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Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords is the first expansion pack for the award-winning game that has become an instant world-wide hit.
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About Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords

About this game

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords is the first expansion pack for the award-winning game that has become an instant world-wide hit. Paying homage to some of history's greatest military leaders, the expansion delivers six unique and interesting scenarios, giving players the chance to change the course of history with the help of their new powerful "warlord" unit. Civ IV: Warlords includes new civilizations, leaders, units, and wonders that offer even more fun and exciting ways for players to expand their civilization's military power as they strive for world domination.

    • Warlords: a new great person type called the Warlord.
    • Vassal states: conquer an enemy and subjugate them to your rule.
    • Game scenarios: the expansion delivers eight scenarios.
    • New civilizations: the pack provides six new civilizations and associated unique units.
    • Civilization leaders: 10 new leaders, including leaders for the new civilizations as well as additional leaders for existing civilizations.
    • Leader traits: two new leader traits.

 

  • New wonders: three new wonders.
  • Unique buildings: each civilization has a new unique building as well as their unique unit.
  • New units, resources, and improvements: many new items are presented throughout the scenarios.
  • Core game tweaks and additions: expanded features and gameplay tweaks made to the core game.
  • Post-release patches and game upgrades: the pack contains all of the patches and game additions (pit boss, etc.) yet released for Sid Meier's Civilization IV.

Game Details

Release Date:
July 24, 2006
Publisher:
2K Games
Rating:
PEGI rating of 12
Franchise:
Civilization
Feature:
Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Requires the base game Sid Meier's Civilization® IV on Steam in order to play.

PC System Requirements
Minimum: 1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent, 256MB RAM, 64 MB Video Card w/Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better), DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card, 1.7 GB of free hard drive space, Direct X 9.0c (included)
Recommended: 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent/better, 512 MB RAM, 128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 8 support (pixel and vertex shaders), DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card, 1.7GB of free hard drive space, DirectX 9.0c (included)
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS:
Windows 2000 (plus Service Pack 1 or higher), Windows XP (Home or Professional) (plus Service Pack 1 or higher)
*Requires Sid Meier's Civilization IV to play

Mac System Requirements
Recommended:
OS: Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6
Processor: PowerPC G5 or Intel
CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
Memory: 1GB or higher
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
Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
NOTICE: Apple original CPU’s only, CPU upgrades not supported.
NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets (GMA 950) are not supported. Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7300, 7800 ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X1600, X1900
REQUIRED: FULL VERSION OF Civilization IV for Mac OS X TO PLAY

Critic Reviews

84

Yahoo!

90 / 100
"Warlords is just the kind of expansion that a game as open-ended and infinitely replayable as Civilization IV needs: one that adds enough new stuff, while also changing up the...

GameSpot

86 / 100
"Warlords adds six new civilizations and other enhancements to Civilization IV, but the cool new scenarios are the real treat in this expansion."

GameSpy

70 / 100
"People who play mostly single-player games and aren't interested in scenarios won't find much new stuff in Warlords. At the end of the day, the expansion pack brings some great...
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

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61.22% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Relax & enjoy! 73.42%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Tried It
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Completionist! 20.56%  of players have Conquered It
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are IV Warlords and VI
Available DLCs for Sid Meier’s Civilization include VI Gathering Storm, VI Rise and Fall, Civilization VI Byzantium & Gaul Pack, and VI New Frontier Pass
Somewhere in the middle. 73% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 24% of GameFAQs users said Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Yes, Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.

Requires the base game Sid Meier's Civilization® IV on Steam in order to play.

PC System Requirements
Minimum: 1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent, 256MB RAM, 64 MB Video Card w/Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better), DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card, 1.7 GB of free hard drive space, Direct X 9.0c (included)
Recommended: 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent/better, 512 MB RAM, 128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 8 support (pixel and vertex shaders), DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card, 1.7GB of free hard drive space, DirectX 9.0c (included)
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS:
Windows 2000 (plus Service Pack 1 or higher), Windows XP (Home or Professional) (plus Service Pack 1 or higher)
*Requires Sid Meier's Civilization IV to play

Mac System Requirements
Recommended:
OS: Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6
Processor: PowerPC G5 or Intel
CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
Memory: 1GB or higher
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
Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
NOTICE: Apple original CPU’s only, CPU upgrades not supported.
NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets (GMA 950) are not supported. Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7300, 7800 ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X1600, X1900
REQUIRED: FULL VERSION OF Civilization IV for Mac OS X TO PLAY

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 66 hours. 61% of users played Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords for over 80 hours.
Yes, Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords has broad critical consensus. 95% of critics on Metacritic recommend Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords. The Metascore is 84 out of 100.
Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords was released on July 24, 2006
Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Warlords is published by 2K Games

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