When Sid Meier came with the original Civilization
game, the whole world went nuts for it. This fantastic turn based strategy game soon made a cult that numbers in millions, even to this day. Then came Civilization 2
and copies were literally torn off shelves from fans in a hurry to get them the day it came out. They weren't disappointed. The game is as good as the original, with a few modifications and improvements. The view is not top down any more, but isometric
, which will continue with Civilization 3
, and there are more units and towns to play with. There are two paths to victory (and bonus points to the score) in this game: to be the last civilization remaining or to build a spaceship and reach Alpha Centauri
before any of the other civilizations (also known as the Space Race). So, play as you will. If you watch closely, there will even be a few giggles while you play. The graphics are also much improved, with much richer textures and more detail in terrain and objects. Civilization is a fantastic series and Civilization II is definitely a fine specimen. Have fun!