Have you ever described yourself as a part-time warmonger? When you see a globe do you have a tendency to cackle incessantly? Have you ever looked upon your neighbor’s yard with dreams of one day annexing it? If so, boy do I have a game for you. Since 1991, the Civ franchise has been giving would-be leaders like yourself the chance to mold puny villages into glorious worldwide empires. Civ 4 provides the same addictive, turn-based strategy as always but ups the ante with a brand new 3D engine, orchestrated score and streamlined interface. Strategy fans will definitely be pleased, but Civ vets may miss some of the historical information that made the first three games so charming.