"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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This is an awesome game to sink your time into. Just play it and hours will turn into days and you will lose all spare time but you will have fun. example start as Egypt and everything goes well then all out of a sudden gandhi declares war,washington declares war cause you build too close to his land and everyone is against you cause they are greedy. But you try to maintain control and lose. But when you win and every strategy plan goes right way it is best time ever:)
I was always been a huge fan of the civilization franchise. I started the game with extremely high expectations and was really drawn in. But after playing it for 10 hours it got extremely repetitive and boring. I may just need to raise the difficulty level or play with friends but it stopped being appealing to me. It is a perfect strategy game where you can do literally everything.
Civ V is addictive, to say the least. There's political intrigue. World building. War. Economics. Diplomacy. Religion. Exploration. Everything you want in a strategy game. My only criticism is that it sucks hours of your life away and you don't care!!! This is an absolute must buy, especially in anticipation of Civ Vl.
Civilization V is really easy to get into, and very fun. Almost every part of the base game is simplistic and easy to understand, which is good for me who isn’t the biggest fan of 4X’s, but may be terrible for other people. The expansions have made it a bit more complex though, and added a lot of nice stuff. The combat is simple and fun, at least when it is the enemy who’s getting crushed, and researching new technology and using it is great fun (especially when it’s weapons). Military victory (by conquering the map) isn’t the only way to win the game, but in my opinion the most satisfying. Nuking your enemies and exterminating them with a giant killer-bot is of course the best way to get stuff done. There are also many different countries to play as (especially with the expansions included), and they all come with a special unit, building or something else. That allows for some variation. Overall it’s a good 4X, with all the great expansions that add a lot of stuff and makes it more complex.
What to say? It's an amazing strategy. You need to build your very own civilization from scratch. From antiquity, by classic, era of information, atom, to future. A lot of units, buildings, resources, huge maps, nice diplomacy, amazing gameplay for loooong days. "Just...one...mo-more...turn". You will be saying it a lot of times, if you will start playing this game. It may seem complex, but it's easy to learn how to play for new players. A lot of possible ways to win, strategies, tactics, and even civilization. Only bad things is that it have less options if you are complaining it to previous Civilizations, worse diplomacy, but more buildings and units, and i thing that hex system is better. And yes, it have less options than IV, but when you got expansion packs, you will also get most of old Civilization things. And don't forget about modifications, they also can add much things, more diplomacy options, and just make this game better. Every fan of strategy games (and not only) should try it.
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