Sid Meier's Civilization IV will come
out in November. A new Civ is always exciting. Civ IV
should prove even more so with the developments and changes made to the
The official website, Firaxis.com, claims that
Civilization IV is a "game of remarkable depth, Civilization IV
spans the entirety of human history, from the stone age to the space age.
At the start you choose the nation you want to lead. At first, your people
are primitive stone-age villagersand its your job to guide their development
and research technologies to drive their advancement. They begin by discovering
more primitive technologies such as sailing, archery, mysticism, and mining;
eventually - if they survive - you will lead your people to the modern era
and beyond, becoming the greatest ruler in history.
During the game, you will meet other growing civilizations
- the United States, Mongolia, Persia, China, India, France - there are
18, each ruled by famous historical figures. Each civilization has its own
special military units and strategies - some are fairly peaceful, while
others are expansionists and conquerors. You will battle your foes with
a huge arsenal of weapons, beginning with primitive archers and warriors,
then catapults, knights and frigates, and eventually with modern tanks,
submarines, mobile infantry, helicopter gunships, stealth bombers, and nuclear
weapons. However, Civilization IV is more than just a great combat
game: you can achieve victory through global conquest, diplomatic cunning,
cultural or religious alliances, and technological dominance."
Stay tuned for updates.