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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 camp
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows There are three options what to do with a conquered city.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Main menu
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Introduction of the chosen civilization before the game start

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

Darkstation Oct 03, 2010 10 out of 10 100
GameTrailers Sep 17, 2010 9.4 out of 10 94
Game Revolution Nov 22, 2010 A- 91
Gamer.no Sep 27, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamer.nl Sep 26, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Sep 21, 2010 87 out of 100 87
Fragland.net Nov 12, 2010 84 out of 100 84
Gaming Age Oct 04, 2010 B+ 83
GameSpy Sep 21, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mana Pool Oct 03, 2010 8 out of 10 80

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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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