High in the Andes, a biting wind howls through the Incas' ruined strongholds. Half a world away, the Pharaohs' tombs lie empty. In Italy, the Roman Colosseum decays. Everywhere, you see remnants of societies that thought they would endure forever. All are dust. But yours could be different. You could be the one person in history who builds an empire that never falls.
That's the challenge of Civilization, the most enthralling "god game" yet developed. From the creator of Railroad Tycoon - the SPA's 1990 Strategy Game of the Year - Civilization lets you match wits with history's greatest leaders.
You start at the dawn of recorded history - 4,000 B.C. and the founding of the first cities - then nurture your society toward the Space Age. In the beginning, you'll labor to simply survive while building your settlements, discovering new technologies and fending off barbarians.
As your empire prospers, you'll face competing civilizations guided by history's most legendary figures: Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar and more. Now you'll test your capacity for expansion and domination, your ability to outwit and outmaneuver those cunning and brilliant leaders.
Just look how Civilization lets you build a brave new world.
Will archaeologists yet unborn puzzle over the decline and fall of the culture you built? Or will your culture be the one that finally achieves earthly immortality?
You'll find the answer only in Civilization