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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.

 

Recommended By Curators

"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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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: 10.8.5 (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
    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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Helpful customer reviews
2,070 of 2,145 people (97%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
500.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
- played as Arabia on a large earth map
- started in Europe with Brasil below me
- captured Brasil's capital city because it look nice
- turtled half the game before finding out I was coming second
- RUSSIA WAS FIRST
- the only one between me and victory
- Russia wiped out Egypt and Japan (which were around Kazakhstan)
- Russia has a army 3 TIMES the size of mine
- Russia has like 30 citys with -2000 gold per turn
- Russia's capital is in the middle of those 30 citys
- Russia was sill ahead in tech
- operation cold war was now in effect
- allied with Korea (who was above turkey) and city states near russia to use as a shields
- sent 2 nukes along with a fleet of 15 ships across the world to get as close to the capital as possible
- still wasn't close enough
- Russia's finish half the space ship
- sent xcom squads to the city states closest to the capital
- ATTACK
- que skyrim music
- sent ships into the sea of Okhotsk
- oh crap Russia was prepared
- was met with a blockade of nuclear submarines
- but the nukes must go through
- punched a hole in the blockade with my ships
- my ships sinking left and right
- sent the cruiser with the nukes as far in as possible
- Russia's got 3 turn left on her last spaceship part
- the range on the bombs is just close enough
- FIRE THE NUKES
- SEND IN THE XCOM SQUADS
- captured Russia's capital!
- no ships made it out though, their sacrifices will be honored
- most intense battle I ever fought

- one turn later and France wins a cultural victory

- WHAT THE HELL FRANCE

great game 8.5/10
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1,184 of 1,220 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
205.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
I am the peaceful nation of the Celts.

We shall be the nation of religion, and of diplomacy.

This went well; we ended up next to the Babylonians, and we expanded nicely in peace. However, I have always believed in "dibs", so I placed down Glasgow onto the land between us, to provide a little buffer. They seemed annoyed by this. A few warriors glared at each other across our borders for a few hundred years, but otherwise, nothing too bad happened.

In order to spread our religion further (because we were known for our Confucian beliefs which helped us grow our borders and spread our religion faster), we begin to invest in boats. Soon we covered the oceans in missionaries, Inquisitor and warriors to help defend our religious allies.

Babylon was making friends with a local city state, Genoa. However, they were trying to spread Zoroastrianism; those heathens! Despite both our religions being known for their peace, we passive-aggressively sent missionary and Inquisitor to Genoa. Over the course of about 700 years, we had probably burned a few thousand people for swapping religions; those same Warriors had been given spears now, but they continue to glare at each other from across the borders.

I offer Babylon some sugar for their spice; they wanted my sugar, iron, coal and all of my money. I then asked Germany if they wanted sugar for spice; they accepted.

North of me, Rome had begun a war with France. Due to my time of peace and massive amounts of trade, I found myself with a huge amount of money. Everytime France and Rome made peace, I knew that Rome was beginning to look on my relatively peaceful country with greedy eyes. So I bought... I gifted many city states my religion and gold, and then I bought... gifted France and Germany enough money to declare with with Rome.

While they fought, my Spearmen (now Musketmen) continued to glare with Babylon's, and we continued our 1500 year religious passive-aggression over Genoa. They said I was spying on them; I said I wouldn't. When my spies returned, I sent them back to Babylon. A squad of 5 Great Prophets charged into Babylon, converting left, right and centre. Babylon complained I was being a bit aggressive. I apologised. I then sent more missionaries to Babylon.

I had now found every single Civilization; we decided to have a United Nations meeting in 1600A.D. I, as the host, gave everyone a single vote. Except myself. I gave myself 16, due to my popularity. I declared my religion to be the world religion. Every one opposed. I listened to their opinions, and then passed it anyway. When Rome got angry about this, I then paid France to declare war again. When Babylon got angry, I then paid Rome to declare war on them.

My civilians were amazingly happy; hugely more than any other place. But because I was an Emperor, they declared me Declis the Terrible; despite my universal healthcare, happy citizens, peaceful religion, not a single war in my entire history and massive popularity in the word. My army consisted of mostly my friends, my city states, and my Musketmen (now Great War Infantry) continued to glare at the Babylonian Great War Infantry, after 2000+ years. A great duty to my nation, their descendants shall continue to frown at the Babylonians until the civilizations of the world fall.

Eventually we reached a grand United Nations meeting; I sat on one side of the chamber with my 12 City State friends, and the other 7 nations glared at me from the other side. I said that the People's Confucian Republican Empire of Scotland was the best nation in the world.

They all voted against me. I smiled, and then declared I won anyway.

Democracy is overrated. Freedom of religion only applies to my religion. I don't need to be stronger when I'm more popular (and my people are probably more beautiful). And if you don't like me, I'll pay your best friend to backstab you.

Through this, I came to understand American foreign policy. So Civilization is if nothing else, an educational tool.
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981 of 1,022 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
433.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Don't open it before you go to bed.

[10/10]
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799 of 833 people (96%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
4,525.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
havent spent enough time to give my full opinion, but its good
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508 of 517 people (98%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
345.5 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

Always

Gets

His

Kill.
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