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June 23

Sean Bean Narrates Civilization VI E3 2016 Gameplay Video


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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.

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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® 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), 10.10.5 (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
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4GB
    • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    • Video RAM: 1GB

    Operating System: SteamOS, Ubuntu
    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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Sapling 🌱
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Pros:
- You get to sack Rome, and raze Carthage.
- The Roman numeral V is larger than IV, and looks better than VI.

Cons:
- No option to keep the hot male units shirtless as you progress through the ages.
- One time I was playing Carthage and my boyfriend got Hannibal as a Great General instead of me; the ensuing argument lasted three days.
- No option to select Carolus Rex as your leader when you play as Sweden.
- Danes are available as DLC.
- Daft Punk not one of the great musicians.
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NiJaCollier
( 41.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
A fun, casual game. Very fun multiplayer experience and simple mechanics. I would like if in future versions of the game, new civs like the Swahili, (ancient) Israelis, Mississippian Native Americans, Romanians, Serbs, etc.
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Bugateg
( 41.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Just great!
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regular panda
( 31.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
civ V is a game that u start playing and the idea of time just slips away.
everything is just one turn away making it highly addicting and almost impossible to stop.
When u start a new game make sure u have plenty of time because in Civ V time goes bye bye very fast.
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e.wilson1999
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
All the good reviews sorrounding Civilization V are well deserved, as this game has got to be one of the greatest games of the decade, and is known as one of the most succesfull games of all time.

Having played Civ 5 since 2012 {I migrated to Steam from the App Store a few days ago} the endless hours of joy and replayibility that this game has brought has led it to be my favourite computer game. With beautifull graphics as well as thrilling gameplay and mechanics, hours on end could be spent on just one single game; and even then, with all of the DLCs/expansions, hours and hours of gameplay can be found throughout the game.

As far as I know, there is not a single game besides Civ 5 (besides the rest of the CIV series) that is a perfect simulator on how to create a civilization that can stand the test of time and evolve from Prehistory all the way to the Futuristic Era.

Recommended to anyone who would like an enjoybale games with loads of content and replayibility.
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Tracow
( 61.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
A fun way to learn! (I can't believe I just typed that.) But seriously. This game is worth your money and it is so fun to break the rules of history and nuke people as Gandhi, and it's just fun. It may take a while to build up to nuking people, but it's worth it.
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Zombie
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I had belived this was a different game i bought the $12.27 bundle. I want a refund
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Lady Crimson
( 1,801.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Well, I think my platyime saids it is worth it, at least for me.


I have oppinions, but it works.. and it doesn't care how bad my computer is.
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jrmendez1
( 2,556.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
perfect game
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597 of 670 people (89%) found this review helpful
641 people found this review funny
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317.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
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91 of 95 people (96%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
117.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
First of all, you should definitely buy the Complete Edition of Civilization V to fully enjoy the game!

The game has great graphics, many improvements compared to previous Civilization games, but unfortunately it lacks some stuff that I miss, like the Palace and Throne Room . Fortunately, they can be brought back via mods :D

I have always loved Civilization V's motto: "Wait! Just... one... more... turn..." I can confirm you that it's true haha, I always play a few more turns after I beat the game :)

All in all, it's an extraordinary game and I give it a solid 10 out of 10!

~ "I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble." - Augustus Caesar ~
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71 of 80 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
> Meets Suleiman
> Signs immediate border treaty, research agreement, and defense pact
> Trades and donates as needed
> Joins in declaring war on another nation
> Refuses trade offer due to low iron
> The Ottomans have denounced you!
> The Ottomans have declared war on you!
"I thought what we had was special!"

10/10
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76 of 92 people (83%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
Recommended
128.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
-Be me
-The music is amazing
-Staying 20 minutes on the menu because of this amazing music
-Be serious
-Let's play a game
-Choose random
-Be England
-Telling my self I got good ressources and a good map
-Exploring a little further
-Found barbians
-Rped me for 500 years
-Killed them
-Found China
-Making cities next to me like she is the boss
-Doing the same
-I don't think this will end well
-WAR for 300 years
-She asks for a peace treaty
-Discovering again a little further
-Find out we're on a big continent with Me, China and Inca
-China declares war again for 126 years
-She stopped
-Discovered there are only 2 contients, we met the Germans, Polynesia and Byzantin
-China declares war again for 70 years
-This time I shut her up because I took 2 cities belonged to her
-She really stop lol
-Few years later, found out China want to annihilate the Inca (cmon...)
-Telling myself it is not big deal, let them do it i dont care about the Inca
-Im living in peace in my empire
-China killed the Inca
-She got a serious strategic point to defeat me
-Declare war on me
-She defeated half of my cities
-She stopped at this point, no future war until decades
-Spectating Germany having the biggest army industry and advanced in science in the game
-He got the entire contient for himself
-China dont want to work with me to defeat Germany
-She insists
-I tried to attack Germany
-I failed
-China attack me behind me and got no armies left on my side
-I only got my capital
-Germany nuked me
-I lost
-Germany won because of technology advancement in Science: he made a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ spaceship

