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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword - Complete package - 1 user - PC - DVD - Win

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword - Complete package - 1 user - PC - DVD - Win is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword - Complete package - 1 user - PC - DVD - Win from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other PC Games on Amazon.com.

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (PC)

 

There's a reason why the Civilization series is one of the oldest and most beloved strategy game dynasties you can find on computers today. The addictive turn-based games draw on real-world history and offer open-ended gameplay that lets you conquer...

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Civilization 4 Beyond the Sword Re..

 

It's Civilization, now with 150% more complexity!

While the added complexity all these new features lay onto the game may go over the head of some, and certainly there's some play-balancing Firaxis still needs to address in the forthcoming patch, there's no question that Beyond the Sword is one of the...

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

 

The Firaxis team redefines "epic" with Beyond the Sword, a massive and amazing expansion pack for Civilization IV.

Espionage; Corporations; the Apostolic Palace; new units, buildings and play mechanics; great mods and scenarios

Crowded UI; new mechanics not useful in all situations; Ã'Â"AfterworldÃ'Â" mod

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

 

Creating an expansion for a game like Sid Meier's Civilization IV can't be easy. It's always easy to improve a game that has several elements that just don't work well enough but there wasn't much wrong with Civilization IV to begin with. The first...

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is an excellent expansion that is simply a must have purchase for all those who enjoy Civilization IV

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Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World

 

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

 

This text refers to the PC version of this title.The second expansion for Civilization IV, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword takes place in the era just after the invention of gunpowder. Featuring 12 new scenarios created with help from member

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SID MEIER'S Civilization Beyond the Sword

 

The best Civilization expansion, which makes it the best strategy video game of all time!

Espionage ; Corporations ; Great mods ; Awesome mechanics

Slighjtly crowded UI

'Beyond the Sword' also includes several brand-new scenarios if you get tired of the base game. These vary wildly from space colonization to tactical RPG. Unfortunately, the quality swings up and down.'Beyond the Sword' is without a doubt, one of the...

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

 

Love em or loathe em, expansion packs allow gamers to get another fix of a favoured gaming drug without having to wait for the suppliers to create a whole new cocktail. Expansion packs have been a staple of successful games for around 15 years now....

Even though a couple of the new features do not work as well as intended the overall Beyond the Sword experience is an improvement over the plain Civilization IV. Corporations are entirely optional so can be left out until they are fixed. Colonies can...

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Civilisation IV: Beyond The Sword

 

Love em or loathe em, expansion packs allow gamers to get another fix of a favoured gaming drug without having to wait for the suppliers to create a whole new fix. Expansion packs have been a staple of successful games for around 15 years now.

Even though a couple of the new features do not work as well as intended the overall Beyond the Sword experience is an improvement over the plain Civilization IV. Corporations are entirely optional so can be left out until they are fixed. Colonies can...

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Learn to be a leader!

 

Civilization is definitely not another strategy game. It offers you a totally different experience by leading you through the progress of mankind in such a way that you feel like becoming part of it. Playability is not that easy but once you understand...

Good Value, Challenging, Multiplayer

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Product Specifications

With over millions of units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all-time. Now, Sid Meier and Firaxis Games take this incredibly fun and addictive game to new heights by adding new ways to play and win, new tools to manage and expand your civilization, all-new easy to use mod capabilities and intense multiplayer modes and options. Civilization IV comes to life like never before in a beautifully detailed, living 3D world that will elevate the gameplay experience to a whole new level. Beyond the Sword is an expansion pack for Civilization IV. The expansion focuses on the late-game time periods after the invention of gunpowder.

Game

Context:Historical
Elements:Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame
ESRB Rating:Everyone 10 and older (10+)
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:12+
PEGI Rating Exception:Finland 11+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren gem

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Take-Two Interactive Software
Model:IV: Beyond the Sword
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sid Meier's Civilization / Sid Meiers Civilization

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:CD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - strategy / tactics / wargame

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 SP1 or later / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP1 or later / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1 or later
Platform:Windows
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