Colonization

The game begins with the European discovery of the Americas (1500) and continues until approximately the time of the American Revolution (1800). In the beginning of the game you are given a trading/exploration ship and a small group of colonists. You have no knowledge of what lies ahead of your ship, so you must explore until you find a suitable spot to lay down your first colony. As your colonies grow larger and larger, you inevitably encounter native populations and are confronted with competing imperial powers from the Old World.
To be successful in Colonization, you must balance your need for military might with your need for essentials. You must decide early what your strategy is and pursue it relentlessly, but be flexible enough to adjust to a changing situation. It is very important to have a consistent policy with the natives, because your handling of those relationships are critical. Finally, you must build a colonial society that has the infrastructure to survive a test by fire— the War of Independence.
Developed by:
Microprose
Originally started in 1982 by industry legends Sid Meier and Bill Stealey, Microprose became known throughout the video game industry as a cutting edge computer game designer and publisher. Focusing primarily on high tech military and strategy simulations, the company eventually merged with Spectrum HoloByte by the 1990’s. After going through a series of further changes in ownership, the name and its legacy was wiped out by Infogrames in 2001.
Multiplayer:
Split screen
Platform:
Dosbox
Rated:
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Review by Donald1221

Awesome game Loved it Purely awesome

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  9/30/2014 5:50:00 AM - GoOdy Come On FGE It Was Free Before Make It Free Again Pls
  7/17/2014 5:11:00 AM - pls Make it free again !
  3/5/2013 12:06:00 AM - tyler i love this game and i would pay for it but when i click buy on this page it brings me to a page and i hit add to cart but it says i have to create an account when i attempt to do this it says the wedpage does not exsist. could someone please tell me how to play this game i dont care if i have to pay. Thankyou
  3/4/2013 10:39:00 PM - Tyler this is a great game but it is twenty years old there is no reson we should still have to pay for it
  10/3/2012 11:55:00 PM - ........Wow I really wish this game was still free.
  9/27/2012 7:32:00 PM - Siirpa Why?
  9/26/2012 2:24:00 PM - christophe dora that was my first game! gr8t game
  8/27/2012 3:24:00 PM - n how can i play if played before no where it is but dont no how to get it stated
  8/21/2012 8:06:00 PM - kirk this is total bullshit
  8/8/2012 10:37:00 AM - George Neil, If you already played the game, the game files are located on your hard drive with the dosbox configuration (see FAQ section for the location). If not, all should be default except: output=ddraw, machine=svga_s3, scaler=hq3x, cycles=fixed 10000.
  8/7/2012 10:27:00 PM - Neil Any chance to get the dosbox settings that you used for this game?
  8/7/2012 10:14:00 PM - Nick Make it free again !
  8/1/2012 7:12:00 PM - Love this but only as a free game. I don't know the tech stuff but are there any other links out there for a free version?
  8/1/2012 8:39:00 AM - George Yes, it's being sold again, but not by us. We just link to the official seller. And why they decided to do so is not known to me.
  8/1/2012 2:40:00 AM - KKK WOW NOW YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT COME ON
 
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The package you're about to download is zipped and contains only game files. To play the game you have to set up an emulator (like DOSBOX) or have MS-DOS operating system. To play the game on Windows, please choose option 'Play Now' - our game client will run the game for you