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 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.


An Amazing Game To Make time Fly

betzmigs | Aug. 13, 2014 | See all betzmigs's reviews »

This game. Oh man this game... I recently picked it up and immediately got addicted. Your task is to take a civilization and expand it throughout history, making history your own playground. Depend on what kind of game you choose, (short, long, small map, big map, 4 Ai, 12 Ai) determines how strategic you have to be. Do you aim for a military victory and take everybody's capitals for yourself? Do you play it safe and go for a science victory and reach space before anyone else? Do you earn everyone's approval and go for a diplomatic victory? Or do you complete 5 social policies and get a cultural victory? There are plenty of ways to play the game. Every few turns your city/cities expand giving you room to make farms, roads, trading posts, or forts to add to your city/cities. Even if you play it safe, there are still barbarians to watch out for. They'll take your workers and try to mess with your cities. Also watch out for Napoleon... Napoleon is a jerk. And finally just remember: A "quick" game is nowhere near quick.


Just... one... more... turn...

SolarPhantom886 | Aug. 13, 2014 | See all SolarPhantom886's reviews »

Sid Meier's Civilization V is a fantastic strategy game that will completely consume you. It has quite a bit of a learning curve, but the pay off of knowing how to play this game is completely worth it. Once you get into it, you wont want to get out. This is a game that you need to set aside an entire day for just to play. Your job is to build a grand civilization from the ground up by researching different technologies, constructing cities, harvesting resources, and warring with other civs. Setting the game to a marathon progression and with a massive random map has to be some of the most fun I have had playing video games. The initial thrill of exploring the land around you, and the rush of excitement you get when you attempt to sail around the world and discover a new continent is something only Civilization V can provide. This game is tons of fun to play by yourself, but even more fun if you play with a friend, the game allows you to set up matches over the internet or a LAN connection to play with friends, and some of the predicaments you get into with the other AI civilizations can be incredibly funny and rewarding. Overall, this is probably the game I have sunk the most time into on PC, it is truly a wonderful experience.

P.S. Don't trust Gandhi, he may seem friendly in the beginning, but once you get to the nuclear era... it doesn't matter how long you have been his friend, he will drop nukes on your cities.


Too Addicting

minoru09 | Aug. 13, 2014 | See all minoru09's reviews »

Everytime I start a new game of Civilization V, I never forget to set an alarm unless if not, I'll never get off the computer. This shows how addictive this game is and I'm not even a fan of strategy game, just a casual player. Whether you play it alone or with friends, this game is an amazing experience.


The Best Strategy Game of The Century

tje500 | Aug. 11, 2014 | See all tje500's reviews »

Civilization V offers freedom most strategy games don't have these days. It allows you to make decision in the beginning that will change the future of you game. It offers a large varieties of different ways to play. For example you could win by dominating the world or take off into space travel to find a new world to settle on. This is a fun game which allows you to shape the world your way.