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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 this game 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 War against Greece in later stage of the game
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Rating of the military power
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Introduction of the chosen civilization before the game start
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Taking a look at the tech tree.

Promo Images

Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Wallpaper (2560x1600)

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 (949)

Critic Reviews

GamingExcellence Windows Oct 11, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
PCActu Windows Oct 07, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
Worth Playing Windows Dec 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Windows Apr 03, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Cyber Stratege Windows Sep 24, 2010 9 out of 10 90
ComputerGames.ro Windows Oct 13, 2010 87 out of 100 87
Family Friendly Gaming Windows 2010 86 out of 100 86
YouGamers Windows Oct 12, 2010 84 out of 100 84
Game Shark Windows Sep 21, 2010 B+ 83
HonestGamers Windows Oct 18, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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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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