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Civ 4 Colonization

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization was released on September 23, 2008.
It is the long awaited remake of the original, Sid Meier's Colonization, first released back in 1994.

Civ 4 Colonization is a strategy game based upon early European exploration and colonization. The player leads one of four nations to the shores of the New World. Once settled, the player will face a number of challenges such as striving for immigration, colony improvement and expansion, increasing production and trade as well as maintaining relations with the native tribes and other European rivals.

Old fans of the classic version will find game concepts familiar, but there are several new features included in the new version. This 2008 remake transcends a classic game concept into the modern era. Civilization IV: Colonization is based on the award winning Civ IV engine and has greatly improved graphics, with crystal clear water and the now famous 3D world of the Civ IV series.

It is not an expansion pack, but a standalone game, so the original Civilization IV game is not required to play.

Improved Diplomacy

Advanced negotiations with europe, other nations and the natives, including the trading of gold, resources and land.

Founding Fathers

52 in total. Each of the Founding Fathers will choose to join only one nation based on certain criteria. In other words, to get Founding Fathers in the trade category, one must show oneself "worthy" in the areas of trade.

New Interface

Accessible and easy to use for old fans as well as new players.

Replay Value

Four nations, eight leaders, a new map generator, various combinations of Founding Fathers and strategies, and the many multi player options, give the game an endless replay value.

ESRB Rating: 10+
PEGI Rating: 12+

Platforms: Windows, Mac

Release dates:

US: September 23, 2008.
Europe & Australia: September 26, 2008.
Mac: December 25, 2009.

Developer: Firaxis Games | Publisher: 2K Games

Find out more about the specifics of Civ 4 Colonization in the Colonizopedia.