Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization NEW!
As before there are only the 4 European civilizations to play as, though "The Authentic Colonization" mod and its offshoot "Religion and Revolution" mod add the powers included in FreeCol: Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, and Russia. The goal is revolution: independence from your mother country. The king sends an army to stop your revolution.
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization
Some critics feel that very idea of a game about the European colonization of the Americas is both embarrassing and insulting and that it celebrates a racist doctrine that led to the destruction of numerous native cultures. While it's true that the game does cover a period of history where European powers used their technological and logistical advantages to subjugate and exploit native people, players are encouraged to consider the benefits of peaceful coexistence with their neighbors. In fact, once you revolt from your mother country, a friendly native population becomes one of your greatest strengths. Other critics who fault the game for not being harsh enough to include smallpox or slave trading will merely have to be content with the game's abstraction of these concepts.
Sid Meier is a legend in the computer gaming industry. Designer of countless innovative and genre-defining games, Meier is considered "the Father of Computer Gaming." The Civilization franchise is Meier's most successful series to date with over nine million copies sold. Released by game developer and publisher MicroProse in 1991, Civilization ushered in a new generation of turn-based strategy games. It popularized the 4X genre of videogames in which players assume control of an empire and "expand, explore, exploit and exterminate." The scope of Civilization was unprecedented at the time of release. Spanning from the Stone Age into the Space Age, players guide their civilization through the centuries to create their own version of human history.The goal of Civilization is to build an empire and become the greatest civilization in the world. The game begins in 4000 B.C. The player starts with a small group of Stone Age settlers and must slowly build a civilization, guiding it through centuries of development. Along the way the player must build and manage cities, install a government and guide political development, arm and manage a military, direct technological advancement, and create diplomatic relations with rival civilizations. Players must outsmart historical leaders such as Mahatma Ghandi and Napoleon Bonaparte as they strive to advance their empire. There are several ways to win the game. A player may win by destroying rival civilizations through military combat. They may also win by mastering space travel and sending the first spaceship to the Alpha Centauri star system. Acclaimed for its open-ended style of play, players may lead their empire in any direction they choose. It is possible to advance through diplomacy, combat, economics, science, or any combination of methods. Civilization proved the test of time with various remakes and expansion packs, the most recent released in 2012. This success earned the Civilization franchise recognition as one of the best computer game series of all time.
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization is a turn-based 4X strategy game (based on the European colonization of the New World) developed by Firaxis and published by 2K for the PC on September 22, 2008. The game is a remake of the 1995 game Sid Meier's Colonization using the game engine of Sid Meier's Civilization IV. Despite the name, it is a standalone game and does not require Civilization IV to run. 041b061a72