Reviewers Liked

  • Additions really matter, such as new diplomacy options, social policies, and so on
  • Combat system changes completely change the fee
  • Language and historical alignments bring a much greater sense of realism
  • The hours just melt away
  • An excellent refinement of the classic Civ formula
  • Beautiful graphics
  • Interface is superb with everything in close proximity
  • Game is streamlined for newcomers to the Civilization franchise

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Mac version needs help
  • Still some AI glitches and multiplayer "roughness" needing a patch
  • Unit pathfinding can be substandard at times
  • I have lost way too much sleep time playing it
  • New city-states feature is a double-edged sword
  • Games lack a sense of character