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
Just one more turnDemeryk | May 15, 2013 | See all Demeryk's reviews »
This review could be summed with the following words: one...more...turn!
Disclaimer: I've never played a civilization game before. However, I became hooked up as soon as I began playing. Even for a beginner, it's very easy to pick up and enjoy, the in-game help is very thorough and will help you learn the subtleties of the game and master it.
I had the most fun playing against multiple AI opponents, guiding a civilization from the prehistory to the space race. It's possible to customize a game to suit your need, by selecting the number of opponents, free-cities, type of map, size, and more.
In my opinion, the combat system is not a strong point of the game, but the possibility to win through diplomacy, cultural domination, or technological superiority more than make up for it.
Given the numbers of hours you're likely to spend playing it if you're a fan of strategy, buying the game will give you great value for your money!
Fantastic sequelInfiltrator | May 6, 2013 | See all Infiltrator's reviews »
A fantastic addition to the Civ franchise. My greatest complaint with previous Civ games, which I've been playing since 1991, was that large armies were extremely unwieldy and frustrating to manage. Sea transportation logistics were also a frustrating time sink. Both of these problems have been solved with Civ V. Everything about the game screams polish and it runs like an absolute dream, haven't had a hitch yet which is becoming so rare with new releases.
One of the best hours to value ratio out therekoppen | May 3, 2013 | See all koppen's reviews »
I'm not a 4X fanatic, but I've had lots of fun with the game. Its relatively easy to pick up, with large variety in gameplay, with different appeal to different play styles. Lots of units, buildings, unique abilities.
AI is mediocre at lower levels, and outright unfair at higher levels. To win higher level AI typically involves abusing the game systems and the AI. The intermediate AI are the most playable. Though sometimes their diplomatic decisions make absolutely no sense at all. Military/Domination victories require a little attrition, especially on bigger maps.
Non military victories can be quite fun. Different heroes, maps and map sizes really help to shake things up.
Worth the money!
So satisfyingLOLAGE1864 | April 24, 2013 | See all LOLAGE1864's reviews »
This game is VERY satisfying and addictive so be warned! It is just very memorable and it really makes you think lots about what to do and when to do what and to react to what. You just have full control of your empire that you start off from 3000 B.C - future but you are not alone... This is a must have for any strategy game lovers out there!
Brilliant, turn-based strategyd0nk3y2010 | April 22, 2013 | See all d0nk3y2010's reviews »
Civilization V is the distinguished sequel which has greatly improved over it's predecessor Civilization IV. A major difference between the two is the improved graphics for Civilization V which makes the game even more enjoyable. The game has been changed from Civ IV to improve the combat and the way the world is set out. These major changes include the new hex grid which looks and feels more genuine and the new system which allows only one combat unit per tile which balances out and makes the combat more balanced. The only flaw with this game would be it's long loading times for multiplayer games and the multiplayer system being quite buggy. Apart from this, the game is defiantly worth buying if you would like a game which will entertain you for hours and want you coming back for more.