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Civilization IV: The Complete Edition (PC) - £3.75 (75% OFF) @ Steam
Civilization IV: The Complete Edition (PC) - £3.75 (75% OFF) @ Steam

Civilization IV: The Complete Edition (PC) - £3.75 (75% OFF) @ Steam

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This is the weekend deal on Steam and is to celebrate 20 years of the Civilization franchise. This is the base Civilization IV games along with all 3 expansions. Brilliant game that will literally make hours and hours fly by.

Sid Meier's Civilization IV is the ultimate strategy game offering players the chance to lead their chosen nation from the dawn of man through the space age and become the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Civilization IV: Complete takes this award winning experience to a new level by combining Civilization IV, the combat-focused Warlords expansion pack and the epic Beyond the Sword expansion pack - all in one box.

Sid Meier's Civilization IV
Play as one of history's greatest leaders as you battle, negotiate, strategize and explore your way to world conquest. All of human history is at your fingertips in one of the most critically-acclaimed games ever made.

Civilization IV: Warlords (Expansion Pack)
Players have even more options to win by military might - including the devastating Warlord unit - and have six new civilizations, ten new leaders and eight additional scenarios from which to choose.

Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword (Expansion Pack)
The biggest Civ expansion pack ever comes with 10 additional civilizations, 16 new leaders, 11 awe-inspiring scenarios and much more. With over 1.5 million world wide sales to date, Civilization IV is one of the undisputed heavy weights of PC strategy gaming. Civilization IV complete is a must have for all strategy fans.

31 Comments

I've been recommended this over Civ 5 and I've been waiting for a good price. Thanks for the heads up op. Heat added

Original Poster

Civilization V is an amazing game also, it's a little more accessible but it hasn't taken away from the depth of previous Civ games. They are both worth owning.

Good stuff, cheers OP.

Have some heat

Good stuff, I managed to lose my hard copy version of this, so haven't played it in ages.

Was just about to post this :-)

Heat added

good price

Bought, and heat added!

Whirly

I've been recommended this over Civ 5 and I've been waiting for a good … I've been recommended this over Civ 5 and I've been waiting for a good price. Thanks for the heads up op. Heat added



Good advice.

The only bad thing about CIV IV is that even on amazing computers, it still runs like dog **** later on. Not so much if you don't use mods, but it is really noticable if you use anything. I believe it can only use 1 core and a limited amount of RAM.

For Mods: GET RISE OF MANKIND A NEW DAWN. It is simply sensational, the game CIV 5 should have been.

Until Civ 5 gets a few expansions, it's rubbish I'm afraid to say. By that time too, it will be cheap. So more reasons just to get this and enjoy.

good spot, added to my library

xruiner89

Civilization V is an amazing game also, it's a little more accessible but … Civilization V is an amazing game also, it's a little more accessible but it hasn't taken away from the depth of previous Civ games. They are both worth owning.



CIv 5 is an abomination, oversimplified and lacking all the well accustomed controls. No armies!! really? Stick to Civ 4 till they release the next in the series by which time they will have hopefully destroyed they presses that produced civ 5, executed the devolpment team and "men in black flashy thingy'd" every poor sod that has had the misfortune of playing it.

Tyranicus66

CIv 5 is an abomination, oversimplified and lacking all the well … CIv 5 is an abomination, oversimplified and lacking all the well accustomed controls. No armies!! really? Stick to Civ 4 till they release the next in the series by which time they will have hopefully destroyed they presses that produced civ 5, executed the devolpment team and "men in black flashy thingy'd" every poor sod that has had the misfortune of playing it.



Ign and Metacritic both give it 90%. I think I'll trust their reviews

Great deal!

mitchwales

Ign and Metacritic both give it 90%. I think I'll trust their reviews




with a user score of 7..........

Mac too?

mitchwales

Ign and Metacritic both give it 90%. I think I'll trust their reviews



IGN are not somewhere to trust the reviews of! In my opinion, Civ 5 was alright, very much a disappointment in comparison to Civ 4. Beyond that, a lot of the hate Civ 5 gets comes from the fact that there's no real endings any more when you complete the game, Considering how long and hard you have to struggle, that's a bit of an oversight! Civ 2 is the best, but 4 is the best modern one

greenfeld

Mac too?



Yes - Mac too
Going to get this tonight

Good price thankyou.

Civ 5 looks reasonable, the gfx are good, the changes look good too. But, there are said to be too many bugs, multiplayer being the main one!

I'll probably try this now and go to civ 5 in a year if they fix it, but apparently there's virtually no staff left so it probably won't get fixed.

mitchwales

Ign and Metacritic both give it 90%. I think I'll trust their reviews



Honestly, more the fool you. Listen to the people, not someone who may have been paid to write cetain things because of certain relationships.

CIV 5 would be a good game if all previous CIVS didn't exist. But as it is, it is a watererd down, over simplified piece of poo. It has more in common with CIV Rev on the consoles that previous PC versions.

Civ 2 > Civ IV > Civ V

Civ V could be great with some modding, I do prefer the hex movement system but everything else is superior in IV.

Tyranicus66

CIv 5 is an abomination, oversimplified and lacking all the well … CIv 5 is an abomination, oversimplified and lacking all the well accustomed controls. No armies!! really? Stick to Civ 4 till they release the next in the series by which time they will have hopefully destroyed they presses that produced civ 5, executed the devolpment team and "men in black flashy thingy'd" every poor sod that has had the misfortune of playing it.



