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Release Date: Sep 21, 2010

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

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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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June 10

Introducing Sid Meier’s Civilization V for SteamOS

Aspyr Media is pleased to announce our first Linux and SteamOS title, Sid Meier’s Civilization V. The SteamOS release includes all Civilization V DLC and expansion content, including Gods & Kings and Brave New World.

This release targets SteamOS on current gen hardware. Additionally, we're working towards supporting Ubuntu 14.04 as well as additional video cards in future updates.

Here’s where we need your help! To improve Civ V and future AAA games on SteamOS, we're looking for feedback. Tell us below what's working great or what's not working. If you're having any problems, please contact our support directly at http://support.aspyr.com/tickets/new

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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

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Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    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: 10.7.5 (Lion), 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.3 (Mavericks)
      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: Intel integrated video chipsets (GMA 950) are not supported
    Recommended:
    • 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.
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2,207 of 2,504 people (88%) found this review helpful
256.3 hrs on record
It was 8pm, 5 minutes later its 2am

10/10
Posted: May 9
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1,776 of 2,089 people (85%) found this review helpful
137.8 hrs on record
ANON PLAYS CIVILIZATION V

> Be Me
> Just got Game
> Mom says I have 30 minutes to play
> She goes to sleep
> Setup Game
> Start it up
> Pretty Fun
> Meet Atilla
> A little Later meet Ghandi
> Both very friendly
> Me and Ghandi= Friends, Me and Atilla= Enemies
> Build three more cities
> Playing as 'Murica
> Start Developing
> Attila attacks takes a city but I take it back
> Around 1995, I am about to complete Spaceship
> By now only me, Attila and Ghandi left!
> Attila attacks Ghandi
> Give Ghandi small city right before he gets destroyed
> Attila declares war on me
> Ghandi gives 7000 gold for 34 Uranium
> Blindly accept
> Attila has 2 cities of mine by now
> See Ghandi has many Nukes and 2 Giant Death Robots
> Makes peace with Attila and declares war on me
> Basically takes all my cities except capital and third city
> Finish last spaceship part
> Get it to my capital
> Attila takes third city
> Capital has less than 10% health yet
> Send spaceship part up and win
> Why would Ghandi betray me
> I gave him Uranium
> Makes no sense
> Then realize it is 4:30 and I played more than 6 hours straight
> Mom wakes up and grounds me
> I now have about 125 hours
> I still don't know how to control the beast eating me to get to Civilization V
> Learned Super Ghandi is a Warmongering Hypocrite
> 10/10 Would Buy and Get Grounded for Again
> Civilization V is Love, Civilization V is Life
Posted: June 28
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581 of 661 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,636.2 hrs on record
This game looks pretty cool, but I haven't played it very much.
Posted: August 4
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819 of 968 people (85%) found this review helpful
58.1 hrs on record
Only here will Kim Jong-un fight for democracy and Ghandi for world domination.
Posted: May 16
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581 of 711 people (82%) found this review helpful
300.0 hrs on record
Will trade you one of my sheeps for all of your gold, oil, coal, and one of your major cities. I will take any no as a war
Posted: May 21
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4,514 of 4,871 people (93%) found this review helpful
124.3 hrs on record
Never. Trust. Ghandi.
Posted: December 1, 2013
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