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Release Date: Sep 21, 2010

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July 19

Civilization VI - First Look Video Series



We've been posting Civilization VI videos like crazy on our YouTube page. Here is the playlist for our First Look series, in case any of you need to catch up on what's been revealed so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENMzcvQVvzA&index=1&list=PL-lTq9LJCHpSaQ0tkRQIwDC0-dawYWmkg
We've also shared a few Wonder Movies - vignettes that play in the game engine when you complete construction of a Wonder - and you'll definitely want to check those out. With the in-game day/night cycle, these really shine!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd4t4unVhLQ&list=PL-lTq9LJCHpSJFMB-fpCph0G2M--JPV4c&index=1


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June 23

Sean Bean Narrates Civilization VI E3 2016 Gameplay Video


We've posted a new video on our YouTube channel. This 12 minute long video is narrated by Sean Bean and provides a great overview of the Civilization VI experience, including a sneak peek at Cleopatra!

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About This 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.

Note: The Mac and Linux + SteamOS versions of Sid Meier's Civilization V are available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish only.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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

    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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366 of 424 people (86%) found this review helpful
384 people found this review funny
Recommended
9,295.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
The game's okay
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61 of 68 people (90%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Let me tell you a story folks, how I became the ruler of the world, by accident.
I started a normal game as Bismarck, to get that sweet sweet bonus on barbarians. Everything goes normal, I meet caesar, the queen and the siamese ♥♥♥♥, you'll see later why I call him a ♥♥♥♥. He offers me to become allies, I, the friendly chancellor that I am accept, not knowing what the siamese had in store for me. Few decades later the siamese start a war against caesar, he expects me to join in and help against caesar, since I had problems with caesar before(That ♥♥♥♥ was ♥♥♥♥♥ing about my cities being too close to his borders...I saved so many settlers of his godd*amnit, be thankful!) I joined in. I steamroll caesar and capture every city. After that everything continues going fine,...until the japanese declared war on me and the siamese. Steamrolled the japanese. Following countries to perish is england. After this, world peace was achieved, or so I thought. How wrong I was. Around 1930 the siamese declare war on me, my allies that I deeply trusted used me to wipe the earth clean to get rid of enemies. He uses his nuke I gifted him on my nearest city, (rip Hamburg), so i start a fully blown blitzkrieg and get rid of him. Might've nuked some of his cities. After the war was over I looked at the ruins of what once was europe, asia and africa. Suddenly, another civilization pops up. Montezuma. He was stuck in the medieval age on the american continent. I am now taking care of him and his people so they can become a great civilization. I'll still be the greatest tho, science win wohoo!

Great game to create stories, 10/10. Best played with friends.
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55 of 59 people (93%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
431.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
"Write a review for Sid Meier's Civilization® V"? Do you write a review for the air you breathe? For the stars in the sky? For seeing an old friend after 10 years? For a lunch in the park on a sunday afternoon with the person you love? For fulfilling all your heart's desires? For passing away at peace at an old age surrounded with people that loves you?
We don't need a review for that. It speaks for itself.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
699.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Civ 5 is a luxury which costs money. After playing Civ 5, prioritising luxuries over gold has been confirmed as a smart move. Do the same, buy the game.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
609.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
I'm a addict, I not gonna lied I think of Civilization 5 24/7, when I cooking, when I cleaning, when I'm at my job, when I'm having sex, I can't stop thinking of Civilization 5 I crave it, it the only game that I play in my library ( besides Civ 4 & Sims 3 ). I would not be surprised if I died soon and 40 years later my mummified corpse is still sitting in front of this epic, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ic game.

Multiplayer
- I highly recommend not spamming cities as much as I love finding new cities, it can also lead to catastrophe results later on down the road, mostly due to the unhappiness and production of your cities, started two games cause of it. Third game I'm as The Aztecs I doing pretty damn good playing with Nurse, I would like to play more of the match but he offline kind of disappointed by that but I'm patience lol.

Single
- My current game I'm The Huns, on Pangea, 22 civs and diety ( yes I'm crazy diety being my only choice of difficulty to play, simply cause I love it ). Sometime into the game I gather up my forces and declare war on Venice, oh boy I was wrong being a era behind everyone and being at the bottom of the score, I took a risk, I was hoping to imitade the world just cause you got advance weapons and I having a huge army despite the technogical disavantage but the size didn't matter and that risk didn't pay off sadly, Venetians wipe out my entire Hunnic army, force to retreat to my nearest city I regroup and Venice began the counter invasion. Thankfully I did not lost the city cause I sued for peace like the nice guy I am, a couple of turns later Shaka and Gandhi both declared war on me I lost one city but that it. And you're probably thinking "why not retired?" psssttt that what cowards and sore losers do I don't give up or start a new game until I'm completely wipe out from the game. Meanwhile all the other ais in the game are quite peaceful even though it on diety and domination victory but that will change soon.


