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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 Cultural civilizations can expand their borders widely without building many cities
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Romans are good in building huge empires so i'm going to make one more city
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Discovering a natural wonder increases happiness in the empire.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Choosing production in city

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
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Dec 20, 2010 9.25 out of 10 92 Windows Sep 26, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Cyber Stratege Windows Sep 24, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamereactor (Denmark) Windows Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
ActionTrip Windows Sep 30, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Games Radar Windows Sep 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Lazygamer Windows Oct 04, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Brash Games Windows Nov 07, 2010 8 out of 10 80


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