on and dominate the nations.
Published 12 months ago by Scott Ginsberg
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent remake
If you like the old one you will probably like this one too. It is a decent remake of the old version
Published 14 months ago by Daniel Vontell
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