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Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Macintosh
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0.3
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 You can buy plots of land for faster border expansion.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows There are three options what to do with a conquered city.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows The Civilopedia
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows You can toggle between a strategic and a normal game view.

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 (955)

The Press Says

Game Vortex Windows Oct 10, 2010 97 out of 100 97
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Sep 20, 2010 9.3 out of 10 93
Cheat Happens Windows Sep 28, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Bit-Tech Windows Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamereactor (Denmark) Windows Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Windows Oct 05, 2010 8.9 out of 10 89
GameZone Windows Oct 17, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Impulse Gamer Windows Sep, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
YouGamers Windows Oct 12, 2010 84 out of 100 84
Fragland.net Windows Nov 12, 2010 84 out of 100 84

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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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