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SID MEIER'S CIVILIZATION IV: BEYOND THE SWORD expansion|
The Biggest Civ Expansion Ever
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is the second expansion pack for Civilization IV - the 2005 PC Game of the Year. The expansion focuses on the late-game time periods after the invention of gunpowder and delivers 12 challenging and decidedly different scenarios created by Firaxis Games as well as some esteemed members of the Civilization Fan Community. Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword also includes 10 new civilizations, 16 new leaders, 5 new wonders, and a variety of new units that offers even more exciting ways to expand your civilization's power as you strive for world domination.
- Expanded Epic Game - Firaxis Games has delivered a massive increase in new units, buildings, and technologies to the epic game with a tremendous amount of effort focused on the late game.
- New Civilizations - The pack will provide 10 new civilizations, such as Portugal, Babylonians and Netherlands and their associated unique units and buildings.
- New Game Scenarios - The expansion will deliver 11 new scenarios, many containing themes never seen in Civilization, custom designed by the team at Firaxis and some members of the Civ Fan Community.
- Advanced Starts - A major fan request, this new feature allows you to "buy" components of a custom-tailored empire and begin play in the later part of the game, allowing you to experience many of the new features of the expansion in a shorter amount of time.
- Enhanced AI - The AI has received many enhancements, making it tougher to beat on the higher difficulty levels. The ways in which the AI will attempt to achieve victory have also been expanded.
| More Civilization Leaders - Sixteen new leaders will be provided. The list will include leaders for the new civilizations, as well as additional leaders for existing civilizations. Events - New random events - such as natural disasters, pleas for help, or demands from your citizens - challenge you with obstacles that must be overcome for your civilization to prosper.|
| New Wonders - Five new wonders await discovery including the Statue of Zeus, Cristo Redentor, Shwedagon Paya, the Mausoleum of Maussollos, and the Moai Statues. Expanded Space Victory - Winning the race to Alpha Centauri will now require more strategic planning and tactical decision making.|
| Corporations - A new gameplay feature similar to religion that allows you to found companies and spread them throughout the world. Each corporation provides benefits in exchange for certain resources. Espionage - Now available much earlier in the game, this expanded feature means many new ways to spy on opponents, stir citizen unrest and defend your own government's secrets. Apostolic Palace - The United Nations will become available earlier in the game providing a way to win a diplomatic victory earlier. New resolutions will also be added which will expand the available diplomatic options.|
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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is an expansion, and requires Sid Meier's Civilization IV to play.
About Sid Meier’s Civilization IV Editions - The Civ4 series has the original game (Sid Meier’s Civilization IV) and three expansions (Warlords, Beyond the Sword and the standalone Colonization). The base game and the first two expansions are included in the Civilization IV Complete compilation.
With over nine million units sold worldwide, Sid Meier’s Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest strategy series of all-time. Created by the legendary Sid Meier in 1991, the original Civilization defined a new genre of empire-building strategy games. An addictive blend of building, exploration, discovery and conquest, Civilization is still recognized as one of the greatest games ever, earning such accolades as being #4 on GameSpy’s Top 50 Games of All Time (Civ2 is #22 on that same list) and being named by Computer Gaming World as the Best Game of All-Time. Civilization IV was named 2005’s PC Game of the Year. The latest game in the series is Sid Meier's Civilization V.