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Sid Meier's Colonization (Windows)

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Written by  :  P Ray (8)
Written on  :  Oct 10, 2003
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Colonial History made easy and FUN! Students, this is YOUR GAME!

The Good

Engaging turn-based strategic gameplay. Some reliance on luck, since you could choose to randomise maps, OR play the real America as translated into game squares. Very good summaries about historical figures of times past. Runs well on Windows 3.x or 9x - no soundcard worries here! Also, high-res images make it easier to tell units apart (640x480 versus the DOS versions' 320x240(I think?!).

The Bad

You couldn't make the natives continuously happy - then again, which colonist can? Also, after declaring sovereignty, the troops your motherland sends are quite powerful - then again, it's a STRATEGY game.

The Bottom Line

A masterpiece of Historical Simulation! Play this if you need to learn history, the extremely engaging way!