Civilization III: Play the World

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Civilization III: Play the World, released in 2002, is the first expansion pack for the award winning
game Civilization III. Play the World added more civilizations, a new Multiplayer feature, new Wonders of the World, new units and new game modes, including: elimination, regicide, and capture the flag.

Play the World (PTW) was generally poorly received. The main feature, multiplayer, was extremely buggy and slow. Most issues were worked out in the second expansion, Conquests, which led many to regard Conquests as the expansion that Play the World was supposed to have been. However, the new civilizations were generally well received.

One of the major features of Play the World was a turnless game mode, a new concept never used in the previous versions of the Civilization series. The game mode allowed a sort of mixture between turn based and real time gameplay. Although the concept was good on paper, it never actually worked very well and many online players experienced Out of sync issues along with others. Little support from Firaxis and the sundry other issues resulted in the gamemode not returning in Civilization 4. Play the World can also be found on Civilization III: Gold which includes the original Civilization III and Play the World. Civilization III: Play the World is also found on the Civilization III: Conquests expansion.

Civilization Qualities Starting Advances Special Unit Leader Capital
Arabian Religious, Expansionist Ceremonial Burial, Pottery Ansar Warrior Abu Bakr Mecca
Carthaginian Commercial, Industrious Alphabet, Masonry Numidian Mercenary Hannibal Carthage
Celts Religious, Militaristic Ceremonial Burial, Warrior Code Gallic Swordsman Brennus Entremont
Korean Commercial, Scientific Alphabet, Bronze Working Hwacha Wang Kon Seoul
Mongol Militaristic, Expansionist Warrior Code, Masonry Keshik Temujin Karakorum
Ottoman Industrious, Scientific Masonry, Bronze Working Sipahi Osman Istanbul
Spanish Religious, Commercial Ceremonial Burial, Alphabet Conquistador Isabella Madrid
Vikings Militaristic, Expansionist Warrior Code, Pottery Berserk Ragnar Lodbrok Trondheim
Civilization III [edit]
Games: Play the WorldConquests

AdvancesBuildingsCheat codesCivilizationsResourcesUnitsSoundtrackTerrainsWonders

Sid Meier's Civilization

Official series:
Civilization (MicroProse, 1991)
Civilization II (MicroProse, 1996) + Conflicts in Civilization (1996)
+ Fantastic Worlds (1997) + Test of Time (1999)

Civilization III (Firaxis, 2001) + Play the World (2002) + Conquests (2003)
Civilization IV (Firaxis, 2005) + Warlords (2006) + Beyond the Sword (2007) + Colonization (2008) (Total conversion)
Civilization V (Firaxis, 2010) + Gods & Kings (2012) + Brave New World (2013)
Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis, 2014) + Rising Tide (2015)
Civilization VI (Firaxis, 2016)

Official related games:
Sid Meier's Colonization (MicroProse, 1994)
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (Firaxis, 1999) + Alien Crossfire (1999)
Civilization Revolution (2008) (not for PCs)
CivWorld (2011) (on Facebook; discontinued as of May 29, 2013)
Civilization Revolution 2 (2014) (mobile), Civilization Revolution 2 Plus (2015/16) (PS Vita)
Sid Meier's Starships (2015) (PC and mobile)

Other games:
Freeciv (The Freeciv developers, 1996-2016)
Imperialism (Frog City Software, 1997)
Civilization: Call To Power (Activision, licensed from Hasbro, 1999)
Call to Power II (Activision, 2000)
FreeCol (The FreeCol developers, 2003-2016)
CivCity: Rome (Firefly Studios, 2006)
C-evo (Steffen Gerlach, 2006-2016)
NewCol (Frederic Vernier and associates, 2007-2011)

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