Sid Meier's Civilization II
  • MPS Labs
  • MicroProse Software
  • 1996

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Sid Meier's Civilization II is the second offering in the multi-award winning Civilization strategy game series featuring the famous “just one more turn” addictive gameplay that has made it one of the greatest game series of all time.

Sid Meier's Civilization II

Its legacy is a bit understated, but Civilization II offered some of the greatest contributions to 4X games.

Civilization II gameplay

Civilization II is an empire-building turn-based strategy game. The game starts at the Old Stone Age in 4000 BC. Your tribe begins with a Settlers unit and has no knowledge about the surrounding area. As you found new cities and explore the surroundings, you may find hostile barbarians, villages, and other competing cultures. 

Once you have discovered another culture, you can adopt a policy of co-existence by signing a permanent peace treaty with that culture; you can even form a military alliance. But for those who like to conquer, you will find great satisfaction in deploying more than 50 different military units and crush your enemies.

Civilization II gameplay

Throughout the game, you need to research technological advances, one after another, closely following the development of human civilization. To stay ahead in the science race is one thing that could lead to success. 

Civilization II is the best strategy game. Forever.

In your long reign, you can set your cities to build Wonders of the World, which are huge projects that require tremendous amount of labor and resources. Owners of these Wonders enjoy everlasting glories and benefits.

You can choose from six different types of government: Despotism, Monarchy, Fundamentalism, Republic, Communism and Democracy. 

Each of these government type has its distinct advantages and disadvantages. 

They represent how your empire will operate and have profound influence on your empire.

There are six levels available: the Chieftain level, Warlord level, Prince level, King level, Emperor level, and finally the Deity level. The deity level is most difficult — even expert players are subject to destruction!

Civilization II can be played over and over again and you may never see the same thing since the maps are randomly generated and the whole game requires many decision makings.

Play Civilization II online, in a web browser

Yes, you can play Civilization II online here, in a web browser. Enjoy a bit of nostalgia with one of the best strategy games of all time.


Civilization II is an important touchstone in the history of strategy games, perhaps more-so than the first Civilization.

  • Incredible and very addictive game
  • Excellent replayability
  • Nice detailed pixel graphics
  • It can be a boring game for someone
  • AI is not very intelligent

Civilization II is an incredible and very addictive game. Once you start playing you won't want to stop... You will want to play Civilization II over and over, as every game is different. 

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