Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword review

The end of Civilization as we know it?

GamesRadar+ Verdict


  • +

    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

Why you can trust GamesRadar+ Our experts review games, movies and tech over countless hours, so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about our reviews policy.

More info

DescriptionWith tons of new units, leaders, and scenarios, it's the biggest expansion to ever hit any Civ game.
Franchise nameCivilization
UK franchise nameCivilization
US censor rating"Rating Pending"
UK censor rating""
Alternative names"Civilization 4","Civ 4"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)