Sid Meier's Civilization® V
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
"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
A very good Strategy gamePwnclub | April 15, 2014 | See all Pwnclub's reviews »
Civilization is one, if not the best series of Strategy games.
Civ V got new, good-looking graphics, and they switched the tiles into hexagon shapes. I think this change was a good idea, as it added many different possibilities as to how this game could be played. There are several ways how you can win, like a Science or Culture victory.
One of the negatives (could be a positive for others) about this game is that it's a HUGE time-sink. A regular-length of a game takes around 12 hours to complete, so it's essentially impossible to play as every civilization without spending hundreds of hours.
If there's a sale going on, I think it's a good idea to pick this title up.
A good game but a time wasterpoolton | March 19, 2014 | See all poolton's reviews »
I enjoyed the many hours of the game that i played however as a student this game seriously is affecting my studies. As a warning I would advise anyone who buys this game, and is a student, to wait till you've done your exams before downloading it. The game play is great though and would recommend this game to anyone (not taking exams).
ExcellentMobeusChronox | March 16, 2014 | See all MobeusChronox's reviews »
Civ 5 is the best iteration of Civilization yet. I've sunk hundreds of hours into this game and its expansions. I would recommend it to any Civ fan.
A great time sink!BigPaxDaddy | Feb. 18, 2014 | See all BigPaxDaddy's reviews »
I am no strategist, but this game made me feel like I could be a great general or president or something. It's so much fun to try to build up your civ to be the greatest in the world. I will say though, you have to buy the 2 big DLCs for the game also or you will be missing out on alot of good things, as this game vanilla seems unfinished. Definitely worth it if you can find all of them cheaper than full price.
Very solid.Dyzzles | Feb. 12, 2014 | See all Dyzzles's reviews »
First off, I'd like to throw this out there first... Not everyone will enjoy this game. It's not something just about everyone can get into.
Leaving that aside, if you're a fan of strategy games, you'll definitely get your slice of fun out of this. Not just Civ 5, but the franchise as a whole. It'll definitely keep you entertained for many hours. The only bad side I could find is that it can get repetitive, especially if you're playing against AI. Playing with other players and friends covers that, though. Always nice to have someone you can talk to and discuss your next moves with.
All in all, definitely a game worth purchasing. Do consider giving it a try!