User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39

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  1. JohnK.
    Sep 28, 2006
    10
    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.
  2. Dec 6, 2010
    10
    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 inThe 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. Expand
  3. ChristerH.
    Oct 30, 2007
    8
    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.
  4. JustinM.
    Oct 6, 2006
    8
    Its fun and addictive, unlike that wonky CivCity game that has the tendency to glitch and never have enough jobs. The engine is prettier and lively, and the pacing is just right. But unfortunately, it is just another City Builder, so if you are not a nut for this genre, or history in general, you might be put off by it. Oh yeah, if you buy it retail, make sure to download the patch.
  5. JohnF.
    Sep 26, 2006
    10
    Welcome back Caesar! We have missed you. What a great game.
  6. PhilipL.
    Oct 2, 2006
    10
    Finally! God, you guys don't know how long I waited for this!
  7. GeorgeA.
    Oct 4, 2006
    10
    Hopelessly addicted to this game! WOW
  8. HemantG.
    Sep 22, 2006
    10
    The previous versions fo this game were really good and this version is really excellent. I love to play this game and it's very exciting too.
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 80
    In terms of sheer strategic depth, there's not a city-builder out there that can match it.
  2. 60
    All of a sudden, instead of dealing with urban sprawl and water rights, you're tasked with using a bunch of poorly controlled, dim-bulb A.I. legionnaires to defend against invading hordes. Battles have nothing to do with tactics, being determined only by who has the bigger, better-equipped force.
  3. Online or offline, as a campaign or a freeform scenario, Caesar IV is an inviting game, easy to like and hard to stop playing. It's got a fairly forgiving learning curve, and it will rarely plunge you into the sort of economic death spirals that can make other city builders so discouraging.