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Civilization II is still my all-time favorite game in the franchise
on October 9, 2016
Civilization II is still my all-time favorite game in the franchise. Yet Civilization IV is an excellent masterpiece of its own right. It's not just a graphical upgrade from the last three, but one that's well invested in depth of strategy, ideology, and art. It's the quality you have come to expect from Sid Meier and crew. It's more than just a game, it's an experience that covers history and gives those that enjoy speculative history a way to play scenarios of 'what ifs' about various cultures and societies of both past and present, and how they might interact. Granted, the slant is somewhat Social Darwinist, but Civilization would not be the game it is without the conflict. However, the further development of peaceful ways to conclude game play grant greater possibilities for building the perfect society beyond divide and conquer warfare strategies. Culture is not just about conquest, and neither is Civilization IV.