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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 You can toggle between a strategic and a normal game view.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Constructing a farm to speed up city growth.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows You can buy plots of land for faster border expansion.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Exploring territory before founding the second city

Promo Images

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

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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 Windows Pixelspeech (1006)

Critic Reviews

GameFocus Windows Oct 04, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
Gamer.nl Windows Sep 26, 2010 9 out of 10 90
ComputerGames.ro Windows Oct 13, 2010 87 out of 100 87
Gaming Target Windows Oct 18, 2010 8.6 out of 10 86
Impulse Gamer Windows Sep, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Brash Games Windows Nov 07, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 21, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Macworld Macintosh Jan 14, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
HonestGamers Windows Oct 18, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Leviathyn Windows Dec 10, 2010 Unscored Unscored

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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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