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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 - 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


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.
Helpful customer reviews
1,450 of 1,540 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,759 people found this review funny
666.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
I can sum this game up in one game play.
I play as China.
I found Judaism.
I spread Judaism to Germany.
The Germans love being a bunch of Jews...
I spread it to India.
Gandhi tells the Jews to go get ♥♥♥♥ed.
The Aztecs wipe out the Spainish.
World War 1 starts as a result in 1756.
The mostly neutral Siamese get ♥♥♥♥ed for being mostly neutral.
I follow Freedom.
Newly Communist America tells me to go ♥♥♥♥ myself cause they really hate 'China, Land of the Free.'
So I tell America to go get ♥♥♥♥ed.
India becomes Facist under the supreme dictator Gandhi, who also happens to hate Jews.
I tell India to go ♥♥♥♥ themselves.
World War 2 starts as a result in 1998.
Its a nuclear war.
The Aztecs went to war with 5 civs with a military completely made up of horses and sticks.
India nukes 4 different civs within 4 turns (including me.)
I nuke India back.
Everyone hates me for retaliating and ending the war before more blood could be shed saving countless civilian lives.
Under the evil rule of dictator Sejong, facist Korea has some how come to rule an entire continent within all the chaos.
Korea tells me to go get ♥♥♥♥ed.
Siam tells me to go get ♥♥♥♥ed.
Germany tells me to get ♥♥♥♥ed.
7 civs declare war on me at once.
i r8 8/8 its gr8 m8.
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1,376 of 1,477 people (93%) found this review helpful
1,586 people found this review funny
279.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
Teacher-Alright class, what is the significance of Machu Pichu?
Me-+5 Gold for the Civilization.

10/10 Would pass world history agian.
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868 of 947 people (92%) found this review helpful
1,017 people found this review funny
59.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
>start game of Civ
>be Germany and their great leader, Bismarck
>build capitol, name it "Memeville"
>order them to build monuments and stuff to increase production
>all goes well, I establish other cities
>eventually meet Ethiopia after the first few turns
>seem alright at first
>5 turns later
>finally made it to the classical era
>built a new city next to Memeville
>new city also happened to be next to Ethiopia's capitol
>Ethiopia gets ♥♥♥♥♥♥, apparently they wanted that land for themselves
>tell them to get over it
>2 turns later
>My warriors are chilling while on duty, patrolling my border because of the rising tensions with Ethiopia
>ethiopia declares war
>luckily i have a good bit of warriors
>have 3 strong, well defended cities
>ethiopia only has 2 as far as I know
>one right next to their capitol (to the right of their capitol, because my other city is to the left of his capitol)
>and of course, their capitol
>my warriors storm and take their capitol quickly
>fight was easy due to ethiopia's malnourished warriors
>not kidding
>they literally had no food in the game
>i come in for the finishing blow and capture their final city
>think the war is over and ethiopia is finally destroyed
>but w8
>there's more
>ethiopia apparently has one city left
>send my troops over to it
>ethiopia comes and begs for peace
>i decide to spare them as I basically crippled them for the entire game now
>fast forward to the Information Era
>am most technologically advanced civ
>discovered all other civs
>russia, the shostone, persia and korea
>over the course of the game, i have made a ton of city-state allies
>am current host of the United Nations
>only civ to have nukes and have advanced infantry
>korea and persia are off killing eachother
>shostone and russia killing eachother
>can focus on my science victory in peace
>but wait
>what's that?
>ethiopia returns for revenge for what we did all those years ago
>but in my defense,
>they started it
>ethiopia made three other cities when I wasn't looking
>they now have four, including their new capitol
>they gather their troops along my borders
>brace for war
>make nukes just in case
>prepare my XCOM squads
>Ethiopia is inferior in tech, but have a quite a bit of troops (they only have riflemen)
>war is finally declared by ethiopia
>my city-state allies declare war on ethiopia
>korea and i have a defensive pact
>they declare war on ethiopia
>my xcom squads successfully defeat the ethiopian invasion
>start going on the offensive
>capture two of their cities
>not enough for me
>keep going
>ethiopia is getting screwed from all sides
>my city-state allies and korea are ganging up on him
>send my xcom squad to their last non-capitol city
>pretty well defended
>ethiopia has doubts that we'll capture it, even with my tech
>i find your lack of faith
>i have been researching a new tech for the past few turns
>is finally completed
>start construction on the Giant Death Robot
>xcom squad holds their own at the city
>Giant Death Robot is ready
>Giant Death Robot arrives and unleashes it's fury at the city
>xcom squads take it and capture it
>I now, once again, have all of ethiopia's cities except their capitol
>the capitol is heavily defended as it's their last city
>my troops and giant death robot arrive and prepare for the final strike
>ethiopia once again comes to me and tries to beg for mercy
>not this time
>time to finish this
>i begin my strike, destroying their troops while being bombarded by their city
>realize i must launch the nukes if I want to destroy them
>have never used nuke before
>germany aint about that life
>realize its necessary
>evacuate my troops from the area
>arm the nuke
>prepare for launch
>unleash nuclear devastation on ethiopia
>they come and beg for peace again
>you should have just let me have the land
>this could've all been avoided
>refuse their offer for peace
>they offered me all of their resources and gold just for peace
>not enough
>my giant death robot and troops move in on the devastated ethiopian capitol
>we finish it off and capture it
>ethiopia is finally destroyed
>look at the nuclear devastation left from the battle
>civs are now more bloodthirsty after my show of tremendous power
>look up at the sky
>ask if it was worth it
>yes. yes it was.
>finish researching all tech
>build spaceship
>launch into space
>germany leaves earth and leaves it to be ravaged by war
>blast off into the unknown to colonize the rest of space and live in peace
>remember kids
>never spare ethiopia
>the end

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609 of 668 people (91%) found this review helpful
775 people found this review funny
2,006.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
still haven't played enough to fully evaluate, seems good though
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434 of 474 people (92%) found this review helpful
532 people found this review funny
104.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
They could use this game to teach children about the history of India, how Ghandi used nuclear weapons to take over the world.
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