Sid Meier's Civilization® V

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Top 50 Title:


"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."-



Just updated with FREE extra content - Skirmish, Ring and Ancient Lake maps have been game alongside the free Civilization and Scenario Pack: Mongols (Genghis Khan). The new maps will arrive automatically through a Steam update.

Ride with Genghis Khan and his Mongol horsemen to establish the largest continuous land empire ever seen. Lead your civilization from humble beginnings on the steppes of Asia until all under heaven trembles at the might of your nation.

About the game:

The Flagship Turn-Based Strategy Game Returns.

Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age: Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.


  • INVITING PRESENTATION: Jump right in and play at your own pace with an intuitive interface that eases new players into the game. Civ veterans will appreciate the depth, detail and control that are highlights of the series.

  • BELIEVABLE WORLD: Ultra realistic graphics showcase lush landscapes for you to explore, battle over and claim as your own. Art deco influences abound in the menus and icons in the most well-designed Civ ever developed.

  • COMMUNITY & MULTIPLAYER: Compete with Civ players all over the world or locally in LAN matches, mod* the game in unprecedented ways, and install mods directly from an in-game community hub without ever leaving the game. Civilization V brings community to the forefront.

  • WIDE SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY: Civilization V operates on many different systems, from high end DX11 desktops to many laptops. Enjoy unlimited installations on multiple PCs with your Steam account and take your Civ V experience with you everywhere you go.

  • ALL NEW FEATURES: A new hex-based gameplay grid opens up exciting new combat and build strategies. City States become a new resource in your diplomatic battleground. An improved diplomacy system allows you to negotiate with fully interactive leaders. Custom music scores and orchestral recordings give Civ V the level of polish and quality you expect from the series.

  • SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE: 2K Games is donating a total of $250,000 to four education based charities, and users' choices will determine how the money is dispersed: simply select your choice from the pre-selected charities during the install process. †

*Modding SDK available post launch as a free download.

† Charity selection available until Dec. 31, 2010. Not valid in all territories.

"Indisputably the best-looking turn-based strategy game ever made.” -- 93 out of 100, PC Gamer, Editor's Choice

“My number one most anticipated game. I will probably play Civ V for years.” -- IGN, Best Strategy Game E3 2010

“Games like this remind us why it is still good to be a PC gamer.” -- Game Informer E3 2010: Best of PC, Best Strategy Game

“We won’t be reachable for at least a week after this game comes out. Sorry about that.” -- Entertainment

“A continued commitment to the elements that make strategy gaming great.” -- Gamespy E3 2010: PC Game of Show, Strategy Game of Show

Customer reviews


One of the best strategy games I played so far

benalish | Sept. 27, 2014 | See all benalish's reviews »

so yeah, pretty much this game is perfect in every possible way

I have spent over 300 playing hours on this game It literally took my life for few months, I have been trying to complete the game on the hardest difficulties (mostly on 8) with raging barbarians turned on,... pretty much failed every time but in return i got tons of fun out of it.

  1. moddable - this game gives you an opportunity to mod it in every way, i have been downloading approved and unapproved mods and played with them, never had any problems with the game, just getting better experience out of it
  2. graphics - the game is not really demanding, i am running it on a low-budget pc (256mb graphics card, 4gb ram,2.6ghz dual core intel) everything is running smooth, the animations are pretty decent, overall , rating it 4/5
  3. fun - yup, loads of fun

if you are searching for a strategy game that you can play for days.. even for months and years, civilization 5 is the game for you


Really fun

Dingusaurus | Sept. 26, 2014 | See all Dingusaurus's reviews »

This game is extremely fun to play, and to immerse yourself in. There are multiple ways to win, and more ways are added in the DLC. The game is fairly challenging, which makes it fun, and keeps it interesting. It's very easy to lose track of time while playing, which has happened to me plenty of times. The game is good in the vanilla version, but it's made excellent with the DLC.


Goes beyond being a game

Newt | Sept. 26, 2014 | See all Newt's reviews »

Ever since playing Civilization I and II when I was a kid, this franchise has been special. At it's core Civilization is a very solid strategy game. However, when you begin to play you will see the rich culture and societal interactions which you balance on a turn by turn basis. Overall Civilization V continues this tradition of excellence in the franchise and is worth giving a try. I warn you though, once you get into a campaign it will be impossible to put it down!


Foundation for Greatness

tedesco75 | Sept. 18, 2014 | See all tedesco75's reviews »

This is just a review for Civ 5. I am not including my thoughts on the DLC (which vastly improve the game) so keep that in mind while reading this.

Civilization is one of the longest running strategy series out there. If you have been a gamer for a decent amount of time odds are you have encountered these games at one point or another and been sucked in for hours building a civilization and conquering your neighbours through culture, scientific achievement or pure might. Well the latest iteration is no different but when compared to its predecessor it is lacking in a few glaring ways though the overall experience ends up being nothing short of breathtaking.

To start the game is leaps and bounds above Civ 4 in terms of graphical content. The landscapes are beautiful and the game looks amazing. The distinct styles of the various cultures as they progress through time are wonderfully detailed and add a sense of time and place to your civilization.

The major improvements from Civ 4 are the removal of unit stacking. No longer do you have to fear stacks of doom destroying your civilization. Instead there is now a one unit per tile rule and I can't begin to explain how much this improves game play and makes warfare much more viable and fun. That segues into the next major improvement which is the change of the tiles from squares to hexagons. It's a minor tweek but it gives a great deal of flexibility in planning out your civilizations and for warfare tactics. The final major improvement is the inclusion of city states. These little cities can become invaluable as trade partners, assisting in warfare and for extra votes in the world congress in the end game.

There are some definite regressions from the previous Civilization game as well. Gone is spying(which does return in Gods and Kings) and using culture as a weapon (which returns in Brave New World). It has now been changed and for the worst. Culture is very passive in this iteration. It is fixed in the Brave New World expansion but for this game it is not well implemented.

Overall Civ 5 with all it's expansions is great but the vanilla version is most definitely a work in progress. If you are going to get this make sure to get both Brave New World and Gods and Kings as well. You will thank yourself later.


Best stragedy game out

coldrefreader | Aug. 21, 2014 | See all coldrefreader's reviews »

This game offers you great ways of experiencing the joy of dominating over your enemies: Diplomany, culture, science and domination. You can play as many different leaders(especially with DLC), learn how they work, what's their weakness and what kind of supremacy fits them. The mod workshop is also great, many people contribute to the game with many mods you can enjoy. Also, if you dislike to play with players, there are AI. They can be set on many difficulties, from Settler(very easy) to Deity(You will never win this by yourself). There is much more of content i can describe, but theres no space for that! The only bad thing is multiplayer - after 200 turns, the game takes a very long time to finish, because of all the units everybody have. I recommend this game highly, and never forget - Never trust Ghandhi.