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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

 

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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!

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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

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
    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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evolutionmeister
( 50.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
-Alone on an Island surrounded by other players

-Ghandi is the first to find me

-Computer Player Capital Destroyed

-Freaks out hoping Ghandi didn't die as I can no longer see his scout

-Ghandi has a new city...


10/10
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KreamKorn
( 125.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Its real good, the best of its kind if you're looking.
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PixPanz
( 119.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Good game. My go-to whenever I'm not in the mood for anything.
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TF2isforCasuals
( 339.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Garbage game would not recommend
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Waeno
( 35.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
DAMN YUUUUU MONGOOOREEEANNNS!
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Astra
( 175.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
This game has great long-term appeal. I've been coming back to it on and off and enjoying my time thoroughly. Apparently I'm a real tyrant at heart, thanks for helping me explore my evil side Sid.

I agree with many of the comments. If I was still in school, I would had failed at least one class due to late night binge sessions. I've had a few sleepy meetings due to 'one more turn' syndrome.

The forums have made me suitably suspicious of Ghandi. He seems like such a nice guy, but I've always kept him sufficiently weekened out of this intense fear you all have instilled in me.
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Musiclouds9
( 75.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I love this game 10/10 a lot of replayability
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jsemmens
( 490.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Upsides: the gameplay and strategic complexity top previous entries in this series. In particular, I am a fan of the hex grid, only allowing one unit per tile, and the new religion spread mechanism.

Downsides: despite having a computer with far better than the recommended specs, the loading times are still longer than they should be. Also, DirectX 10 tends to be crash, so I have to play on DirectX 9.

I recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of turn-based strategy. If you are new to the genre, I might recommend one of the older installments only because this game with all of the DLC is still sold at the rather hefty price of $50 six years after its release. Overall rating: 8/10.
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Ronald Koeman
( 92.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
>go to war against the romans with denmark as my ally
>denmark capture roman city
300 turns later
>go to war with danish
>capture roman city belonging to denmark
>liberate it
>feels good man
>rome denounce me
>annex roman city

10/10
would reenslave the romans again
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Stroker_Ace
( 112.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Pretty fun, I guess...
Side effects include: loss of sleep, loss of social life, loss of time and etc...
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GEKLMIN
( 108.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
It's a good game. Just a good game. Nothing more, nothing less.
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FrozenPhish 冰
( 53.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
It's a fun game if you enjoy strategy games or simulations of being a leader. Requires alot of patience and waiting so if you like games that have action at the very start this may not be the game for you. Play it alone or with friends its enjoyable either way.
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lucky_charm888
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
This is a pretty fun 4X game. Worthy of continuing the Civilzation legacy.

Even better when you add expansions and Workshop stuff.
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MasterVL92
( 180.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
>Plays as Japan
>Very Honorable and does not attack unless provoked
>England denounces me
>Aztecs Declare war against me
>I give them hentai and honor
> take over all of the aztec empire
>immediately after England declares war on me
> I take their city of nottingham
>England begs for peace
>being honorable I accept their peace treaty
>Nottingham is now part of my empire but is surrounded by London and Hastings
>Nottingham is surrounded by Samuari and is protected
>years later England decides to attack me from both sides
>Egypt from nowhere decides to attack me as well
>Nottingham is surrounded by Englands longbowmen from all directions
>siege of Nottingham begins and my Samurai all die with honor as theyre killed
>English troops surround my city but I send more Samurai south to kill disnhonarble English
> The siege is lifted and I push for London
>Queen begs for mercy as I take London
>She has Hastings and Caterberry left in her crumbling empire
> Hastings has a higher defense but with my Cannons and samuari we take Hastings
>Finally it comes to her weakest city, the Arabians follow suite and attack their city
>Knowing they can take the city I surround the city waiting for the Arabs to damage the city high enough
>I strike afterwards taking the city for myself
>Years go by since the English have been defeated
>Their is harmony in the Japanese empire with cultures from England and Aztecs now in my Civ
>The year is now 1960 and from nowhere the Eygptians build the United Nations
>Prior wars with Egypt have soured my relationships with the city states, most hate me or allied with Arab/Eygpt
>I have 10 years to gain money to bribe city states
>I try hard to save money selling everything I have, finally 2 more turns till UN votes
>Arabia declares war on me for no reason and he is close to my borders
>I have no more troops selling them for peace and bribes
>I bribe some city states but it is not enough Egypt and Arabia have been bribing for years
>It is too late, the city states vote for backstabbing Arabia
>They win and now I stare into defeat

Moral of the story, don't trust Arabia
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Chrizal
( 216.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
10/10 invaded Germany as Poland in the 1940s
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de Lauer
( 125.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Just..one..more..turn..

addictive!
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breeze
( 48.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
bombed by ghandi. good feels
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OmegaOstrich
( 370.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Best game ever 10/10 IGN
Also civ 6 HYPE, shut up about the graphics, i like them xD
Emotionally instabile people leading countries. What could possibly go wrong?
Please Insert Leader : I love you, let's make babies together and start a happy weird ♥♥♥ family!
*next turn*
Please Insert Leader (preferably Gandhi) : *nukes 4 of your cities*, MUHAHAHAHA DIEEEEE!!!!!!
Then you cry for 6 hours straight, start a new game and the cycle restarts
PRO TIP!!!!
Buy DLC, if you don't want to spend money, wait for summer (or winter) sale and buy cheaply, if impatient. Only buy G+K, BNW and possibly the leader packs. Maps aren't too valuable unless you (like me) want to own everything this game has to offer. I admit though i have NEVER even tried any of the explorer maps xD
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TylerTheBro1
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
ROME Y U SCREW ME
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704 of 750 people (94%) found this review helpful
663 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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485 of 548 people (89%) found this review helpful
400 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
This game helped me get through my divorce with my wife
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167 of 196 people (85%) found this review helpful
176 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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136 of 165 people (82%) found this review helpful
175 people found this review funny
Recommended
182.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
In this game you can make America great again!!!
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105 of 122 people (86%) found this review helpful
121 people found this review funny
Recommended
708.3 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
>WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY ACQUIRED
>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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69 of 78 people (88%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
Recommended
103.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
#Discussions_QuoteBlock_Author
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
Recommended
222.7 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
Recommended
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.

10/10

\[T]/

-Make sure to get all expansions or Complete.
Thanks Buster
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
67.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
DO BUY THIS GAME IF:
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

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF:

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
6. YOU DON'T WANT ♥♥♥♥ING GANDHI OF ALL PEOPLE TO NUKE YOUR ♥♥♥♥ING CAPITAL THE DAY BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THE MANHATTAN PROJECT FOR ♥♥♥♥S SAKE!
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
66 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,216.8 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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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
421.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Hey look, it's 5:00 AM

Oh well, one more turn
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
69.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
DON'T TRUST GANDHI
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30 of 43 people (70%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
119.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
would refuse to play with friends again
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
52.7 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
Recommended
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
In my opinion the best strategy I've played, my rating (10/10)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
79.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Ten minutes turns into one hour when you play this game.
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