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Based on the board game with the same name this game places you as a nation in the Mediterranean to rise and become the supreme ruler. Spanning about 8000 years, it covers the development of ancient civilizations from the start of agriculture to the emergence of Rome as the dominant power. Although military strategies are possible it's far from any wargame as the main goal is to gain an overall advancement involving cultural, economic, political and religious powers. The battles which emerge are normally the result of shortage of land rather than attempts to eliminate other nations. The player who effectively balances each aspect of the game will build the strongest civilization and win the game. In contrast to most other board games the results of combat and other calculations don't involve chance - the only exception are event cards which may involve calamities like earthquakes or revolts.

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Advanced Civilization DOS The initial setup and gameplay options
Advanced Civilization DOS Title screen.
Advanced Civilization DOS Intro Cinematic.
Advanced Civilization DOS With goods and treasury you can buy civilization advancements - the essence of this game (you won't win by sheer numbers)

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User Reviews

Makes the excellent board game it is based on redundant. The Mahaduta (8) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

High Score Apr, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1996 68 out of 100 68
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Dec, 1995 59 out of 100 59
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2008 5 out of 10 50

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Kate Jones (453) added Advanced Civilization (DOS) on Nov 04, 2001