Civilization IV Goes Beyond The Sword

Continuing to expand beyond the original game – which we rated rather highly – 2K games have today announced that they will be releasing another expansion pack; adding more stuff to make Civ IV more intresting. The name of the release will be Beyond the Stars and it boasts a veritable bucket-load of new content. On the disc there will be ten new civilizations, 16 new leaders, five new wonders, and a variety of new units for players to expand their civilization’s power as they strive for world domination. AI has also been made tougher to beat on the higher difficulty levels. The ways in which the AI will attempt to achieve victory have also been expanded.

Civilization IV has been an overwhelming critical and commercial success, so it makes sense for Firaxis Games to create the biggest, most ambitious expansion pack for one of the deepest PC games ever created,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword delivers more scenarios, civilizations, units, concepts, leaders and a host of other features.

Civilization is close to our hearts here at Firaxis and we’re excited to up the ante on the series once again with what we consider to be our best expansion pack ever,” said Steve Martin, president of Firaxis Games. “Fan requests and a constant stream of new ideas motivate our team to continue delivering more and better gameplay for our premier series. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is a must-have expansion for every Civ fan.