Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization for PC
PC - DLC, Windows, Mac

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

Sep 21, 2008

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This game requires the base game Sid Meier's Civilization IV to play.

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About this game

Developer: Firaxis Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+


In Colonization, players lead one of four European nations on a quest to conquer and rule the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover the New World, and negotiate, trade and fight with both the natives and other nations as they acquire power and fight for freedom and independence. New features in this version of Colonization include a brand-new interface, improved diplomacy options and special modding tools.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Video: DirectX 9.0c-compatible 64 MB video card with Shader 1.1 Support or better
  • DirectX® Version: Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization DirectX(r) version (included on install)
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card
  • Hard Drive: 900 MB

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Neon KellySep 22, 2008
Civilization IV: Colonization takes a classic game and updates it for 2008, without screwing around with the things that made it great in the first place. Because it does this, we like it a lot. If you like absorbing strategy games, then you probably will too.
Steve ButtsSep 26, 2008
Like Pirates! before it, Colonization is brilliant, not just for the way that it successfully captures the fun and feel of one of a classic PC game, but also for the way that it brings that design into a new era. The presentation here is very polished and the design is deeply captivating. T
The original design holds up surprisingly well over almost a decade and half's time. In this case, mixing old and new ideas proves to be an intoxicating concoction that fans of Meier's work and strategy gaming in general will likely consume gleefully. Colonization is far more than a simple mod or add-on; it clearly stands alone as a fully fledged blast from the past. This is one walk down memory lane you'll want to take.