Oh no, it's different, everyone PANIC!!!!

Honestly, coming from a loooong time fan of the Civ series, I've found V a breath of fresh air. Yes, armies are gone but in their place you've got a genuinely strategic approach to warfare that rewards using units properly and deploying tactics rather than mass-unit rushings. It IS a fair bit simpler than previous games but for most people the changes will be for the best. Certainly the immense over-reaction on the part of some (see quoted bit above) isn't a fair reflection of the game. If you're after a hardcore management game then Civ 4 will suit you better but Civ 5 is probably the better choice for the majority of gamers.

Oh and with regards the deal I think I'm gonna pick up Civ 4. Technically I do already own this but something horrible happened to my install disc while moving house and for under £4 with the expansions it's worth having in the library.
Edited by: "BOFH_UK" 18th Feb 2011

I wasted years playing Civ 2. Never got into Civ IV, finding it tedious - especially all the flannel about religion, yawn - and tried Civ V. I've played that a lot more than IV and enjoyed it, but miss some items badly, namely espionage.

There have been some weird tweaks as well - the diplomacy seems to be a bit screwed, frankly - rival leaders are labelled 'friendly' while 'denouncing' you - and wtf is denouncing about anyway? It makes no difference to anything on the ground.

Mind you £3.75 for any Civ game is an amazing bargain. If you haven't played it before you ought to try it, esp at this price.

any idea when this discount ends?

joshtbh

any idea when this discount ends?



Hard to tell, but I would buy it sooner rather than later.
It is listed as a special but not one of their dailies (currently Supreme Commander 2).

Its listed as their 'weekend deal' so I guess you should be okay until Sunday, but probably best not to hang about.

BOFH_UK

Oh no, it's different, everyone PANIC!!!! Honestly, coming from a loooong … Oh no, it's different, everyone PANIC!!!! Honestly, coming from a loooong time fan of the Civ series, I've found V a breath of fresh air. Yes, armies are gone but in their place you've got a genuinely strategic approach to warfare that rewards using units properly and deploying tactics rather than mass-unit rushings. It IS a fair bit simpler than previous games but for most people the changes will be for the best. Certainly the immense over-reaction on the part of some (see quoted bit above) isn't a fair reflection of the game. If you're after a hardcore management game then Civ 4 will suit you better but Civ 5 is probably the better choice for the majority of gamers.Oh and with regards the deal I think I'm gonna pick up Civ 4. Technically I do already own this but something horrible happened to my install disc while moving house and for under £4 with the expansions it's worth having in the library.



Civ 5 - "now with a genuinely strategic approach to warfare". Unfortunatly for Civ 5, the history of mankind is littered with a genuinely strategic approach to warfare, all of which heavily involved armies. Anyone can find a reference source that sticks for their point of view in published sea of crap floating around interent - but as a player, i can tell you Civ 5 is vastly inferior to its predcessor's.

agree with BOFH_UK and i've played EVERY civ game to death. Civ V is a very different beast to Civ IV, but its still a very good game and will come down to personal preference over which type of Civ you prefer

I love AoE3, and think I remember enjoying the first Civ on the ST, (is it the one where you can raise and lower land?) do u think I'll like Civ 4? can you play against your mates online?

joshtbh

I love AoE3, and think I remember enjoying the first Civ on the ST, (is … I love AoE3, and think I remember enjoying the first Civ on the ST, (is it the one where you can raise and lower land?) do u think I'll like Civ 4? can you play against your mates online?



I think you're thinking of Populous - that was an amazing game for it's time. Civ is a far, far more strategical game, and I spent days and days of my life playing the first one on the Amiga. The first was a very simple tile-based affair where you'd start off with a settler unit; create a city, and then go from there.

It would be wonderful to take a civilisation from the dawn of time, through to the space race, there was something glorious about the original; but it looked simply awful.. it's an amazing series, it really is - and sometimes strangely educational; Alpha Centauri was also an amazing little game - though slightly overbalanced if you choose the woman who can control the minds of worms...

Amiga 500 ftw ^^. Roll egyptian, found Thebes, mass produce Chariots and rule the world of badly pixilated icons! Legendary

Worms lady (Gaia?) was'nt OP in Alpha Centuri, just roll University and invent nerve gas asap!! Who cares that gassing mass planetary defense worms is apprently an atrocity? So dont trade with me for the next 30years...see if i care... i'll just gas you too.
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 18th Feb 2011

just bought

calen

I think you're thinking of Populous - that was an amazing game for it's … I think you're thinking of Populous - that was an amazing game for it's time. Civ is a far, far more strategical game, and I spent days and days of my life playing the first one on the Amiga. The first was a very simple tile-based affair where you'd start off with a settler unit; create a city, and then go from there.It would be wonderful to take a civilisation from the dawn of time, through to the space race, there was something glorious about the original; but it looked simply awful.. it's an amazing series, it really is - and sometimes strangely educational; Alpha Centauri was also an amazing little game - though slightly overbalanced if you choose the woman who can control the minds of worms...



you're absolutely right, it was populous! Thanks for posting, glad I didnt buy the deal now
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