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Sid Meier's Civilization V

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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 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.


Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows There are three options what to do with a conquered city.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows You can toggle between a strategic and a normal game view.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Main menu
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows That's what I like about Civ: Camel Archers are bombarding a submarine.

Alternate Titles

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

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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
GamingExcellence Windows Oct 11, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
PCActu Windows Oct 07, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Dec 20, 2010 9.25 out of 10 92
Gameplanet Windows Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Windows Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Bit-Tech Windows Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 22, 2010 88 out of 100 88
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 21, 2010 8 out of 10 80
CPU Gamer Windows Oct 23, 2010 7 out of 10 70


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