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As the name goes, this game is all about building an empire of your own. Civilization is a multi-strategy game which requires player compete with other computer operated civilizations. Filled with immense twists and craze of expanding one’s empire, this game is one stop destination for all those who like adventures and puzzles. The plot begins with the player taking on the role of ruler of an empire. You can choose either the historical or modern era before the beginning of the play. These Civilization include Aztecs who are known for their fierce expansionist ways and wealth and other places like Mongols, Romans, and America. Along with, each has a particular historical figure, for example, M.K. Gandhi for India. The gameplay begins in the bronze age set in 4000 B.C. and goes on till Space Age and use of future technologies. However, the player is devoid of any cities at the beginning with hardly 2 to3 settler units. The player must go on finding newer places, expand them and keep progressing to the newer era and altering terrains. The player will have to build mines, irrigation dams, connect roads, construct railroads and much more. With the advancement of technology, newer machines, and newer advances, gives the chance to gain a brownie point against their opponent thereby going on growing the technology tree. In addition, the player is also given the opportunity of building wonders of the world in each of the eras through collections of required resources. This goes on until the player has successfully conquered all other civilizations using their wit and technology or on reaching the star system of Alpha Centauri. Players must use their smartness and knack to surpass their computer opponents. Filled with immense thrill, adventure, and puzzles, Civilization gives the players the ultimate joy of setting their own empire and ruling the world in reel.



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4/14/2024 4:56:00 AM - Mirta хоккей прогноз
2/21/2024 6:13:00 PM - Baro For some reason the text and all graphics are slightly blurred, like the game has been run through a photoshop filter. How do I fix this?
10/18/2023 9:26:00 AM - Thomas This is by far still the best game ever made. I played this 25 years ago and came back to it . still lovin it
6/27/2023 10:09:00 PM - Kristina Временная регистрация в Москве
6/22/2023 2:58:00 AM - Nola Временная регистрация в Москве
5/29/2023 5:50:00 PM - Nimrod I am looking for a way to identify the symbols the game asks you to recognize. They are in the original instruction booklet/ post here if you can direct.
5/17/2023 6:33:00 PM - Thanks, works great.
4/12/2023 8:42:00 AM - Jovita самый крупный веломагазин в москве
9/30/2022 11:32:00 PM - CatTie w0w a horroble game what a waste of time😒
12/16/2021 7:07:00 PM - Julia Can't play longer than 2 hrs - game freezes. Such a big shame!
8/17/2021 9:56:00 PM - A Random User The only game where you can develop some World Wonders but fail to produce a military and rely on Militias.
7/5/2021 12:59:00 PM - Patrick B Playing in browser
6/16/2021 7:00:00 AM - Admin Hi, Thanks for feedback, do you use web browser or downloaded package ?
6/16/2021 6:51:00 AM - Patrick B Wish I could play to the space age, but game crashes around 2 hours into it.
10/17/2020 10:01:00 PM - Charlie I have played several times and the games freezes up once you reach a certain tech level. I think who ever load this game needs to reload it.
4/14/2020 10:32:00 PM - Paul using the online game it won't allow tech upgrades so only way to discover techs is to trade with other civs
5/17/2019 3:58:00 PM - terwixonse I am from Slovenia. I can help with build this forum. Thanks for approved. Jaz sem Slovenka. Lahko pomagam pri razvoju foruma.
5/11/2019 2:48:00 AM - terwixonse Help. I am looking for guide
5/4/2019 3:33:00 PM - TheEeveeLovers Sean It's not a virus, I scanned it
1/29/2019 9:07:00 PM - unable to progress past 1st 1000 moves as it needs a disk inserted can you help
12/21/2018 4:55:00 AM - how do you save in this game. it keeps saying something about a save disk?
12/19/2018 7:01:00 AM - Tomsn This program cannot be run in DOS mode. ??
10/26/2018 4:24:00 PM - Can't play in browser now. Game would freeze up about 2 hours into it.
