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  • Summary: The game blends classic themes and play styles of the empire-building genre with improvements in pacing, balance, and combat. Innovations in city growth and management, more powerful diplomacy and trade, and unique AI personalities provide even greater strategic depth and immersion. [Activision]
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  1. Improved menus and controls make it rather less intimidating, and the open-ended nature of the game and the massive range of units, buildings, technologies and strategies on offer means this is one game that you can play time and time again without ever repeating yourself.
  2. Hard-core "Civilization" buffs will probably be disappointed in CTP2's lack of evolution of the Civilization series and some of its unbalanced units.
  3. Doesn't innovate enough to ever be considered a new classic. Still, it's worth playing while we wait for "Civilization III."
  4. What the original was intended to be - but it's still no "Alpha Centauri." [Feb 2001, p.78]
  5. An interesting take on a classic concept, but as with many reinterpretations of canonical standards, it isn't better than its source material.
  6. 70
    Nothing particularly innovative, but like an old joke we've heard many times before, its familiarity is rather comforting.
  7. Activision has copied the gameplay of Civilisation, but the designers just aren't good enough to infuse it with the magic. Even if they had done, enough already! Do something new!

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  1. Ben
    Aug 18, 2001
    I like it. Any lover of civilization would really love it.