-I'm sad
-Realised I got a save before China destroyed the Inca
-Telling myself lets play this game again
-China want to annihilate the Inca
-I killed the Inca and got their cities
-Declare war on China and got few cities
-She gave me all her ressources to make a peace treaty
-I accept
-We got each other half of the continent
-I have the best army on this game
-Made friends with Byzantin and Polynesia
-City-states want me to be their ally
-I made the debarquement and helped them
-Germany shut up
-He stopped capturing city states and making wars
-Looking if China wants to do her btch on my back
-She doesn't
-Im proud of me
-China is more advanced than me economicly, culturally and scientifically
-Im afraid and feeling powerful in the same time
-Declaring war on China
-Got 2 cities
-We made a peace treaty
-Declaring war on China
-Got 2 cities
-We made a peace treaty
-Declaring war on China
-Got her capital
-She lost it
-I got the entire continent
-I feel bad because I had a history with China, so many memories...
-In depression
-Don't know if i can do this
-Germany trying to get bigger
-I got motivated and declared war on him
-Byzantin with me
-Polynasia insulted me of warmonger (wtf ?)
-I stopped the expansion of Germany
-He wants to stop
-I refuse
-I nuked him 2 bombs
-He doesn't like it.
-This time we made a peace
-Polynesia hates me
-Declares war on me for 5 years
-He is humiliated AF
-He is the hated nation
-He don't have friends
-Poor him
-I got an entire continent and a half of the quarter of the other
-Feeling good
-Try to win this with technology advancement
-No one can stop me because I got the biggest army, biggest cultural influence, biggest science advancement, biggest territory
-Germany try to stop me
-Nuked him again
-He definitely stopped
-I won this game
-Realising I lost 40 hours of my life on this game
-Realising I should stop playing it
-For the ♥♥♥ sake....

Would love to return in the past to save Great Britain AGAIN !
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48 of 53 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Civilization V: Complete Edition is an excellent 4X strategy game developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games. The base game was released in September 2010. As a new fan to the Civilization series I was hesitant prior to purchasing this game but having done so, I adore this game. The idea is you build your nation with buildings, build military, conduct diplomacy with other nation states to provide advantage, and research technologies to improve your capabilities. Excitement surrounds this game because as the game progresses the landscape alters, as a nation that is strong early game may be weak in the late game. This review will discuss the gameplay mechanics in regards to strategy and the notable features within the complete edition.

I found it fairly easy to learn the basics of Civilization V, however the difficult aspect was the strategy to building your empire. The overall theme is strategy and positioning. For instance, all 43 nations have a different unique ability, unit, and building. Germany's unique abilities is that it can destroy barbarian encampments with a 67% chance that they join your nation. This strategic component allows you to play each nation as you see fit because if you want to play as a strong economy you can, if you want to be an aggressive militaristic nation you can. All actions such as building a unit or building or moving your unit has consequences. For example, a monument can provide a culture boost but cost one gold per turn to maintain. A unit on a hill can defend better than on flat terrain, and sending your melee units to attack a city can have disastrous outcomes. Therefore, strategy is crucial and I love the strategy and positioning theme within this game because it does not matter if the enemy has six units compared to your two, you use strategy to win. Furthermore, the game is not overly complex and I can testify because as a new player to the Civ series I understood the basics of the game within a few hours and this is because of the easy, simple, and user-friendly interface. The interface does not overload you with information, instead provides the most important information on the screen and all other information through buttons on the top right of the screen. Lastly, the map is split into hexagon tiles. You form cities on tiles and through cities produce workers. These workers build on tiles connected to your nation which they can build quarries, mines, farms, and so forth that contribute to your resource intake that I will mention in a moment and your overall productivity and growth of individual cities.

