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Sid Meier's Civilization V (Windows)

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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 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.


Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cultural victory is achieved
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Choosing production in city
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cultural civilizations can expand their borders widely without building many cities
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of 28 Wonders in Civilization V.

Alternate Titles

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

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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

Darkstation Oct 03, 2010 10 out of 10 100
Game Vortex Oct 10, 2010 97 out of 100 97
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep 20, 2010 9.3 out of 10 93
Hooked Gamers Sep 30, 2010 9.1 out of 10 91
Video Games Daily Oct 04, 2010 9 out of 10 90 Sep 27, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target Oct 18, 2010 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Shark Sep 21, 2010 B+ 83
GameSpy Sep 21, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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