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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.

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

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  • 90

  • Rating
2K Games
Strategy, Mac
Friday, September 24, 2010
Digital PC Download
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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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An excellent turn based strategy game


Civilization V is the fifth installment in the long running strategy series and it certainly does not disappoint. The gameplay is easy to understand, yet difficult to master. The civilizations are all exciting and unique. And, most importantly, Civ V is incredibly addictive. In fact, it's one of the most addictive games I've ever played. This game is a must have for any fan of strategy games.

11/10 Would take over world again.


Civ V was my first Civ game, and I was damn impressed. I was apprehensive about playing a turn based game after spending much of my childhood with AOE, as I thought it might feel slower, but the experience was absolutely fantastic. Building a civilization from the point of having a single city and one warrior, to destroying other civilizations with nukes and submarines, and building a space program is such an incredible experience, as you go so much further through the ages than any other game offers. What more can I say than just WOW?

Not as good as 4


Sid Meier's Civilization IV was a masterpiece even without expansions and it only got better with them, this one sadly not so much. Vanilla version of Civilization V is extremely streamlined and simplified, to the point were there are even no religions to begin with. Without expansions, this one is pretty disappointing and if you want the proper version of this game, get Complete Edition instead, because without expansions, this entry is just average at best.

Still the best Civ game out there


Civ 6 wasn't that great off the bat, I am not sure how it is progressing now but Civ 5 is still the best by far especially after the couple years of updates which have balanced it out! Forget upgrading and just get this one!

I think that ALL Civilization games rock but this one is my favorite one!!!


Some of the decisions made in this game befuddle me. I've played every Civilization iteration since the first (except CivNet), and this one has a lot to recommend it, so I'm clicking the "Yes" button. But I recommend it with reservations. Civilization IV is the better game, and feels more like Civ to me. However, the changes made in Civ V (like one unit per tile) provide their own challenges, so there's fun to be had, as long as you don't expect it to be "real" Civ. At least, that's the attitude I ended up taking, and it helped me find fun with the game.

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