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Sid Meier's Civilization V (Windows)

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Description

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 Civilization V 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 You can toggle between a strategic and a normal game view.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows You can buy plots of land for faster border expansion.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Attack is not a good idea...
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Taking a look at the tech tree.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

I only love it because this is the first time I own a Civ game Pixelspeech (955) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

The Press Says

BlogCritics Magazine Oct 05, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
NZGamer Sep 22, 2010 9.3 out of 10 93
GameZ Sep 24, 2010 90 out of 100 90
IGN Sep 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 Oct 13, 2010 8.8 out of 10 88
ComputerGames.ro Oct 13, 2010 87 out of 100 87
GameZone Oct 17, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Ten Ton Hammer Sep 29, 2010 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy Sep 21, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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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Lawrence Matthews (150) added Sid Meier's Civilization V (Windows) on Jan 09, 2011
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