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10-year game of 'Civilization II' results in mass famine, nearly two millennia of war

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Reddit user Lycerius has been playing 'Civilization' II for 10 years, but the game's future is more apolcapytic than utopian.

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Sid Meier's Civilization II was originally released on the PC 16 years ago, and for 10 of those, Reddit user Lycerius has been entrenched in the in-depth world simulator. When not playing other games or enjoying life outside of the digital realm, Lycerius' Celtic nation has waged war with countless rival factions, leaving behind scorned wastelands, widespread hunger, and uninhabitable terrain. In this version of 3991 AD, the ice caps have melted over 20 times as a result of nuclear strikes, 90 percent of the world's population has died, and the only three nations still standing are in the middle of a 1,700-year war. Despite military and technological advancements, the battle appears to be at a stale-mate, but Lycerius is determined to come out victorious in the next few years with some careful planning.