Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Description

Sid Meier's Civilization V is the fifth game in this long-lived series, placing the player in control of a nascent civilization at the dawn of time and challenging them to rise to global dominance, through peaceful or military means. Beginning with a single settler to found a city, players are tasked with exploring their surroundings, growing their empire, researching new technologies to aid them, and negotiating with other, rival civilizations - trading with them, forming alliances and pacts, or waging war.

While the basic concepts of Civilization V are broadly similar to previous games in the series, some major changes have been made. Chief among these is a change from the squares-based map of all previous Civilization games to a hexagon-based system; now, moving in a diagonal offers the same movement as in any other direction (as opposed to a squares-based system, where a diagonal is strictly faster than either vertically or horizontally). In addition, religions have been removed from the game, while the policies system - allowing the player to customise their rule, gaining various perks or bonuses - has been significantly overhauled, requiring players to purchase policies with culture. Ranged units have also been tweaked, allowing archers to bombard enemy units or cities from afar.

Screenshots

Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows The Civilopedia
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Barbarian galleys are attacking
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows You can toggle between a strategic and a normal game view.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows City-state sometimes give you missions

Alternate Titles

  • "文明帝國 V" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Цивилизация 5" -- Russian informal spelling
  • "Civilization 5" -- Common name

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User Reviews

I only love it because this is the first time I own a Civ game Windows Pixelspeech (955)

Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central Windows 2010 4.7 out of 5 94
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Dec 20, 2010 9.25 out of 10 92
InsightBits Windows Oct 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Windows Dec 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Windows Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gameplanet Windows Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com Windows Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Impulse Gamer Windows Sep, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Windows Sep 21, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 21, 2010 8 out of 10 80

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Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2010 – #3 Best PC Game of the Year
    • 2010 – #3 Best Strategy Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2010 – PC Game of the Year
    • 2010 – Strategy Game of the Year

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