Civ IV: Complete adds the classic remake, Colonization. Not a true expansion, this is a wholly different game with a Civ IV face. Players take control of fledgling New World colonies as they try to establish themselves and eventually rebel against their parent countries. Colonization differs from classic Civ IV in several ways: there’s no technology tree, there’s a limited unit selection, and much of the game is spent manufacturing goods to sell to Europe. Units are seldom built in the cities, but rather they are picked up and purchased from Europe itself. After a while, players must make the plunge to declare their independence, and then they must withstand the full wrath of their patron country. To make things more difficult, all this must happen before the other colonies uphold their own independence. Colonization isn’t as strong an offering as the rest of the titles in the Complete compilation, but it does add some nice variety.
Developer: Firaxis Games
Release Date: 25 Oct, 2005
Genre: Strategy, Turn-Based, Simulation
- Windows 2000/XP, 1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent, 256MB RAM, 64 MB Video Card w/ Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better) DirectX7 compatible sound card, 1.7GB of free hard drive space, DirectX9.0c (included)
- Windows 2000/XP, 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent/better, 512 MB RAM, 128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 8 support (pixel and vertex shaders), DirectX7 compatible sound card, 1.7GB of free hard drive space, DirectX9.0c (included)