Sid Meier's Civilization® V - Game of the Year Edition
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"Civilization V is one of the best turn-based strategy games I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing." -IGN.com
"Civ V isn’t simply a rehash of what came before with better graphics: it’s a whole new world with a whole new set of rich, intricate rules to master."- PCGamer.com
Sid Meier's Civilization 5: Game Of The Year Edition Includes: - All 4 Cradle of Civilization Map packs - Double Civilization & Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca - Civilization & Scenario Pack: Polynesia - Multiplayer Map Pack - Official Digital Soundtrack
- Believable World: More than just a strategy game - the expanded visuals and immersive audio invite would-be kings to take up the reigns of power and forge a mighty empire. Civilization V offers a limitless variety of vast, realistic and diverse landscapes for players to explore, battle over and claim as their own.
- Inviting Presentation: An intuitive interface eases both new players and Civ veterans into the game. Guided by a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions, even first-time players will be confident in the choices they make.
- Huge Battles: Combat is more exciting and engaging than ever before. Wars between empires feel massive with armies spreading across the landscape. The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield.
- Live History: Write your own epic story each time you play! Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world's most powerful empire
- Improved Diplomacy: Negotiate with some of history's most cunning rulers, each with a well-crafted plan for victory. Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items and land, plying them with gold, and deciding if they are friend or foe. City States will present a new diplomatic battleground on which the major powers of the world will vie for supremacy.
- In-Game Community Hub: Compete with Civ players from all over the globe via the Internet, offering endless ways to rule the world. The game itself now serves as the hub of community activity, featuring the ability to share scenarios, compare scores, brag about achievements and visit one of the thriving Civ fansites without leaving the game. It's now easier than ever for players to become involved in the global Civ Community
- Modability: With unprecedented modding tools, players will have unlimited options for modifying Civilization V any way they like.
Simple but addictingtiagopk | Nov. 24, 2012 | See all tiagopk's reviews »
Having not played much of the previous games in the series I can not say for sure if it a good sequel but it is one of the most addicting strategy games I have ever played. Founding new cities,completing researches and unlocking new structures and combat units are all goals you strive for in order to make your empire grow. There are also a lot of civilizations to choose from like the romans or the egyptians and each with their own special abilities and units.
However, it doesn't have that much of the strategy element in it and the multiplayer part of the game plays out very slowly, so slowly most of the time it just isn't fun. Overall, it is a very fun game of "level up your city" and defeat the enemy.
A good way to startacard87 | Oct. 21, 2012 | See all acard87's reviews »
In my personal experience, Civ V is an amazing game, it impressed me on every level: it is graphically beautiful, it offers a well structured and realistic simulation of the rise of an empire, and it is really addictive in the whole process.
The game gives you the possibility to start a new nation, choosing from a list of civilizations that can be expanded through the dlcs: in the beginning it will consist of only a city with the land around it, with rudimental technologies, but as you progress with your game you will have the possibility to expand, exploring the world around you, building new cities and scientifically and culturally advance.
What I like about this game is that the history of your empire can change dramatically based on your style of play and your interactions with other civilizations: you can be the belligerant guy who declares war to everyone and annexes conquered ities, or you can try to bring peace to the world with trades and diplomatic treaties, you can spend your wealth on scientifical improvements, giving you all the best technologies, or you can focus on culture and building impressive monuments, and so on.
A plus, in my pinion, is that while being a complex game, it's not unaccessible by new users: after completing the tutorials and a game on the easiest diffiulty, anyone can get the hang of it.
A casual take.AvuriDash | July 26, 2012 | See all AvuriDash's reviews »
Sure, it's not a complex marvel of strategy games. There are many design decisions that feel poorly implemented and detract from the classic Civ formula of the previous games. The AI also has serious flaws with playing its own game properly, and the diplomacy feel like bartering with bipolar kindergarteners. However, if you approach this game from a casual standpoint, it can be quite enjoyable despite its flaws. There is still a great deal of depth and strategy in the game. Plus, Firaxis does a wonderful job at pulling you into the most immersive and visually pleasing Civ game yet.
Good game for a new Civilization player...wiz88ard | June 22, 2012 | See all wiz88ard's reviews »
I had Civ IV before i got Civ V, and i must say, Civ V got me hooked and had fun every hour of gameplay... I won't say the game is perfect, and im not comparing it to previous civs, just saying that i have alot of fun every time i play this game, and the time just fly when you play this amazing game. If you looking for a turn based strategy game, and you think this may be the one for you, go for it because you won't regret! =)
Civilization for beginnersDiZ | Nov. 3, 2011 | See all DiZ's reviews »
This new installment in the infamously addictive Civilization series manages to retain the core mechanics and that great feeling of "just one more turn...", but it is also a step back from Civ IV, especially when taking Beyond The Sword into account. The importance of diplomacy was toned down by hiding information and the game is more oriented towards war, which sees a great improvement from earlier titles thanks to the limit of units per hexagon. Nonetheless, there are still plenty of options and depth to choose from, and the developers have released several patches that have improved the balance of the game, so it's worth picking up, even if it's also worth it for newcomers to also play the rest of the series at some point.