Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword review

  • New wonders and buildings
  • New espionage and corporate features
  • Extra mods to play
  • Lack of balance in the last
  • Nothing radically new here
  • Mods aren't as good as originals

Would we want to go back to playing Civ IV without what Beyond the Sword adds? No. But should we have to pay this much for the privilege of balancing a game that, by the very intent of this expansion, its developers clearly feel needs it? Again, no.

An uncertain step from Firaxis, then, a sign perhaps of just how hard it is to refine a title that is so revered and defined without damaging what makes it so good.

More Info

Release date: Jul 24 2007 - PC (US)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Strategy
Published by: 2K Games
Developed by: Firaxis
Franchise: Civilization
ESRB Rating:
Rating Pending


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