Civilization IV: Warlords review

  • Slaughtering your way around the world
  • The bloodier side of history
  • Great Generals
  • One-note killfest scenarios
  • Militaristic focus waters down core game
  • How many sunrises you'll see

At times, though, these buffs make combat simplistic. Get on a roll with Alexander or Genghis Khan and games can become a sleepy sequence of ordering, stacking, and besieging. A solid stack with some promotions under its belt and a Great General commanding a unit can be nearly unstoppable if you send it into battle smartly.

Yet even when things get repetitive, there's something undeniably awesome about waging war on a grand scale. Warlords may not be the most multifaceted expansion pack ever made, but it is an exceedingly addictive one that adds new content and a new style of play to Civ IV. Both wimps and warriors will love this one.

More Info

Release date: Jul 25 2006 - PC (US)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Strategy
Published by: 2K Games
Developed by: Firaxis
ESRB Rating:
Rating Pending


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