With one exception, Civ4 has not had any rating below a 9.0! But what rating will the CivFanatics give? I'll give you an average, median and modus once we get little more votes. I myself give a nine. I certainly think this is the best version of the best game yet, but it's not perfect as I think the requirements are too high. I got quite a new computer (Duron 2600+, 512 MB RAM, macho-videocard) and Doom III runs better than Civ4. But the game itself is wonderful. How about the rest of CivFanatics?