Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. It has all the right components (quality gameplay, strong graphics and sound). Move over Civilization, there's a new emperor in town and his name Caesar 4.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Dec 6, 2010
    The guy at PC gamer who decided to give this gem a 54 is one heartless bastard. This game is exactly what someone who has been playing the Impression titles from the start could ask for. It perfectly recaptures the same relaxing tension and excitement with breathtaking visuals and detail. Nothing is as satisfying and rewarding as looking at the living, breathing city that you created in this game. While the military aspect is still somewhat lacking, at least it's more elaborate than past iterations. The only problem is that even today it's very hard to run, looking at a whole city makes a modern gaming rig crawl. But even then you still go back to panoramic view as soon as you're done building, it's just too good looking. Full Review »
  2. JohnK.
    Sep 28, 2006
    Brings back the feeling of Caesar 3, the greatest city game ever built. Ceasar 4 is a bit too complex with the city building it self, but the commerce, trade and all is perfectly balanced. Full Review »
  3. ChristerH.
    Oct 30, 2007
    All in all a great game. I like it a lot and it is VERY difficult to actually stop playing, its always just this and that to do do. Very exciting. The battle game is pretty lame though, but that doesnt bother me. Full Review »