No, I know it isn't the newest. There's been at least two iterations after. I'm looking to pick up one. Just one. And am looking for the "best". Opinions, please.
Based on what reviews I've read so far, Civ3 seems to have the most love directed at it.
I do know that further iterations of some games result in diminishing returns. One of my all time favs, for example, is Heroes of Might and Magic. The first game was great. The second is a classic. But after that, only 3 is worth following at all.
Jagged Alliance, great. The new version? Teh suk.