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May 25

Theodore Roosevelt Leads the Americans in Civilization VI

The Americans have been a fixture in the Civilization series since its inception 25 years ago, and in Civilization VI they are being led by the nation’s 26th president, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.

Learn more about the Americans, including their unique units and building, by clicking the link below.

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May 11

Take ‘One More Turn’ in Civilization VI

We’re excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Civilization franchise by announcing Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the next entry in the award-winning turn-based strategy franchise. Be sure to follow the Steam Community group here and add the game to your Steam wishlist!
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, set to launch on PC on October 21, 2016, offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will truly stand the test of time. Your story begins later this year!

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI includes:

  • EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.
  • ACTIVE RESEARCH: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.
  • DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY: Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations.
  • COMBINED ARMS: Expanding on the “one unit per tile” design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful “Corps” units.
  • ENHANCED MULTIPLAYER: In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session.
  • A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS: Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems are designed to introduce new players to the underlying concepts of Civilization so they can easily get started on a path to victory.
Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #OneMoreTurn, and be sure to follow the Civilization franchise on social media to keep up to date with the latest news and information on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

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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® 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), 10.10.5 (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
    • 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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( 84.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
<Got a true start location map and became aztecs, with an ai team of Aztecs, Iroquis, Zulu, and Shoshone
<I become a world power, owning all of mexico and part of canada and having 1 on all of the stats
<I destroy america and it\'s allies\'s settlements in north america, France and England, England gets into a war, making them incredibly vulnerable, being the weakest country besides venice.
<everyone hates me for warmongering
<I donate half my empire (30 cities) to the world
<Everyone still hates me, Japan bombs me with an atomic bomb and I lose.

gg 10/10
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( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Once upon a time I discovered the game called Civilization. It was my first strategy PC game and I spent houndreds of hours face-to-face with my CRT screen, playing that game in a secret from my parents.
Now, after a years, I both the fifth generation of that awsome game and I see only one difference - now I\'m playing ONLY in secret from my wife ;)
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( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Great Game
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( 61.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Hexes are a HUGE improvment and this is much more stragical and way more ingaging
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( 74.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Unfortunately Civilisation V is far less realistic, far less believable and thus less enjoyable than previous version, even with add-ons. There is no Total Reality mod that made Civilisation IV nice to play, and even core game ideas are flawed:
Instead of giving all civilisations equal chances and enabling emerging new civilisations in place of fallen ones, or creating new civilisations from barbaric tribes, they inroduced game-long division between proper civilisations and city-states, and that is tiresome, historically wrong and plain offensive.

Also there is a lot of parameters that are called like they represent something from the real world, like culture, happiness and tourism, but they are completely striped of their real meaning in real world and serve just as another form of currency. This is tiresome again, as you have to remember all the synthetic effects of all the currencies. Making game in Excel would be more fun.

I have a slight hope that they will make Civilisation VI better, but graphics suggest otherwise - game plainly for small children, cloned from thousands of such games, without any truth about the real world in it.

Also the game is VERY slow. Even with a fast computer 90% of time is waiting for other civilisations to act, and 9% of the time is micromanagement, so you can waste 100 hours of gametime to have only 1 hour of some mediocre fun.
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( 483.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31

First, for the main game, it is decent. The hexagonal grid without troops stacking allows for better military strategy tactics and the graphics in general are pretty great.


Let met tell you something about the DLC: it's what makes "Civ V" Civ V. Don't settle for anything less, seriously. The DLC adds religion, ideologies, world congress, et cetera and THAT is what distinguishes this game from its predecessors and what makes this game from a decent game to a great game. The best part is, at full price, it is only $20.00 more than the main game!

Civilization VI

I know that Civ VI is coming soon, but it is still worth it to play Civ V with all of its DLC until Civ VI finally has all of its DLC and has most of its bugs fixed. Of course, considering that Civ VI is coming out, I would suggest getting the game once it is on sale (even though I still think it is worth it for $50.00 ;) ).


All in all, if you enjoy strategy games, get this one. This is the game I play 90% of the time on Steam. I would like to see Civ VI try to be better than Civ V.

