Sid Meier's Civilization II (PlayStation)

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No reason to play this if you own the PC version.

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall User Score (41 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Absolute Playstation
Civilization II is a brilliant game of economic strategy in which you get to control your own destiny as well as that of your people. There is a lot riding on your every move, so you best plan accordingly...a tricky balance is a quirky thing and much more likely to crumble than it is to stay afloat. If you like strategy style games, there is nothing currently better on the Playstation than Civilization II. If you have always been curious about these types of game, there is a killer beginner's mode that will take you through the first steps in becoming a true world leader. Get this game, it's awesome!
חייבים? בתנאי כמובן, שאתם חובבי משחק אסטרטגיה מורכבים, אשר דורשים רק מעט פחות מאורך החיים הכולל שלכם, כדי לסיימם. חובבי פעולה, מירוצים או ספורט יעשו בחוכמה אם יתפסו מרחק מהמשחק התחרותי הזה, אשר עוסק בכיבושים אינטלקטואליים ואימפריות דמיוניות.
Playstation Pro (UK Magazine)
What’s important is how good the gameplay is, and how long the enjoyment factor’s gonna last. And believe me, once you get started, you’ll find it very hard to put down. Whether you want to lose huge chunks out of your life playing it is up to you, as you’re able to play on small or large landscapes, which in turn determine the length of a game. If you do find Civilization II a little too easy, you can twiddle with the difficulty level to match your ability - these skill levels range from an early learner warlord to a veteran deity smiter. However you decide to play, it’s sure to have sucked your head into that 'just one more go’ mode before you know it. Just remember to put Civilization II down once in a while to go about your daily ablutions - we don’t want anyone having a 'little accident’
Mega Fun
Das Spielprinzip von Civilization II ist einsame Spitze. Nur wenige Spiele sind so tiefgehend und stellen so viele Lösungsmöglichkeiten zur Verfügung. Civ II wäre eine unserer Top-Empfehlungen, wenn da nicht die mäßige technische Umsetzung wäre. Ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass es so schwierig ist, eine etwas detailliertere Optik ins Spiel zu bringen - drei Jahre sind eigentlich genug Zeit dafür. In dieser Form ist das allerdings nicht tragbar und kostet dem Strategical 10 Punkte. Eine andere nervige Angelegenheit sind die Zeiten, die die CPU für Züge des Gegners benötigt. In der Zwischenzeit könnt Ihr euch einen Kaffee kochen und trinken, ohne euch die Zunge zu verbrühen! Fazit: Letztendlich ist Civ II das einzige Aufbauspiel auf der PlayStation, ausprobieren solltet Ihr es daher auf jeden Fall.
Power Unlimited
Ik durf nauwelijks een kwaad woord te schrijven over Civilization II, aangezien de PC versie van deze titel door vele gamers op handen wordt gedragen. Toch zal het iedereen opvallen, dat de PlayStation-versie, die Activision van de oorspronkelijke PC-game heeft gepoort, er simpelweg niet uitziet. Toch blijft de opzet van Civ II zo sterk, dat het spel zelfs in deze versie nog steeds prima speelbaar blijft en je heel wat uurtjes vol strategisch speelplezier kan opleveren. Tenzij je een PC hebt staan natuurlijk, want dan haal je toch gewoon CTP in huis!
Unless you’re a die-hard Civilization fan and proudly display it as your Windows desktop theme, don’t bother buying this game. The graphics are too small, the user interface is clunky, and Activision missed a golden opportunity to take the best-selling game of all time to the next level.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
After all of the enjoyment that Civ2 provided me, once I had actually figured it out, I find it a little difficult to give it such a low overall score. However, when I look back at everything it put me through while reaching that point, I find it very difficult to say that I felt that it was worth it. While there truly is an impressive game buried underneath Civ2′s many flaws, I don’t think that most gamers are ever going to get to it. My advice would be to pick the PC version off of the bargain rack at a local store, because this game was really meant to be played on a home computer. As a PC game, it’s a classic. As a PSX game, though, it simply doesn’t make the grade.
Civilization är en mycket uppskattad titel på pc-datorer och nu finns den till Playstation. Spelet har gjorts mer arkad och det var väl inte så värst lyckat. Spelvyerna hjälper inte till heller. Har man sett pc-spelet finns ingen orsak att spela Civ till Playstation. Har man inte gjort det är det ett okej spel.