good "first" civilization game to play?

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3 years ago#1
hey everyone i was thinking about picking up civilization 5 i have never played them but i love rts but im looking for something new. starcraft 2 is too much where you cant even enjoy the game cause you get rushed in 2 minutes by some mlg guy. i love age of empires 2 but i feel like nothing has matched up to that. i heard that this is a really good civilization and i heard 4 was really good. thanks for any help
3 years ago#2
I love Civ 5. I tried, but couldn't get into Civ 4. The combat feels better with only 1 unit per tile (Civ 4 armies are dozens of units stacked on a single tile) and hex based movement. Civilizations feel more distinct in Civ 5 as well.

The franchise in on sale at steam today for a huge discount, so you could try both games very cheaply.
3 years ago#3
civ 2 for playstation is where it all started for me... the pc version might be a good place to test the waters
3 years ago#4
Gheti posted...
civ 2 for playstation is where it all started for me... the pc version might be a good place to test the waters


Same for me. I played Civ Revolution on 360 and that kindled my love for the franchise. Started with 3 on PC. I would say start with 4 or 5.
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