"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
Sid Meier's Civilization 5: Game Of The Year Edition Includes: - All 4 Cradle of Civilization Map packs - Double Civilization & Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca - Civilization & Scenario Pack: Polynesia - Multiplayer Map Pack - Official Digital Soundtrack
Believable World: More than just a strategy game - the expanded visuals and immersive audio invite would-be kings to take up the reigns of power and forge a mighty empire. Civilization V offers a limitless variety of vast, realistic and diverse landscapes for players to explore, battle over and claim as their own.
Inviting Presentation: An intuitive interface eases both new players and Civ veterans into the game. Guided by a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions, even first-time players will be confident in the choices they make.
Huge Battles: Combat is more exciting and engaging than ever before. Wars between empires feel massive with armies spreading across the landscape. The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield.
Live History: Write your own epic story each time you play! Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world's most powerful empire
Improved Diplomacy: Negotiate with some of history's most cunning rulers, each with a well-crafted plan for victory. Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items and land, plying them with gold, and deciding if they are friend or foe. City States will present a new diplomatic battleground on which the major powers of the world will vie for supremacy.
In-Game Community Hub: Compete with Civ players from all over the globe via the Internet, offering endless ways to rule the world. The game itself now serves as the hub of community activity, featuring the ability to share scenarios, compare scores, brag about achievements and visit one of the thriving Civ fansites without leaving the game. It's now easier than ever for players to become involved in the global Civ Community
Modability: With unprecedented modding tools, players will have unlimited options for modifying Civilization V any way they like.
Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2008 Runtime Libraries and Microsoft DirectX.
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A lot of people know that Civilization 5 is quite different from Civilization 4, which was the previous entry in this well known series of strategy games. The base game for this game Civilization 5 is actually not that good and I would probably not really recommend it. In fact, I think that the base Civilization 5 game is quite a bit worse than previous entry in the series Civilization 4 in its complete form. However, the downloadable content for this game make this a whole lot better, adding a lot of content and new features. Fortunately, this Game of the Year Edition adds that content and makes this game worth purchasing. Aside from the content, I think almost everything about this game is excellent, as it has very high production values across the board. The graphics might be a little cartoony, but I think they're more on the realistic side. The animations are quite well done too, for the individual units and such. The sounds are excellent as well. The music fit each time period well, and the sound effects have a certain oomph to them. Finally, the interface is intuitive and easy to use, so new players should have no problem learning the game from the very beginning. So yeah that's my review and I hope you try the game out, as it is probably one of my favorite strategy games ever.
I am familiar with a Civilization series since the very first game, and this is the game you want to play again and again. There are many scenarios and user-generated maps. You are given a choice of the nation, the terrain, difficulty, and free to build and develop your new empire from the ancient times to the near future. It seems that every time the same thing, but it does not get tired easily and take a lot of time, especially if you play with someone!
Fun strategy game, AI is challenging and can play with other players, however games can last for a very long time depending on how experienced you are. So be sure that you have the time, the last game I played went on for 4 hours. So yeah its long.
I'm a Linux user and Civilization 6 is not yet available for Linux users, so Civ 5 remains as the latest and best Civilization game for me. The level of depth and complexity in this game will make you spend several hours playing a single game. If you're going to spend lots of time playing video games, play this game and throw all your other games away!
Put simply, this game is easily one of the best turn based strategy games of it's time. A variety of different starting civilizations with different advantages creates a game with very good replayability. It's a very intuitive game, reminiscent of a much more sophisticated version of the classic RISK - several competing civilizations fighting for domination. Great game, whether you're playing solo or if you have friends to do online or ''pass n' play'' with.
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