P.S. By the way, if you don't have a stellar computer or you are suffering lag from multiplayer games, run the game on 'strategic mode.' This is the best way to reduce lag.
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( 180.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
This is an amazing game. I have been playing Civilization since Civ 2 and this is honestly one of the best ones. The one thing I didn't like was that you could not stack units like past Civ games. The steam achivements do take some time to get and if you plan on getting them all I recommend playing against Gandi on Deity, so have fun with that one.
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V oO 3 o x 7 o 0
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Fun always something new.
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( 40.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
>first time playing a civ game

>start as alexander the great

>meet napoleon

>got hate at first sight with him

>got really mad at him cus he was like ytou cant do anything

>make a bucnh of cities around he's capital

>started destroying him but took peace cus he almost destroyed all my units

>destroy he's capital

>one of my cities that i dint even cared about got conquered

>i reconquer it

>then i go to destroy hes last city

>start destroying it

>when i saw him surrender it was beautiful i laughed and stuff

>took a break

>got mad a the persas cus yolo

>make an army to destroy them

>conquered like 4 cities

>the persas ask for peace plus they gave me a city so i accepted

>destroy them

>after that some turns later i met the shoeshone,japan and poland

>i liked them

>some years later i research industiralization and found out not even one of my cities out of my 14 cities had coal

>so i conquered a city state that i thought that had coal but it was the city next to it

>the i conquered a city i kinda liked :( for coal

>the shoeshone and japan called me a warmonger and denounced me

>the shoeshone and japan made an alliance

>i denounced everyone

>i tried to make japan backstab the shoeshone or viceversa but dint work

>they stopped the alliance and i started making troops to destroy japan but then i found a way to make my dream come true my spy found out that the shoeshone were plotting agaisnt japan

>told japan

>dint made anything

>started getting allied with a bunch of city states so i cna get luxuries and make my people happy so i could get more points and happiness

>i finally reached my rival the shoeshone

>surpassed the shoehsone

>japan destroyed poland

>we are at 2045 the shoeshone had a higher score than me so i tried to find a way to surpass them

>the shoeshone get a cultural win

>all cus i dint had a religion

10/10 would get rekt when i am just one step away from my victory
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( 742.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
It's a great turn-based strategy game for casuals, hardcores, and history nerds alike. I have no criticisms, only love.
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( 101.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I just hit 100 hours on record. I really like this game. There are one big downside for me: the game doesn't support more than 8 players, but there is the option, to play with more than 8 players. Why? :D We tried to play it with 10 players, and it was horrible.

The other problem with the game, that since it's a slow game, I really like to plan my strategies. But with the game mode which most player plays, everybody acts at the same time. There is no problem with that, as long as you are not in combat. Becouse there cames the RTS elements of the game. Who has the faster computer, and has the better reflexes, wins the battle... -.-

But anyway, if you play full turn based, it's very cool. We play it with Giant Multiplayer Robot. It's an application, which is changed everything for me about this game. No more stress, no more who-click-faster-wins-the-skirmish. You can think about your strategies during travel to work, and you can't get tired of it, becouse you play only 5 minutes at a time.

If you like strategy games, give it a try!
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The Guardian ♛
( 835.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I think the phrase " Just one more turn " summarises this game.
Score 10+ ~A very relaxing and addictive game to play alone or with friends!~
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Johnny Karate
( 285.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I've only had a sample of this game but i 100% reccommend.
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( 686.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
who knew i would still play this game 5/6 years after launch. The graphics are timeless. Discovering new great artists and wonders make me play this game much longer then i intended. I never skipped a single song even do i installed the mod for it. Just have to beat the AI into the east indian trading company. I need to prepare my army, should teach snobby Elisabeth a lesson. Just one more turn.

This game only allows civ 4 above it. Which is not a shame as it is the best game ever made.
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( 490.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I have about 500 hours in this game. Still playing it to this day.
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( 59.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Tis Fun
Buy dis game if you want super fun

M8, If you're a new comer or unexperianced in Stratagy Games, this game is perfect, and also perfect for people who know alot about stratagy games. Personally i don't play these kind of games but gosh darn pickle juice this game is alot of fun.
And ever more fun with friends. Play it m8
Play it and get some add ons, they make it fun m8.

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( 36.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
So ♥♥♥♥ing bad game AI sucks ♥♥♥
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( 258.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Awesome game
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( 559.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Civilization V is a game where you build a nation, you meet other nations whose leaders somehow stay alive for all eternity.
I think you should buy all the DLC because the vanilla game is for filthy casuals.
Just remember that Ghandi may appear peaceful but on the inside he is plotting your destruction as he will get his nukes, and he will destroy you.

