One of the highest rated PC games of all time
I was a huge CIv-II fan. I remember me and a friend would take turns sitting at my 486 playing it again and again to try to win at the deity level which we finally did, and fairly consistently, by switching to a fundamentalist government and leveraging the very cheap and very deadly Fanatic melee unit. those were the days!
I too have many fond memories of Civ2. I didn’t use fanatics though. I will have to give that a try!