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User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (72,635 reviews) - 96% of the 72,635 user reviews for this game are positive.
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


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® 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
    • 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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2,046 of 2,173 people (94%) found this review helpful
2,556 people found this review funny
182.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
As a Native American I was glad to finally see a game that accurately portrays our culture. I will never forget the day we built the pyramids on a grassland hill, or who could forget when we used mega death robots to destroy the incan empire for trying to convert our cities to Confuciacism. 10/10.
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1,324 of 1,475 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,325 people found this review funny
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
Player Turns to complete wonder
Computer 9
You 10
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618 of 666 people (93%) found this review helpful
693 people found this review funny
246.8 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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2,570 of 2,918 people (88%) found this review helpful
4,245 people found this review funny
189.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
GF: I meet you at the party right?

Me: Yeah sure, just going to play one quick game, just 5 minutes.

GF: Okay, I meet you there!

-------5 Hours later------

*GF comes home angry*

GF: You didn't show up at the party! Where were you?!

Me: India is nuking my cities, Mongolia is attacking them and Zulu sold me out!

GF: What?

Me: But that's not really a problem, I am allied to England and Byzantine, Persia got nothing on us!

GF: What are you talking about?

Me: There's been a lot of wars beetween Rome, Korea and Germany, so I am going to let them be.


Me: I got a diplomat In France and Netherlands, I think they plotting against me.


Me: It looks like Japan and Egypt dosen't do much, I can totally outvote them on anything in the Congress.


Me: Russia and Spain is being awfully queit... you think they're planing on doing something?


Me: I deafeted Poland, Ethiopia and Austria early in the game, the others dosen't know about it.


Me: Whatever happens, I am winning this game.


Me: Because I am allied to 5 millitary City-States I am running for world leader and almost finnished the space program.



I didn't notice until 3 days later she was gone.
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331 of 355 people (93%) found this review helpful
373 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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