RockPaperShotgun has published an article about the 50 favourite strategy games of all time, as voted by the community. As a community vote, there was no collapsing of a series to a single title, so Civ made it into the list with 5 titles (1, 2, 4, 5, 6), as well as Alpha Centauri. We wonder though how Civ3 was missed.
There seems to not have been other types of curation for this list, as e.g. StarCraft and it’s addon Brood War made it separately on it.
The article doesn’t forget to mention that sadly Civ1 and 2 cannot be purchased online right now.
An excerpt from the Civ5 part in the article:
DWDuck: Many strategic options from early to end game, all classes’ units are effective for something but not too many to make it difficult to learn. Can micro a small army with great affect or play defensively and manage the battle field at large. Awesome stuff!
Don: Gaming comfort food. You can play in multiple styles in excruciating micromanagement or just coast through and watch history unfold. I never tire of playing this game even if the end-game is a bit of a slog at times. Just boot up history again with a new map, a new leader, and new opponents. A classic that keeps getting better.
quarrel: One… more… turn…