Sid Meier's Civilization® V
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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
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 Weekly.com
“A continued commitment to the elements that make strategy gaming great.” -- Gamespy E3 2010: PC Game of Show, Strategy Game of Show
Tons of funsanttuz112 | Dec. 6, 2013 | See all santtuz112's reviews »
First the bad thing, which i have encountered in my game hours is the really weird AI (haven't got that weird AI since i got gold edition tho) And now to the good things, in CIV5 theres multiple ways to win, which is always cool, You never know what the AI is going to do so its great fun to play even just with the AI than MP Its also challenging on harder difficulties if you want to have challenge as well alot Alot ALOT i mean TONS OF achievements if you into those, if you are into strategy games, i highly recommend this game to you, it becomes massive fun after you learn to play it and its even hell of a fun when you are learning it.
A nice strategy gametimcheung1123 | Dec. 2, 2013 | See all timcheung1123's reviews »
I haven't play the Civilization series before, so I have no idea on the features of this game. But after playing, it's really surprising me! I find it is not difficult to play, and it is fun to do diplomacy, technology research and war of course. Just try to control your own civilization and you'll find the fun within it. It's time for me to save more money for the DLCs!
Civilization V Is a Good TimeAcrophobiac | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all Acrophobiac's reviews »
I was skeptical at first about playing Civilization, I'm more of a first person shooter or RPG type of girl, so I wasn't sure if I'd like a tactical strategy type game. I ended up loving it, Civilization is quite fun and challenging, though at times slow especially when playing multiplayer.
The AI present a good challenging game, they aren't push overs especially Ghandi. There are ways to speed up the game, for instance you can set your people to auto explore, or workers to auto build improvements. You can build your civilization however you wish, focusing on education, war, culture, religion, whatever floats your boat. Civilization games do last a long time, so if you are doing multiplayer and things are slow you might want to put on a show in the background so you don't get impatient if you are used to playing fast versus AI.
If you are hardcore at gaming, there are plenty of hands on settings that you can play with. You can choose what your workers do, where your people harvest, you can play as indepth as you want.
If you have played other Civilization games, you will have to adjust to the setup of the new game, the UI and other things have been moved around a bit. But it's still the same base game only with more ways to play and win and better graphics.
Better than expectedTheSteve | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all TheSteve's reviews »
I watched gameplay footage of this game and though it would be boring to play because I'm not a huge turn based fan. However, when I actually played it myself, I found myself losing track of time because of how addicting this game can be. From the very beginning it is very overwhelming but the tutorial helps you out. After the tutorial, it's an easy game to pick up and definitely difficult to master. I'm only on difficulty 3/10 and there are tons of different strategies you can use. I play so much that I think about strategies in my sleep and use them when I wake up and get back on. It can get frustrating if you play on a high difficulty but all games have their frustrations and this game's annoying parts aren't game breaking at all. A definite buy.
Good, Fun, StrategicSandromin | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all Sandromin's reviews »
A great game overall, Civilization V brings the quality up from its predecessors. Introducing better graphics and a more understandable grid system for both movement and combat. Although several features from the previous game were removed, many more were added in compensation, and the overall gameplay improved.
Despite lagging behind in the later parts of a typical match, the early-game is well-built and balanced. Some features, however, were added in later DLCs, such as religion and caravans; if I considered the expansions, I would rate the game a 94/100. I thoroughly enjoyed playing Civilization V and rate it as one of the better strategy games within the past five years and I have nothing but respect for Sid Meier and 2K games.
If you consider getting this game, consider getting the expansions as well, for they do nothing but contribute to the already good gameplay.