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


Best 4X Still

footprint | April 7, 2015 | See all footprint's reviews »

For many who just got started into 4X games, this is a great place to start and stay. Since this release, constant updates and DLC keep it fresh and creates different strategies. Civ series has always been a constant standard on what a 4X game should be. Even since its initial release, other 4X games have pop'ed up, but just because those are newer, doesn't mean it's better. I constantly find myself coming back to this after trying the other 4X games. With that said, this is constantly being sold on sale price and would definitely be worth the price.


Excellent strategy game

Verlyn | April 2, 2015 | See all Verlyn's reviews »

Sid Meier's Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game. I didn't quite what to expect, as I had never played a turn-based strategy game before. I am more of a RTS gamer. But without even noticing, I spent over 50+ hours on this game in my first 2 weeks. I loved learning new mechanics and playing the game. The graphics are good, as long as you know what you are expecting. You can watch several gameplay videos to be sure. But they are fine. The strongest point is, and it should be, its gameplay mechanics. The general idea of the game was easy to understand but I knew I had to put in a lot more hours if I wanted to really understand how to play this game. And it was very rewarding each time I started a new game, to see how far I'd come. The different civilizations really make for an interesting and different scenario each time. I also highly recommend getting the 2 big DLCs or the GOTY edition though.


Good addition to the series

nikdro | March 4, 2015 | See all nikdro's reviews »

I'm a big fan of all the Civ games, I have been playing since Civilization 1. I think I go through the same series of emotions every time a new one comes out. At first I am excited with the anticipation, and then I'm disappointed when I first play the game. However, eventually when I get used to the game I love it and can't stop playing it. And then when I go back and try and play a previous version, it seems kind of boring (except civ2, that is still my favorite). This game is really fun and I can play for hours. I bought the game with all of the expansions however, so I'm not sure what it is like without those.


A very complete strategy game

MarianoAlipi | Feb. 2, 2015 | See all MarianoAlipi's reviews »

Sid Meier's Civilization V is a very complete strategy game. It is turn-based, and every turn is worth it. You start with a bunch of people and need to found a city. You'll have to take decisions and plan your actions carefully. There are many ways to win – if you don't like war, for example, you can win culturally.

Also, it's worth mentioning that it offers a lot of hours of gameplay. I have played it for ~50 hours and I have completed only one game.

Finally, if you get bored and used to the same old game, there's plenty of DLC to buy. If you're not a very DLC person, the game is really complete itself.


Best 4X in recent memory

cameronb | Dec. 30, 2014 | See all cameronb's reviews »

This game is to 4X as Christmas is to holidays. It's the mot popular, it's arguably the best, but not everyone agrees with it. The vanilla Civ V is a slimmed down Civ IV, more polished with less features. But the expansions, especially BNW, make it so much better, far and beyond the best game in the genre. The base game is enjoyable, allowing you to recreate history (e.g. conquering the world as Egypt when you started in America). However, the late game becomes very tedious, and even the quickest game pace can feel slow. If you start a game, you're in for a day or two. Also, it will chew through your CPU even when it doesn't seem that graphically impressive (damn particle effects). The expansions gives much needed variety to the monotonous feel. A word of warning: you can easily lose days of you life to this, and realize you weren't even having that much fun. Overall, you'll definitely get some time out of your money, but it can get old quick.