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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 Oh no! Barbarians are approaching the capital! Where are my units?
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cities by themselves can are military units with own strength, health and shooting range
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Choosing production in city
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Introduction of the chosen civilization before the game start

Promo Images

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Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
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 Pixelspeech (1006) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Destructoid Sep 17, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
ActionTrip Sep 30, 2010 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Daily Oct 04, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Sep 21, 2010 87 out of 100 87
Family Friendly Gaming 2010 86 out of 100 86
Game Shark Sep 21, 2010 B+ 83
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 06, 2010 83 out of 100 83
CPU Gamer Oct 23, 2010 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers Oct 18, 2011 7 out of 10 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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Vulpine (240) added Sid Meier's Civilization V (Windows) on Jan 09, 2011
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