"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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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?
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.
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!
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.
My first game was Civ 3 and I've played every main Civ game since then. I've played probably around 3000 hours across 3, 4 and 5 but this one is my favourite though at roughly 800 hours. The graphics are great, the hexagonal tiles add a lot of strategy that the square tiles didn't. The unstacking of units was also a feature I greatly enjoyed as army placement became that much more important. The religions have good beliefs (if you're one of the last to make one they kind of suck) and the civic policy and ideologies are good. The wonders are fantastic. The vareity of old and new nations and leaders are great (some of them do kind of suck) and the vareity of units and buildings is also excellent. The game does have a few minor problems in that the rationalism civic basically has to be chosen or you will fall way behind in tech and the AI is still pretty stupid but better than previous games in the many choices that it makes. If you're a long-time fan of the series or just getting into the series this a great game either way. You should defintely buy it and I hope you have as much fun as I've had playing this game.
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