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Thursday, March 1, 2007

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Civilization IV: Warlords Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Game Apex has posted a short review of the PC version of Civilization IV: Warlords, the first expansion for the latest in the popular nation building series. The game adds a variety of content to the main game including new scenarios, new playable nations, and the new warlord units. Game Apex gave Warlords a score of 8 out of 10.

From the review:

So what changed? What was added? Several new civilizations, several new leaders (some more popular than others), new wonders, but more importantly more new preset scenerios to play. Instead of three historical battles to play, you have eight to test your mettle against. For the first time you can play as the barbarians that are perpetually a thorn in the players tush. The Warlords scenerios are tough, because they drop you in the middle of a game instead of at the beginning, which makes some decision making quite critical -- defend or attack?

As far as the solo game goes, there are now more civilizations to play than ever before, and many civilizations have two leaders to chose as your avatar. There has been some controversy about the inclusion of Joseph Stalin as one of the Russian leaders due to his excesses towards the treatment of his people. My only comment about that is: in looking back at the history of most of the included leaders, very few of them were delicate in their handling of situations. Stalin may be one of the few included that actually have people one or two generations removed from those under his rule alive and playing the game, but many of the leaders included were noteworthy in their aggressive tendancies toward either their own peoples or their neighbors. Could be why they were included in a game entitled Warlords.

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GameApex: Civilization IV Warlords Review
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