I will not buy it if it means having Steam on my computer. Had one game with Steam on my last computer, (Half-Life2), it forced me to be logged into Steam even when I was running other programs, wasting memory. Annoying pop up everytime I started my computer, forcing me to log on. I quit playing the game and uninstalled it just to try to get rid of Steam, but like a virus it was in the registry and I had a hell of a time getting all that Steam crap off that computer and am convinced it contribued to destroying my hard drive on that computer, since my problems only started when I tried to remove Steam. Never again! I will stick to my Civ4 game. Never play online anyway, don't need Steam's crap on my computer, for me it was like trying to get rid of a virus.