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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 Barbarian galleys are attacking
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows You can buy plots of land for faster border expansion.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows City-state sometimes give you missions
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Starting a new game as Genghis Khan.

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

MacLife Macintosh Dec 20, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
AceGamez Windows Sep 30, 2010 95 out of 100 95
GamingTrend Windows Oct 06, 2010 94 out of 100 94
Cheat Code Central Windows 2010 4.7 out of 5 94
Cheat Happens Windows Sep 28, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamervision Windows Oct 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Games Radar Windows Sep 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Bit-Tech Windows Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Entertainment Depot, The Windows Oct 15, 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

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Awards

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

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