Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
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About Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition

About this game

Developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K.

Embark on a journey to become the leader of the world with one of the most renowned strategy games, Civilization V! Take control of civilization, with a total of 43 different ones to choose from with all DLC, and work your way to become ruler of the world. 

A Slew of Opportunities

Take control of a total of 43 different civilizations* to play with, each with its own unique leaders! Play as Alexander for the Greek faction, Augustus Caesar for the Roman civilization, or nuke your enemies to High Heaven with Gandhi from Indonesia! There are a lot of world leaders that you'll want to take advantage of, like Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Queen Elizabeth I, and many more! If you have a favourite historical leader, you're sure to find them here.

*25 Civilizations and Leaders are available in the base game, with nine available in the Brave New World DLC and nine in the Gods & Kings DLC

An Intuitive User Interface

Take control of Civilization V straight away with an intuitive User Interface that'll be sure to let you know everything you need to! Whether you're a newcomer and getting acquainted with the numerous elements of the game or a veteran looking to have all of the information possible, you'll love the game's UI!

Lush & Detailed World

Civilization V has gorgeous graphics with an overworld map that'll leave you stunned! Watch the lush green lands or the desert yellows and gaze upon the grounds that shall one day be yours.

Conquer the World (Figuratively)

Compete against numerous other players in the world and become the greatest conqueror to show your strength! Whenever you're not delving into the online modes to conquer the world both metaphorically and literally, you can jump into the mod section to get tons of new content and playability! 

Wide Support for High-End and Low-End Devices

Boot Civilization V in a wide range of systems, from high-end rigs to even the simplest of laptops! Your specs shouldn't gate you from enjoying this phenomenal title.

A Slew of New Features

Enjoy all-new features that'll spruce up your gameplay with numerous new additions that bring Civilization to a new high! Play in the hex-based gameplay grid opening new opportunities in combat strategies, using the City States as a resource for diplomatic runs, and more in-depth diplomacy systems to take a new course from world domination!

Complete Edition

Conquer the entire game with the Complete Edition, featuring two critically-acclaimed expansions and every add-on available! With the Complete Edition, you get:

  • Civilization V - Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) — The new Babylonian playable character Nebuchadnezzar II, the empire’s greatest king!
  • Civilization V - Cradle of Civilization Map Pack: Americas — Unlock the new maps with the Americas, featuring a portion of North and South America as an individual, playable area!
  • Civilization V - Cradle of Civilization Map Pack: Asia — From the Indus River valley to the Yellow River valley, you’ll see some of the earliest Chinese dynasties arising; both of these regions being included in this new map!
  • Civilization V - Cradle of Civilization Map Pack: Mediterranean — Take control of the “Middle of the Eart”, or the Mediterranean, with this map pack! Play in city-states like Phoenicia, Greece, Rome, and Persia!
  • Civilization V - Cradle of Civilization Map Pack: Mesopotamia — Explore the final geographically–accurate map, from the Cradle of Civilization Map Pack set, with Mesopotamia, unlocking the Mesopotamian region! 
  • Civilization V - Civ and Scenario Double Pack: Spain and Inca — This double pack features Isabella I, the beloved Queen of Castille and Leon for 30 years, often regarded as one of the most important monarchs of the Spanish crown for ending the Reconquista (Reconquering). Additionally, get Pachacuti, the ninth ruler of the Kingdom of Cusco and greatly influential, as he expanded the small kingdom into a large empire — Tawantinsuyu, spanning modern-day countries like Chile and Ecuador, including most of Peru, Bolivia, and even the north of Argentina! Finally, get a new scenario to play through and master!
  • Civilization V - Civ and Scenario Pack: Polynesia — Take control of Kamehameha, the first ruler of Hawai’i, who united all of the Big Island and protected the islanders with laws! Play through the new Polynesian scenario and show the strength of Polynesia!
  • Civilization V - Civ and Scenario Pack: Denmark (The Vikings) — Take control of Harald Bluetooth, the King of Denmark active for nearly 30 years as he united the earls and protected the lands from invasions from both Swedish and German armies! Play through the new scenario and get hold of the throne of England by taking control of one of four leaders and claiming the throne!
  • Civilization V - Explorer’s Map Pack — Put Christopher Columbus to shame with the Explorer’s Map Pack! Play through ten single-player maps, five based on real-world locations, each chosen due to their historical relevancy and gameplay opportunities, and five all-new hand-made scripted map environments! Conquer new lands and persevere!
  • Civilization V - Civ and Scenario Pack: Korea — Take control of Sejong the Great, the fourth king of the Choson Dynasty of Korea, renowned for his encouragement of sciences and technology and credited for creating the Korean written language! In this new scenario, defend against the advances of the great warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his legion of Samurai from conquering Korea! Or take control of the warring faction, as you’ll be able to select from Korea, China, Manchuria, or Japan!
  • Civilization V - Scenario Pack: Wonders of the Ancient World — Build ancient world wonders with this pack, featuring three new wonders to construct: The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Statue of Zeus, and the Temple of Artemis! Gain great benefits once these have been built.
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings — The first massive expansion to the Civilization V roster, play through greatly expanded maps with new units, nine civilizations, each with their unique leaders, expanded religion, enhanced diplomacy and espionage, new City States, Naval Combat, nine new wonders, and three new scenarios: Medieval, Fall of Rome, and Empires of the Smoky Skies
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World — The second massive expansion, play expanded runs with a new Culture Victory, the new World Congress system, International Trade Routes, and new civilizations, including nine new leaders, eight new wonders, and two new scenarios: the American Civil War and the Scramble for Africa. 
  • Civilization V - Scrambled Continents Map Pack — Explore real geographical locations with the Scrambled Continents Map Pack, featuring randomized scenarios every run to offer endless replayability!
  • Civilization V - Scrambled Nations Map Pack — The Scrambled Nations Map Pack has maps spanning across numerous regions, including Canada, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, Great Britain, France, Turkey,  Italy, Russia, and China! Though the maps will always remain the same, based on real-life locations, special scripts create randomised scenarios for each playthrough!

Game Details

Release Date:
May 14, 2009
Firaxis Games
2K Games
PEGI rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Includes level editor

Product Requirements

Minimum: Windows 2000/XP, 1.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent, 256MB RAM, 64 MB Video Card w/ Hardware T&L (GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better) DirectX7 compatible sound card, 1.7GB of free hard drive space, DirectX9.0c (included)
Recommended: Windows 2000/XP, 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent/better, 512 MB RAM, 128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 8 support (pixel and vertex shaders), DirectX7 compatible sound card, 1.7GB of free hard drive space, DirectX9.0c (included)

Product Requirements


  • OS: OSX 10.7.5 or newer (Not Catalina or above)
  • Processor: Intel chipset
  • CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB free disk space
  • Video Card: (ATI): Radeon 9600 Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 5200
  • Video Memory: (VRam): 128 MB RAM
  • Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
  • Media Required: DVD Drive Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7800 ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, X1600
  • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).

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