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  • Summary: An empire-building turn-based strategy game. The game starts at the Old Stone Age in 4000 BC. Your tribe begins with a Settlers unit and has no knowledge about the surrounding area. As you found new cities and explore the surroundings, you may find hostile barbarians, villages, and otherAn empire-building turn-based strategy game. The game starts at the Old Stone Age in 4000 BC. Your tribe begins with a Settlers unit and has no knowledge about the surrounding area. As you found new cities and explore the surroundings, you may find hostile barbarians, villages, and other competing cultures. [Civ Fantatics' Center] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It is an incredible and very addictive game; once you start playing you won't want to stop... You will want to play Civilization II over and over, as every game is different.
  2. 100
    Under the surface lies something of a bionic game - they have rebuilt it, and the new product is better, stronger, faster - well, probably not faster (unless daddy has bought you a silky P133), but it's one hell of a game all the same.
  3. PC Gamer
    97
    An immensely addictive and playable strategy game that's the rightful heir to the Civilization crown. [July 1996, p.82]
  4. While those looking for a revolutionary new game may not be entirely satisfied, any serious gamer who can even imagine enjoying this game probably will.
  5. Microprose managed to add a score of new play elements that help the aging strategy classic evolve - without sacrificing the game’s addictive qualities.
  6. For me, the PC was designed to run Civilization 2. Sid Meier is a God and I'll be playing this for days, weeks, months even!
  7. Awesome and addicting in everyway, it's also only the second game for Windows 95 that was worth playing at all (the other being "Ultima Online").
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 47
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 47
  3. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. WesC.
    Dec 8, 2008
    10
    I played this game when I was 10 years old. Before I played Civ II, the only games I played on the PC were Solitaire and Minesweeper. It sat I played this game when I was 10 years old. Before I played Civ II, the only games I played on the PC were Solitaire and Minesweeper. It sat on the start menu for months since I got my first computer and I wouldn't play it because it looked stale. This game blew my 10 year old mind away as soon as I learned the ropes. I would get amazed everytime I notice myself reading civilopedia articles one after the other without getting bored. The gameplay is really so entrenching that it was more than enough to keep me going for hours; 7 days a week, for many months to come. Expand
  2. SGrunter
    Jan 31, 2008
    10
    Civ 1 was one of the greatest games of it's time.
    Civ 2 followed as a sequel..............awesome!!
    Civ 3 and 4 have come out with
    Civ 1 was one of the greatest games of it's time.
    Civ 2 followed as a sequel..............awesome!!
    Civ 3 and 4 have come out with better graphics........ONLY!
    Civ 2 rules to this day with it's on screen playability.
    I bought Civ 3 and 4..............scrapped them and always have a civ 2 game going on...............Greatest game ever....Civ 2.
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  3. Sheaulle
    Apr 13, 2003
    10
    Even today this game is addictive! If you don't have it and don't have the money for its successor "Civ III" buy it. "Civ II" will Even today this game is addictive! If you don't have it and don't have the money for its successor "Civ III" buy it. "Civ II" will bring hours, days, weeks, months and - believe me - years of fine entertainment to you. There are countless user maps/mods available, and there are still coming new ones - often with a historically educational or compelling fantasy plots. Nevertheless it's very cheap now. In Europe you get it for app. $5,--. Note: There are several versions available, such as "Civ II Gold edition" with multiplayer abilities and two official add-on packs or "Civ II - Test of Time" with improved graphics and gameplay, also multiplayer, but no editor and a lack of compatibility to original Civ II scenarios. I recommend both of them. Expand
  4. Jan 6, 2016
    10
    Civilization II is probably the best game I have ever played. I have played it at least hundreds of hours - maybe thousands of hours. AllCivilization II is probably the best game I have ever played. I have played it at least hundreds of hours - maybe thousands of hours. All new strategy games will always be compared to this classic masterpiece. The most current game of the series - Civilization V - has very nice graphics but it isn't as addictive as Civ II. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2015
    10
    I have very very cheerfully given hours of my life to this game. The 'just another turn' aspect is, for me, the standard by which all otherI have very very cheerfully given hours of my life to this game. The 'just another turn' aspect is, for me, the standard by which all other games are judged. The balance of elements, the surprises (i found some after over a year of playing!), the range of difficulties from casual up was effective as a training approach and the strategy you use at the easiest level often wont work at the highest level (I still hate those Zulus!) all adds to the game for me. Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2011
    10
    My 2nd favorite game while I was in college 1997-1999 (Master of Orion II was 1st). Modding is in text files, but still understandable byMy 2nd favorite game while I was in college 1997-1999 (Master of Orion II was 1st). Modding is in text files, but still understandable by non-coder season users. Expand
  7. MarcS.
    Jun 26, 2008
    0
    this game was one of the WORST games iv ever played EVER. I was compleatly bored the whole way through and would not recommend this game to this game was one of the WORST games iv ever played EVER. I was compleatly bored the whole way through and would not recommend this game to anyone out of fear of them killing themselves out of bordem. Expand

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