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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 Discovering a natural wonder increases happiness in the empire.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cultural victory is achieved
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows XX century infantry facing catapults. Good old Civilization
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Great Wall covers all the territory but looks something like this

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Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot

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 Pixelspeech (949) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

BlogCritics Magazine Oct 05, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
AceGamez Sep 30, 2010 95 out of 100 95
Game Over Online Oct 12, 2010 95 out of 100 95
GameZ Sep 24, 2010 90 out of 100 90
Entertainment Depot, The Oct 15, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Game Watcher Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 24, 2010 17 out of 20 85
GameZone Oct 17, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
CPU Gamer Oct 23, 2010 7 out of 10 70
1UP Sep 22, 2010 C 50

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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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Lawrence Matthews (198) added Sid Meier's Civilization V (Windows) on Jan 09, 2011
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