10/26/2018 9:24:00 AM - Yeah
9/2/2018 7:52:00 PM - Admin Please be more specific, the files are clean. You can check any our file on If you see some virus warning, please be specific and let us know what file, what virus detected and what antivirus you are using. Thank you.
9/2/2018 4:32:00 AM - m VIRUS!!! DONT CLICK THE BUTTON!!
8/16/2018 8:21:00 PM - willy still facing the same problem i've mentioned before!!!
8/1/2018 5:53:00 PM - Willy The game stop responding after playing around 2Hrs. using Run in Browser. I'm facing this problem for more than 3 days.
7/19/2018 12:47:00 PM - dhani Can this game played in android? how?
7/17/2018 9:13:00 AM - Admin Everything seems in order. Can you please send me more details with the feedback form ? For Run In Browser feature, please try to clear browser cache.
7/17/2018 7:43:00 AM - Willy The DosBox is not working also the download ZIP file.
7/16/2018 2:35:00 PM - Leão Carvalho the "play now" button is missing again, and the "run in browser" one takes me to a page that does NOTHING
9/29/2017 2:06:00 PM - Victor Ward deener - Build the Colossus as quickly as you can, trade is the key to getting the tax / science balance right. Build caravans and send them to foreign cities, capitals if possible for increased trade. Caravans can also be used to build Wonders in your own cites faster, if you can stockpile caravans for later use.
7/13/2017 5:14:00 AM - deneer ya i did that too. dropped tax rate to zero. great library. and libraries. but by the time AD rolls tax rate is so high like at 60percent and up to maintain all the costs with a despotism govt. but when i switch to republic...i get all these errors that i can't maintain military units and they end up getting disbanded and then corruption in the city begins. what am i doing wrong...?
7/13/2017 4:06:00 AM - John for fast knowledge.before you found your first city on the first turn, drop your tax rate to zero
7/10/2017 10:27:00 PM - deneer what is the key to acquiring knowledge as fast as great library and libraries in every city isn't enough
5/20/2017 6:24:00 PM - Love this game, always works on my end when I boot it up. Thanks to whoever uploaded this.
5/15/2017 11:33:00 AM - freeloader Argh - the screen froze. is it possible to unfreeze it without loosing the game? Oh, and I can't save the game when I play it online, and I can't get it to work in download... What's up with that?
1/26/2017 6:13:00 AM - Tom hi just found this site
12/29/2016 6:30:00 AM - ben where can i download a working copy of civ 1 ??
7/13/2016 5:47:00 AM - Warlord I agree on every point
7/13/2016 1:04:00 AM - old civ guy Ah, the memories. Got to love the Phalanx that can kill your battleship! Bought & play Civ 1-5 as they came out. Civ 2 ToT, my favorite though.
6/10/2016 12:05:00 AM - Warlord the emulator works on Windows 10 just Play NOW (ClickOnce). a few bugs but they can be avoided if you save/load less & play a smaller map. Is it just me or are Russians, Zulus always attackers but Ghandi can be a jerk too! Happy gaming
2/27/2016 8:01:00 AM - Warlord Most played game. Ever. 10/10
11/1/2015 11:26:00 PM - spotpc Will the emulator be tested in Windows 10 soon?
9/8/2015 11:57:00 AM - use play now(net) if you have difficulties running the game!
6/11/2015 3:34:00 AM - bubbacold If I download the game, do I need to be online to play?
5/1/2015 4:10:00 AM - Sergio What happened?I can't open the game. Pls solve the problem
4/17/2015 9:51:00 PM - ham what happened? someone knows?
4/17/2015 8:49:00 PM - Tsire i know right
4/17/2015 8:43:00 PM - wej what happened to the game?
4/17/2015 6:45:00 PM - nat Why can i not open the civilization 1???
4/17/2015 6:21:00 PM - tsire It sucks
2/2/2015 2:12:00 PM - Lars Still wont work, the DOS window opens and ends up witha line saying: Illegal command: start.bat.
