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


Great but not that complex 4X

Murderbot735 | July 28, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »

Civilization V is really easy to get into, and very fun. Almost every part of the base game is simplistic and easy to understand, which is good for me who isn’t the biggest fan of 4X’s, but may be terrible for other people. The combat is simple and fun, at least when it is the enemy who’s getting crushed, and researching new technology and using it is great fun (especially when it’s weapons). Military victory (by conquering the map) isn’t the only way to win the game, but in my opinion the most satisfying. Nuking your enemies and exterminating them with a giant killer-bot is of course the best way to get stuff done. There are also many different countries to play as, and they all come with a special unit, building or something else. That allows for some variation. Overall it’s a good 4X, but the base game might be too simplistic for some.


NOT for Series Fans

wizkid490 | July 12, 2015 | See all wizkid490's reviews »

This is not a Civilization game - It's a board game masquerading as a Civ game. Combat has been made more "strategic," but it effectively makes numbers useless. Visuals have been upgraded slightly, but this game runs horribly on all but top-tier hardware. Culture, religion, and other social policies have been messed with streamlined into ridiculousness, and just feel less natural than Civ IV. All around, this game feels less like a sequel to Civilization IV, and more like some tabletop spinoff.


An innovation in games

9cames03 | July 12, 2015 | See all 9cames03's reviews »

Not a perfect game, but this game is so unique that it deserves a lot of praise. For those of you who enjoy strategy/ conquest games, this is for you. This has been one of my personal favorites since it's release. Aside from just attack/ defense gameplay there are also mechanics involving science, culture and economy, so that's interesting. There are plenty of secrets to discover. If you are a fan of the genre, you need this game.


No other turn-based strategy game comes close

09baydas | May 29, 2015 | See all 09baydas's reviews »

Gameplay = 10 There are a civilizations included in the game with unique assets and abilities, each offering hundreds of hour’s gameplay across a large number of maps. The game adds different victory types. You can beat the game through a cultural, military, diplomatic or science victory, each requiring their own objectives to complete. The large community and support for mods allows users to add to and improve the game with new maps, units and civilizations. The game can occasionally glitch with the user being unable to move onto the ‘next turn’, but this is rare and loads after two to three minutes. Graphics =8 The game was released in 2010 but the graphics are still good. They are a significant improvement on Civilization IV and rival Civilization: Beyond Earth. Users can also take advantage of the steam modding community which hosts UI and ‘realistic gameplay’ graphical improvements. Multiplayer = 3 Not recommended. Gameplay is designed to take places over hours not minutes. The game is not designed for multiplayer and the function should be avoided. Local gameplay is also possible. Loading =7 The game can take a couple of minutes to start up and another couple of minutes to load a new game on a mechanical hard drive however there is no loading during gameplay (unless you include waiting for other civ’s to take their turn, which is real-time).


Best Strategy Game I've Played

sycomantis1991 | May 14, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »

Civilization V takes all the complexity and all the nuances of the third and fourth installments in the game and just makes them simpler to use. I love strategy games, but my biggest problem with many of them is how awkward and unnecessarily cryptic the menu systems are. Luckily,this is likely the biggest thing that makes Civ V so accessible and in turn, made it so successful. There's a lot more to it than being easy to use though. You can play as a myriad of different cultures throughout history, all of them gaining their own perks and special abilities. Some which you'll see the benefits from immediately, and others that will gradually become more significant,depending on what they affect. You're not, however, bogged down by the mentality and history of their real-life counterparts. You can be Gandhi: The Ruthless Dictator, or Attila, the peaceful protector, known for bringing pottery to the world. You can even bring the Byzantine Empire back to become the most significant nation in modern and future society. Of course, the strategy aspects haven't been lessened in the slightest. You can build up a monstrous army with anything from hand-axes to futuristic weaponry. You can be in a permanent artistic renaissance, focusing on building museums, schools, and man-made wonders of all sorts. You can be the first civilization in space, the trading epicenter, or you can try to balance any number of the former. The game still plays and looks great today. The community is still thriving, making online play relevant, and providing one of the greatest modding communities in gaming history. The game, along with its two expansions, which are also stellar, go on sale quite often. Even at full price, however, it's well worth the price of admission