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Sid Meier's Colonization (Classic)

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The Tradition of Civilization Continues

The New World lies before you with all its peril, promise and infinite possibility. Your colonists anxiously follow you to shore. The treasures of an entire continent await you.

Finally, the much-anticipated follow-up to Civilization is here! Sid Meier's Colonization takes you into the Colonial Era to discover, explore and colonize vast territories that promise both danger and reward.

Play one of four colonial powers as you set sail to discover the New World. Explore new lands and strategically plant your first colony. Direct its growth, manage its resources and establish lucrative trade routes. Balance economics, political and military strategy to create your own powerful nation.

But beware of your enemies! Angry natives and rival powers can encroach upon your territory. You'll have to overcome your foes with superior military strategy and wily diplomacy. Only then can you launch your revolution and declare your independence.

Colonization, The newest strategy game from Sid Meier continues the great tradition of Civilization.

  • Manage your growth, development and trade to create a powerful nation.
  • Pit your strategic skills against Colonization's advanced artificial intelligence.
  • Play either the French, English, Dutch or Spanish colonial powers each with distinct characteristics and political situations.
  • Customize your games and choose your own level of difficulty so you never play the same game twice.
  • Discover and explore the Americas or create your own scenario with a random map generator
  • Same design principles and interface as award-winning Civilization, making game play easy and fun.
  • Bonus soundtrack included!
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MicroProse Software
Publisher
Nightdive Studios, Retroism
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.nightdivestudios.com/games/sid-meier-colonization/?utm_source=steampowered.com&utm_medium=product&utm_campaign=website%20-%20sid%20meier's%20colonization

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
Recommended:
  • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7 or newer
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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Sid Meier's Colonization (Classic) reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
An absolute Old-school pearl. Colonization, despite its Pixeloptic, is still very playable without the fact that you get Eye Cancer directly. For example, I just play this in the Window, then everything is good. Steam has packed the Game into ne DosBox, so no further Adjustments are needed to play. The Game exudes its own unique Charm through the retro Music and Optics and Is still very demanding and by the way you also learn something. I play Col. In fact, always on the lightest Difficulty and sometimes even have Problems where others would probably laugh at each other broken, but that's exactly what I like about the Game. You have Time and you can play, build, act, loot and fight Indians in Peace. If you are into the old Civilization's, you can access here without hesitation, because the Game principle is very similar, just in the "New World" Setting. The few Euros that it still costs now is worth it:)
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
So also have to add my Mustard. I want to make more such Games the Hours over Hours fun and you have so many ways to go. Yes the Graphics are not present but honestly in spite of all this I like to play the game again and again, because it has what I expect from a Dread-based Strategy game when I look at the Successors as well as the Civ series where I am simply clipped with everything fun Makes. I can only say I played the Game on the C64 and A500 and also got the Direct Competition. It remains this Game is unique this Game has earned a Remake but only an Honorable Remake does not as well as some Remakes where you prefer to shoot The Developers on the Moon. This Game remains lonely Spike who says what else is already too influenced By the Game industry graphics is not All Story and Fun these are the Things that Are important to Zockers and should be because these Ephemera you can really smear yourself into the Harre. We want Games with Content and Fun and that has a Lot of Game.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Very clear Buy recommendation. For the younger Players who did not go to the publication at that time (last Century;-)) The Title of this Game, I must make it quite clear: The Graphics take enormous getting used to in view of the large Monitors or Flat screens. I, too, have had to get used to it. Basically, it's kept similar to Civilization, but with a Dose of Trade Simulation and plenty of diplomatic Influences. In other Words, you have to make a lot of decisions. Which Type of Settler takes on which Task. I Make friends with the Indigenous People, or I plunder the Villages. Do I Accept taxation or can I cope with restricted Trade. And so on and so forth ... Why I decided to buy this Game again ... Well, it's just always Fun, because you have so many Ways to make every Game different again and again. There is little comparable and definitely worth the Price. It has an immensely high Addictive Factor, which has become quite rare. Keep in mind though, this Game came out in the Early Days of Game Development and it should be clearly taken into account the Graphics back then was not a fullHD!
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