CVG writes: "We're talking about the most enduring of all PC games. A game that predates the 200 issues and 15 years of PC Gamer, and that has helped define what PC gaming is. A game that has adapted and evolved, remaining not just relevant, but essential.
Its template was crafted by its original designer, the name above the title, the man who has become synonymous with PC strategy games. The game is Civilization. The man is Sid Meier.
When Sid started work on the first Civilization back in 1989, the initial inspiration came from two key games of the era: Sid's own Railroad Tycoon, and a certain city-building game by Will Wright..."