Sid Meiers Civilization 4: Colonization

  • Sid Meiers Civilization 4: Colonization
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Based on 18 scores, 20 reviews available
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Pros:

  • Highly addictive gameplay, lush graphics, good automation features.
  • Makes producing and trading commodities fun, Youll plumb new strategic depths on each playthrough, Sweeps you up in revolutionary spirit, Stirring musical score.
  • Terrific economic simulation; climactic finish; well-executed theme.

Cons:

  • Unbalanced combat, unforgiving endgame.
  • Narrow focus makes each playthrough feel familiar, Diverging from standard course is possible, not practical, Trade route interface is not userfriendly.

Expert reviews and ratings

By BrightHub on 100

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By Atomic MPC on 79

Unmistakably Civ, but just not as...

By Maximum PC on 80

In contrast to the broad scope of past Civilization games, this beautiful remake of 1994’s Sid Meier’s Colonization focuses on a specific period of time in a specific part of the globe—namely the Colonial era (1492-1796) in the New...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Civilization IV: Colonization is a standalone game based on the excellent Civilization IV (see Whats New, Shopper 215). In the original, you guided your people from prehistoric tribe to modern society. Colonization uses the same turn-based...

By Play TM on 50

Tie Fighter. Maybe Stunt Car Racer. If a developer is going to remake an old game using current technology let's make it something that would really benefit from the advances made over the years. A game where improved graphics, sound and a modern...

By GamePyre on 96

Sid Meier’s Colonization is a great game. It successfully combines three video game genres into one solid game. The game is a turn-based 4X strategy game, but due to the resource gathering system it also resembles your traditional RTS, and the...

By GameZone on 85

Colonization is exactly my type of turn-based strategy. I don’t miss the tech trees, and love the focus on economics and trade. Waiting for combat issues until the end of the game suits me fine. The challenge to win is extreme, but I don’t...

By GamePlanet on 85

Colonization is a stand alone strategy game based on Sid Meiers Civilization IV. Its a new interpretation of the classic Sid Meiers Colonization game from the...

By GameSpot on 80

Colonization is a more focused and linear Civilization experience that nevertheless offers the depth and rewards of the classic strategy series....

By GameSpy on 80

Great game designs dont get stale. Take Sid Meiers Pirates!, originally released in 1987. The terrific 2004 remake featured essentially the same game mechanics, but with modern-day graphics and action sequences that werent possible before. This...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

Sometimes it seems like Sid has been playing a little too much Civilization himself. Not content with creating a cracker of a game in Civilization IV and then making it better with two expansion packs, Sid Meier’s Firaxis Studios is now looking...

By NowGamer on 78

Our American cousins will really enjoy this and, begrudgingly, so will we. 7.8/10Print this pageUser reviews (0)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report error/mistake.Add to my profile pageGame...

By 1Up on 94

Somewhere between Civilization III and Civilization IV, revolutionary game designer Soren Johnson tore down and rebuilt founding father Sid Meier's beloved strategy series. The results were pretty darn glorious: Civ 4 was a streamlined thing of...

By Cheat Code Central on 84

Most strategy game fans would agree; there's something curiously exciting about setting off in sail for mysterious new lands, founding a small outpost on the far reaches of civilization, and then gradually exploring and establishing a full colonial...

By VideoGamer on 90

The emphasis on trading is as a sidestep from standard strategy fare, Absorbing, highly addictive gameplay, Overall presentation is both charming and helpful, It's a bit overwhelming at first. And if you get addicted, you might die from lack of...

By NZGamer on 83

In fourteen hundred ninety-twoColumbus sailed the ocean blue. After that came Colonization.Surprisingly, considering my love for all things created by Sid Meier, I'm coming to Colonization as a novice. Fortunate then that I have Tristan – a...

By Games Radar on 80

American patriot Patrick Henry once famously said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization (a remake of 1994’s Sid Meier’s Colonization) takes that quote quite literally: as the leader...

By IGN Gear on

Its sort of hard to believe that Sid Meiers Civilization IV is almost three years old already. It just seemed yesterday that the last chapter in PCs iconic turn-based strategy franchise was released. Of course, it could be worst, you could be a Sid...

International Review By FZ.se on 80

Firaxis har gjort det igen. Jag ler och det sprider sig en varm, kärleksfull, retrokänsla i kroppen när jag styr mina underståtar mot nya upptäckter och världskrig. Jodå, krig är kul - om det kommer i pixelform. Civilization IV: Colonization är inte...

International Review By Clubic on 80

Proposé selon les boutiques à 25 / 30 euros, Colonization est un titre bon marché et compte tenu de lexcellence de son gameplay, nous serions tentés de dire « allez-y les yeux fermés » ! Il faut cependant bien prendre en compte le fait que Firaxis ne...