Enlightenment II is a 4X Strategy game developed and published by RECHSOFT for the Windows 95 and Sega Saturn on October 14th, 1996. The game is an expansion of the original Enlightenment, with new countries, new maps, new DLC, and much more. It had 3 expansion packs; Indigenous People, New World, and Coup d'teat.
Nations (Base Game)
|United States||Dwight D. Eisenhower||Washington D.C.||Empire State Building|
|Germany||Otto Von Bismarck||Berlin||Berlin Wall|
|France||Napoleon Bonaparte||Paris||Eiffel Tower|
|Canada||Alexander Mackenzie||Ottawa||Cabot Trail|
|China||Mao Zedong||Beijing||The Great Wall|
|Mexico||Guadalupe Victoria||Mexico City||Chichen Itza|
|Brazil||Pedro I||Brasilia||Christo Redenter|
|Wales||Gwrtheyrn||Cardiff||St. Giles' Church|
|Austria||Franz Ferdinand||Vienna||Melk Abbey|
|Poland||Phillip IV||Warsaw||Wieliczka Salt Mine|
|Scotland||Mary||Edinburgh||West Highland Railroad|
|Ireland||Cathal Brugha||Dublin||Rock of Cashel|
|Switzerland||Jonas Furrer||Bern||Lavaux Vineyard|
|Finland||Nikolai II||Helsinki||Uspenski Cathedral|
|Sweden||Anund Jakob||Stockholm||Orebo Castle|
|Denmark||Conrad von Reventlow||Copenhagen||Oresund Bridge|
|Hungary||Viktor Orban||Budapest||Melk Abbey|
|New Zealand||Henry Sewell||Wellington||Poor Knights' Island|
|Chile||Salvador Gossens||Santiago||Moai Heads|
|South Africa||Charles Robberts||Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein||Cape of Good Hope|
Differences from Civilization Series
Enlightenment II was the game which distanced itself firmly from the Civilization series, bringing many different things to the game. Here are all of them.
Territories are similar to cities, but they work resources twice as much, at the cost of not being an official part of your nation.
In trade agreements, if you have friendly relations with the other nation, you can buy a city, annexing it and making it part of your nation. Territories are similar to any other city, except for that they are still considered part of the nation who owned it prior on scoreboards. It is possible to completely annex the territory and make it part of your nation.
Conquering another nation's land can also give you a territory. Upon conquering a city, you have three choices; raze it, make it a puppet, or make it a territory. Like before, it is possible to completely annex the territory and make it part of your nation. Until it is, it is considered owned by nobody.
With the Prospector unit, it is possible to create territories settled by yourself.
Once in a while (much more common in overseas cities, colonies, and territories.), a plague may infect your city. This will spread to other nearby cities, and can even cause an in-game Black Plague.
The game's cities, unlike those of Civilization, do not have any border tiles unless purchased. The cities only take up one tile, and can be placed as close together as one wishes, making for massive possible urbanization.
The game allows a group of cities, colonies, or territories in an area (they must all fill the area) a province can be made. Provinces, along with smaller cities, allow for massive urbanization, and allow for more citizens,