I know that quite a few people who enjoyed the previous Civ games, myself included, don't particularly like Civ3. Then again there are obviously many many others who do like Civ3. Btw, Civ3: Play the Wolrd (the expansion pack for the game) is going to be coming out this fall.Civilization 1/2 - both are INCREDIBLY addictive. I have played these for hours on end. I have not played 3...but I must get it very soon...i am yearning for that game. This is a must have for everybody.