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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 Constructing a farm to speed up city growth.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows City-state sometimes give you missions
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cultural victory is achieved
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Barbarian camp

Promo Images

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

Trailer


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 (1006) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gaming Nexus Sep 17, 2010 A 100
G4 TV: X-Play Sep 17, 2010 5 out of 5 100
Game Vortex Oct 10, 2010 97 out of 100 97
PCActu Oct 07, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
Destructoid Sep 17, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
Cheat Code Central 2010 4.7 out of 5 94
Games On Net Sep 22, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Cyber Stratege Sep 24, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamervision Oct 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gameswelt Sep 23, 2010 90 out of 100 90

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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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Vulpine (249) added Sid Meier's Civilization V (Windows) on Jan 09, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (209401) and Vulpine (249)