Category Archives: Civilization II

Civ2 related news items

Dev Diary 6: C&C Red Alert 2 Scenario for Civ2

By | September 19, 2023

Our moderator blake00 has posted a dev diary to ModDB, about his ongoing works on the Civ2 Red Alert 2 scenario. He has now finished all the units, made a splashscreen, and it is getting to the final stages! Have a read here.

GameHistoryOrg: 87% Missing: the Disappearance of Classic Video Games

By | July 11, 2023

The video game history foundation has posted an article, which is not about Civ1 or Civ2, but still in the current context very relevant. The article describes that 87% of historic video games (range 1960-2009) are currently not available at all. While many games can be bought on online platforms like Steam or GoG, the vast majority, nearly… Read More »

TechSpot: 30 Years of Civilization – Over 51 Million Units Sold and a Billion Hours Played

By | June 12, 2023

TechSpot has today published an article about the last 30 years of Civilization (which should be 32 years…).In this article, the author goes through the history of the Civilization franchise, how the first people playtested Civ1 for hours, the addition of modding in Civ2, Baba Yetu, and many other things. The author also doesn’t forget all the other… Read More »

PolyCast 416: Let Us Trade Maps!

By | June 1, 2023

The four-hundred-and-sixteenth episode of PolyCast, “Let Us Trade Maps!“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus. Stephanie “Makahlua”, and Phil “TheMeInTeam”.. Topics for this episode include: News– 00h02m58s | Leader Pack 4: Rulers of the Sahara First Looks Forum Talk– 00h09m21s | Sequels in Strategy Gaming: Civilization II by Digital Antiquarian– 00h15m41s… Read More »

Atari buys Microprose games from 1980s and 1990s – Are Civ1 and Civ2 among them?

By | April 20, 2023

Today Atari announced that it has acquired more than 100 retro titles from the 80s and 90s, from Accolade, Infogrames, and most importantly Microprose. A few names of titles are in the article, but neither Civ1 nor Civ2 are among them, but according to the article this deal “includes groundbreaking and award-winning titles from Accolade, Infogrames, and Microprose”.… Read More »

RockPaperShotgun: These are your 50 favourite strategy games of all time (with Civ1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and Alpha Centauri)

By | February 23, 2023

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… Read More »

SMACivilization – A CivII graphic retrofit project on the SMAX engine

By | February 7, 2023

We know, many people really, really want a new Alpha Centauri. Many people also would like to see Civilization II available. Now, what would happen if you made a cross-over of this? Our user Buster’s Uncle, the owner of, has taken up the challenge to convert Alpha Centauri into a Civ2-like setting, with all its graphics, rules,… Read More »

Sequels in Strategy Gaming, Part 1: Civilization II

By | February 3, 2023

Jimmy Maher of The Digital Antiquarian has written an article on the emergence of game sequels breaking them down into two categories, the fiction-driven and the systems-driven, using Sid Meier’s Civilization II as a good example of the later. Jim then deep dives into telling the story of how Bryan Reynolds created Civilization 2 and how he overhauled… Read More »