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."

"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."-

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

Key Features

  • 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.

Customer reviews


Amazing strategy.

WetCouch | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all WetCouch's reviews »

What to say? It's an amazing strategy. You need to build your very own civilization from scratch. From antiquity, by classic, era of information, atom, to future. A lot of units, buildings, resources, huge maps, nice diplomacy, amazing gameplay for loooong days. "". You will be saying it a lot of times, if you will start playing this game. It may seem complex, but it's easy to learn how to play for new players. A lot of possible ways to win, strategies, tactics, and even civilization.

Only bad things is that it have less options if you are complaining it to previous Civilizations, worse diplomacy, but more buildings and units, and i thing that hex system is better.

And yes, it have less options than IV, but when you got expansion packs, you will also get most of old Civilization things. And don't forget about modifications, they also can add much things, more diplomacy options, and just make this game better.

Every fan of strategy games (and not only) should try it.


Addicting and Well Done

ElLindo | Sept. 13, 2014 | See all ElLindo's reviews »

Civilization V is one of the best strategy war games I've ever played. It is extremely well done and with 40+ hours on this game I have never encountered a single bug. Civilization V is very well made all around, the graphics are great, the AI's have they're own personalities, the eras are perfectly made, and the units for each era are just fantastic and accurate. Also before you start the game, you can go into the advanced settings which allows you to change pretty much every aspect of the game, for example how long you want the game to last, to if you want the units to make animations when moving/attacking. While in-game your mind will not be a rest with choices such as where you want to move your units and which sciences to research. All in all if you are a fan of strategic war games and have lots of time to spare; then Civilization V is a no brainer. I recommend you to purchase this game and if your willing to go farther and purchase the Complete Edition, I have it and it is well worth the extra cost. The game also allows and is open for in-game mods from the Steam Workshop. My rating for Civilization V is (8/10)


An amazingly fun game

sonictj | March 20, 2014 | See all sonictj's reviews »

This game is addicting and fun. It is the basic empire building strategy game, but with quite a lot more options and civilizations that makes the game a whole lot better. With a lot of different customization options, the game becomes yours. The mods, the maps and the civilization. This game is easy to learn yet has unlimited capability. It's yours to control. There are many different ways to achieve victory but none can be as fun as building up an army and proving to the world that you are the strongest and that nothing stands in your way. This strategy game is by far one of the best games yet.


Simple but addicting

tiagopk | 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 start

acard87 | 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.