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." -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
An addictive strategy gameheerox328 | Aug. 24, 2015 | See all heerox328's reviews »
Do you love political intrigue? Building countries? Waging wars? Creating industry and building trade? Perhaps creating a religion? This game offers something for everybody. It's very simple yet adds enough depth to keep you coming back. It's a turn-based strategy game so you don't have the constant pressure of rushing to keep things going forward. I've spent hundreds of hours playing this game. Online matches can easily go beyond 7 hours if you play a full game. Only buy this game if you get all the expansions. That is the full experience and how it should be seen. The base game, alone, has a lot to be desired and is just empty. The same applies to Beyond Earth. Great game otherwise.
A 4X standard, and for good reason.thesoundofthing | Aug. 21, 2015 | See all thesoundofthing's reviews »
The Civilization series represents the essential components to make a successful 4X game. It has diplomacy/trade, resource/population management, scientific research, and military power. With the expansions, you also get a developed culture/tourism component as well. In early game, you will need to focus your strategy around one, or a combination, of areas depending on which kind of victory you want to achieve, and this is best chosen based on your nation's strengths/weaknesses. You are not, however, forced into only one strategy in order to achieve a victory with a particular nation, it just affects the speed with which you can win. Mid game is centered around building your technology, growing your population, gaining resources, and developing your military. Which is fun, even if tad repetitive. Once other civs surpass or match you is when the tension builds. Late game, once you have achieved a productive civ, you need to watch your enemies closely and compete with those who are attempting to win via your same victory strategy (culture, military, diplomatic, scientific), while also watching those who are attempting a different strategy (particularly militaristic). Theoretically, this means you are necessarily building a well-rounded civ that is prepared against the strategies of your rivals while also mastering your particular strategy to the extent that you can not only defend yourself, but also excel in an area. To the game's credit, no matter which strategy opponents choose, most games seem to allow for equal chance to win, and this seems to always occur in a fairly paced amount of time for all. Despite this balance, or because of it, once you learn an effective strategy, the only variability is derived from the kinds of civs you are playing against, and whether their strengths/weakness directly affect your own growth. This means that the fun of the game is less about the result (you are going to win) and more about the journey you took to get there.
New and Experienced 4X Players Will Love itAralt | Aug. 16, 2015 | See all Aralt's reviews »
At this point in time I have dropped over 150 hours into Civ 5, I have also played it with all the DLC, so keep that in mind when reading my review. Civilization 5 continues being one of the best in the 4X genre of game. For those of you who are new to 4X it stands for eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. You get to play as a Civilization from history and try and obtain victory, maybe you will do it through taking down all the other Civs in your way, or maybe a more peaceful route is to your liking and you want to win be being the world leader, or getting to space. Its up to you and how you want to play. The game is easy to pick up and very hard to master. It took me one game to start winning on the easiest difficulty and I still have yet to win on the hardest. Despite what other have said, this game runs fine on most computer as long as you have some form of dedicated graphics card. Last note, is multiplayer, if you like playing long bored games with friends, this is a must have to take that experience and make it virtual. You can even play hotseat were everyone plays on your computer and takes turns.
Strategy SandboxValoo321 | Aug. 13, 2015 | See all Valoo321's reviews »
This is just a fantastic game. NOTE: This review is reflecting Civ V including all of the current released expansions, as that is how I have played it, but I will speak mainly to the core mechanics of the game. Also, I have not played the past Civilization games, so this is a review for Civ V as Civ V, not Civ V vs. Civ IV. This is a wonderful, turn based strategy game. You have the opportunity to build your own civilization (hence the name), and increase it from the basic, sort of stone age, into the modern age and a little beyond. This triggers one of the five different types of victories, getting to the end of time, where you build a spaceship and rocket into the stars. Overall, the game is a little complicated to pick up for beginners (like me), but the advisers that are offered to you (like a Strategic Adviser, Economic Adviser, so on) give you good basic information on how to proceed while building and training units. However, this isn't always the best route to take, so learning the buildings, units, and sciences yourself give you a big advantage. The AI plays true to form and as you'd expect, first exploring and expanding, and then trading and trying to gain their own victory. Combat feels relatively simplistic and could be the area where I feel like Civ V falls a little bit. It seems like it's trying to present as strategic, but ultimately it's just whoever has the stronger unit with the better training or longest reach. I highly recommend this game if you're looking for an introduction into 4X strategy games, as it's relatively easy to pick up ans has a relatively steady learning curve.
Great Strategy GameGoldensword | Aug. 8, 2015 | See all Goldensword's reviews »
This game is fantastic. However, it pretty much requires the expansions to be playable. The multiple victory options open up a wide range of strategies that will determine the future of your empire. Play as a warmongering Gandhi, a peaceful and cultured Attila, or a scientific Shaka. Civilization V has infinite replayability. The multiplayer is not optimized well, but plays fine in small groups.