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CIV IV greatest game in history

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Emperor2, May 29, 2007.

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Greatest Game

  1. Yes

    75 vote(s)
    49.3%
  2. No

    77 vote(s)
    50.7%
  1. Daimon

    Daimon 50 post-er

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    In my opininon Civ IV is a brilliant game, but definitely not the best game ever, even in the strategy genre it has massive rivals in the form of Total War, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron etc. And if you look at computer games as a whole, there is the Final Fantasy series, the earlier Command & Conquer games (latest ones don't cut it IMO), countless brilliant FPS's and MMORPG's like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars.
     
  2. Spitefire

    Spitefire Prince

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    And contrary to popularly held idea that all of human history has been recorded in a reasonable manner much of history has been Disputed Deluded Lost Lied about Never even veiwed in some cases and that is assumeing that this civilization of man is the first time to reach this level of technology or beyond, it would not suprize me if humans once long ago beyond known history Failed to manage this world in a favorable manner and lost most of everything thay had. (so claiming the best in human history is a little more then far fetched)
     
  3. rabidveggie

    rabidveggie King

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    Sorry, but I've gotta put games like Super Smash Bros Melee, AOE2, Call of Duty 2, (Not three cause it sucked), and Halo 2 and hopefully 3. Its still pretty close maybe the expansion will change my mind.
     
  4. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    In my opinion it's not even the greatest Civilization game, so it's fallen short of best ever game by a bit. It's a fun blast, and good to play with friends, but not perfect.
     
  5. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    For me the best game i have ever played would be an hard choice between the good old Syndicate from Bullfrog and CIV4 which both i have played for years and in the case of CIV4 i'll play for years.
    My answer would be "I am not sure"
     
  6. Psyringe

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    Honestly, there are so many great games that I couldn't ever pick one of it as the "truly greatest". Civ4 is fairly high in my list though, certainly in the top 5. And since there are several thousand games in my collection (built from the 70s onwards ;) ), being in the top 5 ought to mean something.
     
  7. magicalsushi

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    The question's a bit meaningless because there's no consensus on what "greatest" means, so I'm just interpreting it as "is Civ IV your all-time favourite game?", and voting yes. For me, there is plenty of competition, especially from the X-COM series (hugely popular in their time, yet virtually forgotten now, it seems).
     
  8. phoenix_sprite

    phoenix_sprite King

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    Whilst the entire array of the Civilization series is awesome, it's doesn't lay a scratch on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time but does beat Twilight Princess. OoT IS the ultimate game.
     
  9. DrewTate

    DrewTate Prince

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    greatest computer game? Cmon guys...it's counter strike.

    For other things, you gotta say NCAA football, Halo 2, or Fifa soccer
     
  10. Saim

    Saim King

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    Civ IV is a good game... but there are better games. Warcraft III and Zelda Twilight Princess for example.

    @DrewTate: Dude, guy! Have you ever read the webcomic Ctrl-Alt-Delete?
     
  11. bds

    bds Warlord

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    LoL, my dad is exactly like that guy from ctrl-alt-del. He'll start talking to you about it even while your telling him to shut up about it.

    As for the greatest game ever, it is clearly pong. However if this was about favourite game ever... well lets just say ive got too many favourites.
     
  12. alms66

    alms66 Warlord

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    Civ 4 the greatest game in human history? No, not even close...
    Greatest video game in human history? Again, no, not even close...

    Greatest video game with 3d graphics that masqueraded as a "realistic" game, maybe...
    but then again, probably not.
    The only thing I'd easily grant the Civ franchise the "greatest" title of is the "Greatest Game Design Principle", because a game that "takes a player through human history" is the gratest game design prinicple possible...
    at least in theory...
     
  13. Izipo

    Izipo Hardcore casual gamer

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    I voted yes for the whole Civ series.
    Considering I've been playing it for more than 15 years, I would easily say it has the longest interest-lasting life. Up there with the Heroes of Might and Magic series.
    As always, it is very difficult to define what's 'best'.
    I know a lot of people disagree but Civ IV is my favorite of the series, I can't remember any game I've played for a longer period of time (Ultima IV maybe... or Civ II of course).
    Anyway, that's a trick question.
    And I'm surprised by the results.
    Bye everyone.
     
  14. Joe Harker

    Joe Harker 1st in the Premiership!

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    There have been games that at first have been better than civ, however they always get boring, i haven't gone 7 days since getting civ 4 without playing it so
    it gets my vote, if only for it's sheer stubborn persistence to stay in my mind!
     
  15. Horizons

    Horizons Needing fed again!

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    I remember Syndicate. That game was awesome and had unmatched atmosphere. Syndicate Wars was a big let-down. Bullfrog also did another game called 'Dungeon Keeper 2' which is a candidate for best game ever. Thief is another one that had unmatched atmosphere.
     
  16. Siaphi94

    Siaphi94 Uber king

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    i like civ IV and civ III alot, but they are not my absolute favorite.
     
  17. phoenix_sprite

    phoenix_sprite King

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    No...The greatest game ever is That's So Raven; it teaches little girls how to be b****s and wish they had telepathy
     
  18. JesusOnEez

    JesusOnEez Emperor

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    Talking about "video" games only, I have too look at certain aspects to decide what's the best one. Addictivness...do I keep coming back to it? Do I think about it when I'm not playing it? Civ 4 definately has these qualities where Civ 2 and 3 didn't for me (never played the original). Then then time is a factor. Civ 4 hasn't been out as long as a lot of games so I don't know if I'll still be playing it another year.

    So, Dungeon Keeper II has to take my vote as the oldest game I've got that I keep going back to. Then Virtual Pool 3 for the same reason, then Half-Life 2 and Civ equal 3rd.
     
  19. EdCase

    EdCase Defender of the Faithless

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    Ummm what ?

    Ohh and no. To be truely great it should be deceptively easy to learn but nigh impossible to master. Civ is not quite there.
     
  20. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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