Complaints
- I missed units stacking, especially in the late game when you takeover half the map it takes a chunk of time moving each unit individually tedious work.
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40 of 56 people (71%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Great way to kill time. Though I would suggest waiting until a day where it goes on sale. Just my thoughts on the matter.

10/10 Would attack a modern day city with an archer unit again.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
473.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
I enjoy the game very much. But when ghandi nukes you, you just want to throw your computer out of the window.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
498.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
My people rose up against me and forced me to become an Autocracy...

The public gave me complete power over them...

Love it
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
431.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
This is one of the best, if not the best 4X game currently available. Make sure to buy it with all its DLC content though (complete edition has them all). There are sales for the complete edition pretty often. My game time is actually higher than this, as I owned the title as retail before getting it on steam. This game is potentially fun for thousands of hours. Playing the first 100 you will have no clue of what you are doing, but it will still be fun. After that you will realize what is really going on and what you can and have to do in order to get those desired victory types down.

Also, after playing vanilla Civ V for a bit you will want to get the Community Balance Patch (CBP) Mod as it enriches the gameplay so greatly and makes it even more interesting and diverse in possibilities.

If this game lacks something, you sure will not notice.

Fun alone, even more fun with friends. Though during play you will get to a point where you hate each other and if it is only for the ONE tile you really needed for your build...
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
205.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Started as Isabella and discovered the Uluru at the 5t. Founded religions before 50t, and finally won a space victory after 315 turns---just a easy game~lol~
It’s my first time to beat Civ5 with Deity difficulty level on a standard pangaea-type map .Luck may occupy an important place when this game. as sure a good birthplace can help you a lot . Certainly ,it‘s not a reason for me to restart game and S\L time and time again~(im still a noob :3 )
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Emperor Ming Lee
33.9 hrs
Posted: September 30
First game of this genre that i've played enjoying it immensely
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Jerrific
128.2 hrs
Posted: September 29
Dream of the strategy game player.
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God-666
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
definately worth buying.
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Homuya [GER]
408.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
A horrible civilizations entirely. Dont believe me? Well then check out whats missing!

You cant ally/make someone your vassal/trade technologies or anything more diplomatic...WOW, AWESOME I CANT ALLY! You can only start in teams in that you share science too which breaks the game.

So yeah the lack of BASIC diplomatic features is just horrible and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, entirely dumb and breaks everything. Especially for a game of this type it is HORRIBLE, seriously a 5 dollar game offers more that way.

It is as if they traded in the new ideas and removed the old stuff and sometimes even the most basic things, wow. Good work.

Apart from that which is a huge part of the game, it introduces alot of new stuff that works well and with the other addons it is recommended for a low price and its fun to play with the different aspects it offers. Military wisely as well apart from OP cities being really ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ by the design.

Dont believe me? Well you know back then when they had railway artillery in their city firing catapults and trebuchets down in ancient times, yeah me neither. Makes combat pretty cancer.

So yeah I do would recommend the game by itself but the lack of basic diplomatic features that would make the game 500x more fun cause I cant even ally or turn someone my vassal breaks a civ game and the dumb city balance is also rather cancer, sadly those are essential parts /=
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Kate is bae
31.9 hrs
Posted: September 29
I got this game four days ago and look at my hours

This is a phenomenal game for the average human thinker and a great teaching method too, I thought my kids about
> How to nuke Gandhi, How to be Gandhi and nuke everyone else
> How to team with America as the Germans and kick British ***
> What to do when Japan declares war on them and you destroy them in 1 turn
> The Aztecs are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
> Napoleon is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
> Incas are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
> No fnaf related community workshop posts (That I know of)
> Gandhi comes back and nukes everyone
> How to bake a lemon cake from reviews
10/10 would Gandhi nuke again?

Yes
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NEED FRIENDS
76.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
good game
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Jacob Sartorius
4.8 hrs
Posted: September 29
I got this game and all its DLC for $7.49 on a Sale. Best ♥♥♥♥ing deal ever.
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Oakijak12
248.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
Friend and I play a game of civ 5
- I am the glorious scientific genius Babylon
- Friend is Danes
- Start game
- Find out i am right next to danes
- Find out i have no room to expand
- Build three cities close together
- Friend has lots of space that is inaccessible to me
- He wont share
- He only builds two cities in all his space
- We both put soldiers on our border
- Discover other continent
- Just some guys (Indonesia and persia) fighting with sticks
- Return to Babylon
- Spam 12 great scientists
- Gain Entire Tech tree
- get nukes and death robots
- Friends border soldiers are riflemen
- I declare war
Turn 1
- Drop nuke his capital
- Drop nuke on his soldiers
- Death robot cleans out his army
- I take his capital
Turn 2
- take his 2nd city with death robots
- Drive him off the continent
War Over
- He now lives in a refugee camp on the Stick continent


11/10 Would win war against friend in two turns again
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Chongo989
969.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
I played a little and it's good so far.
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pet rat
36.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
really complicated and recommend you watch a starting guide but once you learn the basics its really fun
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