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Sid Meier's Civilization® V

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Sid Meier's Civilization V is a masterclass in the strategy genre, with deep and varied gameplay that doesn't stop being fresh.
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About Sid Meier's Civilization® V

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, use the City States as a resource for diplomatic runs, and more in-depth diplomacy systems to take a new course from world domination!

 

Game Details

Release Date:
September 23, 2010
Developer:
Firaxis Games
Publisher:
2K Games
Rating:
PEGI rating of 12
Franchise:
Civilization

Product Requirements

Windows:
Minimum System 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
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

Recommended System 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
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

Other Requirements:

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.

Mac OS
Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB of RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
Video Card (ATI): HD2600 Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
Internet Connection: Required for initial game validation and multiplayer games

Recommended System Requirements

CPU Processor: Intel Quad Core CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB
Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection recommended

Other Requirements:

Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client.

Product Requirements

Windows:
Minimum System 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
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

Recommended System 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
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

Other Requirements:

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.

Mac OS
Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB of RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
Video Card (ATI): HD2600 Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
Internet Connection: Required for initial game validation and multiplayer games

Recommended System Requirements

CPU Processor: Intel Quad Core CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB
Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection recommended

Other Requirements:

Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client.

Critic Reviews

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PC Gamer

93 / 100
"Gorgeous graphics, deep combat and a user-friendly makeover makes the fifth Civilization a great place to start or renew your interest in global domination. [Nov 2010, p.52]"

Gaming Nexus

100 / 100
"Maintaining the beloved "Civilization" feel while adding some delicious "boardgame" goodness, Civilization V is a solid addition to any strategy library."

Game Informer

98 / 100
"As a hardcore strategy gamer who is no stranger to planning out my empire's production dozens of turns in advance, I've already turned to Civ V for my world-conquering needs –...
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57.57% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Just Right
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Tough
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Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 72.7%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Tried It
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Beat It
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Conquered It
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Completionist! 13.38%  of players have Conquered It

Sid Meier's Civilization® V User Reviews

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83% of users would recommend this.
4.8

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! Introduction ! Sid Meier’s Civilization V is a 4X turn-based strategy game developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games and Aspyr Media. The game was released on Microsoft Windows and macOS in 2010, and later on Linux in June 2014. It is the 5th installment in the Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise that has sold over nine million copies worldwide. ! Gameplay ! Civilization V is challenging and super fun, but it never gets repetitive or boring. You start of by leading a prehistoric civilization into the future with the help of research, exploration, diplomacy, and military conquest. You can choose from a total of 43 cultures and assume the role of its leader, where each one has two unique combat units and buildings. Over 6050 years, your small settlement must grow & achieve the victory conditions to win or survive until the end of the game turns, after which the civilization with most game points wins. The end victor is decided on many factors such as population, culture, and technological advancement. Victory in the game can be attained by focusing on scientific research and building a spaceship to win the space race. Or you may focus on diplomacy and subdue other civilizations. Otherwise, world domination is possible, but other options are more straightforward than this. In the core gameplay, over the turns, the player has to manage civilian and military tasks. The civic duties include finding new cities, expanding, spreading religion, and building the most magnificent human-made wonders. On the other hand, the military can be used to raise an army & battle to take over other civilizations. What’s changed? Civ V encourages tactical gameplay after they renovated its warfare mechanism. You cannot stack your troops into a single tile, unlike its precedents, thus allowing different types of strategies to face your enemy and allow flanking. Now each combat unit occupies one unique space; Therefore, unit positioning is very crucial in Civ V as it’ll require a bit of planning, although it might get tedious to move around each unit in a large force individually. Once you capture a city, you can place a puppet ruler who will rule in your stead, thus freeing you from governing it and focusing more on warfare. Unlike previous games, the game now wholly divides the map into hexagonal tiles instead of squares, and not only cities defend themselves by firing at enemies, but also, the town expands one or two tiles at a time. ! Diplomacy ! The diplomacy...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Available DLCs for Sid Meier's Civilization® V include Sid Meier’s Civilization V Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia, Sid Meier’s Civilization V Brave New World, Sid Meier’s Civilization V Gods & Kings, and Sid Meier’s Civilization V Civilization Pack: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II).
Somewhere in the middle. 73% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 24% of GameFAQs users said Sid Meier's Civilization® V is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Sid Meier's Civilization® V is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Yes, Sid Meier's Civilization® V is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read

Windows:
Minimum System 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
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

Recommended System 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
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

Other Requirements:

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.

Mac OS
Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB of RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
Video Card (ATI): HD2600 Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
Internet Connection: Required for initial game validation and multiplayer games

Recommended System Requirements

CPU Processor: Intel Quad Core CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB
Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection recommended

Other Requirements:

Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client.

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 67 hours. 58% of users played Sid Meier's Civilization® V for over 80 hours.
Yes, Sid Meier's Civilization® V has broad critical consensus. 94% of critics on Metacritic recommend Sid Meier's Civilization® V. The Metascore is 90 out of 100.
Sid Meier's Civilization® V was released on September 23, 2010
Yes, Sid Meier's Civilization® V supports MacOS.
Sid Meier's Civilization® V is published by 2K Games
Sid Meier's Civilization® V was developed by Firaxis Games
Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as Turn-Based Strategy, Strategy, 4X, and Grand Strategy
Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as Historical, Addictive, Replay Value, and Tactical
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as having Co-op
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as Turn-Based Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as 4X

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