Sid Meier’s Civilization® V

Sid Meier’s Civilization® V

I played as the Iroquis, befriended the Incans, Aztecs, and Shoshone and then destroyed America, Spain, France, and England.

10/10 game the only historical game where I can undo white people crimes

Real player with 842.6 hrs in game

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It’s old…but, awesome….been playing this game off and on for well over 10 years…

Real player with 655.3 hrs in game

Sid Meier's Civilization® V on Steam

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World

If you’re going to get Civilization V , you need this as well as Gods & Kings . Both of them are true expansion packs and they add a lot to the game, cumulatively speaking, so I’d say they’re not as outrageously overpriced as some of the game’s other DLC. For fans of Civ IV and earlier, I would honestly say G&K+BNW puts the game on par with the rest of the series. If you can only pick one for now though, I would recommend BNW.

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I’ve been playing the various Civilization games since the original release in 1991 and in fact I still have that first (pre-Windows) version on 3.5" disk. I have had Civ V for years, but just upgraded to the “Complete” version because it was on sale and I wanted several copies so I could multiplayer it with my kids. I thought I’d play it through with the DLC on singleplayer, to see whether we should use the DLC or not. I wish I hadn’t bothered.

Yes the DLC has changed the game, but I’m not sure it’s for the better. So far I’ve played it through a couple of times, and both times I’ve seen sudden “late game” changes that have ruined the experience.

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World on Steam

Sid Meier’s Civilization® IV

Sid Meier’s Civilization® IV

Diary Entry 1- Heliopolis is under siege by Rome. I’ve been unable to send reinforcements because Caeser is moving his troops around my territory, destroying farms, mines and villages. I can’t spread too thin in fear of my other cities being attacked.

So 5 handfuls of Heavy machine Gunners have been defending the city from catapult bombardments and grenadier attacks.

And now, he seems to have set his sights upon the neighbouring city of Memphis.

Diary Entry 2 - I’ve reached out to the Malinese and Isabella of Spain, and both have declared war on Ceaser. They are on the opposite side of him to me. So while they cannot directly help my cities, they will put pressure on the Western side. So hopefully I can repel the siege and push to his cities. I have a troop of tanks coming in from the Northeast, and a regiment of Marines coming in from the southeast.

Real player with 661.1 hrs in game

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Once upon a time, I tried Civilization V. I discovered it was buggy. What I did play was really fun though. So my in-laws bought me Civilization III, which was really fun. I then saw that Civilization IV was on sale, along with the expansions, so I bought the main game and a couple of the expansions. I am currently enjoying the happily ever after.

This is one of the most addictive games I have ever played. My husband and I are enjoying a hotseat match in which I am sure will end in a bloodbath. In Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword I am preparing to conquer the world with my mighty Celtic army. Civilization IV is an awesome strategy game in which almost anything is possible. There are so many different leaders to choose, and many different ways to beat the game. Sure, you could do a military victory, but you can also win diplomatically, artistically, and financially. There is also the Space Race…

Real player with 86.8 hrs in game

Sid Meier's Civilization® IV on Steam

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown


-Cpt. Heavy McHeavyface, before launching a rocket at a Berserker.

! The rocket misses, killing a VIP plus the rest of his team near the evac point in the process.


XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an intense game, almost nerve-wracking at times, but generally rewarding as you plan and fight your way through droves of alien invaders with a variety of classes, equipment and abilities. You might find yourself save-scumming (reloading saves for better results), but that happens to the best of us. The game will push you to take risks and deal with consequences, both in long-term strategy with base, crew and international management, and in short-term with tactical combat. While lacking in a few aspects such as a deeper plot, and leaves some optimization work to be desired, Enemy Unknown will get your tactical thinking at full throttle for a steady incursion of (sometimes brutal) enemy forces.

Real player with 365.4 hrs in game



XCOM Enemy Unknown has an expansion pack called XCOM Enemy Within . I’m not going to include that in the review because I’m planning to write a separate review for it. This review will only be about the BASE GAME + ALL DLC.

Also, I have not played the original XCOM games (shame on me, I know) so I won’t be making any comparisons to those.

Real player with 329.1 hrs in game

XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Steam



I bought this so I could play online, but after quite a few matches I’m not even sure anymore whether I’m playing real human beings or some AI made to pretend there are actual people playing this half-hearted abomination of a port.

There really is no way to tell, because the game offers no chat functionality or any way to make contact at all. In addition to that nicknames seem to be masked or something - every search for player’s profiles I made on Steam turned out empty. Why?

Well, if there are people playing, matchmaking almost always gives you ridiculously weak opponents: they walk into the most obvious traps and let their forces be split incredibly easy. Out of my 50 games I had like 2-3 really good ones.

