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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 Choosing production in city
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Constructing a farm to speed up city growth.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Diplomacy in Civilization 5 gets more options
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Starting a new game as Genghis Khan.

Promo Images

Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot

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

411mania.com Sep 28, 2010 9.7 out of 10 97
Game Vortex Oct 10, 2010 97 out of 100 97
Game Revolution Nov 22, 2010 A- 91
Hooked Gamers Sep 30, 2010 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamervision Oct 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Cyber Stratege Sep 24, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Bit-Tech Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Lazygamer Oct 04, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
YouGamers Oct 12, 2010 84 out of 100 84

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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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