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Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Windows
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3.8
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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 Barbarian camp
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows City-state sometimes give you missions
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Romans are good in building huge empires so i'm going to make one more city

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

I only love it because this is the first time I own a Civ game Windows Pixelspeech (943)

The Press Says

G4 TV: X-Play Windows Sep 17, 2010 5 out of 5 100
IGROMANIA Windows Oct 28, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Revolution Windows Nov 22, 2010 A- 91
Worth Playing Windows Dec 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Games On Net Windows Sep 22, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
InsightBits Windows Oct 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Oct 06, 2010 83 out of 100 83
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 29, 2010 81 out of 100 81
CPU Gamer Windows Oct 23, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Macworld Macintosh Jan 14, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2010 – PC Game of the Year
    • 2010 – Strategy Game of the Year

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Contributed to by Lawrence Matthews (151)