The game incorporates an abundance of features. As said above, the game utilises research and diplomacy. Research is straight-forward as the more you research the quicker you progress into the following era. You open the research screen and research a technology. Each technology has up to five unlock options, for instance, iron working can unlock swordsman and other things. Researching technologies require science that can be gained through diplomacy with other nations, trade and buildings. Diplomacy allows you to talk with another nation or city state which means you can trade resources, exchange embassies, become friends, and so forth - there are a ton of various options. Speaking of city states, these are independent small political entities that can provide benefits to your nation in return for gifts or protecting them, basically helping them. Resources play an important role in Civ V because strategic resources help your nation build things that require those resources and luxury resources increase your happiness and trade opportunities, which both are significant in the growth of your nation. For instance, building a quarry on a marble tile allows you consume one marble which helps improve your happiness. Similarly, if you build a mine on an iron tile it allows you to build things like swordsman, which otherwise could not be built without it. Resources are important because they allow your economy to function by building things that require a particular resource. Furthermore, happiness is pivotal because the happier your nation is the more chance a golden age occurs, which is a boost in all productivity levels. If your nation is at minus ten happiness your cities revolt. Lastly, a social policy provides bonuses to your nation and social policies are split into different tiers that aim for different things. For instance, you can use a social policy to improve your military or your happiness and so forth, reflecting the strategic part of the game.

So two paragraphs of pure information and not much analysis. Well, all these features complement the other and add so much depth into the game. It is not a basic game, rather it's an easy to learn and depth game with tons of content. Nation placement changes with each game so there is always variety and lasting appeal within Civilization V. Another strategic element is within nation relations because I have been attacked countless times by enemy AI that I was friendly towards and it represents the saying of 'don't trust anyone'. In other words to summarise the 'circle' of features, all features are balanced and make for an extremely enjoyable experience because it all depends on the strengths of your nation. For instance, if I am Rome, I would research a social policy that improves my productivity and trade and research technologies that accompany this stance like a market.

And to finish it off, the multiplayer portion of the game is very stable and extremely fun.

Civilization V: Complete Edition is a phenomenal game. I love the features, the gameplay, the map, and just the core mechanics complement the nature of the game. It promotes strategy through the strengths of a nation and your actions within the game depend on a variety of factors such as city and terrain, military and growth. The game features an abundance of nations to decide from, meaning the game has lasting appeal. Firaxis have really nailed down the core game and reinforced the factor you are running a nation to how you want to run it, but the idea is you must conquer the world in some way or form. I highly recommend this game.

Ratings:
Gameplay: 10/10
Overall: 9.75/10

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51 of 63 people (81%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
6 years after release, Civ 5 remains one of my favourite games. The graphics are still on point and the amount of content in the game is astounding.

Recommended as a game to sit down and play for half of the entire day.
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347 of 554 people (63%) found this review helpful
459 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
If your looking for a review on this game you've come to the wrong place, but if your looking for an outstanding pie recipe you've come to the right place.

Ingredients:
1. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2. 1/2 cup white sugar
3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
4. 1/4 cup water
5. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6. 1 pinch salt
7. 5 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
8. 1 pastry for double-crust pie

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and set aside.
3. Roll out half the pastry to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Place bottom crust in pie plate; pour in apple slices.
4. Roll out top crust into a 10-inch circle. Cut into 8 (1-inch) wide strips with a sharp paring knife or pastry wheel. Weave the pastry strips, one at a time, into a lattice pattern. Fold the ends of the lattice strips under the edge of the bottom crust and crimp to seal.
5. Pour butter-sugar mixture over top of pie, coating the lattice, and allowing any remaining sauce to drizzle through the crust.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake until the crust is golden brown, the caramel on the top crust is set, and the apple filling is bubbling, 35 to 40 more minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
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45 of 57 people (79%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
266.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
I played Civ a few hours and got bored... said no one ever.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
406.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
What can I say that nobody else has said yet? Civilization V is that game that when you start playing it, you won't see the dawn of day again for at least a week. Your friends and family will be wondering if you're still alive. Your dog will have died because you forgot to feed it. A week later you're still playing that marathon game against 11 other civilizations, trying to get the nukes before Gandhi does, researching faster than the Babyloniers, getting a better navy than Queen Elizabeth, not noticing that in the real world, outside your new overlords the alien race of s;jf;fgajwnr ncxas;laj have taken over. All your friends have died by now. Your family has been taken as slaves. But that's okay, cause you live in a brave new world now. You don't care about those wacky aliens. You're your own master of the world now. Why care, when you can play just one more turn.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
235.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
this game make hours feel like minuites..
I have spent thousands of hours playing this series
Since 2002 I think (Civilization III)
and would definitely play play the next Installment once the game come out.
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