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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 XX century infantry facing catapults. Good old Civilization
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cities by themselves can are military units with own strength, health and shooting range
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Constructing a farm to speed up city growth.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cultural victory is achieved

Promo Images

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

G4 TV: X-Play Windows Sep 17, 2010 5 out of 5 100
Game Vortex Windows Oct 10, 2010 97 out of 100 97
Vandal Online Windows Sep 22, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamervision Windows Oct 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gameplanet Windows Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Windows Sep 22, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamer.no Windows Sep 27, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Lazygamer Windows Oct 04, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Macworld Macintosh Jan 14, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP Windows Sep 22, 2010 C 50

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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
  • Steam Awards
    • 2016 — The 'Test of Time' Award — Nominated

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