Category Archives: Civilization II

Civ2 related news items

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 »

PolyCast 406: It’s A Lot Better Than Watergate

By | September 5, 2022

The four-hundred-and-sixth episode of PolyCast, “It’s A Lot Better Than Watergate“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include: News00h02m25s | Twitter Post Sparks Beyond Earth 2 Rumors00h12m39s | xBox Patch for Civilization VI Released00h16m04s | Vote for Civilization 1 and 2 for… Read More »

Vote for Sid Meier’s Civilization I and II to be added to GoG

By | August 6, 2022

As a civ-fanatic you might, like us, live a bit in constant pain, because you simply cannot buy Civ1 and Civ2 anymore :(. The reasons are probably complicated, and related to a not-so-easy licensing situation after Microprose was bought. But as you know, you can buy Colonization on GOG, so it must be possible. If just Firaxis and… Read More »

We now have ALL the Civ2 MGE scenarios!

By | May 28, 2022

Our user blake00 has finished his heroic effort to collect all the Civ2 MGE scenarios. As you can imagine, this was no easy task. He searched the internet for endless hours, to provide the civfanatics with all the playing material out there. But now he has finished it! He has uploaded the grand amount of 378 scenarios plus… Read More »

From Firaxis: Happy Birthday, Sid Meier!

By | February 24, 2022

As it was promised 2 weeks ago, the Civilization Twitter account has made a video with all the best birthday wishes for Sid. You can find this video here on Twitter: Happy Birthday, Sid Meier! 🥳🎂 Enjoy this special message from the best fans in gaming.— Sid Meier’s Civilization (@CivGame) February 24, 2022 Discuss this video… Read More »

ShackNews Hall Of Fame 2021, including Sid Meier and Civilization

By | February 4, 2022

Shacknews has published their 2021 Hall of Fame, which includes games, companies, and also people. One of the most important ones, obviously, Sid Meier!“Millions of players know Sid Meier as the father of the Sid Meier’s Civilization series of turn-based strategy games. That only makes sense: His name is in the title. But Meier started on a… Read More »