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Sid Meier's Civilization V

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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 Spend your culture points to unlock social policies.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of 28 Wonders in Civilization V.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows The Civilopedia
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Exploring territory before founding the second 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 (955)

The Press Says

Giant Bomb Windows Sep 23, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
MacLife Macintosh Dec 20, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
NZGamer Windows Sep 22, 2010 9.3 out of 10 93
GameZ Windows Sep 24, 2010 90 out of 100 90
Cheat Happens Windows Sep 28, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Windows Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 22, 2010 88 out of 100 88
YouGamers Windows Oct 12, 2010 84 out of 100 84
Fragland.net Windows Nov 12, 2010 84 out of 100 84
HonestGamers Windows Oct 18, 2011 7 out of 10 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 Kabushi (121107) and Lawrence Matthews (151)