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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:
Aspyr
Rating:
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Civilization
Link:
Genres:
Turn-Based Strategy
Strategy

Grand Strategy
Themes:
Historical
Tactical

Classic
Play Style:
Turn-Based
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 8 GB
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600
    Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
    Video Card (Intel): HD 4000
    Video Memory (VRam): 256MB

    Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Please note, it is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
  • NOTICE:This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
  • NOTICE: The following video chipsets are not supported for Civilization V:
    ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400
    Nvidia GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 9400
    Intel GMA (950/X3100), HD 3000

Recommended:

  • Processor: Intel Quad Core
  • Memory: 4GB
  • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
  • Video RAM: 1GB

Product Requirements

Operating System: SteamOS, Ubuntu
CPU Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD A10
CPU Speed: 2.4GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 6450
Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 640M
Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro
Video Memory (VRam): 1GB

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Don't meet the above requirements? Running on Ubuntu? That doesn't mean your configuration wont run Civ V, it just means we have not tested and vetted your configuration. Visit the Civilization V community page to share your experience with other Linux players and learn about how to send bugs to Aspyr. Your feedback will help us improve Civ V Linux and future AAA Linux releases!

NOTICE: Intel Integrated video chipsets (GMA 9XX, HD 3XXX) will not run Civilization V for SteamOS and Linux, and are unsupported.
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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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Easy
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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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Play Behaviour

Tried It
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Played 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

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Complete
Available DLCs for Sid Meier's Civilization® V include Sid Meier’s Civilization V Gods and Kings DLC, Civilization V Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack DLC, Sid Meier’s Civlization V Double Civilization and Scenario Pack Spain and Inca DLC, and Sid Meier’s Civilization V Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) DLC
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 USK, 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 does not default to external Bluetooth/USB controllers on Deck, and may require manually switching the active controller via the Quick Access Menu
  • 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
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics:256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics
  • DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
  • Note: Optimized for the touch-screen Ultrabook™ device
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better
  • DirectX®: DirectX® version 11
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
  • Note: Optimized for the touch-screen Ultrabook™ device
Minimum:
  • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 8 GB
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600
    Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
    Video Card (Intel): HD 4000
    Video Memory (VRam): 256MB

    Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Please note, it is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
  • NOTICE:This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
  • NOTICE: The following video chipsets are not supported for Civilization V:
    ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400
    Nvidia GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 9400
    Intel GMA (950/X3100), HD 3000
Recommended:
  • Processor: Intel Quad Core
  • Memory: 4GB
  • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
  • Video RAM: 1GB

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.
Yes, Sid Meier's Civilization® V supports Linux.
Sid Meier's Civilization® V is published by Aspyr
Sid Meier's Civilization® V was developed by Firaxis Games
Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as Turn-Based Strategy, Strategy, and Grand Strategy
Fanatical users tagged Sid Meier's Civilization® V as Historical, Tactical, and Classic
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 Grand Strategy

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