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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
 
Apple Games Features Civ IV: Beyond The Sword
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Apple Games has posted a new feature article showcasing the recently released Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword. The third expansion for the popular Civ IV series features 10 new nations, six new leaders, and 11 unique scenarios for players to explore. Apple's article includes an overview of Beyond the Sword's gameplay as well as descriptions of the new nations, leaders, and scenarios.

Beyond the Sword focuses heavily — but not exclusively — on new technologies, units, and buildings meant for Civilization IV’s later stages, when most empires have abandoned swords and horses for guns and tanks. Send airships soaring on bombing runs and reconnaissance missions. Use Sid’s Sushi executives to establish franchises in new cities. Build Moai Statues, like the ones that dot Easter Island, and increase the likelihood of a Great Prophet appearing and adding bonuses to your production and gold supply.

Just when you think victory is within your grasp — or at least within the next few turns — one of the expansion pack’s dozens of special events, such as an earthquake or a diplomatic marriage, may knock your plans awry. They’re split into two types, occurrences and quests: the former consist of one-time incidents that you must react to immediately, while the latter give you goals that result in rewards if achieved. Multiple civilizations may receive the same quest, however, so only the first one to complete it earns the prize. You can disable events, if you want.

You can also choose to begin a new game with its civilizations further along their paths, although you won’t be able to attack any opponents for the first 10 turns. However, you’re free to try out Beyond the Sword’s espionage system, which allows you to undertake missions involving everything from gathering information about another civilization to sabotaging their infrastructure, inciting a revolt, or even stealing their technology.
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