1/23/2015 12:52:00 PM - Sergio NO. Click "play now". Automatically will be open a window. Chose hq3x display settings. That's all
1/18/2015 8:31:00 AM - Lars something must be wrong.. it goes straight to "dos-box" when you try to start the game
9/19/2014 9:42:00 AM - Reverend Sadistic, right-click with your mouse, or use the numpad.
9/1/2014 12:02:00 AM - SadisticSnowman How do you move units diagonally?
8/29/2014 2:48:00 PM - this is the greatest simulation game ever created, and I enjoy it daily. I just love this most wonderful game
8/6/2014 11:42:00 PM - man of many pants this game's a piece of shit. the combat system is completely broken.
1/17/2014 11:03:00 PM - Henrik I also like Daggerfall for MS DOS, i think it is really good, a bit more rolepay in in it than it is in the modern TES games, like skyrim.
1/8/2014 8:13:00 PM - Sam Fantastic game... they dont make em like they used to!!
12/24/2013 7:19:00 PM - G Still the best game ever created
12/4/2013 8:55:00 PM - Rosbert danke
11/8/2013 4:07:00 PM - Cyprus Andonis i love this game!!!
8/31/2013 11:15:00 PM - nemmy I'm just about to give another spin! Once a year I do that, since 1995 Always have a good time playing it:)
8/12/2013 3:47:00 PM - Cyprus Here I love this game!
7/10/2013 3:28:00 AM - Jonathan I really love this game. Come check out the forums.
7/7/2013 7:37:00 AM - Joe Concerned and Chris, did you download DosBox as well. I just added this site to a new pc using Chrome and it didn't start until I downloaded DosBox first.
6/22/2013 7:25:00 AM - Concerned I got the same issue as Chris...Is this a scam?
6/14/2013 7:41:00 AM - George Hi Chris, All works fine for me even with Google chrome. Is it possible that you have some advanced internet security on or something similar ? You can also try different browser if this problem is related to Chrome only or to your whole system.
6/13/2013 8:47:00 PM - Chris I'm stumped. I'm using Google Chrome, and I have ClickOnce for Chrome, but when I click Play Now!(ClickOnce), The Emulator starts up, but then tells me that I can't run the Emulator independantly. I can only close, or go to this site. Help please!
6/3/2013 10:04:00 PM - c2 i need a link to download civ2
6/2/2013 5:32:00 PM - gg love this site!!!!!!!!!!!!
5/26/2013 10:11:00 PM - Andonis Cyprus I love this game!
5/20/2013 6:30:00 AM - Andonis i love this game. i have played it since 1991
1/17/2013 11:59:00 PM - Montichello Figured it out^^
1/17/2013 11:31:00 PM - Montichello Is there a way for me to run the game without internet? I'm going on a long trip and want to start it up without WiFi. Could someone maybe help or link me to a place that could help?
1/17/2013 7:15:00 PM - scooby ive downloaded DOSbox and I ve downloaded the game in zip format. how do I open it?
1/3/2013 11:16:00 AM - fff
12/16/2012 6:53:00 PM - Kevin I remember having this game on four black floppy disks and then I remember when Civ. 2 came out. I wish you guys had that game since I spent a majority of my life in my basement figuring out how to defeat the Greeks.
11/25/2012 3:26:00 AM - peyton i have the app
10/27/2012 12:33:00 PM - How do you move the guys diagonal?
10/3/2012 4:59:00 PM - Bob Is it possible to save without downloading the game?
8/9/2012 10:03:00 PM - Search-Abandonia :)
7/18/2012 12:37:00 PM - Karol I have found the sound for my PC.In my case it was number 4.Good luck
7/18/2012 12:31:00 PM - Karol The best game ever.I love playing different scenarios.I have no music though and I am not sure why.Its nice to have a music in a game.
7/11/2012 8:14:00 PM - i like to play as the illuminatis, to do so type ESC when it asks to choose the civ and when the egyptians appear type Illuminatis and Horus as leader, then concentrate on getting funds to incite revolts all over the world until you conquer all.
