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Release Date: Sep 21, 2010

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Buy Sid Meier's Civilization V: Complete Edition

Includes 16 items: Sid Meier's Civilization® V, Sid Meier's Civilization V - Gods and Kings, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World, Sid Meier’s Civilization® V: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II), Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark - The Vikings, Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Mediterranean, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Asia, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Americas, Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Mesopotamia, Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia, Civilization V - Civilization and Scenario Pack: Korea, Civilization V - Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scrambled Continents Map Pack, Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scrambled Nations Map Pack, Civilization V: Explorer’s Map Pack

Buy Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - DLC Bundle

Requires the base game Sid Meier's Civilization® V on Steam in order to play.


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"This is worth it ONLY with the expansions. The base game wasnt great but now it's a rich and enjoyable 4x strategy game from the masters."
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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
      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
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4GB
    • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    • Video RAM: 1GB

    Operating System: SteamOS
    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.
Helpful customer reviews
2,571 of 2,700 people (95%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
4,653.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
havent spent enough time to give my full opinion, but its good
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1,288 of 1,333 people (97%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
360.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Gandhi declares war on Bismarck's German Empire.

Soon after, Gandhi strikes Berlin, Hamburg, and Essen with Nuclear Missiles.

The Ottomans, concerned with Gandhi's warmongering, denounce the Indian leader.

They soon lose their capital.

Bismarck, his economy and army in ruins, pleads for peace with the Indian Empire, but Gandhi will only stop with full annexation of the German Reich.

An alliance of Poland, Gengis Khan's Mongolian Empire, and the Aztecs turn on Gandhi in hopes of stopping his rampage.

Warsaw falls.

Karakorum falls.

Tenochtitlan falls.

Gandhi reins supreme. The world is in his grasp. He is on the verge of doing what men, for thousands of years, have dreamed of: Conquering the world under one banner.

But none of that matters, because the Babylonians have just won a space victory by launching a single little rocket into space. It makes too much sense.

10/10, but be warned:

Gandhi will find you.

Gandhi will kill you.

And Gandhi




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625 of 648 people (96%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
123.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
My favorite part of history was when Ghandi built the Great wall in 4000 BC for his Jewish army.
10/10, helped me with history class.
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246 of 268 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
113.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
-Puts on Morgan Freeman voice-
Now children, settle down, I'm going to tell you about our history.
Many a millions of years ago, there were 6.
Oda the peaceful.
Bismark the rich.
Siam the literate.
Ghengis Kahn the powerful.
Washington the productive.
And Ghandi the *Cough* Peaceful.
For many thousands of years they lived peacefully in harmony and tranquility, trading as they pleased.
Then it changed.
Ghandi had risen an army in secret. One far more powerful than should ever have been made.

-Falls into the mind of Oda Nabunaga-

The troops had moved out on the fields that day, on their way to fight the Indian threat.
The war raged on for many a thousands of years when we made the push. We burned the Indian cities 'till they were but glass! We were victorious. The war was over. The world was safe.
But then, crawling out of the ash and flame of a burned civilization was...
Troops amassed outside it. It was an Indian city
Gahndi wasn't gone...
I saw the numbers above his city and was thinking "What is that...?"
Then I heard the air raid sirens and saw the missles launch on what was the last day of my life.
They hit every city. Burning them, irradiating them.
As I sat there, in my throne room I had one last thought.
One last memory that would carry me over.
And it was...
"Well played Ghandi...Well played."
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305 of 348 people (88%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
3,742.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
I have not played this game that much but it seems like there is potential.
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