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 This Frigate has earned enough XP for a promotion.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows You can toggle between a strategic and a normal game view.
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

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

Destructoid Windows Sep 17, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
GameTrailers Windows Sep 17, 2010 9.4 out of 10 94
LKI.ru Windows Nov, 2010 91 out of 100 91
Gamer.no Windows Sep 27, 2010 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Sep 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Bit-Tech Windows Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target Windows Oct 18, 2010 8.6 out of 10 86
GameZone Windows Oct 17, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Fragland.net Windows Nov 12, 2010 84 out of 100 84
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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