Good Old Reviews: Sid Meier's Colonization

Ed Ropple

New member
Nov 19, 2009
Nomad said:
The Gentleman said:
This strikes me as a game that could use a modern reboot.
You mean like the one they made in 2008 []?
1) Utterly terrible game. Like, broken-on-release, patched-months-later terrible. Some of the mods help a lot (The Authentic Colonization is very good, and some of the mods that build off it as well), but...not a good game.

2) Both the original and the remake are pretty socially disgusting. A game based on colonial conquest whitewashing to the degree that both the original and the remake do is really terrible. A game set in the American colonial period that doesn't mention slavery? Unconscionable. ("But but but it'd make people mad"--good. Make them mad. Make them think.)