I play for cultural victories because I like my tourism. I like to play as France because they are a good cultural civ. The only problem is when there's another cultural civ and I have to go over to their land and destroy it because I don't have any great music guys. Then everyone thinks I'm a warmonger and hates me. If you don't know how the AI works in diplomacy your nation is going to be forever alone and friendless and it will be all your fault.

Also, killing city states is a huge taboo because the AI like the city states a lot. The AI is very hypocritical. The AI like to have their way, but complain if you try to do the same. The AI will spread their religion to you when you already have one, but if you spread yours to them, they throw a whiny tantrum.

Overall, I give it a 11/10.

Multiplayer sucks though.
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715 of 761 people (94%) found this review helpful
670 people found this review funny
145.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
>First time playing Civ V
>Pick America
>Build capital on a river that's five tiles inland
>Meet Siam around turn 20
>he's scared of me
>don't worry I tell him and I make good ally out of him
>fast forward 1000 years
>The both of us raid Saudi Arabia
>because I was a old civ 4 player, I didn't really know much about the city defense function.
>I manage to capture two cities and add 'new' to their names while Siam takes the last remaining 7
>Fast forward another 1000 years
>I have a colony over seas
>working on a diplomacy win
>Friends with everybody but England
>England is south of me past a barren desert under influence of me Siam and India
>England denounces me
>I invade England along with Ghenghis Khan as an ally
>I'm using war Great Infantry
>England is defending a mainly hilly region of 11 cities with pikemen
>Take all of England's cities but one because I feel bad
>10 Turn promise of no war makes it impossible for me to protect England's last city from being razed by Ghengis Khan
>Oh well
>Oil is discovered a 100 years later
>A oil plot is in the desert between me and my English territories
>I buy it
>Siam suddenly flips his ♥♥♥♥
>He warns me a first turn
>He denounces me a second turn
>I know what's coming third turn
>I'm the second largest military and advanced technological nation in the world
>Siam is first by a large margin
>My capital is on the border of southern Siam heartland
>bulk of my forces is in England Territories as I believed in a single unit per a city policy
>Use diplomatic ties to get Defensive pacts quickly with Russia, India, China, Polynesia, France, Inca and use money to purchase City state help
>I activate all my stored Great engineers and scientists for a golden era and sciences
>War comes third turn
>I take the hit as my northern Cities and my capital take a 15 minute bombing on each city a piece
>India is too south to make major a difference
>everyone else just have naval battles with Siam
>I realize I'm not going to win a land battle as Siam has tanks and modem infantry plus bombers while I still have Great War Infanty
>World War I is in full swing 1930
>I lose my Main land
>I only have a colony left with remnants of my navy
>a cruiser and a carrier with 2 fighters
>use diplomacy to get oil and build colonies on islands w/ oil
>build mega fleet
>invade Siam
>destroy all his costal cities
>have intense fighter support to stop his cold
>I'm too far away and my forces are to spread out for him to use nukes
>I get atom technology
>I Nuke Siam's capital
>He surrenders
>I force him to give me back my original costal cities and capital
>I put him in a depression as I get every other nation on the treaty
>world at peace
>Make a spree of extra trade treaties with with India as he was my major ally in the war against Siam
>But history repeats itself
>World war 2 comes around 1980
>Ghandi nukes me and everybody around him in a unexpected surprise attack
>I didn't know about ghandis hidden nuclear genocide feature
>He launches a land surprise attack in my re acquired mainland
>He takes it
>Ghandi then gets a space victory shortly after

I rather would had lost to Siam then a traitor
♥♥♥♥ Ghandi
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491 of 554 people (89%) found this review helpful
405 people found this review funny
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
This game helped me get through my divorce with my wife
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170 of 199 people (85%) found this review helpful
177 people found this review funny
75.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Hey guys, it's ya boy Ghandi here. Today, we will be tricking people into being our friend whilst subsequently nuking them. Thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed, please like and subscribe.
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139 of 169 people (82%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
182.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
In this game you can make America great again!!!
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106 of 123 people (86%) found this review helpful
125 people found this review funny
709.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
>Starts new game on Modern Era, Immortal
>Plays as Japan
>Discovers America
>drops nuke on New York (haha manhattan xdd)
>has more oil than America
>Greece is somehow the only nation not in debt
>Greece buys up my allies
>Greece Declares war on germany due to not paying debt
>Find Ghandi
>Ghandi has more 3 times as much nukes as I have cities
>I now have only my capital
>India gets destroyed by Greece
>Greece has now 5000+ income
>I spam out units in desperation
>Greece's xcom troops 1 hit my tanks 10/10 immersion
>Everything is raided
>India throws a nuke at my capital when greece surrounded it
>spams Giant Robots and blitzkriegs greece
>Proceed to destroy Nukelord Ghandi
>Capital gets 1 hit by Indian scout
>I was stupid enough to raze all captured cities
>Your nation has been defeated
10/10 would get 1hit by scout again
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70 of 79 people (89%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
103.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Some believe that the world started from an explosion. If an explosion were able to transform something amazing, i'd throw a bomb at my house to transform it into a mansion

