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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.


Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cities by themselves can are military units with own strength, health and shooting range
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Constructing a farm to speed up city growth.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Spend your culture points to unlock social policies.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows City-state sometimes give you missions

Promo Images

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

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

Darkstation Windows Oct 03, 2010 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Nexus Windows Sep 17, 2010 A 100
G4 TV: X-Play Windows Sep 17, 2010 5 out of 5 100
Spazio Games Windows Sep 22, 2010 9.3 out of 10 93
3D Juegos Windows Sep 21, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92 Windows Nov, 2010 91 out of 100 91
Games On Net Windows Sep 22, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Entertainment Depot, The Windows Oct 15, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Happens Windows Sep 28, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep 21, 2010 87 out of 100 87


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