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Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World (Windows)

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Play the World is a multiplayer expansion to Civilization III. It adds new cultures, units, and scenarios to the original game as well as several multiplayer modes. In Turnless mode, turns are taken simultaneously by each player and a turn ends when the turn timer runs out. In Simultaneous mode, turns are taken at the same time and when all players are done making their moves (or the optional turn clock runs out), the moves are made and units and buildings are produced. Classic mode is where each player takes their turn separately just like in the original Civilization III game.

There are also new victory conditions, most designed to speed up gameplay so multiplayer games do not last forever. In Regicide and Mass Regicide, you are given kings units which you must keep from getting killed as you build your empire. If you lose all your kings, you lose the game. In Elimination, you lose if you lose any of your cities. In Victory Control Points, you gain additional points by holding certain victory points on the map. In Save the Princess, there is a princess that must be rescued and held to gain points (sort of like capture the flag mode in other games).

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Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World Windows Main menu
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World Windows City view
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World Windows The palace

Alternate Titles

  • "文明帝國 III:帝國爭霸" -- Chinese title (Traditional)
  • "文明III:游戏世界" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Wenming III: Youxi Shijie" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "CIV3PTW" -- Informal abbreviation

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User Reviews

What a ripoff! James Kirk (159) unrated
A Disgrace To The Entire Series Rick Jones (108) 1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars
Civ 3 Play the World has good ideas, but lousy implementation Droog (463) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

The Press Says

GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2002 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Dec 08, 2002 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Jan 28, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Meristation Mar 24, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Oct 31, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
WomenGamers.com Jul 08, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpot Nov 08, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Netjak Nov 08, 2002 4.5 out of 10 45
GameSpy Nov 28, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2003 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Droog (463) added Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World (Windows) on Nov 13, 2002