Do you know what this means???

We were wrong about ghandi all along!!

When he nukes us, he actually wants us to become even greater! This changes everything.

10/10 would let a city throw rocks at my stealth bomber and die again.
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54 of 62 people (87%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
224.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Never gets old, and I never win.
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
118.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
One of the best 4x games to date, countless hours of fun and itching for "one more turn".

The MP is wonky at times, but I never have gamebreaking issues.

Plenty of Civs to pick from so you can mix up playstyles.



-Make sure to get all expansions or Complete.
Thanks Buster
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
67.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
1. Suicidal (you'll never get round to it)
2. You want to see Gandhi have a nuclear arsenal.
3. You need an excuse (I couldn't go to your wedding man, I was denounced by Gandhi and I had to form allegiances with the Huns to protect myself!)
4. You want to say "I wish I could play with Hitler" without getting several concerning calls from a nazi fetish group


1. You plan on going to the gym
2. You wanted to go out tonight
3. You have homework
4. You want to maintatin your relationship with your family
5. You want anything beyond the walls of your room to acknowledge your existence
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
879.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
One of the best games I've ever played. I failed Microeconomics and turned into a xenophobic racist because of it. What more could I want?
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43 of 61 people (70%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Just bought this game 2 days ago from here... at FULL price... now it's on sale, fml this always happens to me.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
70.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
421.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Hey look, it's 5:00 AM

Oh well, one more turn
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1,217.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
$80.00 for a game seems a bit steep to me, I normally wait for the sales. Based on the hours I've played it works out to $0.07 and hour of entertainment. I guess I can justify buying the next one when it comes out.
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31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
122.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
would refuse to play with friends again
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Oh ♥♥♥♥♥, someone's firing nukes! Is it America? Mongolia? Russia? No. It's Ghandi. The only game where Ghandi is a master strategist in nuclear annihilation.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
835.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
I think the phrase " Just one more turn " summarises this game.
Score 10+ ~A very relaxing and addictive game to play alone or with friends!~
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
54.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
It's a very addictive game. When I finished the first round,I didn't dare to start the secon.Because this game can make you forget the passage of time. And forget all the things you need to do.If you have a girlfriend or want to find a girlfriend.Please stayaway from this game.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
157.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
This game should be treated as a mandatory training simulator for anyone wanting to work in education or run for public office. Completely serious, here.

Now, I'm not saying it's a perfectly realistic simulation. Far from it. However, it will quickly demolish any racial and/or nationalistic delusions the player holds and forces them into the harsh reality of why societies succeed or fail - and the fact that most of it comes down to where started out on the map, a few "minor" decisions early on that snowballed into major consequences centuries later, and no small amount of plain random luck.

It also shows us how technology evolves and the iterative nature of scientific progress. That is to say it demonstrates how everything is build on top of everything that came before it. It also demonstrates how the world started off as mostly one big land grab until it ran out of land to grab, and how the timing of our world wars shortly thereafter was almost inevitable. And, much like real life, how the modern "stalemate" has transformed the nature of war into a class of competing cultures and jockying for position, if only because all the players left on the board are simply too big to be taken down directly.

As for the game itself, compared to Civ4 the graphics are obviously better. The new "one unit exclusive" hex mechanic took some getting used to, but in the long run it's still doable and does make unit rotation & survival more important than the old "stack everything to the max" method. Most important, however, is that this is the Civ game that opened the door to modding and the Steam Workshop - and that makes a world of difference, trust me.

If Civ5 has one flaw anywhere I'd say it was in not getting Leonard Nimoy to come back & do the tech blurbs for them a second time. I'd like to hear how that decision was rationalized in the board room.
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Posted: May 14
In my opinion the best strategy I've played, my rating (10/10)
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