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Sid Meier's Civilization® IV

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With over 6 million units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all-time.
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About Sid Meier's Civilization® IV

About this game

With over 6 million units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all-time. Now, Sid Meier and Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive game to new heights by adding new ways to play and win, new tools to manage and expand your civilization, all-new easy to use mod capabilities and intense multiplayer modes and options*. Civilization IV will come to life like never before in a beautifully detailed, living 3D world that will elevate the gameplay experience to a whole new level. Civilization IV has already been heralded as one of the top ten games of 2005, and a must-have for gamers around the globe!

ESRB - DRUG REFERENCE / MILD LANGUAGE / MILD VIOLENCE

PEGI - Violence

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
Minimum:
OS: Windows 2000/XP
Processor: 1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
Memory: 256MB RAM
Video Card: (ATI): 64 MB Video Card w/ Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better)
DirectX7 compatible sound card
Hard Disk Space: 1.7GB of free hard drive space
DirectX9.0c (included)

Recommended:
OS: Windows 2000/XP
Processor: 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent/better
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Video Card: (ATI): 128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 8 support (pixel and vertex shaders)
DirectX7 compatible sound card
Hard Disk Space: 1.7GB of free hard drive space
DirectX9.0c (included)

Mac System Requirements
Recommended:
OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
Processor: Intel chipset
CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB free disk space
Video Card: (ATI): Radeon 9600 Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 5200
Video Memory: (VRam): 128 MB RAM
Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
Media Required: Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7800 ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, X1600
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).

Language Support:
Interface: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Critic Reviews

94

IGN

94 / 100
"While the game hasn't lost any depth or detail, every aspect of the design has been streamlined to make it easier for new players to jump in and less monotonous for veterans....

Yahoo!

90 / 100
"Firaxis shows an impressively consistent grasp of what to abstract and what to detail, and a remarkable talent for presenting large-scale strategic challenges in a format...

1UP

90 / 100
"From the mellow sounds of Leonard Nimoy's narration to the polished world view that allows you to smoothly scroll from satellite view to up-close and personal, this is the...
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

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~12 Hours
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14.39%
>= 80 Hours
51.23%
Achievement Hunter?
51.23% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Simple
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Easy
2.43%
Just Right
67.15%
Tough
29.2%
Unforgiving
1.22%
Relax & enjoy! 67.15%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
14.66%
Played It
22.5%
Halfway
4.43%
Beat It
41.25%
Conquered It
17.16%
Completionist! 17.16%  of players have Conquered It
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 67% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 30% of GameFAQs users said Sid Meier's Civilization® IV is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Sid Meier's Civilization® IV is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Yes, Sid Meier's Civilization® IV is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • This game supports Steam Deck's native display resolution but does not set it by default and may require you to configure the display resolution manually

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
Minimum:
OS: Windows 2000/XP
Processor: 1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
Memory: 256MB RAM
Video Card: (ATI): 64 MB Video Card w/ Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better)
DirectX7 compatible sound card
Hard Disk Space: 1.7GB of free hard drive space
DirectX9.0c (included)

Recommended:
OS: Windows 2000/XP
Processor: 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent/better
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Video Card: (ATI): 128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 8 support (pixel and vertex shaders)
DirectX7 compatible sound card
Hard Disk Space: 1.7GB of free hard drive space
DirectX9.0c (included)

Mac System Requirements
Recommended:
OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
Processor: Intel chipset
CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB free disk space
Video Card: (ATI): Radeon 9600 Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 5200
Video Memory: (VRam): 128 MB RAM
Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
Media Required: Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7800 ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, X1600
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).

Language Support:
Interface: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 64 hours. 51% of users played Sid Meier's Civilization® IV for over 80 hours.
Yes, Sid Meier's Civilization® IV has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend Sid Meier's Civilization® IV. The Metascore is 94 out of 100.
Sid Meier's Civilization® IV was released on October 25, 2005
Sid Meier's Civilization® IV is published by 2K Games
Sid Meier's Civilization® IV was developed by Firaxis Games
Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® IV as Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy, 4X, and Grand Strategy
Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® IV as Historical, Classic, Addictive, and Replay Value
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® IV as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® IV as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® IV as having Local Multiplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® IV as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® IV as Turn-Based Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® IV as 4X

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