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June 23

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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

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, 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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Posted: June 29
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( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Seriously the most addicting game I've ever played. Even after you've won in singleplayer you always pick "just one more turn."
As of right now I have 10.6 hours in the game. That's from the first day of playing.

Well, back to playing.
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Drink your vegetable juice
( 126.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Like Skyrim, but with next turn.
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( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
10/10 fun game and tons of replay value. Has so much to it you can always keep playing.
Cant thing of any flaws beside the fact that it gets boring as ♥♥♥♥ when you have to wait for (example) 7 other people to make their moves and click next turn. Other than that its pretty damn good.
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Daddy Bubbles
( 954.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I am going to go into a bit of depth on this review. I am going list 5 pros and 3 cons, and then I will make my recommendation:

1. Tons of replayability. You can pump thousands of hours into this game and still enjoy playing it regularly. Because it takes so much thought and strategizing, it rarely gets boring.

2. It keeps your mind active. Instead of playing games that don't require much though, playing Civ will keep your cognitive abilities rolling.

3. You can learn stuff about history just by playing Civ. I have become more knowledgeable about Civs throughout history just by playing this game. It's great if you watch jeopardy on TV as well, because at least a few times a week, there will be an answer that directly correlates to something in this game.

4. This game is a major time killer. If you have a lot of time with nothing to do, and you tend to get bored really easily, this game is the perfect remedy. It is one of the only games that can keep my attention for several hours without getting bored.

5. Because of the wide range of difficulties, moving up the chain can be fun and exciting. Nothing feels better than beating the game on each progressing difficulty. As someone who has beaten every single one of them, I can say that, with each level beaten, I felt a bit more accomplished.

1. Severe imbalance of specific Civs. There are some Civs in this game that are extremely overpowered, and there are some that are virtually unuseable. The gap from the top civs to the bottom civs is much higher than it should be. If you are playing with a group of friends all at the same skill level, and you random a Civ like the Iroquois or Carthage, you're automatically at a huge disadvantage, because the bad civs in this game are just too bad.

2. Starting location imbalance. Depending on what Civ you are playing, the starting spot almost becomes a RNG. Unless you mod the game, there is no way to fix this. So it's possible to get a 5 salt capital, but it's also possible to spawn on snow tiles (I've had both happen to me multiple times). On singleplayer, you can always restart, but if you are playing with friends and they don't want to restart, you could be at a major disadvantage. People with Jungle or Tundra starts often start slowly and this leaves them at a disadvantage, while people who start in plains often get a major advantage. There is quite a bit of imbalance.

3. Policy and Religion imbalanances. The problem with non-modded Civ is that there are only a few viable options when choosing policies or tenets for your religion. If you are on immortal or higher, Tradition is the only viable policy option. Piety is also completely unusable, and unless you are playing a military-oriented Civ, Honor is not very useable either. Liberty can be a decent option on easier difficulties, but as the difficulty rises, Liberty becomes more and more useless. In terms of religious tenets, there are far too many weak options, especially in founder beliefs and reformation beliefs. There are only really 3 strong founder beliefs and 2 strong Reformation beliefs (Tithe, Church Property, and World Church as founders, and To the Glory of God and Jesuit Education as Reformations). On singleplayer, this is not usually a big deal because the AI never take Tithe, and you most likely won't be wasting any policies on Piety trying to get a reformation, but if you are one of the last players to get a religion on multiplayer, you will be completely out of luck.

4. Extremely unintelligent AI. This is a major problem with the game, and it is why beating Deity is possible. The AI do things that are so stupid that you wonder if Forrest Gump was the programmer. They regularly settle cities on crappy 1 tile islands and in areas where there is no growth potential. They also tend to forward settle your cities on tiles that do nothing for them but will bug you by getting in your way. There have been hundreds of times where the AI have done something so stupid that I burst out laughing. If you want to play against competent opponents, you will almost certainly have to find multiplayer games.

5. Lack of good random online multiplayer games (minus organized groups). If you are not a part of an organized group (like NQ), and you are looking for people to play online with, you are pretty much out of luck. If you happen to join a random lobby, there is a good chance that 5 players will rush the same early wonder, and when 4 of them don't get it, they will rage quit. If you are looking to play a lot of multiplayer in this game, make sure that you have either friends to play with or you join an organized group that has more structured games.

Overall, I think that this is a great game to buy. Despite a lot of the flaws that it has, it is still 100% worth the purchase. At this point, I would not spend full price on it, but Steam often puts it on sale for 75% off. If you can pick up the entire game (including BNW and G&K) for $12.50, I would pull the trigger immediately.
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( 293.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
quality game
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( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
- Be me
- Get back from school at 3pm
- Get into a game of this
- Glance at the time
- 9PM
- 9 ♥♥♥♥ING PM
- Have an exam tomorrow :)))))))))))

10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ my chemistry exam up again.
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( 309.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Long overdue review since I've owned the game for a while. Good game, initially, could use a bit of work but the 2 major DLCs remedy that. Base game is still just as enjoyable, but you won't have as much extra "goodies" to partake in without the 2 DLC. Plus, it can run on my potato of a PC.
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( 36.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Well... I finally got civ5.

Took me until the Complete version went on sale.

Jumped in as Pocatello on game one. Immediately after my first city was settled, got approached by Germany and the Huns.

Less than 20 turns later, Germany attacked my workers, then my capital. Lesson learned.

Game 2, made it 450 turns as Dido. Progressed my civilization pretty well, until I decided to attempt to take a neighboring city-state. They were protected by Rome, who probably was triple my military might. They came through like a tornado and leveled my 5 cities. Lesson learned.

I am about 200 turns into playing as Washington. Lots of military might, lots of space taken by my cities since tiles are so cheap.

I have found when I sit down to play, time passes quickly. Usually play when I find free time. I am now sitting about 36 hours, and have only owned the game a less than a week. Buy it. Keep telling yourself "one more turn".
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( 123.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I love it when you're winning. On Deity. All but two civs capped, and one is almost dead. The one who is not almost dead is Gandhi. 0 health remaining on the other civ's last city. Gandhi nukes. You knew your deity run was fun while it lasted.
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214 of 230 people (93%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
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Posted: May 31
I think the phrase " Just one more turn " summarises this game.
Score 10+ ~A very relaxing and addictive game to play alone or with friends!~
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79 of 82 people (96%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
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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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
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!"

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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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.

Gameplay: 10/10
Overall: 9.75/10

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46 of 55 people (84%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
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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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
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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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
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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400 people found this review funny
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.

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

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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