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  • Summary: An all-new expansion pack, Warlords pays homage to some of history's greatest military leaders, delivering six new scenarios, giving players the chance to change the course of history with the help of their new powerful "warlord" unit. The expansion pack is loaded with new civilizations, newAn all-new expansion pack, Warlords pays homage to some of history's greatest military leaders, delivering six new scenarios, giving players the chance to change the course of history with the help of their new powerful "warlord" unit. The expansion pack is loaded with new civilizations, new leaders and more units, resources and wonders that can be used in both single and multiplayer games. [2K Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
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  1. Warlords adds even more to a game that started out great and only continues to be an excellent turn based strategy game.
  2. AceGamez
    90
    A great example of what an expansion should be - fix problems with the original game, add a lot of features that makes the original game more interesting and sends you back to replay it even more, while also adding new and unique content that challenges you in different ways to the original game. Warlords executes all of this beautifully.
  3. A great addition to an already phenomenal computer game. It makes one of the most addictive games on the market that much more engaging.
  4. 85
    Warlords does a great job of fleshing out some of the minor problems that persisted through the original, and also adds some exciting new features that does the series no harm. However, some gamers may not be happy with the lack of new content at hand, especially at its price.
  5. PC Gamer
    84
    If you're sick of beating swords into ploughshares in plain-Jane Civ IV campaigns, Warlords is the cure. [Oct. 2006, p.72]
  6. 80
    From the moment you begin playing both the open-ended campaign and individual scenarios, it's clear that Firaxis used this expansion to fine-tune and upgrade the game's Artificial Intelligence. A.I. opponents are noticeably more aggressive now, particularly towards the end of a game.
  7. In short, there's a lot of game here but none of it immediately demands you buy it, unless you just need a few new things to insert into Civ 4 to justify returning to it. In which case, hey - go do it. Civ 4's awesome.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
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  1. Aug 31, 2011
    10
    There is not many updates in this "expansion pack", but it makes the game perfect. It became more realistic, more enjoyable and moreThere is not many updates in this "expansion pack", but it makes the game perfect. It became more realistic, more enjoyable and more addictive. Everyone should try it, it's worth it. It's recommended for everyone. Expand
  2. M.Alex
    Jul 2, 2007
    10
    When I heard that an expansion pack is coming out, I was afraid it might be a rip-off... Boy, was I wrong. Very nice.
  3. BalazsC
    Jul 7, 2008
    10
    Excellent update for an awesome game. Just the right amount of new content in it.
  4. Bruv
    Jul 28, 2006
    9
    Oh my lord! Everything about it is spot on, bought it this morning and can't stop playing. Forget one more turn, a couple hundred after Oh my lord! Everything about it is spot on, bought it this morning and can't stop playing. Forget one more turn, a couple hundred after the previous couple hundred is closer to it. The only reason i'm giving it nine is because i want more scenarios, i do however understand it's only an expansion. But seriously just buy it because you will not be dissapointed. Expand
  5. EdoardoD.
    Aug 28, 2006
    9
    Excellent expansion to the wonderful CIV4! Civilizations are more balanced (the Americans were a little too powerful in CIV4 with their Excellent expansion to the wonderful CIV4! Civilizations are more balanced (the Americans were a little too powerful in CIV4 with their leader's abilities). Moreover, online playing speed improved and there are much more match type available. Expand
  6. Orix
    Aug 5, 2006
    9
    Improved a lot(especially music and gameplay). New stuffs are really awesome and make the game even more addictive. I really can't stop Improved a lot(especially music and gameplay). New stuffs are really awesome and make the game even more addictive. I really can't stop playing Civ 4 now :D Expand
  7. YannickB.
    Oct 29, 2007
    8
    It's still the great civilization game, altough the warlords version doesn't add very much to the actual gameplay.

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