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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 this game 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 City-states are a new feature to the Civilization series.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Great Wall covers all the territory but looks something like this
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows The advisors menu

Promo Images

Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Wallpaper (2560x1600)
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

I only love it because this is the first time I own a Civ game Windows Pixelspeech (1006)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Nexus Windows Sep 17, 2010 A 100
GamingExcellence Windows Oct 11, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
Vandal Online Windows Sep 22, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
Worth Playing Windows Dec 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GameZ Windows Sep 24, 2010 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Windows Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamer.nl Windows Sep 26, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Oct 06, 2010 83 out of 100 83
Mana Pool Windows Oct 03, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Macworld Macintosh Jan 14, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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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