Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords

Sid Meier has created some of the most popular and well known computer games of all time.  One of the most popular and award winning games is none other than Civilization IV.  Recently, an expansion to this awesome game has been released… Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords.

In Civilization IV: Warlords, you will find that several changes and additions have been made to help you achieve your goal of world domination.  The first addition is that of the Warlords, which is what the expansion is named after.  The Warlord is a new “Great Person” also known as the “Great General.”  You get this person after you have gained enough experience.  Once merging this person with a unit, you will then have your Warlord.

The Warlords are indispensable in battle as they will lead your military units.  They have several attributes.  One is that you get plus 20 experience points to all units in the same and adjacent tile as the Warlord.  Also, the unit attached to the Warlord gets special strength, healing, morale, tactics, and leadership bonuses.  They also get free upgrades that do not cost any gold.  These are just a few of the advantages to the Warlords.  There are many others!

The addition of the Warlords is just a sample of the new perks in this expansion pack.  There are many others.  First, there are new civilizations in addition to the previous ones.  This includes:  Koreans, Celts, Zulus, Vikings, Carthage, and Ottomans.  There are also 6 new leaders made to lead the new civilizations and 4 new leaders for existing civilizations.

Each Civilization has buildings unique to its customs and each building benefits each civilization in its own way.  America has malls, England has the stock exchange, Russia has the research institute, India has the Mausoleum, and more.  There are also 3 new wonders:  The Great Wall, The Temple of Artemis, and the University of Sankore.

Civilization IV: Warlords introduces the new Vassal State.  The Vassal States are nations that swear allegiance to one leader or master.  The master of the weaker Vassal States collects tribute and money from them.  This is highly beneficial for world domination!

The last addition to the expansion is the new scenarios.  These are:  the Chinese Unification, the Peloponnesian Wars, The Rise of Rome, The Age of the Vikings, Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Omens, and Barbarian Horde.

Civilization IV: Warlords is available for your PC.  In order to play this expansion pack, you must have the original Civilization IV downloaded to your computer.  This game has an ESRB rating of E 10.  This means the game is suitable for everyone ages 10 and up.