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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.


Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows War against Greece in later stage of the game
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Spend your culture points to unlock social policies.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Barbarian camp
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Main menu

Promo Images

Sid Meier's Civilization V Wallpaper (2560x1920)
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Wallpaper (2560x1600)


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

GameFocus Oct 04, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
AceGamez Sep 30, 2010 95 out of 100 95
PCActu Oct 07, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
AusGamers Sep 22, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92 Nov, 2010 91 out of 100 91
Worth Playing Dec 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90 Sep 24, 2010 17 out of 20 85
Gaming Age Oct 04, 2010 B+ 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 29, 2010 81 out of 100 81
CPU Gamer Oct 23, 2010 7 out of 10 70


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