- Civilization IV: It just seems to be the most refined in the series to me.
- Alpha Centauri: The whole "design your own unit" thing is very interesting, and I do kind of prefer the whole sci-fi setting to the admittedly boring history lesson thing the main games have got going on. Even better, it's also intelligent sci-fi that isn't dictated by Rule of Cool like so many films and video games nowadays. The factions stand out more, it's more exotic, and I can build cities on the ocean!
- Civilization III: Once again, I like the improvements.
- Civilization II: Ah, this game seems to be the Ensemble Darkhorse of the fandom. Of course, when I used to play this game, I didn't really know what to do, so I'll have to revisit it to give it a better judgment.
- Civilization Revolution: Bought it, played halfway through the tutorial... lost interest. Why would I play a console version of a game I already own on the PC? It was simply too childish and simple.
- Civilization: Only played a few turns before I lost interest for aforementioned reasons. Also, I like the computer telling me where a good place to found a city is, because I suck at reading and evaluating the terrain.
- Civilization V: Haven't played it. My cousin gave me a choice between this and StarCraft II for Christmas. I chose StarCraft because I was really curious about what the fuck Jim Raynor has been up to for the past twelve years. Judging from how the tame the Fan Backlash for Wings of Liberty was compared to that of Civ V, I'm going to assume I made the right choice. Also might of had something to do with the fact that everybody waited more than a decade for StarCraft II, compared to the meager four years waited for Civilization V.
edited 3rd Apr '11 4:15:48 PM by RL_Nice
Of the two, I'd say Civ IV is the best...
edited 3rd Apr '11 4:16:39 PM by Zeromaeus
edited 3rd Apr '11 9:56:24 PM by arbane
2. CIV II
3. CIV III
4. CIV I It's a bit hard to me to give reasons, but I really think that the fourth game really improves the series. I haven't played III much and that II ranks higher is probably due to Nostalgia Filter (I suspect that I'd like III more of I had played more of it, but not as much as IV, which highly improves the new features of III). I've never played V and Revolution, though, and only bits of Alpha Centauri.
edited 3rd Apr '11 11:13:36 PM by Nyarly
- Alpha Centauri
- 4. Civ III
- 3. Civ II
- 2. Civ Net
- 1. Civ IV
- Civ II
- Civ IV in glorious, sluggish, frame-skipping 3D
- Civ Net
- Civ I for DOS with Copy Protection and inconsistent French translation.
edited 4th Apr '11 12:57:23 AM by Nyarly
- Alpha Centauri
- IV + V (Can't really pick a favorite here, both games have things I like over the other )
3: II (For the first Playstation.) That's my ranks for the three I've played. I don't think Civ5 is horrible, or even bad. It's got some really interestesting systems (such as Policies and the new way cities' cultural regions grow), and overall feels a bit more balanced than Civ4 felt before its first expansion pack. However, a thousand little annoyanaces really drop its enjoyability for me, and I'll probably always like Civ4 more.
edited 4th Apr '11 5:19:00 AM by Kerrah
2. Civ 5
3. Civ 2
4. Civ 4 without BTS
5. Civ 1
6. Civ 3
I never played Revolution.
edited 4th Apr '11 6:40:07 AM by Kerrah
- Civ 4 (all expansions) it's just well thought-out and polished, adn great fun in MP.
- Civ 2 The one that really got me into Civ. Oh, and the mods, and alternate scenarios and all that stuff. Great fun.
- Civ The original.
- Civ 5 Flawed, but had some potential.
- Civ 3 I never liked it.
edited 4th Apr '11 10:30:26 AM by EarlOfSandvich
edited 4th Apr '11 2:45:11 PM by RL_Nice
- 4. Civilization II
- 3. Civilization III
- 2. Civ Net
- 1. Civilization IV
edited 7th Apr '11 11:01:07 AM by KnownUnknown
edited 7th Apr '11 1:01:24 PM by RL_Nice