Civilization IV: Warlords Review
Warlords also adds a new vassal state system to the game. Vassal states add a portion of their resources to your civilization and add their territory and population to your domination score, but vassal states will work better for your AI opponents than for you. A civ will usually only offer to become your vassal once you’ve already pretty much brought it to its knees, so why not just finish it off and take everything it has? On the flipside if a civ with which you’re at war acquires a vassal, you will suddenly find yourself in a much expanded conflict.
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I found these scenarios to be enjoyable and a break from the usual Civilization. However if you’re a Civilization purist who never enjoyed the scenarios in previous incarnations of Civilization, then odds are that you won’t spend much time with the ones included in Warlords. To really get your money’s worth out of this expansion though you need to get some good playing time out of the scenarios. If you’re not a big fan of scenarios, then it can be hard to justify the cost of the expansion based on the other additions.
In The End, This Game Hath Been Rated: 88%. Civilization IV Warlords will please all but the most pacifistic of Civilization players.