Real player with 22.7 hrs in game

I’ve always loved this board game! It’s sort of an abstract sumo wrestler strategy thing where you’re trying to lure opponents to the edge and use their momentum against them. The weight of the pieces as they clack along the track and against each other was just perfect.

This adaptation does a great job of capturing the physical feeling and the controls are just right. It’s also nice that you can try out moves and undo them without the opponent seeing, rather than having to imagine the outcome and poker-face.

Real player with 15.9 hrs in game

Abalone on Steam



i have been playing the game for several months now. there are no problems with this game. everything works properly. technical support is outstanding. i had a problem starting the game because of my system setup is unique and the game itself gives you info on how to contact support. an impressive first for me. the game tells you what is wrong with it and how to fix it. nice. simple fix takes seconds just enter a special code and it fixes itself to work on my system. never heard of that before. top notch game support.

Real player with 68.2 hrs in game

so it says to purge drill rigs to relocate and various other commands that do not have options associated with them. how exactly does this work? do i write my own script to implement these dynamics that supposedly exist or do i just accept the fact that the game is not only broken but not even complete?

Real player with 1.5 hrs in game


Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension

Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension

I’ve played several thousand hours of this game, and dominions 3. The only other game i’ve played anywhere near as much is tabletop rpgs. But i’m biased, old hand, fan, etc. This guy isn’t. Here’s what he had to say on the Steam forum.


Earlier tonight, one of the most epic occurences I have ever seen in a video game occured. Seeing that as a sign of a good game and also worth telling about, I decided to post here for your reading pleasure. Since it is only due to a confusing chain of events that this occured, I’m going to tell the full story from start to finish. Enjoy.

Real player with 595.5 hrs in game

Dear friends, I know that many would have you believe that the Pale Ones are extinct, save for the occasional emergence of an Earth Reader or the primitive Pale Ones that are sometimes encountered in remote regions. I am here to set the ancient records straight.

Long have I labored in service to the Ancients, dead and forgotten though they may be to most of the civilized world. Only after extensive research and tireless experimentation had I uncovered a ray of hope in the sea of Agarthan darkness.

Real player with 333.1 hrs in game

Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension on Steam

Café International

Café International

I really like the game. It is perfect for a few quick rounds. Very interesting to find the right strategy. As it is with card games there is an element of luck of course but that’s just the nature of the beast, I guess.

Real player with 198.4 hrs in game

Unfortunately very disappointing

I was really looking forward to this but it is not the classic game from 1989. It is either a later version or the card game. It constantly creates the situation that your hand is full of nations without the corresponding tables being available. Then you have to put these cards on the bar & then, when the tables come up, you don’t have the cards anymore - stupid.

In the original game you knew the tables upfront & if they were full you know that you can put the corresponding cards to the bar because you don’t need them anymore.

Real player with 3.3 hrs in game

Café International on Steam

Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics

Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics

edit : changed my review to NEGATIVE. The reason being that there has been a bug in the game for many, many months now where players don’t get to see their final scores in the game on most occassions. There’s not much point playing a multiplayer game if you don’t know who won!!!

I bought the physical version of Carcassonne two weeks ago on a Saturday morning. After a couple of games with a friend and working out how to play it I decided to invest in this digital version. It seemed like a good game and playing the digital version was going to ensure I’d understood the rules properly.

Real player with 80.7 hrs in game

The game is true to the original, playable and quite pretty, but for this price, the user experience is very poor.


The background ambient sounds are as loud and clear as the interface sounds, so it often feels like the game is trying to tell you something, but it’s just a background noise. Making this effect worse, the sounds play totally at random, which means the same sound will often play over and over again, which can only mean it’s signalling something, but it’s nothing. There’s no option to turn off just the ambient sounds.

Real player with 64.6 hrs in game

Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics on Steam

Sid Meier’s Civilization® III Complete

Sid Meier’s Civilization® III Complete

Here’s what I think of this game, I’ll compare it to Civ 5 since most people consider that to be the best Civ game.

Music: Both Civ 5 and Civ III have fantastic soundtracks as with pretty much all Civ games. CIV 5’s soundtrack is better, but that doesn’t mean this soundtrack isn’t worth listening to.

Diplomacy: The diplomacy here in Civ III, in my opinion is better. You can trade maps technologies, change how agressive the AI is. The AI does get quite a bit agressive once you get to medium agressiveness although.

Real player with 328.3 hrs in game

I will start this review in two seperate forms, one for interested newcomers and then the Old Guard.

I will list off the pros first before the cons of this game, Civilization 3 is a different twist of the game than you may be familar with 4 and 5. Go in understanding this switch:

-Its an old game, if you can run the actual game, there should be no real issues.

-Graphically, it’s a sound experience and not many real issues, the modding community can find you bug fixes or new skins. Its pleasing regardless and you won’t really be let down by this game.

Real player with 325.2 hrs in game

Sid Meier's Civilization® III Complete on Steam