Civilization IV

Developer: Aspyr Media, Inc.

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 1.8 GB - Download



With millions of units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest game franchises of all-time. Now this incredibly fun and addictive game is taken to new heights with new ways to play and win. Sid Meier’s Civilization® IV joins the Mac App store in a beautifully detailed, living 3D world that expands the gameplay experience.

In Sid Meier’s Civilization IV, rule throughout time and create your own legacy as you guide your civilization from the dawn of man through the space age and beyond. Implement new technologies, conduct diplomacy or wage war to grow your society and become the most powerful leader the world has ever known.

*** Please Check System Requirements Prior to Purchasing. ***

IMPORTANT: Since the closure of GameSpy, internet multiplayer is no longer available for Civilization IV on the App Store.

* Intel Integrated video chipsets are not supported (GMA 950 / GMA X3100)

* Civilization IV expansion packs (Beyond the Sword and Warlords purchased via retail box, or digitally) WILL NOT work with Civilization IV from the Mac App store

* If you experience any problems please contact our customer support at

* In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: 1.8 GHz CPU Speed | 512 MB RAM | 3.0 GB free disk space | (ATI): Radeon HD 2400; (NVidia): GeForce 8600 | 256 MB VRam

"NOTICE: This game is
not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).

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Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Gdicolla

Addicting and so much fun! - First I will say this game runs perfectly on my 11" MacAir (2012 model), and I have the "slower" processor. It has zero lag, no freezes, and just runs flawless. With that said, the game itself is awesome. I have been a Civ fan since Civ 3 and love it. It is truly the most addicting game you will ever play. Sometimes it makes me scared being a college student because I have to devote so much time to studying and this game distracts me! But that's what the two weeks between semesters are for. The advanced gameplay and wide rage of difficulty levels makes it playable for all skill levels. So no matter your skill level or experience with Civilzation games, this game is for you. Worth absolutely every penny!

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people
Version 0
Review by totallyawesome_

Crashes. Can - Its a fun game (as you can read from other reviews), but I give it 1 star because almost half the games I played have ended abruptly because Civilisation crashes for some reason or the other. This is the only game on my mac that crashes. None of the other games I own crash. This is unacceptable, as I have not been able to complete a single game because of an eventual crash. The only way around it is to keep saving your progress. But that quite frustrating. Also, when you play an huge map, or one with many units etc, sometimes it takes a long time for the cpu opponents to finish their turns. This is unacceptable too, since this game initially came out years ago. The fact that hardware now-a-days is much much more powerful, should mean that the game should be able to take advantage of that and perform better. When there are many units you end up waiting a long time for your turn. I think it crashes because they have done a poor job coding or testing. It works ok for short games with few opponents. I have the following system: Late 2010 Macbook Pro 6,2 2.8 Ghz Core i7 (dual core) 8 GB Ram 512 GB Nvidia GT 330M

Found helpful by 11 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0
Review by Bunny Luver :D

I love this game! super fun if you enjoy strategic-type games - This game is great! I bought it 2 days ago and cannot stop playing it! In the very beginning I had a hard time understanding what every little control ment, but after a couple of hours of playing I had it down. LEt me just say this I NEVER spend more than 99 cents on an app and it took a lot of thought for me to make the huge leap of spending $20 on a game, but if you look at it as a whole seprate PC game it's actually a fairly resonable deal you just dont have to deal with going to the store and buying it. So all in all I'm very happy with ths game and I have had no problems what-so-ever, I am playing on a 2011 macbook pro 13'.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 1.0
Review by Pictorious

So far, so good - It's been a while since I've played Civ or anything like it so I'm playing the tutorial to get my feet wet again and it would be nice if I could save my progress in the tutorial. I also ran into the problem Tparty21 ran into with fullscreen mode until I realized it was the same issue I'd run into with another game. When fullscreen just displayed in the lower left corner I exited the game, opened system preferences, clicked on energy saver and unchecked the automatic graphics switching box. This forces my MacBook Pro 17" to use the AMD graphics card instead of the Intel graphics. After that it worked like a dream. Just remember to check the box again after you're done playing or your battery life will suffer.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.0
Review by Brindamur

DOES NOT WORK WITH SIERRA !!!! - Will not work at all.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 1.0
Review by PJTinIL

Goes off the rails in Yosemite and El Capitan - I’ve been playing Civilization since the 90’s and never had issues on a PC. Have switched to a Mac a couple years ago and this game has never played right. In Yosemite it started to get buggy-stopped allowing me to pick the level (settler, warlord, etc) on the other civs. In both Yosemite and El Capitan it still plays, but selecting the level of the other civs still does not work and in a quick play just for domination I can be blowing the other civ out of the water and it always shows a very low score for me. This is progressively getting worse and I expect it to stop working any day. talked to Aspyr and they were zippo help and couldn’t figure it out. Sad to say my many years of enjoying this game are probably coming to an end.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 1.0
Review by Benjamin Avila

Civilization IV - This is the " Vanillia " version of Civ IV for the Mac OS . There are no updates for this software in the App Store . It still has a few bugs , crashes and freezes up on larger maps . Mulitiplayer on Gamespy is lacking in satisfaction as it remains a pain just to connect to other players via the internet . All in all four stars & worth owning ...

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people