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Sid Meier’s Civilization® V






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Sid Meier’s Civilization® V





Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age.

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"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.

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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

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2K Games
2K Games
Friday, September 24, 2010
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Minimum Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows® XP SP3/ Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
  • DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation
  • Video: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
  • DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c


  • 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.
Recommended Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
  • DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation
  • Video: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
  • DirectX®: DirectX® version 11

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Reviews for Sid Meier’s Civilization® V

More addicitve than chocolate coated crack

Are you addicted to drugs or alcohol? Do you eat too much fatty food? Have you tried to get rid of your unhealthy habits and failed? Well then you should play Civ V! This game is more addictive than all of the above combined! You will lose all sense of time,when building and expanding your empire, advance your technology and culture, and fight an unwinnable nuclear war with Ghandi. The game is very fun and with the great number of civs, maps and scenarios it will never feel repetetive.

Time Suck Achieved!

At over 700 hrs, this is an engrossing chapter to the series. Its a lot of the same in regards to how things are done, 4x turn based, Ghandi is still awful, race to space, yadda yadda. This one gets a glossy new coating, some interesting concepts with Brave new World and Gods and Kings and Steam Workshop integration. Really the only gripe i have is that you have to buy certain scenarios to get all the wonders and civilizations. Don't go cheap on this, buy the complete game to avoid that mess.

Strategy game at its peak

This is a good Civ game which improves on most of the aspects of the previous game. There are more diplomatic options and more ways to play - who doesn't like more ways to play? There is a lot of depth and replayability for this game. Not to mention the achievements! Those are real challenges unlike in many other games. Also, the DLCs are actually worth the money since they offer even more ways to play, and it really shows how much the devs poured into them. They do not feel like they were stripped from the original game just to be sold as DLCs at all. They added countless hours to my playthrough, and will surely provide you a ton of engaging entertainment.

Great game

Warning: this game is addicting; I have hundreds of hours of gameplay logged on it. Civilization V is a fantastic addition to a great series. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay is intuitive and fun, and the music is amazing. All in all, this game is very good and I highly recommend it.

Very good Civilization game

One thing I could never understand was how people could have 1,000's of hours of playing games like this up until the time I played it. In no sense would I say this is a quick pick up game, as a game on the quickest difficulty playing solo can last around 10hours. If you're with friends, you better clear out the weekend, and the next just in case. The graphics are colorful and vibrant. The game play is very entertaining and pulls you in for the "one more turn" style of game play. Where the real fun comes is when you play with a group of friends. There is no other game that can tear friendships apart as easy as this one. Just hope you're the one with the nukes.

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