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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 City-states are a new feature to the Civilization series.
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Cultural civilizations can expand their borders widely without building many cities
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows Rating of the military power
Sid Meier's Civilization V Windows The Civilopedia

Promo Images

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Sid Meier's Civilization V Screenshot
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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

BlogCritics Magazine Oct 05, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
411mania.com Sep 28, 2010 9.7 out of 10 97
IGROMANIA Oct 28, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
videogamer.com Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Bit-Tech Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Dec 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamer.no Sep 27, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 Oct 13, 2010 8.8 out of 10 88
Ten Ton Hammer Sep 29, 2010 83 out of 100 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 21, 2010 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

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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Vulpine (249) added Sid Meier's Civilization V (Windows) on Jan 09, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (217612) and Vulpine (249)