Game Classification

Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests BreakAway Games Ltd., Atari (U.S.A.), 2003  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests Civilization III: Conquests is the second expansion for Sid Meier's Civilization III. It includes most of the content from the first expansion Play the World, except a few extras and fan made scenarios. Its main attractions are the nine scenarios (or 'Conquests'), which replay 9 defining moments in the history of man-kind.

The scenarios are (in chronological order):Mesopotamia: Battle for control of Mesopotamia, the so-called 'Cradle of Civilization'. The scenario ends when all 7 Ancient Wonders of the World have been built.
Rise of Rome: Play as Rome, Macedonia, Persia or the Carthaginians, with several minor civilizations around. Can you stop the strong Roman Empire from taking control of the Mediterranean?
Fall of Rome: The Roman Empire has been divided into an eastern and a western half and both are slowly crumbling away. The Barbarian hordes are ready to sack and loot whatever is left. And survival isn't easy, as any Civilization will automatically disappear once it has lost 8 cities.
The Middle Ages: Play as one of 13 European civilizations, divided into 4 Christian powers, 4 Viking powers, 4 Moslem powers and the Byzantines, with different objectives. To win you must protect your king, and if possible capture the Byzantine capital.
Mesoamerica: Play as the Aztecs, Incas or Mayans battling for control of Mesoamerica. You can win either by conquest, or by cultural domination. To aid you in the latter, you can sacrifice enemy units to increase your cultural rating.
Age of Discovery: Can be played as a European civilization (France, England, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands) or as an American Indian civilization (Mayas, Incas or Aztecs). As a European power, you struggle to gain a foothold in the Americas or on the African West coast. As the American Indians, your must fight to protect yourself from the invading Europeans, as well as from your neighbors.
Sengoku - Sword of the Shogun: Play as one of 8 Japanese clans, trying to take control of Japan. It's a crowded map, with many neutral civilizations, and roaming barbarians around, and war can not be avoided for long. To win, you must either conquer your opponents, or win through diplomacy, by letting your opponents elect you the sovereign ruler of the Japanese War Council.
Napoleonic Europe: France is about to unleash it's powerful military on the rest of Europe, and you can choose to play as the French or the British who are locked in war against each other, or as one of 5 neutral nations, trying to make the most of the ordeal.
World War II in the Pacific: The scenario begins with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the Americans entering WW2. Play as the Japanese or any of the three major Allies (America, China and the Commonwealth). As the Japanese you must strike before the Americans gain a foot-hold in the Pacific region, and as the Allies, you must do your best to fend off the Japanese while building an army large enough to bring them to their knees.The standard game has also received a major overhaul. In addition to the extras (7 new Civilizations, new Units, new Improvements, Wonders, Terrain features, etc.) the basic rules have been tweaked and turned in order to re-balance the game, and to stop some of the exploits that have been found by the more-than-devout Civilization III players.

And in case you've been playing at the highest difficulty for so long, you've forgotten what a challenge feels like, the designers have also added two extra difficulty levels. 'Demi-god' and above all, the aptly named 'Sid'-level. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : PC (Windows)