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 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 You can buy plots of land for faster border expansion.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Great Wall covers all the territory but looks something like this
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

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 (955) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Giant Bomb Sep 23, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
G4 TV: X-Play Sep 17, 2010 5 out of 5 100
GameFocus Oct 04, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
411mania.com Sep 28, 2010 9.7 out of 10 97
LKI.ru Nov, 2010 91 out of 100 91
Video Games Daily Oct 04, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Dec 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamervision Oct 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Sep 22, 2010 88 out of 100 88
GameZone Oct 17, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85

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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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