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Deal | For a limited time you can claim Civilization III for free and play just one more turn

Cover art for Sid Meier's Civilization III. (Source: Mobygames)
Cover art for Sid Meier's Civilization III. (Source: Mobygames)
The Humble Store has Steam keys for the Complete Edition of Civilization III available for free, but get in quick because this deal ends on Saturday.

The Humble Store, run by the Humble Bundle Inc, is a favorite place to buy DRM free games (although not all games on the store are DRM free). Occasionally games are also offered for free via the store, and the game is yours to keep with no expiry.

For 48 hours, the Humble Store is offering 'Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Complete Edition' for free — a value of EU€5.00 (US$5.90). All you need to do to claim your game is visit the storefront or the direct link here, then follow the instructions below:

  • Click ‘add to cart’ then go to ‘checkout.’
  • Sign in to your Humble account, or create a new one and complete the order.
  • You will receive an email with a download link to click for the game.
  • This will take you to a page to claim your steam key. The folks at Humble Bundle are hoping you will buy one of their other products, so you need to scroll towards the bottom of the page.
  • Copy and paste your key into Steam by clicking on ‘Games > Activate a product on Steam…’

You can claim the game and reveal the key until 7 pm CEST 21/10/2017 (10 am PDT 21/10/2017). Once claimed, you have until 7 pm CEST 21/10/2017 (10 am PDT 4/11/2017) to redeem the key on Steam, before it gets deactivated for good. This limited validity period is likely done to reduce the ability of third-party Steam key websites to gather up large amounts of free keys to sell at cheap prices. Once redeemed on Steam, there is no expiry.

Civilisation may have progressed a long way in both graphics and approachable modern gameplay mechanics in the 16 years since Civ III was released, but there was a surprising amount of depth and management to the game. Civ III was the game which introduced many of us to that blatant lie we told ourselves at 3 am ... “just one more turn.”

Go for a stroll down nostalgia lane. After all, it’s free.

Product page. (Source: Own)
Product page. (Source: Own)
Warning about redeeming your key in red (top), and when you need to reveal your key in black (bottom). (Source: Own)
Warning about redeeming your key in red (top), and when you need to reveal your key in black (bottom). (Source: Own)

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Craig Ward, 2017-10-20 (Update: 2017-10-25)
Craig Ward
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.