Civilization was one of the first strategy games developed and it remains, in my eyes at least, one of the greatest. For a game of its age it still offers incredible playability and a huge amount of game to play through. Released towards the end of last month on the PS3, the PC version already has a stack of expansion packs available to further prolong your gameplay.
Because of the limitations of games consoles, and some might say game console players, Civilization IV on the PS3 is a dumbed down version of the PC title. In fairness, this is largely to counteract the control issues that would make the game completely unplayable using a console controller. However, even despite its slimline look, it still has everything the strategist gamer could want.
The purpose of all the games in the Civilization games is to advance a race of people through various stages in their evolutionary development by developing various sciences, skills, and techniques. The skill tree is one of the most appealing elements to many a strategy game and it could be argued that it was brought to the mainstream by Sid Meier – the man responsible for the creation of the series.
If you’re looking for a game that will keep you up until the early hours and prevents you from partaking in typical daily activities like eating, communicating, and toileting, then Civilization IV, like its predecessors is the game for you.