1UP writes: "Somewhere between Civilization III and Civilization IV, revolutionary game designer Soren Johnson tore down and rebuilt founding father Sid Meier's beloved strategy series. The results were pretty darn glorious: Civ 4 was a streamlined thing of beauty, equally sleek and epic. Now, the developers at Firaxis (newly Soren Johnson-less) have reverse engineered Civ 4 into a remake of 1994's Colonization. The results are pretty darn glorious...but in a 1990s kind of way. Standalone expansion Civilization IV: Colonization is a messy thing of beauty, equally intimate and sprawling".