7/11/2012 8:03:00 PM - Rafh best game strategic game ever. i still play this game, it always challenging on emperor difficult, the enemy AI moves are umpredictable
7/6/2012 10:35:00 AM - andonis cyprus i played this game 1991 first time, i am stilling play it
7/4/2012 8:22:00 PM - johny stupid
6/20/2012 4:44:00 PM - let me play it then! dont ask for a comment before you have let me playted it <morons lol
5/21/2012 10:35:00 PM - wilson boop booop boedoep boop booop boedoep its that magical time of the year !!
2/16/2012 8:48:00 PM - Karnivor Best game EVER! I can play it for hours and hours without getting bored.
2/13/2012 5:34:00 PM - Agnus @Varna Hahaha... you are fucking moron, haha :)
2/7/2012 8:33:00 PM - Varna, Bulgaria CIV hahah I fucking hated that game!
1/18/2012 4:35:00 PM - I've been plying your Civ1 for the last few hours on my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium. Beautiful! But I can't get the right-click to work on the advances menu. Never mind that small point, because I expect I can get the advances detail from the wiki, where I've given the Civ1 article a link to this page. Great work, F.G.E.
1/18/2012 8:27:00 AM - Robin Patterson Civilization II has been very well imitated by Freeciv, and there is a newer similar game also available free: C-evo. Read about all Civ-type games on
1/8/2012 10:36:00 PM - Kalen You don't need a 64bit specific version... Go wiki DOSBox and maybe, you know, install it correctly -.-
12/31/2011 12:01:00 AM - the_cleaner8814 how do i play this game?
12/26/2011 10:54:00 PM - Andre any1 know where I can download a 64bit version
12/11/2011 6:06:00 PM - deko23 come on
12/11/2011 5:55:00 PM - christian lets get it on
9/28/2011 4:21:00 PM - cogamer kai i find no german version from this game. have you a information?
9/28/2011 4:17:00 PM - cogamer kai i am a german player. gives civilization in a german version?
7/24/2011 7:45:00 AM - Chris this game is awsome havent played it since i was a kid i wish u could play the second civilization on here that whould be the best
6/17/2011 2:41:00 AM - Curtis Yes for mac play: Download Boxer, a DOS emulator.
5/29/2011 6:58:00 PM - Mitch This game rocks!
5/18/2011 9:04:00 PM - Ryan this is definatly a blast from the past and helps for them "quiet" times at work thank you so much :0
5/14/2011 8:51:00 PM - Craig Can I play this using a mac?
3/28/2011 2:31:00 AM - i clicked revolution and everything collapsed!! the defense guy started taking away my guards.
3/25/2011 10:38:00 AM - Norbert ok
3/22/2011 7:53:00 PM - mejdal nice game thank you
3/17/2011 12:34:00 PM - Gibbo where are we supposed to download a game? I dont see where its obvious, I dont want to download the avs video converter
3/7/2011 10:57:00 PM - cedar home I can't install anything on this computer. anyway to play without installing?
3/6/2011 11:25:00 PM - bibor so nice! you are making childhood memories live in a new time.
2/27/2011 3:16:00 AM - Tim Whenever I click the Play NOW! button, it tries to get me to download the Emulator starter again and again. I already have it installed on my comp. If I click on the desktop emulatorstarter icon, it sends me to what do i have to do to just play the game!?
2/18/2011 10:57:00 PM - R Played a game to 300 AD and it's working perfectly. Thanks for uploading this.
2/13/2011 6:10:00 PM - FreeGameEmpire I have replaced the game package with another release. Try it out and let me know.
2/9/2011 2:32:00 AM - Medievalman71 Same problem here,Didn't used to do that.
1/24/2011 2:58:00 AM - c Keeps freezing when I change a city's production unit after playing for only a little bit. Does the same thing on my other computer. Whats going on. It use to work fine.
12/13/2010 7:39:00 AM - Trevor NVM got it working COOL!!
12/13/2010 7:38:00 AM - Trevor Doesn't work....
9/1/2010 5:20:00 PM - Perfect !
6/18/2010 11:05:00 PM - ravi coooooooool..........
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