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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

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Includes 21 items: Borderlands 2, Sid Meier's Civilization® V, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, BioShock Infinite, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, The Darkness II, Spec Ops: The Line, Mafia II, Duke Nukem Forever, Borderlands: Game of the Year, BioShock® 2, BioShock™, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies, Sid Meier's Civilization® IV, Sid Meier's Civilization® III Complete, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Sid Meier's Railroads!, Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, Civilization IV®: Warlords, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

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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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December 15, 2014

Civilization V multiplayer update is now live

A patch has been pushed live that should address recent issues with connectivity. This fix will only affect the multiplayer components of the game, and will not change any gameplay values or single player settings. We hope that this will improve the stability of multiplayer matches.

For more info on the update, check out the blog here: http://2kgam.es/1yTmUHB

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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: 10.7.5 (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
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    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
2,945 of 3,073 people (96%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
316.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
It's like crack. You keep telling yourself 'just one more turn'. but then you realize you've been sitting in your underwear for for 36 hours and you've forgotten to check on your wife who gave birth to your baby last night.
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1,294 of 1,340 people (97%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
128.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
-playing as the US
-explores and finds siam
-befriends siam
-finds greece
-greece is a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and invades
-gets in a war with greece
-takes 2 greek cities and returnes the rest
-greece is happy
-sails to new lands and finds all other nations
-befirends russia and china
-gets in a foolish war with siam not knowing that every nation exept china and russia is friends with siam
-feels sad because everyone hates me
-makes peace with siam because im feeling guilty for being a warmonger
-people start being nice to me
-feels happy, only germany and arabia are guarded, everyone else is friendly
-china asked me to declaire war on arabia even though he has done nothing to me
-I decline because Ive decided to be an example to the civilized world
-china declares war on and denounces me
-germany declares war on me
-every nation on earth exept for russia declaires war on me
-me and russia vs. the world
-I have 3 nukes and no one else has any
-cant make myself use them
-steamroll enemy city states south of me
-steamroll greece to the north
-steamroll native american settlements on some islands near me
-siam discovers urainum
-siam is confirmed to have nuclear power plant
-must stop siam from getting nukes
-US gunships race to punch a hole in siams defences
-all reserve units are embarked for the invasion with destroyer escorts
-gunships meet uber heavy resistance
-invasion due in 2 turns
-russia is being cut off from US aid
-sends paratroopers to break the siege of moscow
-fails due to being outnumbered 20:1
-D-Day in siam
-steamrolls siam until only capital left
-no sign of atomic weapons
-100,000 troops surrounding the capital
-air raid sirens
-siam nukes himself four times along with most of my troops
-paras mop up and capture the capital
-sad music
-all other nations in shock
-we mourn our fallen troops
-all nations make peace in the next 4 turns
-we all are sad
-decides war must end for good
-changes course for diplomatic victory
-starts work on UN
-becomes allies with 19 city states
-all nations live in realitive peace
-finishes UN
-wins vote
-wins game

10/10 no feels like this in a game before.



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2,295 of 2,420 people (95%) found this review helpful
1696 people found this review funny
3,979.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Made me obsessed, destroyed my social life, gave me and irrational fear of Gandhi. and made me invest countless hours into destroying civilizations. 12/10 potatoes
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1,405 of 1,541 people (91%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
2,556.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Um ... I guess it's okay. If I'm bored with nothing else to do, maybe I'll play once in a while. Oh, and it totally isn't addicting like everyone else says, I mean ... I can stop any time I want.
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610 of 668 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2,525.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
I lost my home, my job, and my wife and kids left me because of "just one more turn"


10/10
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511 of 558 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
79.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
After opening my boarders to Ghandi, famously known as one of the most peaceful protesters in the world, he immediately pillaged my land, destroyed my army, and annexed my cities. 10/10
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321 of 338 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
117.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
I'm allowed to discover the Internet before even inventing computers.

Impecible.

10/10
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257 of 266 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
491.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
For those who are deciding whether or not to purchase civ 5, I will compile a small pros and cons list to help you out.

Pros:
- Greatest game on Planet.

Cons:
- Loss of Friends
- Loss of Time
- Loss of Job
- Loss of Pet Fish (poor fish)
- Loss of Sleep
- Loss of Sex
- Loss of Money for snacks
- Loss of Money for Drinks
- Loss of Money for pot
- Well Known Gateway Drug to Crack
- Ghandi
- Probably Illegal somewhere
- Have 350 Hours on Steam
- Bought the game 3 weeks ago
- Help Me..
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240 of 257 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
81.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Be warned: playing this game will make all your friends hate you and you will never go outside again.

Don't try the multiplayer, you will become a genocidal maniac.

Also Gandhi is really violent.

9/10
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181 of 187 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
411.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Got bored at the airport at 1:30, decided to spend the 30 minute layover playing some Civ....... Next thing I know its 7:30, I missed my flight..... But I dont care, I stopped Ghandi.....
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158 of 159 people (99%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
427.2 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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128 of 130 people (98%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Alexander the great insulted my army saying they were ****

I declared war on him

he was right
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132 of 143 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
179.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Submit your life to the all powerful next turn button. You will never go outside again.
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128 of 143 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
254.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
I sen't a nuclear bomb to Spain and the game crashed.

10/10
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125 of 139 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
88.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Played as America and made them Jewish 13/10
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118 of 130 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
135.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
An epic game where your goal is to press the "NEXT TURN" button over and over, every few seconds.

Sometimes, as a special treat, you get to click other things!!
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101 of 107 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
365.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Ghandi nuked me for helping him 11/8 would gift him money again
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85 of 87 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
414.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Don't open it before you go to bed.

[10/10]
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96 of 103 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
635.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
I would not recommend this game

once, I was in a loving relationship,
but then I started playing this game...

Now we nuke each other with carriers named "Love you though"...
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91 of 98 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1,312.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
I'm not experienced player, but I like it.
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