The Best PC Games of All-Time The Best PC Games of 2017

Posts tagged “Colonization”

Feature: Mars, Ragtime, Brothers and Hats

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things (In PC Games)

Some moments in some games stay with you. The right event, the right surprise or the right hats at the right time, and it's imprinted on your memory forever. I've been playing PC games for almost 25 years: I've got a million of these, and so have you. I'll show you just a few of mine if you show me yours.

Tagged with , , , , , .

The New New World – Civ 4: Colonization Reviewed

My write-up of the official remake of one of my all-time favourite strategy games is in the current issue of PC Gamer UK, and now also on the magic internet. While a solid and largely faithful remake, the game wasn't quite what I was hoping it would be, so I'm expecting outraged folk to shout at me and email a death threat or two because…

Tagged with , , , .

Get Ur FreeCol

(I can't believe I just made a gag involving turn-based historical strategy games and Missy Elliot) I've tried FreeCol, a free, open source remake of Sid Meier's Colonization, a couple of times over the last few months, and quite inevitably the recent announcement about Civilization IV: Colonization spurred me to take another look. I desperately want C4C right now, so could this tide me over?

Tagged with , , .

Colonization II!

Woohooheeheehahah. First Beyond Good & Evil 2 and now this. It's been quite a month for shock returns. Yes, my favourite Civilization game that isn't a Civilization game is returning: as a Civilization game. Civ IV: Colonization is to be a standalone expansion for, clearly, Civ IV. Once again, the aim is the turn-based establishment of the New World, and freedom from the money-grabbing motherland,…

Tagged with , , .

Retro-Ramble: Sid Meier’s Colonization

This one’s about closure. Despite playing it zealously for weeks on end back in 1994, I didn’t ever complete a game of Sid Meier's Colonization, a sequel of sorts to the first Civilization. Powered by Brian Reynolds as much as it was Meier, it's a turn-based strategy tale of establishing colonies in the New World or Americas, and eventually winning independence from their avaricious motherland.…

Tagged with , .