Reviews for Sid Meier’s Civilization® V: The Complete Edition


Absolutely Fantastic, but will eat your life

trumpsuit | July 21, 2015 | See all trumpsuit's reviews »

This game is very clearly the best Civ ever made, and I have always been afraid of these games merely because after playing them when I was much younger I remember getting extremely sucked into the world. I managed to avoid them for a bit and then all of the extra content for Civ V came out and I have to try it out. This game ate my life for quite a while. Absolutely addicting, fantastic gameplay and it is always interesting to see how the other rulers will react to your presence and watch their personalities unfold through the course of history. For example, Alexander the Great and I teamed up to basically destroy everyone and I helped him for the first half of the game, but then he becomes more and more power hungry, eventually growing to dislike you and also trying to start a war with you. It was very interesting to watch this play out and try to change the political landscape through bribing others to fight him for me, etc. So many options for gameplay, it's extremely in-depth and everything is fantastically done.


An absolutely outstanding strategy game

Chlorophile | July 16, 2015 | See all Chlorophile's reviews »

Civilization V is the game I have the most hours on out of any game on Steam, and there's a very good reason for that! It's an absolutely outstanding game. Whilst hardcore strategy fans might find it "dumbed-down", for me, Civ V strikes a brilliant balance between strategy and accessibility. Whilst it does take a while to learn, it's nowhere near as complex as games like EU4 which for me at least, is a good thing. The replay value is probably the game's strongest point. Whilst there are set maps, most of the times you will be playing on randomly generated worlds (there are many, many customisable options available) and you can be absolutely assured that no two games will be the same. Every game evolves differently - if you enjoy your first few games, then you can be assured that Civ V is going to keep you entertained for a very long time. You really get a sense of creating your own version of history in each playthrough and it's incredibly immersive. If you play on slower speeds, you can get to know your worlds very well and time really does fly away. I have clocked several hundred hours on Civ V and it still keeps me interested. One important thing though - please make sure you challenge yourself! I spent a long time playing on lower difficulty levels which is fun at first but it does get boring quickly. It gets a lot more interesting when games are genuinely challenging for you.


Sid Meier, Master Game Designer

jlogan | March 16, 2015 | See all jlogan's reviews »

This game has to have the most intuitive interface of all strategy games I have played. Not only are the graphics fantastic, with all details showing prominent color and texture, but the interface is easy to learn, and easier to remember. The soundtrack of Civ V is pretty great as well, let's just say you will never be bored playing this game, especially on the higher difficulty levels.


Best one by far

andreacdc98 | Feb. 12, 2015 | See all andreacdc98's reviews »

Sid Meier's Civilization is a strategy game in which you build your own civilization, then you need to make them stronger so they can be able to defend themselves. This one is the best game in the series by far, it has an amazing gameplay and soundtrack, making the game more intense and cool to play. I think the developers made a great work on producing this game. Anyway, I recommend this to all kind of gamers and especially those who are fans from the other games in the series and for those who enjoy strategy games. Amazing game!


Best of Civilization

coldrefreader | Nov. 29, 2014 | See all coldrefreader's reviews »

I got it on sale, and so far, i think i might've been one of the best purchases i've made, it doesn't require a strong PC to run and yet it runs really smoothly. Pros and Cons: +Great music(When at war and when it's peaceful) +Somewhat tricky AI players - the joke of Gandhi nuking you never gets old +A lot of ways you can win (Politics, Religion, Domination, etc) +Some units which can change the tide to go to your favor ~Multiplayer has issues, but you can play Offline ~Somehow the strategy is not that complex: if you go at war you don't need to be experienced to defend yourself, etc. The price value is good, but i would rather wait for a sale, it's worth it.


Best Civilization so far

andrealbu | April 21, 2014 | See all andrealbu's reviews »

I've quickly spent over 80 hours playing this game and still i do not know everything there is to discover around this game. The complete edition with all the add-ons is an excellent appeal for this magnificent must buy game. The replayability allied to a strong AI, massive mechanics and beatiful scenarios makes this game almost perfect for strategy lovers.


A Great Step Forward!

sas41 | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all sas41's reviews »

I am a Civilization fan and I think Civilization series is one of the most exciting games in the 4X genre. Civilization (CIV) series are games about conquering the world, simple as that, the goal is defined, but the ways to achieve it are endless. CIV games are considered to be from the 4X genre, a series of Grand Strategy games where you take control of your own empire and set out to be the world leader by any means necessary. This is CIV V, the fifth game in the series and the Complete edition is truly the definitive experience for this game, and here is why: CIV IV Beyond the Sword was my all time favorite 4X game. It was because it was complete with everything Civilization series set out to be, with diverse and interesting victory conditions, extremely deep tech trees and with a complete set of almost every scientist, artist, architect, wonder and general that has left a mark in the world included in the game in a way, it was truly a game well worth the price. But it WAS my favorite until recently, the change was due to the fact that CIV V had an new Expansion Pack called Brave New World. Brave New World fixes the issues that were entangling the Original CIV V and adds the complexity and diversity that Beyond the Sword (BTS) had, combined with the updated engine of CIV V and the gameplay of CIV IV BTS, CIV V Complete edition is a must have for both fans of the genre and for those who are looking to get in! The complete edition includes CIV V, CIV V Gods and Kings and Brave New World expansion packs along side other DLC, this is the reason why anyone planning to play CIV V should consider getting the Complete Edition!


Sid Meier's Civilization® V Review

DarkSparda | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all DarkSparda's reviews »

Its a great game overall but its just missing something. No more extra strategy like, do i want to be the first to create a religion, or do i want to create a massive army first? The tech trees are so balanced that no matter which way you go youll always be balance with other civs unless your about 4 techs ahead of them. Not to mention the fact everybody is going to try to kill you, even if you are allies, its curious as to why there arent really any allies in this civ. But if you prefer the total war kind of strategy this is perfect for you. Im just waiting for gods and kings which will hopefully expand the games content massively as its said to do. Re-adding religion and espionage. The game itself is awesome. So many things that you can do and ways to do them but lack of strategy is definitely in this game.