Civilization III: Play the World - PC

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Viewed: 2D Isometric, Scrolling Genre:
Strategy: God game
Add-on pack
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Firaxis Soft. Co.: Infogrames
Publishers: Infogrames (GB)
Released: 13 Dec 2002 (GB)
29 Oct 2002 (US)
Ratings: 3+
No Accessories: No Accessories


The epic Civilization series has long been regarded as one of the best god games around. Build an empire then match your wits against some of history's greatest leaders - a simple premise, but oh so addictive. Thing is, some of history's greatest leaders are no longer as great a challenge as some of history's greatest Civ players. So how does one go about taking on these human opponents? Easy, Civilization III: Play the World expansion pack. As the title suggests, this latest instalment has an emphasis on Internet-based multiplayer gaming, allowing you to test your skills against anyone online.

Eight new leaders and civilisations feature in Play the World. Notorious historical figures such as Genghis Khan, King Hannibal, Queen Isabella and King Brennus are in there to test your diplomatic and combative skills, and the civilisations, represented in four eras, feature new units and more strategic depth.

Having a strong emphasis on the multiplayer element, you'd expect this add-on to be brimming with various different game modes, so as to appease the global demographic. It certainly is, offering you a multitude of different game types, such as Elimination, Domination, Regicide and King of the Mountain, as you face off against the best Civ players worldwide. The style of play can also be adjusted. Games can be either turn-based or simultaneous or, for the first time in a Civilization game, turn-less.

Also included is a powerful Scenario Editor, giving you access to scenarios created by the thousands of member of the Civilization III: Play the World community. You can play scenarios created by others, or build your own - a feature that certainly adds to the game's replayability.


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