Civilization 4: Beyond the Sword

I recently purchased Civ 4 BTS. I have to say I am quite impressed by the additions to Civ 4 in this expansion. Civ 4 has always been a strong title in the gaming world. BTS adds some realism that Civ was lacking, and makes for a more interesting gaming experience. If you like Strat games of any kind you should surely try Civ4: BTS.

I really have nothing bad to say about the game at all. Game play is smooth and addictive. However I sometimes will find myself getting bored of it. They have fixed many of the performance issues which caused lag in the previous versions during the end game.

Multiplayer is a lot more interesting now as well. With Corporations, Spys, and Vassal states, it adds a whole new level of gameplay which seems to match the current real world conditions. While the game may not let you feel as 'in control' of things as Supreme Ruler 2020 does, it still maintains that god like feeling.

Overall, it is a solid buy. Highly recommended!