About the Product
- Build the ultimate empire in an epic quest to rule the world.
- This all-in-one collection of the original Civilization III and its two expansions is the perfect opportunity for Civ newcomers to experience the “greatest computer strategy game of all time.”
- Negotiate, trade, conquer, and rule the world. The addictive Sid Meier gameplay gives you many paths to victory by combining diplomatic finesse, cultural domination, and sheer military might.
- Enjoy the definitive Civ III experience. All rule changes, extra scenarios, rebalancing of units, special abilities, additional units, difficulty levels, incremental patches, and other game options wrapped up into one package.
- Includes all Conquest scenarios, multiplayer modes, and 31 playable nations.
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Top Customer Reviews
Personally this is my favorite game ever. If I could only take one game with me into eternity this would be the one. The replay-ability on this game is phenomenal. I have been playing it regularly since it was first released. For me thats its greatest strength. In this age of jaded video gamers (including me) its truly something for a game to remain so intriguing no matter how many times you've played it. There is so much dept its staggering. However, most of that dept is below the surface and isn't really needed until you start playing on Emperor difficulty or above. After 3 years of playing this I am still learning new things.
One aspect of Civilization that you should be aware of is the modifications people have made for it online. This extends the replay value even more so. The Warhammer mod for this game is excellent. If you want a fantasy setting with elves and dragons etc.. The Rise and Rule mod makes this epic game all the more so by adding hundreds of new technologies and units. There are far to many good mods to address here.Read more ›
Civilization III (called "Civ3" by most of its fans) is the best turn based sim game of its type available. So what if it's turn based? Real-Time Shooters (called RTS by their fans) often don't even give you a chance to think before someone sneaks up behind you, and you're a piece of burnt toast. That's no fun. A Turn Based game can give you a chance to review your options before making a decision.
Of the World Building games, Civilization 3 holds the crown of leader of the pack. If you play games like Settlers, Pharaoh, Caesar III, Tropico, or older versions of Civilization, you owe it to yourself to check out this great game.
If you don't yet own Civ3, this is the perfect present. It includes all three of the packages - the original Civ3, the "Play the World" edition which adds the multiplayer option (including online and even play-by-mail!), and the "Conquests" disc which adds new world leaders and many great scenarios. The option to install just one, just two or all three sets of data was a great touch.
But if you already have Civ3, it's probably cheaper to buy just the "Conquests" add-on disc because it also has the "Play the World" data in the same package.
Recommended for anyone who wants to see what it would be like to own the world. Highly recommended for "sim" fans.
When Civ4 was being talked about, however, I couldn't imagine on what grounds they could improve - except perhaps making the game even more customizable and thorough. Well, you've already read about the differing features of the game: less micro-management, more diplomatic and trade features, new technology trees, enhancing popular mechanics found in previous Civ titles, and of course, going 3D with it all.
When playing Civilization IV, you sense an overwhelming POTENTIAL to be a really great game. In my mind, that potential has not been fulfilled, and I hereby advise you to purchase Civ3 Complete instead and forego Civ4 if you haven't chosen so already.Read more ›
This game is addictive to say the least. The most appealing part of the game is that there is more than one way to win. You can win the game without firing a single shot or participating in a single war. You can win by expanding your civilization's culture, or through diplomatic means. Of course, if you are a warmongerer, you can certainly conquer the world the old fashioned way by crushing your enemies.
I have played all the other strategy type games for PC, including Age of Empires, Pharoahs, etc. and this game without QUESTION leaves them all cold. The incredible level of depth makes it as enjoyable the hundredth time as the first time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Plays on Windows 7 prof. with some quirky-ness...wont record victorys and problems with pase of the game.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Unfortunately I was unaware that this issue went out with some glitches (so I was told by friends) and it often crashes. Very unfortunate purchase.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
My husband loves this game! He had one that had a crack in it and stopped working so I got him this for Christmas.Published 4 months ago by Winona M. Wilson