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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 The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of 28 Wonders in Civilization V.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Choosing production in city
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Taking a look at the tech tree.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cities by themselves can are military units with own strength, health and shooting range

Promo Images

Sid Meier's Civilization V Wallpaper (2560x1920)
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Wallpaper (2560x1600)

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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

GamingTrend Windows Oct 06, 2010 94 out of 100 94
NZGamer Windows Sep 22, 2010 9.3 out of 10 93
Gameswelt Windows Sep 23, 2010 90 out of 100 90
Gamereactor (Denmark) Windows Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Cyber Stratege Windows Sep 24, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Softpedia Linux Jun 30, 2014 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Sep 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Ten Ton Hammer Windows Sep 29, 2010 83 out of 100 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 21, 2010 8 out of 10 80
1UP Windows Sep 22, 2010 C 50

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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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