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.
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.
Long playtimes; loads of micromanagement; difficult.
By BrightHub on January 27, 2009
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By Atomic MPC on November 28, 2008
Unmistakably Civ, but just not as...79
By Maximum PC on November 14, 2008
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...80
By Expert Reviews on November 01, 2008
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...100
By Play TM on November 01, 2008
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...50
By GamePyre on October 21, 2008
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...96
By GameZone on October 16, 2008
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...85
By GamePlanet on October 10, 2008
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...85
By GameSpot on October 03, 2008
Colonization is a more focused and linear Civilization experience that nevertheless offers the depth and rewards of the classic strategy series....80
By GameSpy on October 02, 2008
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...80