Civilization is the greatest game I ever played. Now that we have that out of the way, Iíll tell you why. First of you have the ability to create your own civilization. Any style of world, race and kick ass handle. Iím a big fan of customization, but this game created it. Talk about replay ability, Iíve been playing this game for 16 years! Even cooler is the fact that you can actually learn about history from playing this game. Famous leaders/dictators from history and their civilizations, along with the wonders of the world they created and the scientific advances they developed.
You can use all of these tools to customize your own civilization into any type of race you like; whether you are a peaceful democratic type that is more interested in scientific improvements, or if you are a totalitarian dictator type that is hell bent on destruction and world domination. Which ever you preference, civilization is the game for you and Iím sure youíll enjoy hours and years of fun playing this game like I have.
The first time I played civilization I was 13 or 14 years old and my brother had bought it. Our computer was so old that any games we played on it had to be either on floppy disk or for dos. It took
me a while to get the hang of it. But, after a few pointers from my brother I found that it was a very addicting game.
I would play it everyday after school till bed. One thing I liked about it was that it was the type of game that you could play on mute while listening to your own music and still enjoy the game play to itsí fullest potential.
The graphics in this game are not mind blowing. But for a game that is almost two decades old, their pretty good. They really do a good job and the game is still fun.
One of the things I like about the first civilization is the simplicity of the graphics. Iíve played civilization 11 and although it does have superior graphics I find that the game play suffers because of it. Now, that might not make a lot of sense but if you think about it: with highly defined graphic there is more to distract the eye and it becomes harder to focus on your strategy and whatís actually going on in the game. This is a minor point and at no way a nock on civilization 11 in anyway.
But really this game could be the greatest ever or just suck and youíd never know unless you actually go play it. So stop listening to my drab and go play CIVILIZATION!